When creating a new bathroom, you have to consider every aspect of the room – how it’s going to look, the new layout and what products and features you are going to include. The products you choose are so important. After all, they’re going to have to serve you well for a number of years.

Not only do the products you choose need to be reliable but they also need to be perfect for you, in terms of look and practicality. Today, we’re going to be talking about one product, in particular, the bathtub. To some, it’s the most important feature of any bathroom, so you have to get it just right.

How do you choose the right bathtub? By knowing all of your options and figuring out the one that will fit you and your bathroom best. Take a read of some of the different types of bathtubs you could include in your dream bathroom.

Freestanding Bath 

A freestanding bath is a favourite amongst not only our customers but nearly everyone and it’s really no wonder why. As the name suggests, this is a bathtub that is not attached to any walls, it can stand on its own practically anywhere in the room.

What we love about this bathtub is that it is such a statement piece and immediately ‘levels up’ any bathroom. We also see freestanding bathtubs coming in both modern and traditional styles, meaning you can find the perfect fit for your bathroom style.

Shower Bath 

Many bathrooms include this type of bathtub that offers a bath and shower combo; we like to say it includes the best of both worlds when you have both ‘bath people’ and ‘shower people’ who share the same bathroom.

This option is great for smaller bathrooms that cannot include a separate shower enclosure as well as a bathtub.

Corner Bath

Like others in this list, the name pretty much gives away what this bathtub is all about. A bathtub that is installed into a corner of your bathroom in contact with your walls. You may be thinking that there isn’t much else to say about this type of bath, but there are actually a few different variations available.

A corner bath can come in several different shapes, including L, J, P and B-shaped. A great addition for any bathroom, especially ones doing their best to keep as much available floor space as possible.

Alcove Bath

This is perhaps one of the most common types of bathtub seen in UK bathrooms. With this tub, it is walled in on three sides; it’s most popular due to its practical installation and the dynamic it offers – your own little space to relax and unwind.

Often alcove bathtubs are also shower baths with the side of the bath that is not walled in being used for housing a shower screen or curtain. The shower can be fitted on either side of the tub or in the centre.

Walk-In Bath 

A walk-in bath is a great option for an accessible bathroom. Instead of having to climb into the bathtub with one leg over first and balancing in between lifting the other, you simply open up the built-in easy access door and step inside.

Ideal for seniors and those with lesser mobility, some accessible bathtubs are also fitted with an in-bath seat for easier washing.

In Conclusion 

There you have the main different types of bathtubs on the market. Of course, there are other types of bathtubs that we haven’t covered in this blog, such as double ended baths, back to wall baths and slipper baths, so it’s a good idea for you to do some more research as there may be a better type of bath out there for you.

When you have your bathroom installed or renovated by The Bathroom Place, you can see the different bathtub options we have available in your own bathroom design via innovative VR technology.

Get your bathroom project started by booking a free consultation at one of our three showrooms.