Soaking Bathtubs - True Bathing Luxury by Frank Johnson
How luxurious is your bathtub? Is it roomy enough for more than
one person or is it so small you can't even stretch your legs in
Chances are that unless you have kids, your bathtub is rarely even
used. Instead it basically functions as the drain for your shower.
So why even have a bathtub if you can't use it?
Bathtubs allow for long, soothing soaks - giving your body the
chance to relax and repair. However, if your bathtub isn't big enough
for even a basic bath, you're missing out on the finer things in
Soaking Bathtubs - the Only Way to Bath
If you want the opportunity to relax in your own tub or share a
romantic glass of champagne with a loved one, you need to upgrade
your tub to a soaking bathtub. Soaking bathtubs are basically tubs
that allow you to, well, soak. They are much larger and deeper than
standard bathtubs, allowing you to completely submerge your body.
They also are much roomier and more giving when it comes to occupancy.
Soaking bathtubs are great for long relaxing baths after a hard
days work and of course, for bubble baths. Soaking bathtubs don't
necessarily come with fancy whirlpool attachments and gizmos, but
they do offer much more versatility, capacity, and function.
Options and Styles
Soaking bathtubs come in a number of different variations. Some
lay flat on the ground while others have vintage-styled claw feet.
Some are even made of special materials that help keep warm water
warm longer and won't chip over time. However, the overall beauty
of soaking bathtubs is their style. They normally aren't intended
to be boxed in or placed in a framework; rather, they stand alone.
As a result, you need to make sure your bathroom has the capacity
to contain such a tub. In some cases, the plumbing will need to
be altered to handle the faucet and drain configuration. However,
the luxury and comfort soaking bathtubs bring to your bathroom make
it all worth it.
How to Select Your Soaking Tub
If you want to renovate your bathroom and install a brand new soaking
bathtub, you need to verify a few things. First off, you need to
make sure you have room for a soaking tub. Soaking bathtubs tend
to be much larger than your standard tubs, so measure the space
you have and then see what options are available to you. You also
want to check your plumbing. As mentioned prior, you may need to
reconfigure some pipes to accommodate a new tub. If you're unsure,
check with a professional plumber.
And finally, you need to make sure your floor can handle the extra
weight. Since soaking bathtubs are often larger and hold much more
water than your standard tub, there is more weight involved. In
most cases, this won't be an issue; but depending on the condition
of your home, you might want to consult a home inspector just to
check the integrity of your bathroom. Years and years of water damage
can weaken a floor. The worst thing you could do is install a tub
without checking and end up structural damage or cracked floors.
If you want to experience what it's like to soak for hours in a nice warm bath, then you need a soaking bathtub. Soaking bathtubs give you much more leg room and are often roomy enough to accommodate more than one person. So if you want to bring luxury into your bathroom, get a soaking bathtub.
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