Home Depot Bathtubs
Installing one of the Home Depot bathtubs into your bathroom increases your enjoyment of your bath time. You are able to soak into a bath and relax at the end of a tiring day.
Bath tub types
Home Depot has a wide variety of bathtubs for you to choose from including;
- Freestanding bathtubs
- Walk in bathtubs
- Claw foot bathtubs
- Whirlpool bathtubs
- Soaking tubs
The choice of bathtub design and size should be guided by a number of factors the first being the amount of space that is available for installation of the tub followed by the number of people who are going to use it and whether you want it for normal quick baths for the entire family or for soaking yourself for long periods
If you are working with a small space then you might be limited in the tub designs you can choose from. For small spaces, Recessed/ corner/alcove tubs are the best as they are designed in such a way that they touch walls on both sides and along one edge leaving only one finished side or in corner designs that can be fit into a corner for even more space savings.
Freestanding bathtubs are available in a number of designs including claw, ball, pedestal and many more. They bring a classical look to your bathroom and are easy to install. Dual claw-foot tubs feature a center drain and two rounded ends which allow you to choose the bathing position you find most comfortable. Roll top tubs feature a curved rim around the entire body while Slipper tubs have high backs for even more comfortable sitting.
If you have problems climbing into ordinary bathtubs or have someone living with you such as an elderly person or children who have trouble climbing into ordinary tubs then a walk in tub is the perfect solution for you. It has a door to the side which you open to get in and out of the tub.
Whirlpool designs release powerful gets of water which massage your body leaving you feeling more relaxed.
The bathtubs are available in variety of materials including;
-Easy to clean
-Resistance to abrasion and fading
-Retains heat well with proper insulation
-Good heat retention
-Provides a stone look
-Polyester gel coat normally used is less durable than acrylic
-Available in many colors and patters
-Provides a sleek finish
-May scratch and break easily
-Requires more maintenance
Enameled Cast Iron
-Great heat retention qualities
-Available in a wide range of colors
-It is heavy and the surface on which it is placed might require structural reinforcement.
-Cheaper than cast iron
-Is available in a limited range of colors
-Poor soundproofing (noisy when the water is running)
-Available in a wide range of shapes and designs
-Poor heat retention
Home Depot bathtubs brands available include KOHLER, Sterling Plumbing, American Standard, Pegasus, Swanstone and Elizabethan Classic, among others. The best deals are normally found online.