If you are looking for a comfortable, durable, affordable bathtub or shower base that is still beautiful and luxurious, you’re at the right place. Whitewater freestanding and drop-in bathtubs are a fantastic upgrade for your new bathroom and give you the style and performance you deserve.
What is trending now? Freestanding bathtubs! Create your own spa in your bathroom and relax in style and comfort. Our International Collection of freestanding tubs provides you with a choice of 5 styles, faucet options and the option of one or two bathers at a quality and price that can’t be beat! Choose our one piece seamless construction bathtubs to add elegance and style to any bathroom.
Drop-in bathtubs are classic—and they, too, can help you relax in style and comfort! Whether you are looking for a five- or six-foot tub, or a corner tub, Whitewater has your bathing needs covered. Our drop-in tubs have built-in frame support and are constructed with a high-gloss, white acrylic. They are easy to install and require no additional framing or support.
What are bathtubs made of?
Bathtubs historically have been made of porcelain, (or metal, if you’re counting old-style washtubs.) Nowadays, top-of-the-line bathtubs are made of composites like acrylic for their greater durability and chip-resistance.
Is Acrylic better than Porcelain?
Acrylic is much lighter, and simultaneously more durable than porcelain. Acrylic is easier to install and replace, and it’s also a lot warmer to the touch. While it is not as scratch resistant as porcelain, acrylic is not as brittle. Where porcelain will chip and crack, acrylic will continue looking smooth and functional for years to come.
Should I choose freestanding or drop in tubs?
This entirely depends on your bathroom. A few considerations: Drop-in tubs can be more space sensitive if your bathroom is smaller. Freestanding tubs are more versatile in that they come in a variety of shapes and styles, can be moved anywhere for the best access to light or visuals, and can be used in conjunction with side tables to create a spa-like experience.
How can I make my tub slip resistant?
All of Whitewaters drop-in tubs are slip resistant, right out of the box. For our freestanding tubs (meant for laying, not standing and showering) if slipping is a concern, you may want to install handles or other entry/exit assistance. For additional solutions, you can look at anti-slip coatings, rubber mats, or non-abrasive tape.