Modern bathtubs are normally made of fiberglass, acrylic or cast-iron. If you are willing to break the bank, you may even go for bathtubs made of copper or stone. Generally speaking, bathtubs fall into two broad categories. In the Western style of bathtubs, the tub is shallow and long, providing enough space for bather to lie down. In the Eastern style of bathtubs, however, the bather sits up. The tub is short but deep. Among the popular types of bathtubs in the market is the three-wall alcove.
It is the one you have probably seen a great number of times. The tub is placed in a three-walled enclosure. Typically, designers only have one side of the tub finished (the one which is normally visible). As far as measurement is concerned, the length falls in the region of 60 inches. Another popular, yet expensive, type is free-standing tub. The reason behind the high price is that you can move the tub anywhere you like, a feature obviously missing in other types such as alcove.
For all its comfort, free-standing tubs come with a downside. The plumbing is normally exposed since the tub is designed to be installed anywhere the user wishes. There are, however, accessories in the market nowadays to cover the plumbing for the sake of beauty. You may also come across triangular tubs in the market which are actually five-sided more often than not. There are two major downsides to this style: a) they take up a lot of the floor space; b) it takes a very long time to fill up. An undermount is yet another interesting type of bathtubs. It is intended for floor-level installation and is quite rare in typical home designs.
In order to purchase a bathtub, you should make a number of considerations. How you are going to use the tub mainly conditions your purchase. Size and color are also important factors en route. As mentioned before, different materials may be used in the making of bathtubs. How much you want to spend on this item is also another factor. You should keep in mind that the tub should 'go with' the overall design of your bathroom.
The best measure is to seek some professional advice before making the purchase. One of the areas in which our company is highly active is the design of bathtubs in their different types and variations. We are well-aware of today's popular tastes and trends in the market and customers' demands and requirements.
We are proud to say that we provide bathtub designs to meet a host of varying purposes and needs. You are more than welcome to meet up with our designers in order to listen to their invaluable suggestions. Our team of designers always keeps an eye on the market in order to provide radically new designs in this field. With the introduction of our design team in this particular field, we attempt to take our design services to the next level and actualize our dreams and ideals.