From functional bathtubs, foldable bathtubs to ordinary bathtubs, bathtubs with different functions meet people’s different needs. Common materials for bathtubs are cast iron, acrylic, wood, nanometre materials, etc. The various shapes are also well adapted to different styles of bathrooms. The bathtub has become a necessity for many families. The choice of bathtub needs to be considered in many aspects, such as size and practicality.
1. What is the difference between shower and bathtub?
The use of the shower is more flexible than that of the bathtub. It is convenient to use it to rinse the body, and it occupies a small area. It is perfectly suitable for various bathrooms.
The bathtub takes up more space, but the advantages are very obvious, you can take a bath, let you enjoy the relaxing time of bathing.
If the bathroom is large, you can choose whether to install a shower or a bathtub. The shower does not need much space compared to the bathtub. When the bathroom is very small, it is recommended to choose a shower.
2. Consider the overall look of the bathroom
When choosing a bathtub, you should consider the overall look of the bathtub and other sanitary ware in the bathroom. The color of the bathtub should be the same as the color of the toilet and the sink, or it should not be too different. The style should be able to be integrated into the style of the bathroom.
The material of the bathtub is diverse, but in terms of installation method, the bathtub is mainly divided into a freestanding bathtub and a built-in bathtub. The freestanding bathtub is placed directly on the bathroom floor without having to lean against the wall. The freestanding bathtub occupies a large space in the bathroom. It is conspicuous. Its style and shape must match the style and shape of the bathroom.
The built-in bathtub is to embed the bathtub completely or partially into the countertop. The built-in bathtub is divided into a back-to-wall bathtub and a drop-in bathtub. The back-to-wall bathtub is generally installed against the wall, it is space-saving and suitable for families with limited bathroom area. The drop-in bathtub refers to a bathtub that does not lean against the wall and is embedded under the ground. After installation, it is flush with the bathroom floor, just like a mini swimming pool.
3. Choose a bathtub according to the size of the bathroom area
When choosing a bathtub, consider the size of the bathroom, and choose a bathtub that matches the size of the bathroom. If the area of the bathroom is relatively small, you can consider choosing a bathtub that is 1400mm long or 1500mm long. If the bathroom area is relatively large, you can choose a 1600mm long or 1700mm long bathtub.
4. Water capacity
Since the bathtub is used for bathing, the water capacity is very important. The water capacity of the bathtub we generally buy is between 230 liters and 320 liters. The requirement for the water capacity of the bathtub is that the water should be able to cover the shoulders of the person when washing so that the person will feel more comfortable when taking a bath. If the bathtub is relatively small and does not match the person’s size, then the experience when taking a bath is very bad. However, when considering the water capacity of the bathtub, the children at home should also be considered. If the bathtub is too large, but the children are relatively small, it is not recommended to use the bathtub to bathe the children, so as to avoid any dangerous accidents.
As a bathtub to carry water, you must ensure its firmness, if the firmness cannot be guaranteed, it may affect your bathing effect, and there may be unsafe conditions. Therefore, when buying a bathtub, you must buy a firm one. If it does not exceed the budget, it is recommended to choose a thicker bathtub. The thickness of the bathtub will affect the insulation effect of the bathtub, and it will also affect the firmness of the bathtub. To test the firmness of the bathtub, you can try it by hand or step on it. In short, you must confirm the firmness before buying the bathtub.
It is not difficult to choose a suitable bathtub, but there are many details that need to be considered, such as its shape, style, texture, touch, depth, width, length, as well as the placement of the bathtub and the installation of the tap, etc.