Buying a bathtub may seem easy. It may seem a no-brainer- just pick a color, choose the size and shape, and you’ll be walking out of the store with a designer bathtub. But this is not always the case. Know what you are looking for before making that purchase. At PlumbTile, our online Bath and Tile Design Showroom, you will be presented with a variety of products that will go well with your bathroom requirements. The site will help you consider different options, and not limit you to just the shape or color of tubs.

Americh bathtub

Here are some points to consider when buying a bathtub:

Bathtub Design. What kind of design you want in your bathroom is very important in making the right decision. Do you want a classic, modern, or contemporary look? You can also choose from different styles such as freestanding, wall-mounted, or built-in tubs. You may also want to consider remodeling your current bathtub if it is old and damaged.

The Size. The size of your bathtub will determine how much space it will take up in your bathroom. If you have a small space, then go for a smaller one that can fit inside your space well. If you have plenty of room in your bathroom then get one that can hold more than one person at a time!

Depth Matters Too! How deep do you want your tub to be? If you plan on using it for relaxing purposes then make sure that there are no sharp edges so that it does not hurt anyone who sits on it accidentally!

Herbeau bathtub

Bathtub Materials Matter! There are several types of materials used for making these bathtubs like ceramic, steel, aluminum, and acrylic among others but each has its own benefits

Location, location If you are purchasing a replacement or doing a bathroom remodel it is best to leave the bathtub in its original position. With a big fixture such as a bathtub, the location is vital. Where you put the tub will dictate the type of tub to purchase.

Types of bathtubs PlumbTile offers many types of bathtubs. There’s the freestanding tub, which can be a fantastic statement piece in any bathroom. They have modern designs ranging from this sleek 71” Freestanding Rounded Bathtub to this slightly larger 74” Freestanding Tub.

You may also choose to purchase a recessed bathtub which is commonly distributed by companies like Kohl. They have awesome tub products. If you are looking for a cast iron bath (with enameled apron), you can visit PlumbTile and purchase this extraordinary product.

MTI bathtub

Other types of bathtubs you can choose from are the drop-in tubs, which are supported by a frame, or the corner tub which is triangular in shape and may fit more than one bather such as this 6′ Corner Soaking Tub.

The Dry Run You don’t have to soak yourself in an actual tub before you purchase it. If you are doubtful about online descriptions, contact PlumbTile. Ask the agent how each bathtub fits the curve of the body. Also, ask if your water heater can fill the tub.

Consider all these factors before your bathtub purchase. Or just call 858-859-9691, all agents at PlumbTile will be able to assist you.