Basic Types of Bathroom Tubs Design You Should Know

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Bathroom tubs have commonly been referred to as “bathtub”, “bath” or “tub” (informally). Bathroom tubs are small to large-sized containers. These are used for holding hot or tepid water suitable for human beings or animals to bathe. Generally, bathtubs are placed in the bathroom as a stand-alone fixture or along with a shower. Most bathroom tubs have mounted taps that are built-in, free-standing or sunken. These days, bathtubs are available with overflow and waste drains.

Earlier, common bathtubs were white and rectangular shaped. Modern bathtubs are made of fiber-glass reinforced polyester, porcelain-enameled cast iron or steel, or thermoformed acrylic. These days bathtubs are available in different colors and shapes. Bathroom tubs exist in two main styles namely Western and Eastern. Western-styled bathtubs are shallow and long so the bather has to lie down within it. Eastern styled bathtubs are short and deep so the bather has to sit upright within it. Here are the basic types of bathroom tubs design you should know.

{ 1 } Alcove Style Bathroom Tubs

Alcove Style Bathroom Tubs
You can place the alcove style bathroom tub at the far end under the window. You can admire the outside greenery while the sunlight streams into the bathroom. The alcove style bathroom tub is white and rectangular-shaped with rounded corners. There is enough space to store bath-soaps on one corner. You can use the transparent doors to keep the water from splashing outside the bath. The surrounding walls are covered with greyish-white rectangular tiles. Against the wall, you can mount overhead and hand showers to use within the bathtub. The supply of hot and cold water can be fixed on the same wall. You have the option of taking a shower or bathing in the tub.

{ 2 } Freestanding Bathtub Design

Freestanding Bathtub Design
Freestanding bathtub design is white and elliptical shaped. It has silver-colored taps and faucet for mixing hot and cold water in the bathtub. This is a perfect match for your ash-and-white marbled bathroom. Place it outside the white showering cabinet adjacent to the window with open wooden shutters. This allows the warm sunlight to stream into the bathroom. Color the base of the window in ash color before placing the freestanding bathtub against it. On the edge of the bathtub, you can hang white bath towels with personalized embroidery. Next to the bathtub, place a round-top silver table. You can place your cup of coffee/tea, a flask of milk and a sugar pot.

{ 3 } Drop-In Bathtub For Comfort

Drop-In Bathtub For Comfort
Drop-in bathtub for comfort is a rectangular shaped bathtub suitable for tiled floored bathroom. You can surround the bathtub with rectangular ash-and-white colored marble or granite. On its two extreme corners, place two to three thick Aroma candles and a silver jar. Adjacent to the bathtub, place two bath-towels on a white woven seat. Cover the surrounding walls with rectangular marble tiles. Alongside the length of the bathtub, you can make built-in shelves for storage and display. The drop-in bathtub style is one of the latest bathroom styles that can give your bathrooms a trendy and updated look.

{ 4 } Corner Tubs For Extra Space

Corner Tubs For Extra Space
Corner tub for extra space is available to fit very sharp triangular edges on one side. The other three sides jut out the rectangular long shape for the bather to lie in comfortably. The entire bathtub is the traditional white color. A smooth and thick white-and-ash colored marble covers the outer three sides of the bathtub. Place the taps and faucets on top of the left-hand side. The front part also has five grey-colored knobs for overflow drainage.  These are part of long cabinets with white marble or granite counter-tops.

{ 5 } Under-Mount Style Bathroom Tubs Design

Undermount Style Bathtub Design
In your bathroom overlooking the garden, place a large-sized glass window with a dark wooden frame. Paint the surrounding walls in light brown color on the top surface. Create a horizontal and vertical frame on the walls. Cover the lower levels with square and rectangular tiles of natural stones. Also, cover the base with identical dark brown colored rectangular tiles. Use white elliptical bathtub for under-mount styled bathtub design. Adjacent to the top surface, cover with 1-1/2 inch light brown colored marble or stone. Use the same colored material to cover the surrounding 6-8 inches around the bathtub. You can also mount the taps and faucets on the outside bordering the bathtub. You can place a carpet in front of the under-mount bathtub design.

{ 6 } Soak-In Bathtubs For Relaxation

Soak-In Bathtubs For Relaxation
Right next to the open window with a white wooden frame, place the soak-in bathtub. This white colored bathtub has a roundish shape where the top portion is wider than the base. The soak-in bathtub occupies very little floor space and convenient for modern bathrooms. Since the tub is deep and short, it can be classified as an Eastern styled tub. There are no built-in taps or faucets for mixing hot and cold water. You can mount the taps and faucets as a separate stand-alone fixture adjacent to the bathtub. The mixed tepid water flows through the bent faucet into the soak-in bathtub. You can place the shampoo and bathing gel on a wooden stool next to the soak-in bathtub.

{ 7 } Claw-foot Bathroom Tubs Design

Clawfoot Bathroom Tubs Design
Place claw-foot bathroom tubs against a white wall between two open windows with white wooden frames. This rectangular bathtub has built-in overflow drainage. It also has mounted silver-colored hot and cold water taps, faucets, and hand shower. The bathroom tubs have silver-colored claw feet that raise it from the floor so that it stands independently.

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