A bath tub is a very space consuming element of the bathroom, therefore utmost care and time must be given when it comes to choosing the style as well as its location. Keep in mind that because of its dimensions, bath tubs will require a considerable amount of time and effort to install, so it is a smart move to plan this process well.
Choosing a design
There are a number of designs that you can choose from but space is a big factor regarding the choice you will pick. The bigger the area of your bathroom, the more options you have in terms of the size of the bath tub as well as its shape. The standard bath tub has the following measurements: 1.70 meters by .70 meters or 1.80 meters by .80 meters. Some bath tub designs will have a bit wider tap end to maximize space. If these dimensions clash with your planned bathroom design, you can choose on bath tub variations.
You can get a shorter tub with a length measuring about 1.50 meters while at the same time retaining the standard width of .70 meters. Another option would be a corner tub which runs diagonally and it is also a space saver. Corner tub sizes range from 1m X 1m to 1.50m by 1.5m, this means flexibility when planning the tubs location.
Premier luxury acrylic baths are much lighter and versatile compared to its steel contemporaries. But steel tubs on the other hand offer additional strength as well as a classic look compared to the acrylic tub. But steel tubs are harder to maintain than acrylic ones. Some luxury baths combine practical features that allow the use of a shower on it.
Bath room peculiarities and concerns
Have a small or unusally shaped bathroom? This will not be a problem since there are thousands and thousands of designs and models that you can choose from. Definitely there will be a bath tub that will it your bath room! Are you too busy to even decide on what will be great for your bath room? Do not worry, you can simply ask your local contractor or supplier about possible designs that will look great on your bath room. But it is also a good idea to squeeze enough time so you can go and view products at the nearest showroom.
Safety is a big concern for everyone. Is therefore important to choose bath tub products that are safe, looks good, and dependable from reputable and well known bath tub companies. Good companies can easily combine elegance, safety, and durability into a single luxurious bath.
Going acrylic or gel coat?
Both materials have very similar properties and are resin based plastics. They offer great finishes and their main difference is that acrylic is acquired in sheet form before being molded into a tub while gel coat is in liquid form which in turn is solidified into the desired shape. Gel coat has an advantage in the sense that repairing it is more cost efficient and the result is permanent. Repairing an acrylic tub is expensive and sometimes repair patches don’t work at all and does nothing to prevent a leak.
Acrylic is a type of plastic that may change its shape when it becomes too warm. It has memory and it softens changing its shape and look which may affect the total look of the bathroom. Gel coat on the other hand is a thermoset type of plastic meaning once it has been set, it will not change its shape even when heat is applied.
These are some of the things that you should take into consideration when getting a luxury bath tub. Weigh the advantages that a steel, acrylic, and gel coat made bath tub present to you.