Today’s bathtub styles and options can be the centerpiece of your bathroom. Bathtub manufacturers produce a variety of styles, features, and sizes to match your taste and budget. Take time to consider what you want out of your bathtub before making your final selection.
- Drop-In – Drop-in tubs feature a self-rimming edge that rests on the tub deck that surrounds the tub.
- Under-Mount – Under-mount installation creates a clean, sleek look. The deck of the tub is mounted beneath the deck (usually built of tile, solid surface, or natural stone).
- Freestanding – Freestanding tubs tend to be the star of the show, the focal point of the bathroom. Finished on all 4 sides so it can be installed in the open, showing off the beauty of the design.
- Corner – Corner tubs are typically large enough for two bathers at once, and usually have five sides, 2 of which nudge up against corner walls, with a triangular bathing area.
- Alcove – Tubs designed for three-wall alcove installations have three unfinished sides with an exposed, finished apron on the front side. They also have tiling flanges so shower walls and/or tile can be installed down to the deck of the tub.
- Cast Iron – Enamel-coated cast iron is incredibly durable and heavy with a high-gloss finish, available in over 20 beautiful colors from Kohler®.
- Acrylic – Much lighter than Cast Iron, and thicker than fiberglass. Acrylic is chip- and crack-resistant and can be repaired easily if damaged.
- Fiberglass –Fiberglass is less expensive than cast iron and acrylic, but it is more susceptible to scratching.
- Soaker Tubs – Soaking tubs do not have air jets or water jets, just a basic tub for soaking and relaxing in.
- Whirlpool Tubs – Whirlpool tubs offer targeted massage with water jets than can be repositioned for precise massaging to different areas of your body.
- Airjet Tubs – Air tubs are also known as bubble tubs. They have many tiny holes installed along the bottom perimeter of the tub. Warm air pushes through these holes creating thousands of tiny bubbles that stimulate the release of muscle tensions, creating a very relaxing experience.
- Chromatherapy – Many tubs are available with optional lights that are placed around the inside of the tub that change the water color, either cycling through the available colors, or pausing on one particular color.
- Music – With VibrAcoustic® technology from Kohler®, you can hear and feel the music through sound waves that transfer through the water and into your body. Transducers are installed within the shell of the tub, that emit sound waves through the water and in to your bodies core. You can play your own music either using Bluetooth technology, or plugging in your smart phone, tablet, or MP3 player using an axillary cord.