A bathroom tub, also called a bathtub or simply a tub, is a device for holding hot water where an individual or pet can bathe. The tub has a drain that lets the water be removed safely from the body of the person using the bathroom tub. Many modern tubs are constructed of porcelain fiberglass-coated steel, acrylic-enameled porcelain, or porcelain fiberglass-coated cast iron. Many older styles were constructed from glass. Many different shapes and sizes of bathroom tubs are available.
In addition to the bathtubs, there are other fixtures in a master bathroom. Showers are an essential part of the bathroom suite. There are many options in both size and style for showers. Bathroom showers come with or without steam rooms. Steam rooms are built into many new bathtubs to improve the showering experience. These are also easy to install and do not take up much space in the bathroom.
Shower stalls are another fixture of the bathroom suite. If you have a large bathroom, a whirlpool spa might be a better option than a regular bathtub. Whirlpool spa showers do not have the visual effect of a regular bathtub; however, they still offer a great way to easily relax and enjoy your relaxation time. A whirlpool spa is a spa with a whirlpool jet effect, much like a Jacuzzi.
There are two basic types of bathtub: fiberglass and acrylic. Acrylic bathtubs are built from acrylic sheets and will require more maintenance than fiberglass bathtubs. Acrylic bathtubs require more frequent covering because of soap residue build-up on the surface. Fiberglass bathtubs, on the other hand, are built from fiberglass and do not have a built-in film. Both types of bathtub are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The most popular tub styles include square, rectangular, round, oval, and bubble. There are four main types of shower enclosures: quadrant shower enclosures, freestanding enclosures, in-line enclosures, and handheld shower heads. Bubble enclosures are especially fun to add to a bathroom. Bubble tubs give the appearance of rainbows, which is very relaxing and comfortable.
Handheld shower heads fit over the top of most standard bathroom tub showers. These handy shower heads fit over the top of a standard tub and shower enclosure and will not obstruct the flow of water while you are taking a relaxing bath. Most handheld shower heads are equipped with an audio or visual entertainment system that helps keep people relaxed and focused during a relaxing shower. As more people opt for hand showers to relax in after a long day at work, handheld shower heads are becoming a popular choice. Handheld shower heads are also becoming more popular with seniors as they can safely take a relaxing shower without having to worry about falling out of their seats or tripping over a knotted cord.