When one thinks of pampering and forgetting the day’s stresses, the bathroom often comes to mind for one reason: a hot bath. Depending on the model you choose, a bathtub can blend in seamlessly with the rest of your bathroom or stand out as the focal piece of the room. Here is some more information to help you decide what would work best in your space.
Bathtubs can vary significantly in price based on the style, manufacturer and size. A standard tub can cost between $200 and $600, but a tub that comes with extras like jets can be as much as $3,000. If you plan on removing an old tub and replacing it with a new one, that could cost an additional $1,500-$5,000. For more cost info, get in touch with a professional by clicking here.
The durability of your tub depends on a few key factors: the style, manufacturer, and what the tub is made from. For instance, acrylic tubs tend to be more durable than fiberglass, while cast iron tubs are more durable than both. However, with the proper care and maintenance, most tubs should last for years to come.
The maintenance required also depends on what the tub is made out of. However, most tubs can be cleaned with nonabrasive household cleaners, a soft sponge and warm water. More extensive maintenance is required of tubs with jets.
There are a variety of freestanding tub styles. Here are just a few:
Built-in tubs consist of alcove tubs, the most popular type of tub in the U.S., as well as tub and shower combinations, drop-in tubs, or corner tubs.
While it’s clear that bathing took awhile to catch on in the Western world, there is evidence that the first bathtubs can be traced all the way back to the 3rd century B.C. The most ancient baths were dug up by archeologists at Cronos’s palace on the Isle of Crete.
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