How do you go about choosing the right bathtub? Sounds like a tough choice with so many styles available. However, with a few pointers to help guide you, it doesn’t have to be a difficult decision.
First, consider what your ultimate goal is. Are you updating a guest bathroom that only gets used occasionally? Is it a child’s bathroom? A master suite bath? Do you something wildly luxurious or just basic? The way you plan to use the bathroom will help determine the right bathtub for you.
The next thing to consider, is your budget. A Bathtub can cost big bucks, but if it’s the right one, it’s worth it. High-end bathtubs have very nice options and are quite beautiful. You can get a whirlpool tub, or an airpool tub, or a beautiful soaking tub. Remember, you can still get the perfect tub, even without spending a year’s salary.You may just have to compromise on the added luxuries.
Choosing the right bathtub also means getting a tub that works with your personal style. If you love an ultramodern look, try a stainless steel soaking tub. Looking for a more country look? Try a claw foot. You may be surprised with the sheer number of styles available to fit your taste. The most important thing to remember is the tub should look beautiful to you.
Tub spouts and systems add both functionality and style to your bathroom. Available in a variety of styles and finishes, they quickly fill your bathtub while complementing the décor of your bathroom. Although tub faucets and sink faucets have many similar characteristics, they are not interchangeable. Tub faucets are designed to have a much higher flow of water, so be sure you are using a tub faucet on your bathtub and a sink faucet on your sink.
There are three mounting styles for tub faucets. The style you choose will depend on the type of bathtub you have, but if you are creating from scratch, you can choose the mount style that most matches your aesthetic.
If you are installing a faucet on a tub with pre-drilled holes, make sure you get a faucet with the appropriate hole spacing. This will ensure that the faucet and handles will fit into the pre-drilled holes. This measurement will be specified on the tub and in the product description of the faucet. If it is not specified, measure between the middle of the two outside holes on your tub to find the spacing measurement.
When shopping for a faucet, you’ll need to consider both material and finish. Most tub faucets are made of brass or brass and zinc, which are durable materials that will last a long time.
The finish is the coating over the brass or zinc that gives the faucet its appearance. Select a finish that will complement your décor. Each finish has its pros and cons. Some of the most popular finishes include: