By Babak Tavakoli
Purchasing a brand new bathtub for your home could turn out to be a challenging task considering the rich diversity from which you’ve got to make your selection from. Even trickier is the work of having it installed as per the requirements of the Australian Standard AS 3740 and National Building Code of 2015, particularly when the tub in question is a stone one.
So the questions you might be asking could be, are these stone baths really worth the effort? Do they make a good home investment?
Your questions are best answered by looking at the numerous advantages that come with these unique stone bathtubs. At the end, you may find yourself rushing to the nearest home depot or bathroom showroom!
I. Diversity in Design and Style
The stone tub is obtainable in several distinctive designs and styles. Though the standard rectangular tub shape remains in common use, the oval bathtub is emerging as a favourite for many. Other unique designs include the slipper or boat shapes.
The Home Journal points out that even though the standard bathtub in Australia falls around 1.5m x 0.75m, many variants of this ‘standard’ can be obtained in the market.
II. Luxury and Comfort
You would surely be forgiven if you assumed that bathtubs made of stone might be quite uncomfortable. On the contrary, due to their extremely smooth surfaces, they are delicate and tender to the touch, a real gentle treat to your sift skin. They allow you to slide in smoothly and effortlessly to enjoy a deep immersed bath at your preferred water temperature.
III. Unique and Full of Charm
Nothing could beat the stunning looks of a freestanding stone tub. It instantly attracts the eye of the visitor due to their unique charm and character. It certainly will bring a distinct edge to your space, proving to be a powerful focal point bound to mesmerize your guests.
IV. Heat Retention Qualities
You easily could assume that a tub made of stone would be quite cold and lose heat rapidly. On the contrary, once you fill up your stone tub with hot water, it will retain the heat for longer periods compared to all other materials. You can take that long soak without your water going cold in 15 minutes!
V. Extremely Durable
An amazing feature of the stone tub is its durability. After all, we all know stone lasts! It’s an exceptionally strong material and extremely durable, which means it will serve you for many years without even enduring a crack. Yes, the colour of your stone could over time change or become slightly dull, but with quality care, this process could be slowed down dramatically.
VI. Cleaning and Maintenance is Easy
With the passage of time, it is inevitable that the occasional scratch could be seen on your stone tub. Nevertheless, the repair of such minor scratches or simple cracks is quite easy. What you need is to take good and extra care than would be required for a standard bathtub. With regular cleaning after each usage, your stone tub is easy to clean and maintain.
By ensuring that the installation is done as per the Plumbing Codes of Australia and the Plumbing and Drainage Act of 2002, the maintenance becomes easier.
ACS Designer Bathrooms has built a formidable reputation across Australia as a leader in the bathroom products industry. With Babak Tavakoli at your service, you will have a bathroom that will be the envy of your guests. To get more information on these and more, visit http://www.acsbathrooms.com.au/baths/stone-baths.html.