Southern Belt Construction carries bathtubs in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any budget and give bathing a whole new meaning.
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This is typically installed in a home to provide a bathing experience for family members and may include pets, such as a dog, tortoise, or small mammals, to enjoy a dip, particularly during the hot summer months. It is typically white in color, has a shower head above it, and is enclosed to allow for a sit-down or stand-up shower.
A true bathing experience entails immersing one’s entire body and head in a bath tub full of water. This type of tub would be deeper than a standard generic tub, allowing it to hold more water. As one might expect, there are a variety of sizes, styles, and shapes to choose from.
A walk-in bathtub is easily accessible by a level surface rather than having to step over a two-foot side of a bathtub. The ease of entry and exit would be appreciated by seniors and physically challenged people. At the door, there is a special device that acts as a seal to hold and contain the water, as well as a release button that allows the water to drain after use.
WHIRLPOOL AND AIR TUBS
The ultimate pleasure of a bath is to feel the warm sensation of a pulsating water jet massaging and caressing every part of the body. This procedure is especially appreciated after a long day at the office or the need to unwind after a long and exhausting journey. The bubbles produced by the whirlpool activity, combined with the water shot from the jets, contribute to the body massage effect. Installing this type of luxury will undoubtedly cost more because it necessitates the use of specialized equipment that must be expertly finished.
CAST IRON TUB
A cast iron bath tub is ideal for a family with young children because it is nearly indestructible and can withstand a lot of abuse. To achieve a smooth surface, the cast iron tub is coated with a veneer porcelain enamel. Cleaning the tub is as simple as wiping it down with a soft sponge and rinsing it afterwards. A solid foundation is essential for a cast iron tub because the tubs are heaving, especially when filled with water.
A tub made of steel is coated with several layers of enamel or porcelain. Because steel tubs are lighter than cast iron tubs, installation is easier and takes less time. If the tub is properly cleaned and dried after use, the luster of the enamel shine will always shine through. The disadvantage of an enamel coated tub is that it is prone to chipping and cracking over time. When steel is exposed, rust appears.
The surface of an acrylic tub is a high gloss finish that is smooth and a great reflector of light. The gloss will last for years and is smooth to the touch. Though acrylic is less scratch resistant than enamel or porcelain, the surface can be easily repaired to look like new again. Acrylic is a strong and long-lasting material. In fact, both the US President’s motorcade and the Pope’s mobile are shielded by acrylic. It’s no surprise that whirlpool and spa manufacturers rely heavily on acrylic, not only for its toughness and durability, but also for its ease of handling and versatility.
On top of the fiberglass tub is a layer of smooth and gleaming material known as ‘gelcoat.’ To add strength, another layer of reinforced polyester material is placed beneath the fiberglass. In comparison to acrylic or enamel Because gelcoat material is relatively light, it is easy to work with and maneuver in confined spaces. It is durable, strong, and flexible for its weight. Gelcoat fiberglass tubs should retain their color and shine for years if properly maintained and cleaned. Because gelcoat is more porous than acrylic, water may seep through and stain the tub if it is not properly maintained and cared for.
A composite product is created when two or more materials are combined to create a superior and unique material. In order to produce lightweight materials, a combination of plastic, resin, and carbon fiber is used in the manufacturing process. As a result, a composite tub weighs less than half as much as a cast iron tub. As a result, it is ideal for high-rise apartment bathrooms, as the finished surface is smooth, glossy, and enamel-coated. Again, as with all tubs, careful maintenance and cleaning are required to maintain its shine and smooth surface and to avoid cracks or chips.
CULTURED SOLID-SURFACE TUB
Real stone chunks and pieces are assembled under a crushing machine and liquid polyester resin is added for strength and durability to create a cultured solid-surface tub. Quartz, a hard white or colorless mineral found in certain rocks, has properties similar to cultured solid-surface tubs. A gelcoat is applied on top to create a smooth and strong surface.
Cultured solid-surface tubs give a bathroom a very luxurious and elegant appearance. It requires little upkeep because the surface does not stain or absorb water. Scratches can be easily buffed away, but cracks are more difficult to repair. One important feature is that the surface is resistant to mold and mildew growth, which can be harmful to one’s health. In the tub, avoid using abrasive cleaning liquid, hair coloring, and products containing harsh chemicals.
SPECIALTY WOOD & GLASS TUBS
Wooden tubs come in a variety of shapes, including round, oval, and oblong, with the latter being the most common. Western Cedar is the preferred wood because of its wood grain beauty and durability. A wood tub retains warm water longer than other materials such as enamel, acrylic, and marble. The tub must always be partially filled with water to avoid wrapping or shrinking the wood, which would result in water leakage. The Japanese love wood tubs because they believe that taking a bath cleanses the soul and purifies the body.