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Find Your Perfect Bathtub

Posted by Astro on Jun 19, 2017 4:19:53 PM

A hot bath = a happy you! There are so many benefits to soaking in a tub, that we should always find time to relax, sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy a tub soak. But what type of tub is right for you and your space? We've got you covered with our list of popular types of tubs, that we think will help you find the one that is best suited for you!  See our list of various types, shapes, styles, features, and materials of bathtubs, and for more tips, visit us in-store where you can test the one's you love.  

1. FREESTANDING

Like a work of art, the freestanding tub draws the eye and sets the tone of the bathroom. They make stunning centerpieces in any bathroom. It is designed to be admired from all sides, as they are free floating and require a large space.  They cone in a wide variety of designs, from dramatic and traditional to super sleek and modern.

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Crosswater's Balthazar Freestanding tub - Avaialble at Astro. 

2. ALCOVE

Due to their affordability and easy install, alcove tubs are one of the most popular types of tubs. One of their main advantages is that it can also act as a shower and tub combo as they fit into a three-walled enclosure. Important to note, the standard size of an alcove tub is only 60” long, which make them great for maximizing space.Alcove tub - Wetstyle Cube.jpg

WetStyle CUBE - Available at Astro

3. DROP-IN

Providing efficiency and style to your bathroom, drop-in bathtubs allow for customization. Although this tub does require a structure to be built, it is then dropped into the structure or into an alcove. The frame allows you to customize the design; it can be covered with a striking finishing material such as marble, granite, quartz, or precious wood. This island can be placed flush with one, two, or three walls or placed in the middle of the room as a centerpiece. The surface can also be used to accommodate full faucet fixtures and other accessories.

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Axor – Hansgrohe's Bouroullec drop-in Bathtub w. shelf By Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Available at Astro.

4. CORNER

The corner bath is a triangular-shaped tub designed for corner spaces, like the THALASSA Sensation by Bain Ultra. If you want the luxury look and feel for your ensuite, the corner tub may be just the perfect tub for you. With a spa-like feel, corner tubs are big on space and luxury. With that in mind, these bathtubs take up a lot more space, but surprisingly fit well into narrow spaces. This is a must have tub if you love a relaxing, soothing tub soak. The shape lends itself beautifully to massage, and the design easily accommodates a variety of accessories and therapies—ThermoMasseur system, chromatherapy, heated back and headrests, and more.- Bain Ultra

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Bain Ultra's THALASSA Sensation -   Available at Astro

 

5. SOAKING

The soaking tub is one of the most simple of tub choices, and very affordable. This means it doesn't need to be connected to any electric modern outlets, enabling them to be striking statement piece anywhere in the bathroom. 

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W2 by WetStyle Cloud Bath.  - Available at Astro

 

6. AIR

Similar to Whirlpool tubs, air tubs share the same benefits, but instead use outside air rather than bath water to mix things up.

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 Bain Ultra's Nokori - Available at Astro.

 

7. WHIRLPOOL 

Whirlpool tubs have great therapeutic advantages such as stimulating blood flow, relieving tension, and a soothing massage-like feel. The jets draw bath water out, heat it up, then shoot it back into the bath for an active bath.

"With Duravit whirltubs, you not only experience bubbling bathing pleasure but also beneficial after-effects: the air bubbles stimulate the circulation and the water massage stimulates the blood flow. You feel lighter and carefree, muscular pain and tension simply disappear."
vasche-idromassaggio-2016.jpgDuravit Whirpool - Available at Astro. 
 

8. CHROMATHERAPY 

"Chromatherapy is defined as a treatment that uses the effect of color to bring about physical and other changes. A scientifically proven technique, chromatherapy is not merely a decorative element. Rather it has a direct effect on one’s physical and psychological condition. As a powerful way to achieve balance and harmony, color through its vibrations can calm, energize, or focus your thoughts." - Bain Ultra

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 Bain Ultra Chromatherapy - Available at Astro.

 

9. STONE

If you want your bathtub to be a show-stopper, then bold and dramatic stone tubs will do just that.  Their simple beauty of natural materials brings the essential energy and beauty of nature into people's homes. It’s important to note, these tubs are very heavy, so the floor will most likely need extra support. Stone bathtubs hold heat very well and stand up against cracking and chipping.

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 Stone Forest's Pavilion - Available at Astro. 

 

10. ENGLISHCAST® 

"ENGLISHCAST® is made from finely ground Volcanic Limestone™ mixed with resin. As the stone-rich alternative to both cast iron and acrylic it is 100% one piece, hand finished and packed with naturally desirable properties." find out more on Victoria & Albert

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Victoria  & Albert's Volcanic Limestone Cheshire tub, - Available at Astro. 

 

For More Modern Bathroom Inspiration, shop our bath collections And if you're looking to redesign your bathroom, and want to get started, our designersare ready to help create your dream space. 

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, Bathroom Style, Bathroom Remodel, bathroom, bath design