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How to design the bathtub?


"Bath" is a great enjoyment in life at this time. After a hard day and the cold wind, it feels so comfortable to go home and take a hot bath and let everything go.

There are also friends who will say: taking a bath is a waste of time, taking a shower is not more time-saving, labor-saving, convenient and also saves money...well~ it’s not a problem, but most people choose a bathtub for bathing. One important reason is that "I like"!

In fact, taking a bath is not a modern man’s patent, and it can even be said that it’s not a human patent...

▽For example, this group...

In the last century, bathing in a bathtub was a part of the life of the rich. It was a status symbol, but now it's just a common phenomenon.

Back to the topic: The bathtub continues to "evolve", which has also caused difficulties for our designers to choose. Coupled with issues such as apartment structure, material selection, and construction troubles, it makes our friends more irritable.

In order to solve this problem, let's talk about the choice and design of bathtub today, mainly to solve the following problems:

1. What are the materials of the bathtub?

2. What are the installation methods of the bathtub?


The material of the bathtub

There are currently five common bathtub materials on the market: acrylic, cast iron, steel plate, wood, and artificial stone.

1. Acrylic bathtub

Acrylic bathtub scientific name "glass fiber reinforced plastic bathtub", mature technology, is the mainstream product on the market.

Due to material reasons, there will be some short boards, such as poor stability, non-wearing, easy scratches on the surface, water stains on the surface of the steel body, difficult to manage, and insufficient strength (early acrylic bathtubs may even be stepped on and cracked) .

With the advancement of technology and craftsmanship, the advantages of acrylic bathtubs in the market are still obvious: good insulation performance, light weight, affordable prices, and diverse styles and designs, which can capture the hearts of designers and users.

2. Cast iron bathtub

The body of the cast iron bathtub is made of pouring and the surface is enamel treated. Due to the complexity of the process, the price of cast iron bathtubs is relatively high.

a. Disadvantages of cast iron bathtub

① Heavy weight: it is troublesome to move and install;

② The shape is relatively simple: there are few too special shapes.

③ The price is relatively expensive.

b. Advantages

① Good heat preservation performance;

② Easy to clean: The surface is treated with enamel, which is not easy to retain water stains and stains, and is easy to clean;

③ High stability, no scratches on the surface;

④ When filling water, the noise is low.

(This is also the main reason why some large hotel management companies still insist on using cast iron tubs for their high-end brand guest room bathtubs.)

The installation process of cast iron bathtub is a bit more troublesome. It often needs to be hoisted, and it is difficult to move and repair after installation. Ordinary consumers buy less, and large families can close their eyes. Its durable quality can be used as a family heirloom.

3. Steel bathtub

The steel bathtub is stamped and formed from a special steel plate, and the surface is then enamel-treated.

Features of steel bathtub

a. High production efficiency, wear resistance, heat resistance and pressure resistance;

b. Long service life;

c. The weight is large, the shape is single, and the heat preservation effect is not very good;

d. The noise is louder when water is injected, which is equivalent to a low-profile cast iron bathtub.

(But it's not much seen in the market anymore.)

4. Wooden bathtub

Wooden bathtub, as the name suggests, is a bathtub (bath barrel) made of wood.

a. Material selection

Solid wood bathtubs often choose materials with hard wood, high density and good corrosion resistance, such as spruce, oak, pine, cedar, etc. The most common material for solid wood bathtubs and tubs on the market is cedar.

b. Features

Like the cedar bathtub, it has the advantages of no static electricity, environmental protection and naturalness, and it is easy to clean. It can be washed with clean water after bathing, but it still needs maintenance in the later period.

c. Applicable space

Because of its unique natural and primitive properties, wooden bathtubs are generally used in projects such as bed and breakfasts, SPAs, and hot spring baths.

Of course, some private home users will also choose it due to personal preference. After all, the wooden bathtub looks like the distant mountains and woods.

5. Artificial stone bathtub

Artificial stone bathtub is an emerging variety in recent years, which is mainly formed by mixing stone powder or aluminum hydroxide powder, resin, and color paste.

The artificial stone bathtub has the characteristics of rich shapes, good insulation, strong stability, easy cleaning and maintenance, and has become a new force in residential commercial projects.


What are the installation methods of the bathtub?

There are two types of bathtub placement: free-standing and embedded.

1. Freestanding

The free-standing bathtub is to put the bathtub directly on the bathroom floor, and the inside and outside are smooth and clean, and there is no need to lean against the wall or put it in the bathroom separately.

a. Installation requirements

Free-standing bathtubs have certain requirements for space and need to have a certain floor height and area.

Installation steps of free-standing bathtub:

1) Open the refrigerator door;

2) Put the elephant in.

1) Reserve water inlets and outlets;

2) Place the bathtub.

b. Matters needing attention

You need to pay attention to the location of the inlet and outlet and the reservation of the drain pipe. The drain pipe can be arranged under the cylinder. The cold and hot water are determined according to the style and model of the bathtub. It is recommended to order the style in advance.

2. Embedded

Embedded bathtub means that the bathtub is embedded in the ground or other objects when it is installed. There are mainly two installation methods: brick structure and steel frame structure.

There are two types of built-in bathtubs: wall built-in and central built-in bathtubs.

a. Built-in against the wall is a traditional bathtub, which needs to be built.

b. The central built-in bathtub refers to the bathtub that is not against the wall but embedded under the ground.

Its key point is to do a good job of waterproofing. If the water leaks below the bathtub layer, it will not help to have access to the bathtub. The bathtub must be removed and re-arranged.

Cold bath knowledge: Don't take a bath in the bathtub!

(The bathtub is a bath instead of a shower drop~ The correct order should be to take a shower, take a bath, and then take a bath, so that it won’t be too laborious to clean the bathtub~)

3. Bathtub node method

Need to pay attention to the following 3 points:

a. The closing method of the bathtub and the countertop, and the installation method of the bathtub;

b. The waterproof treatment method inside the bathtub structure;

c. The setting method of dry hanging stone and overhaul opening on steel frame side panels.