Most Comfortable Bathtub: 10 Best Bathtubs Reviews & Buying Guide in 2023
- by Dino Paccino
- Last Updated: March 25, 2023
Soaking tubs or free-standing tubs do more than help us keep our bodies clean.
They help us relax, ease our stress, and sometimes, momentarily take our minds off the cares of this world. However, not all bathtubs are designed to function this way. There is also a wide variety of bathtubs that suit different needs, aesthetics, and experiences. Be it a free-standing tub, garden tub, jetted tub, etc., they are bound to leave you feeling rejuvenated and stress-free! If you are looking for a special treat, you can even install a 2 person hot tub if your bathroom is large enough for it!
In this article, we’ll show you the best soaking tub that’ll give you warm, nice, and long lounging experiences. Some are free-standing tubs that you can share romantic moments with your partner, and some others are high-tech garden tubs or jetted tubs that can give you pleasurable spa treatments in your own home. Be sure to also check out our guide to the best bathtub surround panels in the market!
Without further ado, let’s find the most comfortable bathtub for you!
Our Top Most Comfortable Bathtub Picks
- 1. Editor's Choice - Kohler
- 2. Best Value - American Standard
- 3. Best Budget - Sinkology Heisenberg
- 4. Best Freestanding - Signature Hardware Winifred
- 5. Best Design - Buchanan Cast-Iron Clawfoot
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10 Most Comfortable Bathtub for Soaking in the Bathroom: 2021 Reviews
1. KOHLER K-20201-LA Underscore Rectangle 60-Inch x 30-Inch Alcove Bath
While the Kohler Underscore VibrAcoustic Bathtub is pricey, its impressive features make it a pretty decent bang for your buck.
When you’re looking for the latest innovative technology in bathtub operations, the Kohler VibrAcoustic tub is your best bet. It delivers comfort and luxury with unmatched style.
First, you can connect your music player or smartphone to the tub and play soothing and relaxing music. But that’s not all…
The tub eases your tension using the soundwaves and creates a form of ambiance that wraps you in the music beat. And if you’re wondering, there are 6 speakers concealed in the wall of the bathtub. And if you don’t have soothing tunes that make you dream, the tub comes pre-programmed with 6 compositions.
Another worth mentioning about this tub that we’ve tried is its chromotherapy feature: While you listen to cool songs, your tub can also show 8 different shades of light and cause them to appear in sync with the music. How refreshing!
The acoustic vibrations and chromotherapy experience aren’t the only features making the Kohler VibrAcoustic Bathtub an expensive one.
The tub material is made of acrylic. And Kohler thought it wise to make the basin oval shape so you can recline at either end and enjoy your bath.
And its 65.5 inches length and 17.5 inches soaking depth make this bathtub a great fit for most people.
Comparing this bathtub to the one we tried below, which is also an alcove-style bathtub, the Kohler bathtub features a modern, rectangular shape with sloped lumbar support, while the American Standard bathtub has a more traditional shape with curved ends and a built-in overflow drain. Both bathtubs offer slip-resistant surfaces and durable construction, but the Kohler bathtub is typically more expensive than the American Standard option.
- This deep bathtub is the perfect unit for comfort and relaxation.
- Connects to your music player to play refreshing and soothing tunes to ease your tension while you bathe. The vibration from the sound also calms your nerves.
- The Kohler Underscore VibrAcoustic Bathtub also uses chromotherapy to make your bath session a delightful experience.
- It functions as hydrotherapy equipment when filled with water. It also acts as a stereo since it connects to your music player 33 feet away.
- The oval-shaped basin makes for reclining slopes at either end to make your back comfortable.
- The bathtub is a luxury one with a price tag that’s at the higher end of the spectrum.
- The length may not be right for tall people.
2. American Standard Evolution Bathtub: Best Drop-in Bathtub
If you’re a tall person with long legs, the tried and tested American Standard Evolution is a drop-in tub specially designed with people like you in mind.
Its impressive 72-inch length and 36-inch width give you enough legroom and wiggle room so you can have relaxing and comfortable baths without feeling cramped.
We also like that this tub has a soaking depth of 18.5 inches; making you feel like you’re submerged in a small pool. However, its size is one of the few features that make the American Standard Evolution bathtub stand out as one of the best bathtubs for your comfort.
The ergonomic design of the tub is also worth raving about. The molded armrests and reclining 25 degrees slope provide ample support for your back: talk about the ultimate relaxation experience.
The drop-in bathtub material is constructed with acrylic which is good at retaining heat so you can have nicer, hotter, and longer baths. And the material is further reinforced with fiberglass. And the smooth, shiny glossy finish of this tub adds beauty to your bathroom decor.
We also love that the American Standard Evolution comes with slip-resistant flooring to ensure your safety in the bathroom.
And finally, the tub is lightweight (weighs 73 pounds), and has a minimalist design.
While this bathtub is a standard drop-in style bathtub with a textured bottom surface and an overflow drain, the Sinkology Heisenberg bathtub, our other top pick, is a luxurious claw-foot bathtub made from high-quality copper or brass. The Heisenberg bathtub is larger and deeper than the American Standard bathtub and features a more unique and luxurious design but is more affordable.
- One of the most comfortable fiberglass tubs for tall people.
- Slip-resistant flooring, molded armrests, and 25-degree reclining slope ensure your safety and comfort while bathing.
- Its ergonomic design and shiny glossy finish make it appealing to the eyes.
- You may need an undermount or drop-in installation for this tub.
- If the size of your body is quite big, the American Standard Evolution Bathtub’s width may not be a fit.
- The depth may pose a challenge for kids to bathe in it.
3. Sinkology Heisenberg Claw-foot Bathtub: Best claw-foot tub
Now if you’re looking for a contemporary and elegant bathtub that will make your home look like a palace, the Sinkology Heisenberg Copper Bathtub.
Probably, the most outstanding feature of this tub that we discovered after an evaluation is that it’s handmade. Forged out of copper, the design of this freestanding tub is different from the other white acrylic bathtubs. It is very durable as the bathtub material isn’t built with porcelain material or similar constituents that can chip.
Next, the copper finish makes it look flawless and hides dents that may show up on its surface. It’s also very malleable so you shouldn’t be scared of your tub cracking like fiberglass tubs.
The slip design of the Sinkology Heisenberg Copper Bathtub also makes it very comfortable for having nice warm baths. It’s got a bowl length of 62 inches to fit taller people with long legs. And at one end, it’s higher and more sloped than the other to give your back all the comfort and support it needs.
After trying it out, we also like the fact that the copper has excellent heat retention and can keep your hot tub water hot for extended periods. Plus it also spreads heat in your hot water around the tub faster than many other soaking tubs.
And finally, it’s easy to clean the Sinkology Heisenberg Claw-foot model. A gentle scrub with water, regular soap, and a cloth will get the job done. However, refrain from using acidic or harsh cleaners.
If you’re looking for an idea to transform your ordinary bathroom into something lush and more exquisite, you can’t go wrong with the Sinkology Heisenberg Copper Clawfoot Bathtub. For instance, this is a more expensive option compared to the Kohler bathtub but it is larger and deeper and features a more unique and luxurious design.
- The bathtub is made of copper which is durable and capable of hiding dents.
- The copper material is an excellent conductor of heat; therefore, it transmits and retains heat in hot water better than many other clawfoot tubs.
- The Sinkology Heisenberg Copper Bathtub is a beauty to behold even as it’s built for comfortable soaking.
- The tub is pricey as it’s made for luxury living.
- With a 300-pound weight, this tub is very heavy.
- Because of its weight, you may have difficulty carrying it to its designated space upstairs (if it’ll sit there).
- It’s sensitive to harsh chemicals and acidic cleaners.
- And some plumbers may not be willing to work on copper or cast-iron tubs.
4. Signature Hardware Winifred Matte Resin Freestanding Bathtub
If you’re looking for freestanding bathtubs with exceptional durability, here’s one tub we evaluated from Signature Hardware that’ll be great for your bathroom.
The tub is built with a material that’s super durable and scratch (and stain-resistant) resin. Porcelain-enamel bathtubs tend to chip easily: The Signature Hardware Winifred Resin Freestanding Bathtub won’t! This will also make the freestanding bathtub last very long, dutifully serving your primary bathroom duties.
Resin is beautiful, in itself, but to enhance the look of this Winifred tub and give you your dream bathroom, the design was topped with a matte finish. And the ergonomic design makes the tub look like a sculpted piece of art that’ll elevate your home décor.
It’s got no surface layers, so it doesn’t crack. And its double-slipper design that allows you to lounge on either of its two ends makes it one of the most comfortable freestanding bathtubs.
And if you want the ultimate bathing relaxation experience, you can opt for the model that has air massage technology. And since the small tub measures 56 inches, it can fit in compact spaces. It also feels roomy. But if you’ve got long legs, you can request a longer bowl.
Finally, the Winifred Freestanding bathtub is easy to clean and has got a center pop-up drain that works perfectly. This is indeed the perfect bathroom hardware to splurge on.
The Signature Hardware Winifred Tub is one of the best soaking baths that perfectly pairs functionality with aesthetics.
- One of the best freestanding bathtubs with appealing aesthetics that’ll bring your dream bathroom to reality.
- The Signature Hardware Winifred bathtub material is made of resin and matte finish which makes it very durable and last long.
- It’s easy to clean because of its construction materials
- It’s scratch- and stain-resistant and it doesn’t crack like freestanding tubs made of porcelain-enamel.
- The double-slipper design of the bathtub is such that you have maximum lumbar support. That is, it allows you comfortably bathe and rest your back on either end of the basin.
- With a selling price of around $3000, it’s very pricey. But that’s because it’s made of solid and top-quality materials.
- It has a bowl length of 56 inches doesn’t make it the right choice for tall people. Although, you can get the longer model, but at an extra price.
5. Buchanan Cast-iron Clawfoot Double Slipper Tub
A double-slipper cast iron tub is quite a rarity, and this makes it valuable.
The Buchanan Double Slipper Tub is not only made of cast iron, but it’s also a clawfoot model with a style distinct from the Sinkology Heisenberg tub.
First, this 72-inch double-slipper tub is roomy and long enough to fit two people lounging at both ends: talk about the perfect romantic experience for easing stress, anxiety, and stiff muscles!
And don’t worry about whether the tub is strong enough to carry you and your lover.
Cast iron is formidable enough to carry a larger amount of load. Plus the brushed nickel lion paw claw feet gracefully hold the tub, giving you a sense of royalty in your bathroom. And the porcelain interior is super smooth, shiny, and durable, too.
After testing it out, it might not be one of the best soaking units due to its low soaking depth, but you can now have long relaxing bubble bath moments. The freestanding bathtub has excellent heat retention since it’s got cast iron as its construction material.
Another thing we love about clawfoot tubs is that you don’t have to worry about wall-mount or undermount installation. Simply knock out a nook where you see fit and install them there.
And finally, the porcelain interior is easy to clean.
So if you want a mix of contemporary, new, romantic, comfortable, and everything in between, the Buchanan cast-iron double-slipper tub is the right choice. Freestanding tubs don’t come better than this!
- The double-ended slipper freestanding tub is great for having long, relaxing romantic bubble baths with your partner.
- The Buchanan tub is highly customizable: you can choose your preferred interior and exterior finish for more aesthetic appeal. And you can also choose the materials you want for your claw feet: brushed nickel, bronze, or polished chrome.
- It’s easy to clean and maintain, thanks to the porcelain interior which gives you a sense of royalty in the bathroom.
- The cast-iron build makes this tub highly durable.
- Cast iron tubs are heavy, and this one weighs 450 lbs. This may put a strain on your bathroom floor even as it gives you comfort.
- The tub is designed for two people but its soaking depth doesn’t reflect that.
6. Woodbridge Freestanding Whirlpool Tub (Best whirlpool freestanding bathtub)
There’s almost nothing not to love about this Woodbridge whirlpool freestanding bathtub model.
First, it’s the best soaking tub for giving you the feeling of a soothing spa treatment in your own home. This freestanding tub has features like 10 whirlpool bubble bath jets and 10 body massage jets that are adjustable to give you a pleasurable and comfortable soak.
The good thing is, these settings are adjustable to give you the ultimate lounging experience. You can choose to chill with the soft tissue massage of small air bubbles, or you can get better pressure with powerful water jets: the choice is yours!
And to enhance the spa’s luxurious experience, underwater, color-changing mood lights have been fitted into this tub. We also like that the glossy white finish is easy to clean and maintain as it’s fade- and stain-resistant.
The acrylic freestanding bathtub is made with durable materials; lucite acrylic, reinforced with Ashland resin and fiberglass that make it visually appealing.
We also like that the drain kit and pipe system are easy to install. They’re also very durable and designed to be anti-leak and anti-odor.
Also, the stainless steel bracket makes this Woodbridge freestanding bathtub sanitary as it doesn’t leave any pool of water in the bowl. The acrylic freestanding bathtub also comes with a pump.
And finally, this acrylic bathtub comes with a 5-year limited warranty as a mark of its quality.
If you are looking for a new bathtub for your bathroom, the Woodbridge Whirlpool Freestanding Bathtub is one of the best bathtubs that’s super functional and will still elevate your bathroom décor.
- The perfect bathtub for a nice long soak that feels like a luxurious spa treatment.
- Acrylic tubs, as well as fiberglass tubs, are durable; this tub combines both and even reinforces its design with resin.
- The overflow drain kit is easy to install and is anti-odor and anti-leak.
- This is one of the best freestanding tubs for massaging your tense muscles. And the fitted underwater lighting also improves the experience.
- The whirlpool bath doesn’t retain heat of hot bath water.
7. FerdY 67" Bali Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub
Looking for a new bathtub that’s comfy? The FerdY 67″ Bali Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub is another gracefully designed tub we evaluate that’s built for a comfortable bathing experience.
One of the things we love about this tub is that it’s a two-person tub. Now you and your partner can have more pleasurable romantic baths.
But that’s not all…
As a whirlpool unit, you get 8 air bubble jets and 6 water jets to massage both your and your partner’s bodies. And you can adjust the massage function to 4 settings. Furthermore, the faucet gushes water out like it’s a waterfall.
And finally, the body is durable rust-proof stainless steel. The tub comes with adjustable legs, a pop-up drain, and an overflow.
- Great two-person tub for lounging.
- It’s a molded corner soaking tub fitted with accessories for your entertainment, hydrotherapy, and chromotherapy.
- You can control it with either its LCD screen remote controller.
- You can’t enjoy all its amazing features when there’s a power cut.
8. FerdY Naha 59" Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub
The FerdY Naha freestanding bathtub is another two-person bath like the MCP Corner model but more special.
Now, walk-in tubs aren’t meant for everyone, and that’s what makes them special. So this unit was constructed for seniors and people with mobility issues in mind.
This one has a glass and steel door so your old or grandparents don’t have to bother about lifting their legs to get into a regular tub. The user only has to raise their feet a few inches, and they’re in. And to ensure your loved ones are safe, the tub’s textured floor is slip-resistant.
Unlike many other walk-in tubs that are designed for soaking, this one does more than that. It also gives massages and can administer hydrotherapy to those weak knees. There are 3 settings for the 15 air jets and 18 water jets.
The tub is easy to clean and maintain. It’s made of acrylic and fiberglass finish which makes it scratch-resistant. And this acrylic tub is also easy to install as it has a stainless steel bracket and adjustable feet. You can also detach the glass door so you can clean difficult-to-reach spots.
The FerdY Naha freestanding bathtub also comes with its overflow and drain.
Whether you’re looking for a comfortable new tub for yourself or your grandparents because of a medical condition you or they are going through, this is one of the best bathtubs you can get.
- Designed for seniors and people with mobility and other health conditions.
- Can comfortably fit two people at a time.
- The acrylic tub has bubble and whirlpool functions to give you the pleasurable hydrotherapy treatment.
- It’s easy to install, clean, and maintain.
- Comes with a lot of safety features.
- You won’t be able to access the high-tech functions of this bathtub when power is out.
- It doesn’t come with faucets.
9. Woodbridge 54-inch Acrylic Freestanding tub (Best space saver)
Do you live in a small house or apartment with limited bathroom space? Then this acrylic freestanding tub we tested may just be the best option for you.
Despite the compact size of this small tub, it’s built to be a very comfortable soaking tub. The contoured single-slipper bowl is higher and sloped at one end to provide comfy support for your back. And if you like, you can also use your bath pillow to also rest your head.
To reinforce the sturdy construction of this tub, the manufacturer used two layers of 100% lucite acrylic coat with Ashland resin over the fiberglass tub. This way, it’s durable, shiny, easy to clean, fade-, stain-, and scratch-resistant. The double-walled design also keeps the bath water in hot tubs like this hot for a long time.
The bathtub’s floor is also slip-resistant. Furthermore, it’s easy to install as it’s got a flexible hose and hidden adjustable feet to level the tub.
And finally, the Woodbridge Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub comes with stainless steel brushed nickel overflow and drain.
So if you fancy a long soak in your bathroom but don’t have enough space for a regular-sized tub, this is one of the best bathtubs for you.
- Its compact size makes it the best tub to fit in tight spaces.
- The freestanding fiberglass bathtub is reinforced with two layers of lucite acrylic and Ashland resin to make it glossy, durable, stain-, and scratch-resistant.
- The package comes with a brushed nickel overflow and drain.
- It’s easy to install and clean.
- The stainless steel bracket underneath this model can carry up to 1000 lbs. of weight.
- It doesn’t come with a faucet.
- People taller than 5 feet may find it difficult to fit in. Although, you can get the 67-inch model.
10. Empava 67-inch Luxury Freestanding Tub
Now we move away from a contemporary compact tub to a larger one.
The first thing we love (and think you’ll love, too) about this bathtub is its middle-curved eye-catching ergonomic design that’ll sure make a statement in your home and bathroom.
The luxurious tub is constructed with a white glossy double-walled acrylic finish that’s easy to clean and prevents the build-up of bacteria and soap scum. It also makes the freestanding bathtub retain heat so you can enjoy hotter and longer soaks.
The double-slipper construction means you can have a good time lounging on either end of the tub.
And to demonstrate how durable the tub is, the manufacturer slapped a 5-year limited warranty on the product.
And the adjustable legs help level the bathtub so for easy installation. And quality brushed nickel drain and overflow come with this package.
If the Woodbridge bathtub is too small for you, and you need a more roomy tub to relax in, then the luxury Empava tub is the way to go.
- Top-quality tub made with quality materials.
- The bathtub is a double-slipper model, so you can chill at either end.
- It’s made of a double-walled acrylic finish to provide insulation for your hot bath water.
- It comes with a pop-up drain and overflow.
- There were complaints of the drain opening up and letting water out. However, this will be a thing of the past when you’re accustomed to the model.
Types of Best Soaking Tub Based on Function
Bathtubs come in various shapes and sizes, but at the basic level, there are 6 types. Let’s get to know what they are.
The primary function of a soaking bathtub is to have a long, nice soak, and enjoy the experience to the fullest.
The best soaking tub is built to be deeper, wider, and sometimes, longer to give the ultimate lounging experience.
And because of its build, the best soaking tub tends to retain heat better than most other comfortable bathtubs. This is so you can have longer and more relaxing baths.
The best soaking tubs are also constructed for people with relatively stiff joints so they can sit in an upright position and still enjoy their bath time.
Regular bathtubs are some of the most comfortable bathtubs. Their primary function is for having enjoyable, relaxing baths.
While these bathtubs have been around since the early 1800s, their style has been modified over the years.
You can now get sleeker and more modern regular bathtubs. Although, at their basic level, they’re mostly large, rectangular, and demand more space.
And the difference between a regular bathtub and the best soaking tub is that the latter retains heat better so you can lounge for a long time and immerse yourself in the feeling that you’re chilling in a pool. While a regular bathtub is for bathing.
Their primary function is to help seniors, people with mobility, and other health problems use a bathtub with little effort. This is what makes them some of the most comfortable bathtubs on the market.
Walk-in bathtubs have doors that elderly people can open to enter the tub instead of lifting their legs. The tub also has a lot of safety features like grab bars, grooves, seats, etc., to aid these people.
So if you live with your grandparents or anyone with mobility issues, consider getting this one. You can even get a walk-in two-person tub.
Their primary function is to give yourself a relaxing spa treatment, putting these also on the list of the most comfortable bathtubs.
Jetted tubs are techy baths fitted with water jets in positions close to your muscles. This jetted tub helps massage your body with the warm water in the basin.
So if you’re looking to relieve your stress, release tension in your muscles, and improve your circulation after a long day’s work, a jetted tub may just be the right choice for you.
The function of an air bathtub is to give yourself a cool and quiet massage at home.
An air tub functions like a jetted unit. The basic difference between this unit and a jetted bathtub is that air tubs use air bubbles that are less noisy and have less pressure in contrast to jets of water in jetted tubs.
The air tub cleans and dries itself. And the air currents are quieter than whirlpool tubs, plus the pressure can be adjusted to customize the massage experience.
The primary function of a combination tub is that it mixes the features of both the jetted tubs and air tubs in one.
So if you prefer complete jet hydrotherapy and air therapy treatment, this is the perfect bathtub to have in your bathroom.
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Most Comfortable Bathtub Buying Guide: Factors to Consider Before Buying
If you want to enjoy relaxing lounging moments that will last long, you should consider these factors when buying one.
Installing the most comfortable bathtub is no walk in the park. So here are the various methods for you to choose the one that suits your bathroom style.
Free-standing tubs are among the most popular bathtubs you can get. As their name implies, they can be mounted anywhere in your home or bathroom. They don’t need to be fixed to a wall or mounted as a drop-in model.
And because you can station them anywhere (mostly as a centerpiece), this versatility presents an aesthetic value. The most comfortable freestanding tubs are not just a pretty addition to the bathroom, but they are incredibly relaxing as well.
If you’re looking to save space in your apartment, a recessed or alcove bathtub will make a great choice as they’re mostly designed for homes with small spaces. They are also some of the most comfortable bathtubs.
An alcove bathtub is constructed in a way that three of its sides are installed adjacent to three connecting walls while the fourth has a finished apron. Another interesting feature of an alcove tub is that it can also double as your shower.
A corner tub is very similar to an alcove bathtub. They occupy almost the same space. The basic difference between the two is that the corner bathtub is mostly wider than an alcove tub.
And while an alcove tub acts more like a normal tub for bathing, corner tubs are designed for lounging. That doesn’t mean you can’t relax in your alcove.
Undermount or Drop-in Bathtubs
Undermount and drop-in bathtubs are very similar. However, the subtle difference between them lies in their installation.
An undermount tub is installed beneath a surrounding deck so that the rim is hidden. This way, the bathtub has a uniform look with your bathroom, and its weight is distributed between the flooring and the deck.
A drop-in tub, on the other hand, is installed above the deck and then sealed in place. This way, its rim is visible and the weight is mostly carried by the deck’s rim.
Their similarities include;
- A drop-in can be mounted as an undermount tub, too.
- You can use them to create an economy of space if your home is not spacious.
- You can fit power jets in them for more comfortable lounging.
And finally, they’re versatile as you can also fit a shower.
An oval or round bathtub is symmetrical and looks like a water basin. This will be a good option if you’re living in a small house and looking to save space.
The beauty of a round bathtub lies in its shape which sits in contrast to the walls of the bathroom.
If you’re looking for an elegant-looking tub, the angled tub will make an aesthetic fixture for your bathroom.
An angled tub is slightly sloped on one or either end. The slope allows you to relax your back and neck as you bathe. So if your purpose for getting a tub is to have relaxing bubble baths in the evenings or on weekends, an angled bathtub will be one of the best bathtubs for you.
If you’re looking for a contemporary design, you can go for a clawfoot tub. They have 4 solid legs that hold the tub rigidly on the floor.
Despite being around since the Victorian era, there are modern units that can make your bathroom look beautiful.
And lastly, you should also consider the color of the tub. Neutral colors like white and black tend to fit almost any bathroom floor and wall.
The materials used in making your tub will determine how long yours will last and the kind of comfort you’ll get bathing in it.
Fiberglass bathtubs are very affordable and durable in that they’re made from reinforced plastic sheets. However, the material is porous and prone to chipping. The good thing is that many fiberglass tubs are reinforced with other materials like acrylic.
Acrylic tubs are similar to fiberglass models but are made of sheets of petrochemicals, resin, and dye. This results in a lightweight non-porous material that’s more durable than fiberglass.
Natural Stone Resin
Stone resin is made by mixing crushed natural resin and adhesives. The result: a material that’s sturdy as natural stone but doesn’t cost or weigh much. The stone resin is durable, non-porous, and retains heat.
There are other materials like copper, ceramic, stainless steel, cast iron, marble, and wood. While they’ve got their fair share of disadvantages, they’re all good and durable materials. Although, they tend to be very expensive because of their distinct qualities.
First, take into consideration the amount of space you’ve carved out for your bath. And then the body size of the users. There’s no point getting a small-sized tub if you’re tall.
You should also consider the position and direction of your tub according to the layout of your bathroom. If your bathroom is small, a large-sized tub – regardless of how beautiful it looks – will look awkward in it. And you should also factor in the space for the faucet installation and plumbing pipes.
And lastly, keep in mind that the heavy weight of your tub may impact your bathroom floor.
Comfortable bathtubs don’t come cheap. You should expect to splurge anywhere around $400 – $4000+ for a good one. So look for one with the features you seek and that fits your budget and run away with it.
Benefits of Installing a High-Quality Bathtub
Installing a high-quality bathtub in your bathroom can provide you with numerous benefits. High-quality bathtubs are designed to last for many years, especially when properly maintained and cared for. These types of tubs often feature superior materials that resist corrosion, rusting, wearing down, cracking, or other damage over time. Additionally, they come equipped with features like non-skid surfaces that make them safer to use than standard models. In addition to being more durable and safer, high-quality bathtubs also offer greater comfort due to their ergonomic design. Many feature armrests and back supports making it easier and more comfortable to take a relaxing soak after a long day.
Long-term Durability that Comes with Quality Bathtubs
High-quality bathtubs are made with superior materials and construction techniques that ensure they will last for many years. These tubs use high-grade acrylic or fiberglass, as well as reinforced steel frames that help to resist damage over time. Some models even include a protective gel coat layer that helps prevent fading and discoloration due to sun exposure. Additionally, the finishes found on many of these types of tubs are extremely water resistant and durable so they won’t chip, flake or fade as standard models might.
Ways to Save Money When Purchasing a Quality Bathtub
When shopping for a quality bathtub, it can be possible to save money by taking advantage of sales and special offers that are available. Additionally, many retailers offer discounts when multiple items are purchased at the same time. Taking advantage of these offers can help you save money while still ensuring you get a top-notch bathtub.
Tips for Selecting the Best Quality Bathtub for Your Needs
When selecting a quality bathtub, it is important to consider your needs and preferences carefully. Take into account factors such as size, shape, and features in order to find one that meets all of your requirements. Additionally, take time to read reviews from other customers about different models so you can get an idea of which ones have been known to last the longest and provide the most comfort. Make sure you think about installation planning and costs as well as maintenance! Finally, make sure you choose a tub from a reputable manufacturer with a good warranty, as this will help to ensure that you get a quality product that can stand up to the test of time.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Best Bathtubs
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding the most comfortable bathtubs:
What brand of bathtub is best?
The best brand of bathtub for you depends on your needs and wants in a bathtub. However, a few of our favorite top bathtubs come from brands like Kohler, American Standard, Sinkology, and Signature Hardware. We also like bathtubs that come from the top, popular brands like Woodbridge, Whirlpool, Ella Companion, and Empava.
What is the most durable type of bathtub?
Natural stone resin and cast iron tend to be some of the most durable types of bathtubs. Natural stone resin is made with a mixture of natural resin and adhesives, making it durable and non-porous. Cast iron is also a durable choice but less popular because it tends to be heavier and more expensive to install.
Is a porcelain tub better than acrylic?
Acrylic bathtubs tend to be more durable than porcelain bathtubs. While acrylic may be more at risk of scratches, it’s less likely to crack or chip than porcelain bathtubs. Acrylic tubs also tend to retain heat better and are much lighter and easier to install. Even with the many advantages that acrylic bathtubs have over porcelain tubs, acrylic is also a more affordable option.
What is the longest-lasting bathtub?
Stone resin is one of the most durable, and longest-lasting bathtubs. Copper is another option that may cost more than other materials and is not as commonly used in bathrooms because of its bold design, but is one of the longest-lasting tubs.
How much should I spend on a bathtub?
How much you spend on a bathtub will vary, depending on the features and materials that you want. Bathtubs may range in price, anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to a few thousand, with an average of $5,000. Some of the top bathtubs may cost even more. Consider the material, location, and features most important to you when setting your budget. Know about the bath fitter’s cost too!
What type of bathtub is easier to clean?
Porcelain enamel is one of the easiest bathtub materials to clean. This is because they are made with a smooth material that can easily be wiped and rinsed. Acrylic bathtubs also tend to be easy to clean but are subject to minimal scratches.
What is the best depth for a soaking bathtub?
The best depth for a soaking bathtub is between 14-15 inches. The average bathtub only offers about 12 inches of depth, so if soaking is important to you, aim for a minimum of 14 inches.
Are soaking tubs comfortable?
Soaking tubs do a good job of retaining heat, making them very comfortable. They are also deeper than traditional bathtubs, allowing you to cover the majority of your body.
Are soaking tubs worth it?
Soaking tubs offer many benefits over a traditional bathtub, often making them well worth the investment. Good tubs provide a good amount of relaxation and stress relief, making them top bathtubs. You’ll find that a lot of the best tubs are soaking tubs.
What are some important features to consider when choosing a bathtub?
When choosing a bathtub, there are a few important features to consider. First, determine the size and shape of your tub. The standard sizes for regular baths include alcove, corner, freestanding, drop-in, and platform tubs. You should also consider the material you want for your bathtubs such as acrylic, cast iron, or fiberglass. Additionally, think about any extra features such as jets or built-in headrests that would make your bathing experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
How do I install a new bathtub correctly?
Installing a new bathtub is no easy task and it’s important to follow all safety precautions during installation. Before beginning the installation process, make sure you have all of the necessary tools and materials for the task. Once you have everything, carefully read through all of the directions to ensure that your bathtub is installed correctly. It’s also helpful to watch a few instructional videos online so you can double-check yourself before beginning installation.
How long do bathtubs typically last?
The lifespan of a bathtub varies depending on the material and how well it’s cared for over its lifetime. Generally speaking, cast iron or enameled steel tubs can last up to 50 years while acrylic baths often last 15-20 years with proper care and maintenance. Additionally, fiberglass tubs can last up to 10 years but may need to be replaced sooner if they become damaged or stained due to improper cleaning. It’s important to keep up with the cleaning and maintenance of your bathtub so that you can extend its lifespan as much as possible.
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