Bath TubWhen remodeling a bathroom, one option that should be considered is a Whirlpool tub. Often called a Jacuzzi, after the company that first patented it in 1968, a Whirlpool tub uses a combination of air jets to blast water around and create a smooth and relaxing flow. While a Whirlpool requires more work to install it than a standard tub, it could be well worth it when you can relax in the bubbling water. Whirlpool tubs have been shown to relieve stress, soothe muscles, improve overall health, and even boost your metabolism.

In a bathroom, you will need plenty of space for the tub, as well as all the bells and whistles. You will need to have the plumbing set up for the tub, electrical hook-ups, and anything needed for the extras you want to get. These extras may include lighting, heating, water sensors, disinfecting systems, televisions, surround sound, and more. Make sure your bathroom can support the weight of the tub and it’s occupant(s). Decide whether you want to install the tub into the floor, place it up into a platform, or have it stand freely.

There are many choices material of the tub. Like their standard counterparts, Whirlpool tubs are available in a variety of materials, such as cast-iron, porcelain, acrylic, fiberglass, and synthetic marble. They can also come in cast-iron and porcelain blend, or a fiberglass-acrylic mix. Cast-iron and porcelain are both heavy and hard to clean. The blend is the same way, but they are all durable. Synthetic marble is beautiful, but can crack easily when there is a sudden drop in temperature. Fiberglass may stain easily. Acrylics are naturally shiny and non-porous. Color can be a big part of the material choice, but the different materials can be colored to choice, for the most part. The shapes of tubs can be an oval, circle, heart, rectangle, et cetera.

To discuss the bathroom design plan that best suits you, stop by our Dream Kitchen & Bath showroom at 711 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York, or contact us.