Showers are super convenient, and there are great deals of cool renovation ideas for your shower, nevertheless, at the end of the day, nothing says leisure like an exquisite and comfortable bathtub. If you are working on a bathroom remodel, you should most definitely think about changing out and updating your bathtub!
If you pick the right bathtub, it will add valuation to your bathroom remodel and residence. More importantly, it will give you a wonderful atmosphere to clean up, relax and de-stress.
When you begin to consider tubs for your brand-new bathroom, you will certainly need to think about various style options as well as material options.
Common Bathroom Remodel Tub Styles
Alcove Tub: tub is inset and bordered by three walls.
Soaking Bathtub: these usually have special contours and are deeper to improve your soaking experience.
Corner Tubs: are typically triangular in shape. They are excellent for saving space in a bathroom remodel.
Drop In Tub: bathtub is “dropped” into a frame. Sometimes these are even inset directly into the floor.
Walk In Tub: tub has sealing doors that open up and enable you to step in rather than over the side.
Clawfoot Tub: a clawfoot bathroom remodel bathtub is free standing and sits atop four feet.
Slipper Tub: ovular shaped bathtub with an elevated foot and/or back for soaking.
Common Tub Materials
Fiberglass: This is the most affordable material, however it does scratch as well as crack rather easily in comparison to other tub materials. They are simple to clean, but more or less impossible to fix. They are very light-weight, which does make them a desirable alternative for an upstairs bathroom. One con is that a super inexpensive fiberglass tub may be so thin that it will likely flex when you stand in it.
Acrylic: Comparable to fiberglass but somewhat more durable. These come in an assortment of shapes, sizes and designs. These bathtubs do not hold heat well however are light-weight and a simple to clean bathroom remodel option.
Porcelain: These bathtubs are made by pouring a layer of porcelain over a shaped sheet of steel. Porcelain is prone to chip and stain, but it can be fixed or resurfaced. This can be as easy as a DIY undertaking. These bathtubs are solid, durable and hold heat well. Keep in mind, they will need to be cleaned with a non-abrasive cleanser.
Cast Iron: These bathtubs are made by finishing cast iron with a thick layer of enamel. These bathtubs are very durable and hold heat really well. They are a really heavy bathtub remodel choice, and come with a hefty price tag as well.
Marble: These are not as common for bathroom remodels. Marble bathtubs are generally special order and will certainly require special treatment. They are exceptionally resilient and in almost every instance will add value to your house.
Designer Bathtubs: Designer bath tubs are constructed to accommodate a distinct space or function and can be constructed of any kind of material. However, are almost always a pricey option and usually will require special installation.
Bathtub installation may seem rather simple and uncomplicated. However, in many cases it is not. For one thing, even small changes in your tub’s size, design or shape might result in the need to relocate or expand plumbing. If there are any kind of light or jet features, there could be electric work required to finish the project. Additionally, the weight of many bathtubs can be rather problematic. You might need carpentry work done to support the tub. Depending on the style of the bathtub, there might be a necessity for considerable additional work to complete a platform, cabinetry or other features.
When taking on a project of this size, it is far better to hire a licensed contractor so that you can guarantee a safe and premium quality finished job. The quality of workmanship in installing your bathtub will significantly affect the success of your bathroom remodel. So, don’t hesitate to contact Allied Remodeling Contractors in Lehi, UT. for a job done right!