Rules for Your Bathtub
One of the important areas in the house is the bathroom. After looking for more types of tubs, I’ve got a few generic rules:
- First determine the exact dimensions of the space where the tub will be placed and then consider the types of installations that could fit into that area.
- Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used bathtub materials to determine which will work best for you. Materials can be:
- Enamelled cast iron
- Gel-coated fiberglass
- Cultured marble
- European steel enamel
- Natural materials
and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
- Find a bath that is a comfortable fit for the person who will use it the most. Try it on first.
- Consider quality first and price second. This is an item that is usually difficult to change (unlike a sink) and you’ll need it to be “just right”. It’s also quite expensive to begin with.
- If you enjoy soaking, consider adding a massage system. Note this could drastically reduce your options. massage systems include
- jetted baths (water jets)
- bubbled baths (air bubbles)
Each of those rules has a practical/technical side as well as a personal taste one. It’s also important for everyone in the family to chip in with ideas and comments and be satisfied with the outcome.
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