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What is there to know about bathtubs? Quite a bit as it turns out. Not only are bathtubs made in different styles and shapes, they are also made of different materials. Each configuration (for lack of a better word) has advantages and disadvantages.
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Common types of bathtubs are:
- The alcove bathtub: Most common the US.
- The clawfoot bathtub: Very popular in Great Britain (those British love their baths).
- The whirlpool bathtub: Requires dedicated electrical (neither a pro nor a con, just be aware).
- The deep soaking tub (my personal favorite): Just thinking about one relaxes me!!
- Walk In Safety tubs: Bear in mind you must enter them empty, and drain them before you exit.
Common materials which bathtubs are made out of are:
The various pros and cons are discussed in posts specific to tubs of those materials.
There are other materials you can have a tub made out of, but I recommend you do not. Examples are:
- Ceramic tile: This would be a custom built tub. Submersing grout in water on a regular basis is something I recommend you avoid.
- Stone (granite, marble, onyx, travertine, basalt, sandstone, etc): They are custom order items and are EXTREMELY heavy, to the point of needed reinforced framing.
- Wood: Very very high maintenance to retain the tub’s initial beauty.
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