Things to consider before purchasing a corner tub
Corner bathtubs are compact, and they’re available in several shapes, sizes, and styles. They boost the aesthetics of bathrooms with limited space. Most manufacturers embrace unique materials and designs to make outstanding models that cut through the noise.
Experts say corner bathtubs are the go-to machines for anyone who despises hurting the knees while taking a shower in full-size tubs. However, there are factors worth considering before splurging on a model, or you risk purchasing one that will serve you over the short-term.
In this section, we will focus on the size of your bathroom, the bathroom shape, and the drainage location.
The size of a bathroom is the first factor to consider before purchasing a corner tub. Yes, corner tubs are recommended for users with small bathroom sizes. However, it’s heart-wrenching to buy a high-end tub only to realize it can’t go through the bathroom door or fit in the bathroom.
Get a tape measure and estimate the dimensions of your bathroom then pick a tub with sizes that are slightly lower.
The structure of your bathroom affects the shape of the corner bathtub you can choose. Most bathrooms have a rectangular or square shape. Corner bathtubs like Neptune Wind WI60D, Spa World Venzi Vz6060swr, and Atlantis Whirlpools 6060V Venus fit in rectangular or square-shaped bathrooms. You can pick a model like KOHLER K-1155-0 5454 if your bathroom is circular shaped.
The position of the drainage system in your house determines the location of your corner tub. Maybe you want a tub with a drainage hole on the left, right, or the center.
Experts mention that tubs with drainage holes at the center drain a bigger percentage of the waste.
You can purchase the Carver Tubs – SKC5555 or Atlantis Whirlpools 6060V Venus with drainage positions at the center. Other tubs like Carver Tubs – SKC5555 and Neptune Wind WI60D have their drainage hole positioned at the end and right, respectively.
Features to consider when choosing a corner tub
Nothing beats enjoying a nice warm bath in a corner tub after a long day at work. Some corner bathtubs come with several features creating a spa-like environment in your bathrooms. With several impressive bathtubs in the market, picking the right corner bathtub that blends with the design of your home is overwhelming.
You can as well purchase different models and test them yourself or do thorough research to avoid landing a poor model. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you.
In this section, we will look at the factors you should consider, like the type of tub, tub size and capacity, durability, style, and color.
There are different types of tubs like a whirlpool, soaking, air tubs, and combo tubs.
Whirlpool and the soaking corner bathtubs are the main types in the market currently.
Whirlpool corner tubs like Atlantis Whirlpools 6060V Venus, KOHLER K-1155-0 5454, have jets on the side for massage and therapy purposes. You can purchase the Carver Tubs – SKC5555 that comes with 6 or 12 jets.
Soaking bathtubs like Carver Tubs – SKC5555 enable users to immerse their whole body in water. Unlike traditional bathtubs, they provide room to dip the arms and knees. Combos are tubs that offer several features. For instance, the Neptune Wind WI60D that offers air and whirlpool technology.
Tub size and capacity
Corner tub baths are lightweight. The Carver Tub, Spa World Venzi and Neptune Wind bathtub weigh 125, 292, and 77 lbs. respectively.
Tubs like Spa World Venzi and Atlantis Whirlpools Venus almost have the same dimensions. You can purchase a tub with a small size like the KOHLER K-1155-0 5454.
The capacity of a corner tub is the amount of water in gallons it can hold when full. The Carver Tubs – SKC5555 holds up to 70 gallons of water while the Neptune Wind WI60D holds up to 56 gallons.
Corner bathtubs like Carver Tubs – SKC5555, Spa World Venzi Vz6060swr, and Atlantis Whirlpools 6060V Venus are designed from top-notch acrylic materials for durability. Acrylic is non-porous and easy to clean.
It offers great optical clarity. Experts claim it’s 17 times stronger than glass. Acrylics also resists high temperatures. Scrub tough stains or disinfect the tub occasionally to lengthen its life.
Most corner tubs in the market have a white color. However, you can the Neptune Wind WI60D and choose the white, black, biscuit, sandbar, ice gray, or brown colors they offer.
Corner tubs like Atlantis Whirlpools 6060V Venus, and Carver Tubs – SKC5555 are available in white colors only. The Spa World Venzi Vz6060swr with a white high gloss finish and KOHLER K-1155-0 5454 is available in a white, biscuit, and almond colors.