5 Types of Tubs to Consider in Your Home
There are many decisions to be made when it comes time to remodel your bathroom. You have colors, theme, storage, and of course, the bathtub itself. The bathtub is meant to be a place where you can relax and let the stresses and dirt of the day melt away, so you want to get this one right! When choosing a tub, you need a starting point. Let’s look at five of the most popular styles of tubs out there to help you start your search.
5 Different Types of Tubs to Install
One of the most common types of tubs in the United States, alcove tubs are also known as 3-wall tubs. Alcove tubs are attached to three sides of a wall with one open area for you to climb in and out of the tub. Alcove tubs are almost always coupled with wall mounted showers. Do you remember your first apartment? It was likely outfitted with an alcove tub.
As the name implies, corner tubs are attached to the corner of the bathroom. They come in different shapes, but all have the same benefits. Corner tubs are roomy, deep, and easily able to accommodate two people for dual bathing. Showers with corner tubs are very impractical.
A drop-in is a tub that comes within a frame or decorative structure that often matches the rest of the bathroom. The enclosure is built before a tub is dropped into the frame. The surrounding frame can be as big or as small as you want it and may feature cabinets, and other useful items.
A tub that is not connected to any walls of the bathroom. Freestanding tubs are often very deep and have curved backs for comfort. A classic example of a freestanding club includes the elegant clawfoot bathtub.
An undermount tub is a type of drop-in tub where the lip of the tub is unseen. This gives a seamless appearance from where the tub ends, and the enclosure begins. All undermount tubs are drop-in tubs, but not all drop-in tubs are undermounts.
Within these five types of tubs there will be even more variations but knowing what type you’d like of tub is a great start to your bathroom remodel. To find the tub and complete bath of your dreams, you need to meet with Rangeline Homes. You can work with them to design and install a tub along with the rest of your dream bathroom.