NYC Bathtub Showroom
Tubs are constructed from three main materials. Cast iron is the strongest, heaviest and most expensive. Porcelain is a good durable option – and less expensive than cast iron. Acrylic tubs are becoming more popular. They are relatively inexpensive and made from a light material. A great upgrade option is a whirlpool jet tub. Unfortunately, most city bathrooms are too small for them. Since many tubs in pre-war buildings are made from cast iron, and a good option may be to re-glaze which renews the tub surface. It is even possible to re-glaze the tub in a different color.
Bathtubs styles-with and without shower include clawfoot tubs, drop-in modules, whirlpool baths, air baths, and Japanese soaker tubs. Spend some time perusing various models with your MyHome consultant before selecting one: there are so many from which to choose!
Types of Bathtub
Clawfoot tubs recall an earlier era and are perfect for Victorian home or those with a more classic Old World design aesthetic. The tubs themselves are made from a variety of materials like copper, bronze, cast iron and porcelain while the feet are usually some type of metal.
The drop-in tub is the traditional tub most of us are already familiar with. It’s usually coupled with a showerhead and shower rod/curtain and comes in a variety of styles and materials.
You’re probably the most familiar with the Jazuxxi brand whirlpool baths, but there are now several well known luxury brands of whirlpool bathtubs for you to choose from—whether they’re a simple drop-in model that will fit into the same space as a traditional tub, or a two or three person model, creating the perfect in-home spa is easier than ever.
Air baths offer gentle effervescence for a soothing and rejuvenating experience.
Soaker tubs have a deep basin for soaking and come in drop-in, freestanding and walk-in models. Soaker tubs come in a wide array of materials, colors and styles—so there’s sure to be a perfect fit.
Japanese Soaker Tubs
Japanese soaker tubs are designed for bathing in an upright position and are a perfect choice if you’ve got limited room for a tub. Traditional Japanese soaker tubs, or Ofuro, were made of wood. Bathers cleaned themselves before entering the bath so the water would remain clean for repeated use—much like a swimming pool or hot tub. Modern iterations are made from tile, stainless steel, plastic, or even concrete and are used in the same manner as a traditional American bathtub. They also come in standard, air bath and whirlpool models.