Of late, we’ve been talking about the best tubs that you can put in your bathrooms. Previously, we discussed about the beautiful and vintage style clawfoot bathtubs. In this article, we’re going to discuss about alcove tubs.
What is an Alcove Tub?
As you now know, clawfoot bathtubs are a decadent luxury. On the other hand, alcove tubs are familiar and practical. The tubs are cheaper, easy to shop for and also not what you’re used to.
Alcove tubs are designed to maximize space but in a stylish manner. The tubs are ideal for small rooms and provide an elegant accent. The tubs are high quality accessories that do not take a lot of space.
The Best 5 Alcove Tubs
The Evolution Deep Soak is a deep tub that features molded arm and back supports. These tub offer relaxing soaks and allows you to sooth your muscles. Moreover, they come at an affordable price.
You have to separately purchase the tub’s deep soak max drain overflow. Since there is not enough room for holding the shower gel and shampoo bottles, you may also have to buy a wall mounted holder to make your bath time easier.
#4: Kohler Archer
The Kohler Archer tub features a molded lumbar support and provides soothing soaks to relieve your body of all its pains and aches. This is a modern, stylish and comfortable tub.
Compared to a standard tub, it’s a bit narrow and it also doesn’t have much depth. However, you can still enjoy having long, relaxing, luxurious baths even though tub has limited bathroom space. The tub features a clean design with simple lines. Its floor’s texture is non-slip. The overflow drain is purchased separately.
This is the perfect tub for small spaces.
Kinro Composites tub is small and perfectly formed. The tub is ideal for small areas and doesn’t have the depth required for long soaks like the bigger alcove tubs. However, if you have premium space and want to add a tub to your bathroom, then this is a stylish and affordable option that you should consider buying.
This is a stylish tub that offers comfort in a classic design. The tub is made from deep porcelain and is perfect for relaxing soaks. It features textured non-slip floors, meaning you won’t have to keep cleaning the tub mats.
The American Standard brand is a sturdy and durable tub. The alcove tub is suitable for people who have limited space but don’t want to miss lathered-up luxury. This model will be perfect for your bathroom if you have a right-hand drain.
You’re probably wondering why our #2 and #1 pick are both called American Standard Cambridge. The tubs have two major differences, thus their ranking.
- The first difference is one has a right drain while the other has a left drain. Before purchasing or installing a tub, you’ll should know if your drain is left-handed or right-handed. You can easily identify this because the drains are normally pre-punched into the tub.
- The American Standard Cambridge Left Drain is made using Americast, which makes it more durable and lighter than the traditional cast iron bathtub.
Apart from the two differences, both American Standard Cambridge bathtubs are great alcove tubs. They are well-made, contain heat properly and feature great designed.