Given that traditional style bathtubs tend to dominate bathroom fixture shops, designing an ultra modern bathroom in your home can be difficult. You need a tub that works as a standout feature while still blending seamlessly with the style you have in mind. One great option for modern bathtubs is precast concrete. They come with a whole host of benefits. Here's 3 reasons why you should consider one.
They Come in a Range of Shapes, Sizes and Colours
As concrete is easy to cast in a mould, concrete bathtubs can be made in any size. Even when it comes to precast tubs, you're sure to find a range of options available. This makes them a great bathroom remodel choice for homeowners who want to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible while maximising use of the space available. You can opt for a small one-person tub if you're short on space, or a deep tub big enough for two to relax in if you have a little more room to play around with. Concrete bathtubs also come in a range of unique, often geometric shapes that fit into a modern interior perfectly. From tubs with sloping sides to perfectly rounded oval tubs, these precast concrete options also come in a range of colours because concrete is easy to dye. Many people designing modern bathroom interiors opt for a rich charcoal or off-white tub to complement the rest of the furnishings.
They're Easy to Clean
Sealed, precast concrete is ideal for bathrooms because it's very easy to clean. The sealant makes the surface of the tub non-porous and antibacterial, and precast concrete is completely seamless with no grooves for microbes to get stuck in. All it needs is a wipe down with disinfectant to get rid of all the germs you leave behind after a bath. When sealed, concrete is also stain resistant. If you're ever noticed discolouration in a regular bathtub, you'll know how important stain resistance will be in a modern-style bathroom that needs to look pristine at all times.
They're Durable and Long-Lasting
Given that modern design often comes at a premium price, you want to make sure your new bathroom is filled with components that will last. Precast concrete tubs are one of the most durable, long-lasting options out there. They're difficult to damage and suffer far less wear and tear than more fragile material options. In the past, people worried that concrete bathtubs would crack under the temperature changes that come from filling and emptying a bath. However, given the small size of a bathtub and the minimal difference between the temperate of a bath and the normal temperature of an Australian bathroom, this shouldn't be a big concern. High-quality precast tubs will also be made using special procedures to increase tensile strength and coated with thermal-friendly sealants to make them even stronger under the pressure of temperature changes.