One Piece Tub Or Tub Shower For A Contemporary Bathroom
Nothing is ever straightforward when planning a new bathroom or remodeling an old one; even just replacing a tub has its complications, and that’s just in the terminology you might see or hear used. For example, the idea of a one piece tub might mean different things to different people; to some it will mean quite simply a tub on its own consisting of one piece only. To others it can mean the tub is part of one piece, pre-fabricated unit which also includes wall panels and even a ceiling.
It is the pre-fabricated one piece tub which this web site is focused on, and its sister units such as one piece tub shower and one piece shower. You will find that more often than not these pre-fabricated tubs and showers are made of high quality fiberglass and acrylic. Top brands include Kohler, who have an impressive range of single piece tubs with showers, and Aker and Lasco as alternatives. The best place to start looking though is your local stores; or at least call around the stores initially to see if they have any one piece tubs in stock and if so which ones. Then take a look and most of all examine the quality and the strength of the plastic.
If you find the right one piece tub locally that can be a big advantage, particular if you have any problems with getting the installation done or even getting the pre-fabricated tub through the front door of the house and then the bathroom door. If you buy from a bathroom specialist store then there is every chance they have not only a delivery service but installation service also, perhaps giving you a little bit of room for negotiation on overall price.
Prices for a one piece tub vary enormously, and depend not only on the quality but what you want included. A jetted tub will cost more than one that has no jets, for example; while others are a bit extra because of an integral ceiling, extras such as grab bars and seats and inbuilt shelves. The best thing to do is set your budget, list your requirements and then see of you can get a perfect match.