651-212-4221
Feb 08, 2016
|

Bathtub Style Guide

Oftentimes, your bathtub is the feature that takes up the most square footage in your bathroom.  That makes it imperative that it’s not only a color and material that you adore, but also a style that fits your personal tastes.  If you’re in the market for a new bathtub, here’s what you need to know about the most common styles!

Alcove Bathtub:  Most often rectangular, alcove bathtubs are those that hug the wall on every side except its entrance.  They are the most common type of bathtub, largely due to their low price point and they ability to integrate a shower within it.  They also earn high marks for being easy to install.  A common complaint about this style is that they aren’t very roomy and are tough for an adult to bathe in, though they can easily accommodate children and pets.

Walk-In Bathtub: Two thirds of injuries that occur in the bathroom happen in the bathtub & shower.  A walk-in tub has a door on its front or side that allows occupants to enter the tub without having to worry about tripping on the lip of the bathtub.  Many also include handrails and riveted seating to allow the occupant to navigate the bathtub as safely as possible.  From a comfort standpoint, some people find it unpleasant to sit in the tub as it fills and wait again to exit as it drains.  Before installing this type of tub, verify if your water heater is robust enough to handle a walk-in tub.

Clawfoot Bathtub: This freestanding style allows the homeowner to dictate its placement within the bathroom and many homeowners opt to make their clawfoot tub the focal point of the room.  A drawback to them is that they aren’t intended to be showered in.  If you do install a showerhead, you’ll have to install a 360 degree shower curtain and rod which detracts from the tub’s classic look.  It’s also tricky to clean underneath them.

Whirlpool Bathtub: It’s impossible not to relax while sitting in a whirlpool bath having all your aches and pains massaged away by the jets, something that other types of bathtubs cannot offer.  However, this feature makes it pricier than most other types.  The jets also require special maintenance in order to keep them free of bacteria & mold.

Drop-In Bathtub: A drop-in tub can be a natural fit if it’s a modern bathroom you crave.  Because it is dropped in, only the rim of the tub is visible.  The sides, because they are concealed, are left unfinished.  Because they come in a variety of shapes, they are great for homeowners that like options.  They’re also easy to clean and its ledge makes it a great spot to house your personal care products.  They’re also reasonably priced.  Be sure to select a comfortable height so that you don’t have issues entering and leaving the tub.

Corner Bathtub: Homeowners that utilize the corner bathtub solution can appreciate the fact that this set-up maximizes a bathroom’s square footage.  When compared to basic bathtub/shower combo, a corner tub holds a much greater capacity of water and makes them optimum for soaking.  A draw-back to a corner tub is that a shower does not accompany it. Do know that it takes a significant amount of time and water to fill them.

Reviews

We Strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Delivering exceptional service is our No. 1 priority. Read these happy reviews from homeowners who were blown away by their home improvement experience with Lindus Construction.

"Had Lindus blow in foam insulation into attic, what a difference it’s made! The house is noticeably warmer in the winter and my furnace is not running nearly as much as before. I know it will also help keep the house cool in the summer heat. They also installed some new windows and exterior trim. Everything turned out really well. Corey Hessler was fantastic in dealing with from start to finish and answered all my questions. Everyone I dealt with from Lindus, especially Corey, were kind and professional. In today’s day and age you get what you pay for. Lindus really delivers!"

Robert M.
Cottage Grove, MN
March 25, 2022

"I've used Lindus Construction many times: roof, windows and recently an egress window. I would never hire anyone else. I know I can trust their work. The best."

Kathie R.
Eden Prairie, MN
February 14, 2022

"Deck replacement with composite materials. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, on time and communication was good. The deck looks great!"

Marrielle & Fred O.
Shoreview, MN
November 22, 2021

"Kept me in touch through out the whole process. Very happy with their work."

Shelly P.
Minnetonka, MN
November 11, 2021

"They replaced our windows from 1951!"

Becky S.
St. Croix Falls, WI
November 11, 2021

"Best product. Great people. They really know their business. You won't be disappointed! Thank you!"

Howard F.
Brooklyn Center
October 22, 2021

Lindus was very professional. Lindus arrived on time and finished in a timely manner. Overall it was a job well done."

Christopher O.
North St. Paul, MN
October 22, 2021

"Love the product! Everyone at Lindus was a pleasure to work with!"

Lynnae Z.
Circle Pines, MN
October 21, 2021

"Installed gutters. They had innovative solutions to the problems I was having with my existing gutters. Professional crew came, work hard, ask for feedback. Top-notch service. I always recommend."

Polly P.
Columbia Heights, MN
October 21, 2021

"Great company!!!!"

Jerry T.
Shoreview, MN
October 21, 2021

"Work was great. Crew did great work, fast, clean up was very good. Could not believe how fast that they did the job. When beyond what I expected. Very good work, great crew. Thank you."

Charles G.
Roberts, WI
October 14, 2021
75% Off installation labor on LeafGuard® Brand Gutters and GAF Asphalt We are also offering a complimentary heat map analysis with insulation estimates through May 2022.
Some restrictions may apply. Call for details.

Schedule An Appointment

Tell us when you need us and we will be there.

icon
Call
icon
Services
icon
Appointments
Menu
Gutters
Roofing
Windows
Siding
Custom Decking
Insulation
Storm Damage Repair
Construction