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Bathtubs Types By Installation

Whether you’re choosing a bathtub for a newly constructed bathroom or replacing one in an existing bathroom, your first step is to pick the appropriate installation type.

 

Installation

 

Whether you’re choosing a bathtub for a newly constructed bathroom or replacing one in an existing bathroom, your first step is to pick the appropriate installation type.

 

 

  

Alcove

 

Alcove bathtubs are installed in a recessed nook within a room, and are surrounded by walls on three sides. These tubs will have unfinished exteriors on several sides, as well as flanges to help prevent water from leaking into your walls. 

 

 

 

 

 Corner

 

These bathtubs are roughly triangle-shaped in order to fit in to the corner of your room, accommodating two or more bathers at a time.  

 

 

 

 

 Drop-in

 

Drop in bathtubs or whirlpool tubs are designed to simply settle into a pre-cut hole. If the hole in your surface is cut to the appropriate size, the edges of a drop-in tub will keep it flush with your surface as soon as you drop it in.

 

 

 

 

 Under-mount

 

Under-mount bathtubs have edges that are invisible from the outside. You install your tub beneath a hole of the appropriate size, bracing it from below, and let the surrounding tile or stone merge seamlessly with the tub.

 

 

 

 

Freestanding

 

This most visually-striking type of installation creates a bath tub that is a focal point in the room. Your tub can be seen and accessed from all sides of the room.

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