Features And Dimensions A Bathtub Buying Primer

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A bathtub replacement can be a significant investment, which is why you need to do your research before buying a new one. Read on as Impact Home Solutions, your go-to contractor in the state for shower replacement doors, lists the questions to ask as well as which features to look for in a bathtub replacement. 

How Much Space Does Your Bathroom Have?

Picking a tub that’s the right fit for your bathroom can be tricky because bathrooms are usually the smallest part of a house. The standard dimensions for a tub are a length of 60 inches, a width of 30 inches, and a depth of 14 inches. However, most manufacturers make tubs that come in smaller sizes. 

How Much Does a Bathtub Weigh?

You need to pay extra attention to a bathtub’s weight if you’re installing it on the second floor. The tub’s size and material can give you an idea about its weight. At 60-70 pounds, plastic is the most lightweight material on the market. 

How Durable Is the Material?

However, you need to strike a balance between durability and weight. Like all materials, plastic has its disadvantages. Plastic tubs aren’t easily chipped, but abrasive cleaners can easily damage them. Metal tubs are usually more durable than plastic ones, but they weigh a lot more. 

Proprietary composite tubs strike a good balance between durability and weight. They have half the weight of cast-iron tubs but have the same durability. 

Does It Have All the Essential Features?

Another quality to look for in a bathtub replacement is functionality. A shower is an essential feature for bathrooms in homes with large families or for busy professionals. Installing a shower can cut the time spent in bathrooms significantly, but not all tubs can accommodate a shower replacement or installation. 

Regardless of which tub you choose, only hire an experienced contractor. Bathroom remodeling projects are complicated because of the plumbing work involved. A less experienced contractor may not have enough expertise to do this kind of project. 

Impact Home Solutions, a veteran-owned remodeler with nearly a decade’s worth of experience, offers a wide range of tubs and shower accessories, including shower replacement faucets and doors. To get a free estimate, call us at (502) 206-2044 or leave us a message on this form


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