There are many different types of bath tubs, and one type that has becoming increasingly popular is the garden tub. The garden tub is basically a regular bathtub
but oversized and round or oblong shaped. A garden tub is sometimes referred to as a round tub or soaker tub due to its size and capacity for water. Basically, garden tubs are Whirlpool type tubs either with or without jets. In this article and at gardentub.org, we are going to give advice, information, and reviews about garden tubs if you are looking to install one in your home.
The garden tub is usually made from either fiberglass or acrylic and is round or bowed out in the center instead of the standard rectangular shape. This allows for the bathtub to hold more water and gives the person taking a bath a little more room. The garden tub usually has wider edges around the rim which allows you to put candles, bath accessories, or even a beverage. The added comfort and sophistication of a garden tub makes it perfect of the master bathroom.
Keeping a garden tub clean, especially one with jets, can be difficult. If you use a lot of soap, bubble bath, or any type of oil when taking a bath, make sure to rinse your tub out after use. If dirt starts to build up in the bath tub, you can fill up the tub with water and put dish detergent in. Once your tub is full of dish detergent and water, run the jets for several minutes to clear out dirt. Another potential downside of the garden due is because they hold so much water, make sure you have an adequate hot water heater that will provide you with a warm/hot bath.
If you are looking to have a garden tub installed, I’d recommend using a local company instead of a chain. The reason for this is because chain stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s will probably be more expensive and you will probably find better customer service from a local store. Also, make sure to look into warranty options in case you have problems with the tub in the future. Ordering a tub and installation from a local store will give you a face to go to if you have any problems with the installation or have problems with the tub after installation.
The actual cost of the garden tub will vary depending on size, composition, and whether or not the tub has jets. You can find garden tubs for as little as $150, but the tub will be very basic and small. More expensive cast iron tubs with jets could cost upwards of $3000 or $4000. You will also have to account for potentially replacing copper water pipes, a bigger hot water heater, and installation costs into the total price. If you purchase the tub and installation from a local company, you might be able to get discounts on some of the demolition or installation services. Regardless, a garden tub is an excellent choice for those that love to take baths, and will increase the value of your house.