Tips for Choosing the Right Bathtub

Many people spend a lot of time in the bathtub.

Some people find spending time in the bathtub rejuvenating and invigorating.

Whatever your reason for spending time in the bathroom, one thing is for sure: it is one of the most important elements in the bathroom.

When you’re building a home, remodeling or rebuilding, you shouldn’t only have one bathroom. In addition to the colors that go well with your bathroom, there are other things to consider with the latest designs and manufacturers.

  1. Bathroom size

Aside from the obvious fact that it’s important to make sure you know how the tub will fit into the planned location, there are other reasons to consider this as well. Should you choose a bath for one or two people? If you choose a double bath, keep in mind that a double bath uses more water than a single bath.

The size of the tub also depends on the capacity of the water heater. Bathtubs typically use 65% hot water. Some bathtubs can produce up to 40 gallons of hot water. Then consider whether the water heater has enough hot water left for the rest of the home after using 40 gallons of hot water, or whether there is enough time to reheat the hot water to consume it.

If this is the case, you will need to choose a smaller tub or upgrade your water heater to provide enough hot water for a larger tub. Another option is to install an instant hot water heater in the water source leading to the bathtub.

You should also make sure that the tub is large enough to support your head, neck and back.

  1. Material

Choosing a bathtub material depends on several factors, including frequency of use, durability, ease of maintenance, and budget.

Fiberglass is an inexpensive material, but it’s not as durable as acrylic or porcelain bathtubs. Wood and marble bathtubs look great, but they require more maintenance and may not last very long. Cast iron bathtubs cost a bit more than other materials, but are the most durable.

  1. Depth

When considering a tub for therapeutic purposes, the depth of the bathtub is important. Many people like to take warm baths to regain lost energy and relieve muscle aches and fatigue. Taking a hot bath relieves most people of the stress of even taking a warm bath before bed.

However, not many people are aware that there is a special type of bath used for this purpose. Unlike regular baths that only soak the lower half of your body, soaking tubs are designed to allow you to comfortably soak your entire body even when you are alone.

  1. Function

Tubs with jets, such as jacuzzis, look very appealing, but how often do you use them? Consider how important additional features are and how they affect your electricity and water consumption.

  1. Features for people with disabilities and older people

Disabled and elderly people rarely use standard baths because of the potential for additional injuries. Take a look at bathtubs that have features that make it easy to get in and out of the tub. These bathtubs also have handles and grips to prevent accidents when they get the tub wet. If your tub needs these features, consult the ADA.

  1. Design

Most bathtubs come in a cream color, but other colors such as brown, maroon, pink, green and blue are also available. The most common shapes are rectangular, oval, and round, but there are also heart and square patterns.

These are important to ensure that the tub matches the color and look of your bathroom. Your bath will be pleasant and comfortable.

Use these tips to help you choose the right bathtub for you.