A Drop In Tub Can Lend Streamlined Feel To A Bathroom
A drop in tub have survived the test of time and have maintained the appeal for many reasons. As its name suggests, a drop in tub is a tub which is installed by being lowered, or “dropped in,” to a frame or an opening in the bathroom floor. Compared to a freestanding tub, this type of tub can lend a polished, streamlined feel to a bathroom. Beyond these basic characteristics, drop in tub models can vary widely. They can be sunken or raised, can take many different shapes, can be made from a number of materials, and can have a variety of bath-enhancing features. A drop in tub is installed by being lowered into a prepared support structure. The tub’s upper edge is rimmed with an outward-extending lip that rests on the top of the support structure. If the bathtub’s bottom is going to rest directly on the bathroom floor, it is usually set into a frame or platform of a nearly equal height. For a raised bathing area, the tub is set into a high frame or platform, which often has steps to facilitate bath entry and exit. A drop in bathtub which is to be sunken is lowered into an opening in the bathroom floor.
Compared to a freestanding bathtub, a drop in tub can lend a polished, minimalist feel to a bathroom. The difference here is due to the fact that freestanding bathtubs require a certain amount of exposed plumbing. Conversely, drop in tub plumbing is usually concealed behind an adjacent wall or within the tub’s frame, leaving only the faucet and water controls exposed.