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Well when you are remodeling or building a new bathroom for your home. A question that is often asked is, “How do I choose the right Freestanding Bathtub?”
At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design, we have found that there are a wide variety of freestanding baths to choose from. And all tubs are not equal! Yes, we find them very flexible for installation and great to look at. But you still don’t want to have the white elephant in your bathroom. So a well thought out location is important as well.
Additionally, a freestanding bathtub is more exposed to ambient temperature. Which becomes important with tub choice.
What Is Best Tub Material?
Most of the tubs that we use for our design projects are made from heavier acrylic thermal insulant materials. There are lighter plastics used for freestanding tubs. They are also easier to use for installation, but they are not as durable.
With the evolution of acrylic materials, they have become the best kind of material for a bathtub. Additionally, because today’s materials they keep the water in the bathtub warm for longer periods of time.
Most tubs are double wall tubs. Which means there is a outer tub wall and the interior tub wall insert. This double wall tub design prevents the water from loosing heat quickly thru the exterior surface by the means of open air contact.
But not all standalone bathtubs are crafted with acrylic thermal insulant materials. For example, the old standard for free standing bathtubs is the cast iron single wall standalone tub.
Does Water Volume Or Tub Size Make A Difference?
Freestanding tub sizes come in a large variety of dimensions. So, again a well thought bathroom space design can be beneficial in reaching the end result of your bathroom addition or new bath. Also, it’s important to remember that a “wide” tub or “tall” tub, may not necessarily mean a more immersive experience.
The size measurements that are reference by the manufacturers often refer to the outside tub dimensions. But actually, the tub’s interior dimensions are more important. So we suggest that you double check the interior dimensions of your chosen freestanding bathtub design. Just to make sure you are getting the necessary depth and width.
Additionally, the tub’s water volume is equally important as the interior tub dimensions. For example, most tall freestanding tubs may have low water volume, so pay attention to the manufacturer’s ratio. Always prefer higher gallons than bigger bathtubs. The tub size is less important when we are speaking in terms of water immersion.
Contact us today at Myles Nelson McKenzie Design. We are an award winning custom home designer located in Newport Beach, California. Additionally serving clients on the east coast from Bluffton, South Carolina.
We would enjoy the opportunity to discuss together with you, a new custom bathroom design for your new home design or home remodel.