No matter how fashionable the shower is today, the bath never loses its relevance. Convenient and practical, indispensable in the presence of small children in the house, providing real relaxation after a hard day – every connoisseur of this plumbing equipment will find his own merits. True, a lot depends on the quality of such a product. So that it only pleases you with comfort and durability, you need to figure out exactly how to choose a Stone Bathtub.
Determine the size of the bath
Perhaps the main characteristic of such plumbing is its dimensions, both external and internal. Tips for choosing a bath in this case are usually divided into several areas:
Length: ranges from “teenage” 120 cm to “basketball” 200 cm and should allow sitting reclining with outstretched, water-covered legs;
Width: in order not to feel cramped, it is worth choosing a bath with a margin of 5-7 cm on the sides of the body (80-90 cm wide is enough for an average building);
Height: the optimal figure is about 65-70 cm (the depth will be in the region of 50-60 cm), although lower borders are better for small children and elderly people;
Capacity: with the same external dimensions, the volume at the bathtub may vary, this is affected by the inclination of the walls, bends, armrests, etc.
At the same time, it is worth considering the dimensions of your bathroom. After all, what seems to you as comfortable as possible may take up too much space in the room or not even fit in it. Therefore, here you need to look for a reasonable compromise, which bathtub is best for your situation.
Choosing the right bath material
From what today they just do plumbing. Therefore, it is not so easy to find out which material the bath is better from. The most typical options are:
This option is made of polymethyl methacrylate, essentially reinforced plastic. It can be 100% pure with the addition of acrylonetrile butadiene styrene in this case, the price is lower, albeit at the expense of quality (due to the more porous structure, the upper layer wears out faster). In any case, acrylic bathtubs are light and warm, and most importantly are diverse in design and equipment (they include hydro massage, chromotherapy, water level sensors, etc.). Tips for choosing a bath cannot but include disadvantages: acrylic bends under load (often requires a frame); afraid of abrasive chemistry, it is easy to scratch (although polishing is not difficult).
Cast stone bathtubs
To the question of what material the Stone Tub is better from the point of view of its design, and then cast stone is one of the first answers. For its production, marble chips, quartz sand and binding polyester resins are used. The resulting composite is very durable, warm, easy to clean (although abrasives are best avoided) and at the same time very effective due to the bright, even gloss. The flip side is its solid weight (from 100 kg), the appearance of scratches when used inaccurately (dogs cannot be bathed in such a bath) and, of course, the high price – since choosing a bath of this type for little money will not work.