Today, there are many types of tub and shower units available on the market. Each one has a variety of specifications and features to examine before choosing one over the other. Your selection will be more difficult because standard tub and shower units have several key identifiers.
All sizes are available for standard tub and shower units, but the corner shower units are among the smallest available. The shower-only units are typically square and range in size from 39 to 41 inches along the sides since they fit in a corner. Shower tubs are much larger since they are made for bathing though these units are also fit inside a corner as well. The tubs are much wider because they are square in shape; generally adhere to the standard tub length of 60 inches. Some corner tubs exceed this measurement, like the whirlpool models. A corner whirlpool tub is offering room for two people, which the size is 78 inches long and 66 inches wide.
Square is the shape of the standard corner shower units. But nowadays, there are shaped like a baseball diamond for some standard corner shower units available on the market. A corner is formed from two straight ends with a rounded side adjacent to them. This diamond shape allows enough space inside to shower comfortably and saves room in the bathroom. Generally, corner shower or tub units have one side wider or longer than the other. A bowed side connecting the two straight sides that form the corner is owned by some tubs. Other tubs are simply forming a triangular shape, have a third side.
Shower and tubs come in a multitude of materials. Acrylic and fiberglass are the most common materials for standard corner tub and shower units. These sturdy tubs are affordable and light. Other corner showers are made from marble, porcelain, ceramic or other stone varieties. Another option and the most popular for tubs or shower units is cultured marble; you have to think about your budget if you want to install this one. Tile showers are also could be considered. They offer complete customization in terms of color, shape and size. Made to fit the vast majority of the homeowner’s space needs, requirements, and budget without a complicated installation, custom or pre-built corner shower and tubs are also a great option.
Installing a tub or shower corner unit is similar with a traditional tub or shower unit installation. The shower base installs on a concrete bed or a flat wood floor in a shower-only unit. The entire tub installs directly on the floor or on top of a concrete bed if with a corner tub. In each case, the wall framing boards directly mounted the unit then fiberglass shower walls or a tile wall install around the unit. Before installing the unit in each case, you should have a level floor or concrete bed.