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Modern Freestanding Bathtubs on MyHomware
Different Shapes of Acrylic Freestanding Bathtubs:
Different Freestanding Bathtub Styles for Your Bathroom：
FAQ about Freestanding Baths
How Much Space is Needed for a Freestanding Tub?
There is a golden rule for bathroom space reserving: the space between a freestanding bathtub and the wall or other subjects should leave about an extra 8cm-10cm. ( Reserved bathroom area≈ freestanding bathtub's width + 8cm X length+8cm)
Can I Have a Shower Over a Freestanding Bath?
If you are short on space and looking for a bathtub with a shower, you can indeed fit a shower over a freestanding bath. However, some considerations need to be made prior to installation. Because it doesn’t sit against the wall, the water from the showerhead can go everywhere during the shower. Counter this by investing in shower curtainYes. However, because traditional freestanding tubs don't sit against the wall and the water from the showerhead can go everywhere during the shower, so you need oval or D-shaped curtain rods surrounding the tub to minimize splashing. If you prefer the shower screen, and still want a freestanding bathtub, you can choose a back-to-wall freestanding tub with a shower, then one bathtub shower screen will solve the splashing problem.s or by putting the tub up against a wall while still enjoying the freestanding aesthetic.
What is the Best Material for a Freestanding Bathtub?
The common materials of freestanding bathtubs are acrylic, cast iron, fiberglass, and copper. In terms of cost performance, acrylic freestanding bathtubs are most recommended.
Acrylic: Acrylic bathtub is composed of acrylic surface layer and glass fiber resin inner layer. Because of the high plasticity of acrylic, the shape of the acrylic bathtub is diverse. What's more, acrylic also has features of lightweight, good heat preservation effect, and low price. Although the surface of acrylic is easy to age, good acrylic material can be used for decades.
Cast iron: Cast iron bathtub is made of cast iron, the surface is covered with enamel. It is very heady but not easy to be scratched when using; Because the casting process is more complex, the price of cast iron bathtub is very expensive and hard to deliver.
Fiberglass: The fiberglass bathtub is made of fiberglass with polyester resin as the layer. It is inexpensive and lightweight but less durable than acrylic.
Copper: The copper bathtub has a unique appearance compared with other materials. It can maintain heat longer and bear the mold, but the weight is relatively heavy for its metallic properties. It is durable but the surface is easily corroded by chemical products.
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