Many modern bathrooms lack floor space, but a corner tub shower solves this problem because it does not take up a very large area. Corner baths can easily fit inside small bathrooms while providing extra room on your bathroom floor. Not all corner bathtub showers are meant for small bathrooms, some of them can be very large with various cabinets to store all your bathing equipment. Some corner tub showers are actually larger than standard-size tubs, but their space efficient design allows them to take up much less floor area than any other type of bathing device.
There are two main types of bathtub designs, these are freestanding shower tubs and recessed shower tubs. Freestanding tubs are located on a platform that is placed on top of the bathroom floor. This style can add design and flair to the enclosure surrounding your tub. Recessed tubs require a hole to be cut in the floor so the tub can be placed in it. Although these units conserve more floor space, they can be complicated and expensive to install.
Corner Tub Materials
Corner tubs can be made from many different materials and in a variety of styles. The most common material is acrylic. Acrylic tubs are lightweight, affordable, and can come in many different colors. These tubs are also simple to install so they can be purchased at any local bathroom store and brought home. However, you will likely need professionals to help with the installation process unless you have experience in plumbing and plastering. Acrylic material is easy to clean and maintain, it also has durable properties that prevent the tub from losing color or being scratched.
Buying a Corner Tub
A corner tub shower is actually two products combined into one. You will likely be choosing a bathtub along with a shower system that fits it. When looking for a specific tub, make sure that it has a shower kit to match. Some products are already combined and sold as one set while others allow you to choose the most suitable styles.
One of the first things to consider when buying bathroom corner showers and tubs is the size of your bathroom. Before making any purchases, you should measure the entire bathroom area and calculate how much space you want for the tub. If you also need a shower system, it is best to buy a combo corner tub shower if you do not have much space.