Are you wondering how to choose the best bathtub and shower? Find out by knowing how much space you have to work with, and what design and finish you want. Whatever your preferences, Bathtubs and Showers Buffalo has hundreds of attractive and functional products for all layouts, whether you have a big, standard, or a small urban bath. When you want to purchase or remodel your tub and shower, and the only thing you need to decide on is which type to select, trust Bathroom Remodel Buffalo to help you out.
Drop-In Tubs - Referred to as deck-mounted or under-mount bathtubs, drop-in tubs sit within a built-up framework or platform. Because of its design flexibility, Bathtubs and Showers Buffalo produces them in four shapes: rectangle, oval, hour-glass, and corner. They can be installed in the middle and do not need to be fit in three-walled enclosures. A drop-in bathtub may require more floor space, depending on the design and where you want to put it.
Freestanding Bathtubs - Also known as soaking bathtubs, freestanding bathtubs are stand-alone tubs. They are not connected to the surrounding walls, surfaces, and adjoining support frames. They are considered a gorgeous design statement and the center of attraction of a room. But for most cases, and because of its design, you need a spacious bathroom to accommodate this type of tub. Also, if you choose a freestanding tub, you have to deal with the exposed plumbing. Our recommendation is to buy distinctive fixtures and faucets to blend well with the bathroom’s luxurious appeal. If you want a relaxing, quiet, easy to clean, and self-draining tub, check out Bathtubs and Showers Buffalo massage bathtub.
Alcove Bathtubs - Considered the simplest and most common design to install and buy, alcove tubs are great for those who focus on saving space because of its compact yet flexible design. This popular bathtub is installed with three connecting walls or a recess in your bathroom. However, the alcove bathtub does offer plenty of design and size options.
Sunken Bath - This type will remind you of outdoor pools and spas. To build a sunken bath, builders need to drop it into the floor rather than mount on top or extrude from it. Only the rim is visible because the outer shape of the tub is entirely hidden.
Electric Showers - Integrated components are needed to heat on cold water supply when on demand. But with eclectic showers, they do not need a large, available stock of hot water and are not dependent on a central heating system. Being highly energy efficient is one of its advantages. The disadvantage though is that the flow rates of this type of shower can be very low. Opt for an electric shower with a higher kilowatt grading for better flow production.
Mixer Showers - This type of shower is called a mixer shower since it blends hot and cold water to create an ideal temperature. They should be directly fastened to both the cold and water supply of a structure. They also have a higher flow rate than electric showers.
Bathtubs and Showers Buffalo offers cutting-edge types like the digital shower. One uses a remote control as an added feature where you can control your showering experience from a distance.
Bathtubs and Showers Performance
For shower performance, there is the pressure-balance valve that features a sole handle controlling the volume of temperature and water. And the Thermostatic valve that has two handles, one is to control the volume of water while the other one is to control water temperature.
For bathtub performance, expect whirlpool bathtubs to use high-powered water jets to produce a relaxing water-massage. Look for a model that has the ability to stir air into the pressurized water as it transmits from the jets, reducing the probability of jarring impact of the water. Air bathtubs, on the other hand, provide a milder experience than strong water streams. While using air bathtubs, you will feel tiny bubbles being released from little holes coming from the bottom and sides of the tub.
Tub and Shower Materials
Before buying a tub and shower, it is necessary to know the structural limit of your house or building to see if the bathroom floor can support the weight of the material composition. If you want a bathtub that is easy to clean and maintain, choose an acrylic. It has a smooth and non-porous surface. In addition, they have the ability to keep water warm longer than other materials. There are also plenty of ways to design an acrylic material tub. If you want to have an aesthetic bathtub, select cast iron. It is extremely durable and strong. But because they are also heavy, additional support in the sub-floor might be required. If you want to have both aesthetics but weigh less, go for steel. It is also durable and has heat-retention without being too heavy. We also offer other materials for tub and shower, such as stone, marble, wood, and ceramic.