Factors to mind while buying a bathtub

September 14, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathroom & Fixtures

buying a bathtubAre you planning bathtub for your new home? Well, that’s great but remember bathtubs are hefty investments and hence you have to be careful with the selection. The home improvement sector presents a huge variety of tubs and it’s really difficult to land up with a matching one without an able guide. The article here is a short brief on how to buy a good bathtub for your home.

You must consider the bathroom space before buying your tub. Space is a problem in most of the apartments today and hence it’s best of you settle with a combined bath & shower here. The P-shaped bath will be the most ideal this way with its curved shower-screen & bigger anti-slip end. However, in case you have ample space in the bathroom, you have the liberty for separate bath & showers. You might not want to use the bathtub everyday as bathtub clean-up post bath is really time consuming.

Freestanding bathtubs are in vogue these days. If you too desire to have one such in your bathroom, mind your theme of bathroom décor. If you have vintage décor back home, there are period free-standing bathtubs with rolled rim and claw feet radiating the coveted old-world charm. For contemporary bathroom there are trendy oval and curvy freestanding bathtubs. Please avoid the angular structures- yes these appear stylish but assure much comfortability.

Be careful about the choice of tub material. If you are taking to acrylic tubs, go for modern acrylic ones as these can retain heat longer in comparison to steel bath. However, the best choice would be the composite materials like Cristalplant or Corian since these come with longer heat retaining advantage and renewable surface. Another important tip here is to test your bathtub before buying. Just like you take your new car for test drive, don’t hesitate to lie down on the tub to experience the needed comfort level- prior to buying the tub.

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