There are plenty of things to think about when you're remodelling a bathroom, but obviously, the bathtub itself is going to be one of your main concerns. Your final choice is going to impact everything from how much you enjoy your evening soak to how good your finished bathroom looks, so it makes sense to check out all the options available. Most people still stick with acrylic or porcelain but more and more are enjoying the benefits of installing a natural stone bathtub.
Here are just four reasons you should think about joining them.
1. Stone Bathtubs Retain Heat
Many people assume stone bathtubs will be too cold — after all, stone is generally quite cool to the touch. However, stone actually retains heat extremely well compared to other bathtub materials. When you sink into a stone bathtub for a nice long soak, you're going to find the water staying warm much longer than it would in another type of tub. That isn't just great for your own comfort. It also means your home will be more energy efficient since you won't need to top up with more hot water when you take a long bath.
2. Stone Bathtubs Are Incredibly Tough
Stone was one of the first materials used for bathtubs way back in ancient times, and one reason we know that is because stone tubs last an incredibly long time. This is a very strong and durable material that isn't going to crack as easily as other materials, so you won't need to worry about damage or having to replace your bathtub in a few years.
3. Stone Bathtubs Are Easy to Repair
Even the toughest of products can still be damaged under the right (or rather the wrong) circumstances, but here again stone is more convenient and practical than other bathtub materials. Unlike most other modern bathtubs, a natural stone tub is made from a single mould and can be easily polished and smoothed to remove any small scuffs or scratches that might be made.
4. Stone Bathtubs Are Stunning
Perhaps most compelling of all is the way natural stone bathtubs look. They provide an appearance that is both luxurious and timeless, and you can choose from different types of stone to fit with the exact aesthetic you're seeking. Even the shape of a natural stone bathtub is far more impressive than you might expect — they can look more like sculptures than just an everyday part of your home.
For more information on bathroom remodelling, contact a professional near you.