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The first decision to make when deciding on which bathtub to get is how you want that bathtub to be installed. A very common type of installation is a three-wall alcove where you have the walls on three sides and a door in front. There's usually an apron o...

Checkout freestanding bathtubs, cheap whirlpool tubs, and clawfoot bathtubs discount here!

The first decision to make when deciding on which bathtub to get is how you want that bathtub to be installed. A very common type of installation is a three-wall alcove where you have the walls on three sides and a door in front. There's usually an apron or a skirt that crosses the front of the tub and this is your most basic type of installation. I think pretty much all of us have seen it at some point. Another alcove type installation is the walkin tub, there are many walk in bathtubs for sale with their many safety features and options such as watertight door, non-slip floor, air-jetted whirpool tub options etc.. 

The second type of installation that you need to decide on is a drop-in tub. A drop-in tub is just that, it is a tub where your contractor has built a box with a surround and usually made with tile or granite and the tub is dropped in.

The third tub choice is of course a free-standing bathtub. Now many of us when we think of freestanding bathtubs for sale we think of something like a clawfoot cast-iron porcelain or enamel that definitely has a very classic look. If that's the look you're going for. But there are a number of freestanding tubs some with jets some without, that we can look at in a variety of different materials that are not clawfoot. Freestanding tubs come in a variety of shapes as well such as the popular slipper tub shape.

Now once you've decided on the installation of the bathtub now you need to decide what material to use. The first material to consider would be plastic and a plastic bath tub is cheap but also does not hold up over the long term. So I would only recommend this for someone who was installing in maybe a house flip or as a landlord. Something where you're looking for super low investment.

It's important to understand the way a plastic tub is formed when shopping for clawfoot bathtubs for sale is that they take a fiberglass shell and spray coat it with a gel plastic material that hardens. So the support is actually coming from the fiberglass which is not its original intent. Now some things as a consumer to watch out for with regard to plastic tubs is that companies have gotten good at using other words to describe the same or similar materials. For example, words that have 'coat' in it 'gel coat', 'last coat' etc... The other way companies get a little bit sneaky when they're labeling their plastic material is they make it rhyme with acrylic, or they make the word sound 'acrylic-ish' words like 'acrylics', 'Vicryl', 'Varitek' things that sound like the word 'acrylic' but in many cases are all plastic or a plastic composite type of a material and are not actually acrylic. Again, each material is right for somebody, but make sure you are making an informed decision on what material you're looking to purchase. The way an acrylic tub is formed is there's usually a sheet of acrylic that is bent and formed into the shape of the tub, after that the fiberglass is sprayed on the back as simply an insulation device so the acrylic actually provides all the support the insulation comes from the fiberglass.

 The next material to consider is cast-iron porcelain. Enameled cast iron has been a mainstay in the plumbing industry pretty much since a Bulgarian immigrant named John Michael Kohler poured enameling powder on a cast-iron pig trough, put some feet on it and sold it as a bathtub! Cast-iron tubs come in a lot of different shapes, sizes and configurations. Cast iron is a cost-prohibitive material to work with as compared to acrylic, which is why the prices on cast iron are a lot higher. Some other considerations are today's cast iron is not the same as the cast iron was 50 years ago. Today's cast iron is also low lead. So once again, low lead sounds like a good thing, but it's also going to be very brittle and more prone to chipping.

The last material you could choose would be a composite stone or a composite resin. Available in some sinks and some tubs and various other fixtures it actually it starts out looking like a volcanic limestone then it's mixed with a resin and poured into a mold. There are a number of great companies doing some interesting things with the composite stone resin material such as blue bath works which makes composite quartz bathtubs and fixtures. The interesting thing about quartz, as opposed to limestone, is it's a far denser material.

A final note for on bath tubs is that every bathtub that is sold, just like every faucet and every appliance is right for somebody and they're right for different reasons because people are different. So if you want to choose a particular tub great, just make sure that the decision you're making is an informed one. 

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  • Shop By Bathtub Size

    When selecting the perfect bathtubs size is one of the most important aspects to consider! The difference between a 59 inch freestanding tub, 48 inch tub or a large a 72 inch clawfoot tub can make or break the design of the bathroom. Style and design are also important considerations. Use these shopping tips below to find the perfect tub for your space.

    Finding the perfect tub

    By Andrew Gorsek

    Today I'd like to talk to you about some of the things you should consider if you're going to buy a bathtub. The first thing to consider is how are you going to install your tub if it's going to be in an alcove it needs to have a finished front on it down to the floor that's called the apron. Tubs come with that apron already installed these are called 'integral apron tubs' or the apron may be removable, but the tub could also be freestanding where it's finished on all four sides.

    It could drop into a piece of furniture or something that has a cutout for it and finally there are tubs that have doors in the front that are walk-in tubs for people who have a hard time climbing in and out of a bathtub.

    The next thing you have to consider is where the drain is located on your installation. As you face the tub, if it's on the left side it's a left-hand outlet, if it's on the right side it's a right-hand outlet if it's an existing installation the size is already determined.

    If it's a new bathroom that you're designing you can go with different sizes and there are many sizes available, however, you need to make sure that the size that you pick will fit through the hallways and doorways of your home, so you don't have to tear your house down in order to get it into the bathroom. Average sized tubs are 30 to 40 inches and larger 40 to 54 bathtubs are most common. Traditionally bathtubs come with a cast-iron shell that has a porcelain finish on the top, this is a very durable finish but these tubs are very heavy and the porcelain kind tends to chip. However, there are tubs available now that have a reinforced lightweight shell with a porcelain finish and there are plastic acrylic tubs that are lighter with fiberglass backing on them which makes them very strong.

    There are tubs that are extra deep that give you 1 to 2 inches of extra depth before the water flows out. Don't forget to consider a textured surface on the bottom of the tub which makes it more resistant to slipping and finally you may want to consider enhancing your tub purchase by also getting a whirlpool or an air bath, these can give you a spa experience!

    Consider all of these things! You're not going to be buying a bath tub every day and it's a long-term purchase so carefully consider all of these things and you'll make a choice that you'll be happy with for a long long time you

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  • Slipper Tubs

    What is a slipper tub?

    Quite simply … it looks like a slipper. Next question? :)

    Rising at one side of the bathtub, slipper tubs offer a nice way to comfortably lean back, lounge and relax during your bath. They are also a stylish and beautiful centerpiece to your bathroom.

    Slipper bathtubs were first introduced during the Victorian age and were made of enamel-covered porcelain and steel. There are double-slipper tubs with both sides rising up and single slipper tubs with one side rising up.

    The beauty of these elegant-looking bathtubs is that you can place them virtually anywhere! Slipper tubs come both with clawfeet and for a more modern look without - resting directly on the floor.

    Vintage, modern, and everything in-between these wonderfully adaptive bathroom pieces can work in a number of different style settings.

  • Clawfoot Tubs

    Clawfoot Tubs: Giving your Bathroom an Old World Feel without the Cost!

    clawfoot bathtub will instantly give your bathroom a classic vintage flair. This type of antique tub, with famous curvaceous form and solid stout feet, is the perfect centerpiece for a Victorian-inspired bathroom. One need not break the bank to purchase an antique bathtub made of expensive cast iron and coated with porcelain to create the look. For a fraction of the price, freestanding clawfoot bathtubs are just as charming as their historic counterparts.

    Innovation in bathtub manufacturing has turned this lavish bathroom fixture into an affordable piece of luxury that is adaptable to most bathroom spaces. Acrylic clawfoot bathtubs are also available and guarantee a lighter weight feature, as opposed to antique cast iron tubs, without sacrificing durability and of course, style.

    There are several other kinds of tubs to choose from. First, there’s the traditional roll rim tub, which is modeled after the cast iron tubs. Then, there’s the slipper tub, which has high back construction for a comfortable seat. Another type would be the double-ended tub, which has each side rounded and comes with a side-mounting faucet. On the other hand, the double-ended slipper tub has higher back construction. Lastly, the pedestal tub, which is more art deco, sits on its base instead of feet.

    Regardless of which type you choose, you’ll save tons of money when you go for a modern style as opposed to an antique. To accentuate your vintage-themed bathroom, play around with the aesthetics of your tub and get inspired to embellish its surroundings to create a cohesive old world look. Visit flea markets and scour through salvage shops for porcelain fixtures and Victorian items. Another piece to match the bathtub would be your vanity. Vanities with carved legs will perfectly complement your bathtub.

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  • Whirlpool Tubs

    Whirlpool bath Water jets, Air jets do I need them?

    Yes, you do! But before shopping for jetted bathtubs for sale .. what’s the difference??

    Water jets: suck water in from the tub, run it through a pump and push it out with enormous pressure. Jacuzzi bathtubs are used for physical therapy and muscle sprains, BJJ enthusiast? This one’s for you! OSS

    Air jets: push compressed air into the bathtub giving a slightly gentler massage-like experience. The heated bubbles are ‘fixed’ and cannot be controlled like whirlpool jest.

    Jet placement:

    Air or water jets are placed in many different areas of the tub, much depends on where you by the tub and from whom.

    There are a number of great models so don’t rest until you find something that suits you perfectly.

    Things to ask before you make your purchase of whirlpool bathtubs for sale:

    - Will I need to change my bathroom layout or will the tub fit in the space that I have?

    - Will I need to alter the wiring in my bathroom?

    - Is my floor solid enough for the weight of the tub?

    - Is my door wide enough for the tub to fit through?

  • Freestanding Tubs

    Tips on buying Freestanding bathtubs, cheap costs, and DIY! 

    By Claire Rasin 

    So you trying to decide what freestanding tub is best for your new project? It can be overwhelming. So I'm here to help!

    The first thing you want to do is measure your space. You want to measure the entire space the freestanding tub is going to be going into, not just the tub itself. If you're remodeling do this because you may fall in love with a tub that's not exactly what you envisioned, and you want to know how much space you have.

    Style and Size

    Tubs come in a lot of different shapes and sizes they come in drop-in a rectangular tub, a walk-in bathtub or a skirted bathtub which also has a tiling flange and is good for a shower and tub combination. Clawfoot tubs are known for their old-world appeal and slipper tubs have an elegant look. Bathtubs come in a couple of different sizes as well. Most are five feet long or six feet long, and different widths: from 30 inches all the way up to 5 feet wide.

    Drain and Pump

    Next is going to be your drain and pump location. You're either going to have an end drain which can be on your left or your right, or there's going to be a center drain that's towards the front of the tub. And in the center-right where you get in usually your pump should be located near an electrical outlet or wherever you have access to it. Envision yourself about to get into your new bathtub, is your drain on the left-hand side the right-hand side, or is it right in front of you? Where's your pump access? Is it in the back of the tub, the front of the tub, left or right? Before purchasing a freestanding tub make sure these important issues are sorted out.

    Shipping Cost

    When buying freestanding tubs online, make sure that you are aware of the shipping costs. Bathtubs can be an extremely heavy item to ship, so while you may think you are getting a bargain it's important to know what the shipping costs will be. Bathandvanities.com offers free shipping and price match guarantee for all bathtubs and bath vanities. If you have any questions about our freestanding bathtubs do not hesitate to get in touch: service@bathandvanities.com

  • Walk in Tubs

    How does a walk-in tub work?

    These ingenious bathtubs are made with watertight doors that allows the bather to step into the bathtub rather than dangerously stepping over a wet surface and into the water. The tub fills water and after the bath, drains, allowing the bather to safely open the door and exit the bath.

    The beauty of these bathtubs is that the door opens wide enough to allow for easy transfer from a wheelchair to a comfortable walk-in tub seat. 70 to 80% of falls occur in the bathroom and roughly one-third of adults over the age of 60 have reported at least one fall per year. Walk-in tubs for sale provide a number of features that prevent falls such as non-slip floors, handrails, specially designed seating and a low step for entering the tub.

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