There are a lot of new bathtubs designs that are released in the market. If you’re planning to change your old bathtub, here are some things that you should consider.
Even though there’s a tub design that you like, you have to make sure that it will fit your current space. Even if you’re old tub is small, but if you have space, you can get a bigger tub this time around.
You can go for a modern oval or round tub or a traditional rectangular tub. Assess how comfortable you are with your current tub and what slope and profile work for you.
If your bathroom is on the 2nd floor, you have to check if the floor can support the weight of the tub.
Decide whether you want your tub to be on top of the floor or if you want it to be inset. Make sure you have enough floor depth and structural support for your tub.
If the tub is surrounded by three walls, you can only opt for an oval or a rectangular tub. 2 walls or 1 wall surround allows you to have a tub that is free standing and round in shape.
Most bathtubs are made of acrylic or fiberglass, making them a lightweight solution. Other tubs are made of metal and enamel. They are heavier but are also heavier and more durable. You can have a tub that is made of natural stone, but they are more expensive.
Whichever tub you choose, hire a plumbing contractor to remove the old one and install a new one for you. They will make sure that your tub remains intact all throughout the installation.