Bathroom Business School
When decorating the bathroom, there are millions of reasons to choose not to install a bathtub, occupying an area, water, cleaning trouble.
And choose to install a bathtub for only one reason, that is: I like.
In the modern fast-paced life under pressure, more and more people began to pursue the slow pace of home. The bathtub also turned from a traditional bathing tool to an important object that can enhance the happiness of life and make the body and mind completely relaxed.
The area of the bathroom is large enough, you can install a bathtub. But the area of only a few square meters of small bathroom, how to install the bathtub?
How large an area does a bathtub need in the end
The length of a conventional bathtub is generally between 1.5m-1.8m, and the width is between 0.7m-0.8m.
In other words, if you want to install a bathtub in the bathroom, you should leave at least 1.05m2-1.44m2 of space at the beginning of the decoration.
This does not take into account the area occupied by the outer masonry, if the family chooses a built-in bathtub, then the required area is even larger.
If the size of the bathtub is not measured in advance when the bathroom is renovated, the area left after the entrance of the toilet and sink is found to be less than 1㎡, and we don’t want to give up the bathtub?
At this time, we can take the second best, choose the bathtub that can control the footprint within 1 ㎡.
For example, the sitting bathtub, which is embedded in the sitting bench can be in a particularly comfortable position when soaking.
In addition, there is a fan-shaped bathtub, the footprint is also very small, especially for shaped spaces.
These small size of the bathtub, although not as large as the body can be fully stretched, you can only take the small space and also have a bath position.
Choose a built-in bathtub or freestanding bathtub
The bathtub is divided into two types of freestanding and embedded.
Built-in bathtubs are divided into those with skirts and without skirts according to their different forms.
With a skirt bathtub itself comes with a support body. It is easier to install and does not require additional masonry support. However, before purchasing, be sure to measure the placement space, so as to avoid errors.
Without skirt bathtub, installation is more troublesome, and it is necessary to build the base in advance according to the bathtub size. The installation should leave at least 2mm distance from the wall to prevent the surface of the bathtub from breaking when vibrating. At the same time, we also need to apply some anti-mildew agent on the edge of the bathtub to achieve the effect of anti-mildew.
The biggest advantage of the built-in bathtub is that it can be seamlessly integrated with the wall, leaving no hygiene corners, convenient for daily cleaning.
The disadvantage is that it looks a bit rigid, and you need to design the wall and floor tiles around it to achieve the best visual effect.
Freestanding bathtub is divided into direct floor bathtub and four feet floor type.
This bathtub is more independent, easy to move, according to their specific needs, and the layout of the bathroom flexible adjustment position, but we must pay attention to the plumbing needs to be planned in advance.
Four-legged floor bathtub also called “toffee tub”, “cat foot bathtub”, the value is very high, most of the film is this exquisite style, it is easy to bring the bathroom petty style.
But this bathtub also has a hard wound. If the bathtub is stuffed in a small area of the bathroom, around the empty space is not easy to clean.
How to choose the material of the bathtub
The material of the bathtub determines its performance, so pay special attention to its material before buying.
Advantages: The cost is cheaper, good heat preservation effect, rich and various shapes.
Disadvantages: the surface is easy to be hard to get flowers.
Acrylic bathtub using artificial organic material manufacturing, rich shape, light weight, good surface finish, and lower price.
However, because of the poor resistance to high temperature, poor pressure ability, not wear-resistant, the surface is easy to aging shortcomings, so after more than three years of use, the surface is rarely not discolored.
However, with the progress of technology, many brand manufacturers in the production of imported high-brightness, high hardness bathroom special acrylic sheet, can overcome the shortcomings of acrylic to a certain extent.
If you use the bathtub less frequently, or within a few years to redecorate or change the room, then you can boldly choose this cost-effective acrylic bathtub.
– Cast iron bathtub
Advantages: durable, low noise of water injection, easy to clean.
Disadvantages: high price, heavy weight, difficult to install and transport.
Cast iron bathtubs are made of cast iron with enameled surfaces, which are very heavy and not easy to make noise when used.
Due to the complex casting process, cast iron bathtubs are generally single in shape and expensive.
-Solid wood bathtub
Advantages: strong heat preservation, deeper tank, fully infiltrate the body.
Disadvantages: the price is higher, need to maintain maintenance, will deformation and leakage.
Solid wood bathtubs often use hard wood, high density, good corrosion resistance material, such as spruce, oak, pine, cedar wood, etc., the material of solid wood bath tubs on the market to cedar wood is the most common.
In addition to giving a refreshing feeling, this kind of tub has the advantages of easy to clean, without static electricity, environmental protection and natural, after bathing with water can be scrubbed clean, daily maintenance is more simple.
However, when using the solid wood bathtub should pay attention to, it likes wet and afraid of dry, to often use water to moisten, avoid exposure to the sun.
-Steel plate bathtub
Advantages: cheaper, lighter, easy to install.
Disadvantages: poor insulation effect, water injection noise, monotonous shape.
Steel plate bathtub, is made of the whole thickness of about 2mm bathtub special steel plate, by stamping and forming, the surface and then by enamel treatment and is made.
It has the characteristics of wear resistance, heat resistance, pressure resistance, weight between the cast iron cylinder and acrylic cylinder, insulation effect is lower than the cast iron cylinder, but the service life is long, the overall cost performance is higher.
In fact, no matter what kind of bathtub, the first issue to consider is the brand and material quality, followed by its size, shape and faucet position, and then according to the layout of the bathroom size, as well as their own preferences for screening.
Specific methods are as follows.
One look. By looking at the surface gloss to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the material, suitable for any kind of material bathtub.
Two stomp. The solidity of the bathtub is related to the quality and thickness of the material, visual inspection is not visible, you need to try it personally, with gravity, such as standing in, whether there is the feeling of sinking.
Three touch. Touch the surface smoothness, for steel plate and cast iron bathtub, because these two bathtubs need to be enameled, the plating process is not good will appear fine ripples.
Four listen. Buy high-grade bathtub, it is best to listen to the sound when buying, if the motor noise of the Jacuzzi bathtub is too loud, enjoy not, but become a burden.
Five after-sales. In addition to looking at product quality, brand, cost performance, after-sales service is also an important factor that consumers should consider, such as whether to provide home measurement, installation services, etc.
And finally sum up a sentence is: according to the actual situation, do not choose expensive only buy the right.
Toilet, sink and other sanitary ware placement skills
The general bathroom arrangement is near the door to put the sink, then the toilet, the most inside is the bathtub, the reason is simple, because the frequency of washing face and hands is relatively high.
But the area is small, but also want to put the bathtub, how to carry out the layout?
Sanitary ware on the wall is a very good way.
Wall drainage treatment of the basin and toilet hanging directly on the wall, save space to plug the bathtub, the original pipe and tank space, but also can be used for storage.
Sanitary ware are hung in the air, and will not produce sanitary corners, cleaning up is also very convenient, but also leave more space, so that the space is not visually crowded.
In addition, if the bathroom is next to the hallway, or there is enough space outside, you can also move the sink out and make a wet and dry form of separation.
Just like the homeowner Allen_GY, her house is only 45 square meters, the bathroom is even smaller, but she wants to put a bathtub into it, the last solution is to invite the sink out, using the space in the hallway to customize the sink, not only to realize the idea of putting a bathtub in the bathroom, but also to realize the wet and dry separation, killing two birds with one stone.
Photo source: Allen_GY, the owner of the house
When you are tired, feeling stressed and a little depressed, throw yourself into a warm bathtub, rest for a while, clear your mind and then go back to the struggle with full blood.
Remember, it’s important to love yourself!