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Modern Bathtubs Offer Many Options

The perfect bathroom, a relaxing oasis of comfort and clean may just start with the perfect bathtub. Fortunately, modern bathtub design offers an array of options and additions that were not seen just a few years ago. It just might be time to discover all that a new bathtub offers, and upgrade to new tub that you will truly love.  Read more to discover new bathtub features, new types of bathtubs and new materials. Explore your options. Three Modern Bathtub Features Lights, music, action. It is all possible with these modern bathtub features. Bathtub Music: Ingenious speaker panels send sound through the water, so you not only hear the music but feel it, too.  Chromatherapy in the Bath: The addition of underwater lights can create a soothing atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate. Most units have a number of light programs available.  Whirlpool Bubbles and Jets: These aren’t your mother’s whirlpool features. Modern units are quiet and include everything from in-line heaters to foot massagers and champagne-like micro bubbles.     Image Source: Gessi
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The perfect bathroom, a relaxing oasis of comfort and clean may just start with the perfect bathtub. Fortunately, modern bathtub design offers an array of options and additions that were not seen just a few years ago. It just might be time to discover all that a new bathtub offers, and upgrade to new tub that you will truly love. 

Read more to discover new bathtub features, new types of bathtubs and new materials. Explore your options.

Three Modern Bathtub Features

Lights, music, action. It is all possible with these modern bathtub features.

Bathtub Music: Ingenious speaker panels send sound through the water, so you not only hear the music but feel it, too. 

Chromatherapy in the Bath: The addition of underwater lights can create a soothing atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate. Most units have a number of light programs available. 

Whirlpool Bubbles and Jets: These aren’t your mother’s whirlpool features. Modern units are quiet and include everything from in-line heaters to foot massagers and champagne-like micro bubbles.  

 

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The 7 Types of Bathtubs

Freestanding or nestled, the modern homeowner has five basic types of bathtubs to choose among. Which will you install?

Clawfoot Tub: Evocative of a time gone by, the classic clawfoot tub has been given a modern update with stylish selections in the legs, and “slipper” designs that offer a higher back for more comfort in the head and neck when soaking. Clawfoot tubs not only offer a nostalgic feel, but are crafted to be especially deep for an amazing soaking experience. 

Freestanding Tub: Similar to a clawfoot tub in that it stands alone, the freestanding tub is not dependent upon mounting and offers the most modern and unique designs.

Three-Wall Alcove Tub and Shower: This combination of tub and wall-mounted shower is usually nestled between an exterior wall and a built in storage cabinet, and is a space-saving option for many homes. 

Corner Tub: The large and square design of a corner tub can accompany more two bathers at a time. A corner tub may further be designed as a drop in tub or an alcove tub, both of which are described below. 

Drop in Tub: A drop in tub consists only of the shell of the tub, which must be fitted into an existing frame. Standard sizes make replacing an old tub with a new one relatively easy to do. The frame must be purchased separately, if needed. 

Undermount Tub: An undermount tub is similar to a drop in tub, although the tub is designed to fit in at floor level. Bathers simply step into the tub. 

Walk-in Tub: Designed for bathers with limited mobility, the walk-in tub offers easy access with a hinged door, non-slip surfaces and wide shelves for sitting. The door seals shut securely so the tub can be filled. 

 

 

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Five Bathtub Material Types

All bathtubs are made of the same stuff, right? Absolutely not. Here are the five most common construction materials for bathtubs, from least expensive to pricey. 

Acrylic (and Fiberglass): The least expensive and the most popular type of bathtub, this these tubs can be picked up ready made at any home improvement store. There are a wide variety of colors and designs available in these materials.

Enameled Steel: Although enameled steel bathtubs offer a limited choice in color and design, they are growing in popularity, thanks to their moderate pricing, and tough resistance to scratching and staining. 

Cast Iron: Cast iron will keep the bath water warm for a long soak, and it comes in many different colors, thanks to an enamel finish. 

Natural Stone and Wood: When you really want a bathtub with the wow factor, there is no where else to go than to a tub carved from natural stone. If you prefer a warmer look, your tub can be fashioned from mahogany, walnut or pear wood. Available only as freestanding, a natural stone or wood bathtub is the highest in price. 

 

 

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