Today we will explore the types of baths for your bathroom. The wide range of modern types of baths available today comes in different shapes and sizes, materials and functions. No matter what your requirements might be, there is plenty to choose from.

It's hard to argue with the fact that the quality and durability of a bath depend mainly on the material and technology used for its production.

As a rule, a bath should be installed in a dedicated room, which was prepared for this purpose in advance. This refers to the plumbing connections, water supply, and interior with appropriate surfacing materials for bathrooms.

Sure, each model will vary in shape and size and you should consider this in order to make it fit into the bathroom harmoniously. Today rectangular, round, oval and corner baths are rather popular.

However, in order to make the right choice you should first pay attention to its construction material and, in some cases, to its production technology. That, in turn, should tell you about bath’s thermal conductivity, weight, durability, wear resistance and, consequently, value.

What types of baths are there?

According to the construction material, baths are divided into the following types:

— Cast iron baths;

— Steel baths;

— Acrylic baths;

— Exotic baths made of stone, wood, and other material.

Metal baths (iron and steel), which have been very popular for a long time, are enameled on the inside for protection against water. Therefore, choosing such a bath, first of all, you should pay attention to the enamel and carefully inspect it for chips and cracks. Moreover, the bath installation should be very careful in order to avoid the enamel damage.

Cast iron baths.

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Cast iron bath

Cast iron baths can take rectangular or oval shape. Today, oval baths are more popular, for its aesthetic qualities and convenience.

Advantages:

The advantages of cast iron baths: highly durable, keep heat well, have a strong enamel coating, resistant to solvents and keeps the noise level down on contact with water.

Disadvantages:

Among disadvantages: large weight, high cost, limited choice of shapes and rapid formation of roughness in the enamel layer.

Steel baths.

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Steel bath

Today, a steel bath can be presented absolutely in any configuration and may contain a lot of additional options in the form of hydro-massage devices, seats, armrests and other equipment.

Advantages:

In contrast to the cast iron, the advantage of steel baths is in their light weight and variety of forms. They are also very durable and resistant to chemicals. These baths are quite long-lasting and affordable.

Disadvantages:

The high thermal conductivity and noisiness on contact with water can be noted among the disadvantages of a steel bath.

 Acrylic baths.

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Bath types: acrylic bath

Range of acrylic baths, perhaps, can be considered one of the most diverse, both in configurations and equipment. They are manufactured with the use of injection molding manufacturing technology, where a polymer compound is applied to a reinforced bowl of fiberglass shell.

Advantages:

Acrylic baths are quiet on contact with water and have high thermal insulation, light weight, easy to maintain and repair. Among other things, they come in wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Disadvantages:

The disadvantages include fragility, tendency to thermal deformation and sensitivity to chemicals.

Exotic baths.

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Bath of natural stone

Baths of natural stone are the most common among exotic baths. Sure, their cost is very high, as they are considered luxurious. The most valuable are those that are made of natural marble.

A glass bath is truly an exclusive solution that can decorate any bathroom. Of course, the glass bath is quite unusual. But it is not everyone’s cup of tea. Such a bath requires the appropriate interior. This style should be supplemented, for example, by a glass sink. Then the entire bathroom will look different.
These baths are very robust, not less than traditional acrylic one. But it is surely the most eye-catching and unconventional among others.

There are also wooden, ceramic and even carbon baths. The creativity of manufacturers and price points are limitless.

Advantages:

Among the advantages, of course, we should emphasize the decorative effect and exclusiveness of models.

Disadvantages:

Among the disadvantages of this type of baths we should mention difficult maintenance and weak heat conservation properties. The cost of these baths is also too expensive for many people.

It can also be noted that most modern types of baths are equipped with hydromassage facilities.