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Blogs from October, 2016


Remodeling your outdated bathroom can be an exciting experience. Today’s modern master bathroom is not merely a place to bathe and use the facilities, but a place of luxury and relaxation. If designing your ultimate relaxation getaway revolves around soaking away your stress in a warm, bathtub, keep reading; our Bartlett plumbers have compiled a list of the most common bath tubs used in master bathroom remodels.

1.Claw-Foot Bathtub

The claw-footed tub can add a flair of drama and glamor to your bathroom. These bathtubs have not changed much in the 200 or so years since they were popularized. The claw-foot tub is most commonly seen in the classic roll rim style, but you can also find elegant slipper bathtubs. A slipper tub is designed to have one end raised and sloped to make for a more comfortable reclining position. These tubs were originally made from cast iron and porcelain, but today, they can be designed with a more lightweight material such as fiberglass or acrylic.

If you are interested in a claw-foot bathtub, it is important you have space available in your bathroom to accommodate such a bathroom fixture. Unlike other bathtubs, the claw-footed tub requires the plumbing to be freestanding. Meaning the drainpipes and faucet pipes will be exposed. Installing a Claw-foot tub should be performed by a professional Bartlett plumber. Give Smith’s Plumbing a call if you are interested in installing one of these vintage bathroom fixtures.

2.Freestanding Bathtub

The freestanding bathtub is similar to the claw-foot except it does not have clawed feet. These large tubs add a focal point to your bathroom and can set the mood for a spa-like luxury master bathroom. Home developers and remodelers have replaced their large Jacuzzi tubs for these Zen-inspiring centerpieces. These tubs were also traditionally cast iron, but modern technology has allowed for them to be made in a variety of lighter and more creative materials such as copper, wood, enamel and volcanic stone.

3.Corner Bathtub

The corner bathtub is a great way to utilize space in your bathroom. They can be placed in the corner and open up the flow of the bathroom better than a traditional three-sided alcove bathtub can. Many homeowners use the space they’ve freed up using the corner tub to install a separate shower enclosure. Corner bathtubs are larger than most tubs and can fit more than one person inside, which is ideal if you enjoy soaking in pairs or threes. These tubs come in standard sizes of 4 feet by 4 feet or 5 feet by 5 feet.

4.Alcove Bathtub

This is the standard bathtub choice for most homeowners. They are the easiest and cheapest option, but they are much smaller than the above bath options. These tubs are enclosed by tile on three sides and are all usually about 60 inches long.

5.Walk-in Bathtub

Walk-in tubs are ideal for seniors or other disabled people who may have a hard time climbing into a standard bathtub. These tubs feature a door on the outside wall of the bath that allows for entry and a seat once the user has entered. Walk-in tubs often feature other customizable features such as bubbling jets, handrails, and adjustable showerheads. One negative feature of the walk-in tub is that you must enter the bath before it filling it and wait for it to drain before you can leave.

Remodeling Your Bathroom? Let Smith’s Plumbing Service Help!

If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, let the skilled Bartlett plumbers help you make the bathroom of your dreams a reality. Give us a call today to schedule your remodel consultation.

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