Shower or bathtub : which to choose ?

Published on : 08 December 20204 min reading time
If you can’t find a solution to your bath or shower dilemma, we can help you with our advice to make a decision ! Let’s analyze the advantages and disadvantages and compare the costs for a more conscious choice !

Shower or bath ? This is the first question you ask yourself when you want to build or renovate a bathroom. Rectangular bathtub, corner bathtub, whirlpool bath, open shower, shower stall… They all have their advantages and disadvantages. So there is no better choice than the other. The choice will depend on the size of the bathroom, the wishes and the lifestyle of the family. Age and specific accessibility needs are also factors. However, we can give you some advice that could at least make this decision less difficult.

In some cases, it will be preferable to choose the bathtub. If the choice falls on the bathtub, then choose the one that suits you best, according to your tastes and needs. There are different types of bathtubs.

The shower

The shower enclosure, in case you would like to opt for this solution, can be considered as an important furnishing element of the bathroom. Today, in fact, there are different models available and some of them can really give a touch of originality to the room. As for the opening, there are different solutions, such as internal door, external door, sliding door … In addition to your taste, you must think about how the other elements of the bathroom will be positioned to have a correct opening. An aesthetic element that is often underestimated, will have great importance in the visual image. This is the glass of the shower cubicle. There is a choice between transparent and opaque, depending on your preference and your need for privacy in the room. There are really all kinds and different levels of quality. And the cost can go from 50-100 € up to 3000 € for the case of precious glass. The choice is yours !

The materials

The materials are mostly acrylic, because it is insulating and easy to clean. Nowadays, there are many shapes because this material is easy to work with. The bone has good durability and can be made in many colors. Another advantage is that, despite its lightness, it has great strength in addition to being economical. The other material used is vitrified fiberglass. It also has good durability, it is economical, light, strong and available in different shades of color. It is very important in this case that the glazing is made in an optimal way so as not to compromise the final result. There are also many other materials with which the bathtubs are made. Such is marble, glass, copper, but these are certainly custom made and are truly unique pieces. This is opportune for those who really want to personalize and certainly not at great expense! In case you want to install the shower, compared to the past, there is a wide choice of shower trays. Many materials are used, but the most common are ceramic and acrylic. The former is cheaper than the latter, of course, by using natural stone, you can create a custom-made shower tray, but the cost will certainly be higher.

Bathtub or shower ?  Why choose ? 

You still don’t know which is the best decision to make between bath or shower ? The only solution for you might be to choose both ! There are many combined solutions on the market today, so you don’t have to give up the advantages of one or the other. You can directly purchase products that include both the bathtub and the shower, which is usually accessed by a small step, to make it easier for those with difficulties to get into the bathtub. In this case, all you have to do is install the glass, one or more of them, fixed or openable. Since you already have bathtub faucets, you will not need to buy new ones for the shower, but you will only need to add the wall bar. The bathtub or shower dilemma will no longer be your problem if you install both ! Bathtub or shower, whatever your decision, we recommend that you request free, no-obligation online quotes from local businesses in your area. This allows you to choose the best offer and save money.

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