Are you planning on renovating your wellness space? Would you like to include a bathtub? Choosing a bathtub over a shower stall offers numerous advantages to lovers of warm and relaxing baths, which could possibly be enriched with precious scented essences. Let’s see what the five main rules are for choosing the most suitable bathtub without making any mistakes.
The space available: a small bathtub that ensures great relaxation
The space available determines exactly the choice of the bathtub to be positioned in any bathroom. If a large room leaves great freedom of choice, a small one requires a small bathtub, like the one offered by Kerasan on their web site on the page entitled square tubs.
It is not essential that you have a large space in order to indulge in total relaxation. This concept is based on the 120X120 cm bathtub that you will find in the Kerasan bathtub collection.
What shape is a modern style bathtub?
When you are about to choose a bathtub, the shapes available are:
In addition to these three traditional shapes, Kerasan also offers round bathtubs which are perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in a specially designed environment in order to relax completely. If your routine starts early in the morning with your alarm clock ringing, what is better than a stress-relieving bath in a round bathtub late in the evening to happily end the day?
With their unusual round shape, these bathtubs provide the bathroom with contemporary charm and timeless elegance.
Modern, classic, or vintage style?
What style do you prefer to use to furnish your bathroom? If you want a modern and functional space, an oval bathtub is highly recommended because it gives the setting a contemporary look that is noticeable at a glance. In this context, an excellent proposal is the Waldorf bathtub, designed and produced by Kerasan. This bathtub has a unique style and innovative design and was created for freestanding installation (mostly in the center of the room). These are all essential details aimed at reestablishing the attraction to this precious fixture which was wavered in the 70s due to different styles that prevailed at the time.
If you dream of a classic and traditional bathroom, the rectangular shape of the Ego bathtub by Kerasan will give you the right key to achieve your goal.
For a vintage style bathroom instead, nothing is better than a clawfoot tub, like that produced by Kerasan for the Retro collection which is available in black or white.
The best materials for bathtubs
The materials used to produce bathtubs cannot be overlooked. In addition to ceramic tubs, often too heavy and prone to chip if something accidentally falls on them, the trend has recently led to the production of bathtubs using new materials, including acrylic and polymineral, which have been chosen by Kerasan for their products.
Acrylic resin offers an endless array of advantages; it is an extremely light, antibacterial, and easy-to-clean material, which is very easy to handle and install. Its great resistance to scratches and chipping, combined with the warm and comfortable feel to the touch, have made acrylic one of the favorite materials used to produce slip-resistant bathtubs.
Polymineral is a very new material; it ensures high standards of hygiene and versatility in the manufacturing process. Products in polymineral are resistant over time to wear and tear. Consequently, bathtubs with unconventional and attractive shapes are the result of this combination. An example is the G&M oval bathtub by Kerasan.
Which type of bathtub do you prefer?
When we talk about bathtubs, there are three main types on the market:
- paneled bathtubs
- built-in bathtubs
- stand-alone bathtubs
The paneled bathtub can be the perfect solution for people who like an unbinding bathroom décor. This model bathtub can be easily removed in the future without having to carry out expensive masonry work. It can also be the ideal furnishing solution for those who must replace an old built-in bathtub and do not have enough tiles to cover the entire wall. Very often paneled bathtubs require the use of panels, a frame, and sometimes even special supports.
The built-in bathtub is the most commonly used in spaces dedicated to wellness and relaxation. This type of bathtub is placed against the wall and since it is unfinished on at least two sides, it needs a tiled masonry structure. Eventually, tiles can be the same as those of the walls, thus creating a perfectly homogeneous environment, or differently designed to create aesthetically pleasing and contrasting colour effects.
Finally, there is the stand-alone bathtub that makes your relaxation area the star attraction of the bathroom. Perfect to be placed in the center of the room, or at least far from the walls, it is a design solution which is much appreciated by interior design professionals particularly when they must conceive large bathroom projects. The aesthetic impact of this bathtub is considerable, and its style, whether modern or vintage, makes it a fixture which will not go unnoticed.