Damiane Leroux November 30, 2019 Bathtub
Tubs can also be made of fiberglass (reinforced plastic), ideally covered with a material known as ‘gelcoat’. Due to its flexibility, this material can be shaped easily, which is exactly why it is the favorite choice for making whirlpool and airy tubs. The gelcoat, on the other hand, enriches its appearance; and it creates a smooth, shiny surface that is easy to clean and maintain. As flexible as it is, this material is prone to scratches and cracks.
Composite tub materials are in fact the American Standard’s Americas products and Bootzcast (Bootz industries). These composite materials are specially engineered to form the backing of a tub, whose surface is afterwards enameled to look glossy and smooth. The reason why these materials are being produced is to provide the same durability and heat retention as iron, without making the tub too heavy. Most of the time, composite tubes weight 1/3 of their cast iron counterparts, which is something you should remember if moving some time soon.
Freestanding tubs are the most sophisticated and luxurious choice you could make: They look amazing wherever you put them; and they can be moved easily in every room where you may need them. This flexibility, however, affects their price; and they become the most expensive tubs you could purchase.
Those of you who’re really into timeless design, usually pursue a unique bathroom look with stone tubs in all colors and natural patterns. Who could blame you for it? Both granite and marble tubs are magnificent and solid; as long as you have an equally solid budget to purchase them. The place were wonderful things happen, the place were everything becomes possible even if it’s just a dream is the bathtub: a perfect combination between glamor and comfort. If you have a little bathroom you need to get yourself a corner bathtub and don’t feel bad about the space because with a futuristic faucet the old appearance can be turned into the most luxury bathroom you’ve ever seen.
Technology fans could really appreciate a whirlpool tub: this luxurious and sophisticated utility has a jet and a water motor installed, which helps water rotate on relaxation/massage modes. As you can imagine, they are much more expensive than regular tubs; and are used for commercial purposes (residential places and spas), rather than private homes.
The truth is: you chose a tub instead of a shower, and you don’t have too many possibilities left to save space. However, you could opt for a shower-tub combo (where the tub belongs to the shower unit, or plays the role of a shower unit itself); or to purchase a tub which suits the dimensions you have disposable; and could at the same time be used for other purposes (storage, for instance).