Bathtubs Shopping Guide

Explore our guide to Produits Neptune bathtubs to craft your ideal bathing retreat. Discover insights on installation options, materials, standout features, and more to curate your ultimate bath experience!

Define Your Requirements

Embark on your bathtub selection journey by evaluating the most suitable options for your specific space. Here’s a breakdown of essential factors to ponder when selecting a new bathtub:

  1. Assess Your Available Space
  2. Consider Household Requirements and Lifestyle
  3. Explore Various Bathtub Installation Methods
  4. Evaluate Material Composition
  5. Set Your Budget Parameters
  6. Factor in Accessibility Requirements
  7. Explore Bathtub Systems
  8. Make Informed Decisions on Faucet Selection
  9. Familiarize Yourself with Bathtub Components

Bathtub Interior

Soaking Depth: Measure from the drain top to the overflow bottom to determine the soaking depth. An average bathtub has a depth of 12”. For a more indulgent soak, opt for a depth of 14” or more.

Water Capacity: Refer to the product page's technical specifications for the bathtub's capacity in gallons. Standard capacity ranges from 40-50 gallons. Ensure your water heater can handle this volume.

Bathing Well: Consider interior basin measurements once you have exterior dimensions. Check technical specifications for bathing well dimensions, including length and width. Ensure it comfortably accommodates your body and whether you prefer a reclined backrest for extended soaks.

Bathtub Weight:

Consider the bathtub's weight when filled and occupied to determine if your floor can support the added load. Additional bracing may be necessary.

Can Your Bathroom Accommodate a Freestanding Tub?

Exploring Installation or Replacement Options for a Corner Bathtub


If you're aiming to switch out or fit a corner bathtub, you've found the right paragraph. Corner bathtubs come with a wealth of advantages. They're not only aesthetically pleasing but also an excellent strategy for optimizing the space in your bathroom. Regardless of your bathroom's size, introducing an elegant bathtub into a seldom-used corner can enhance the overall square footage of the area while infusing it with style. Strategically positioned corner bathtubs allow for smoother traffic flow within the bathroom, providing additional space for individuals who are standing or seated at vanity tables.

2. Family Requirements and Lifestyle Preferences

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4. Manufacturing Materials

When revamping your bathroom, a plethora of materials come into play, particularly when selecting fixtures like your bathtub. Ensuring quality is paramount in the bathroom, given its frequent use and exposure to high humidity levels.

Acrylic: Crafted by thermoforming acrylic sheets reinforced with fiberglass and resin, acrylic boasts durability surpassing fiberglass due to its non-porous nature and superior heat retention. Its resistance to chipping and heavy impacts makes it a reliable choice, while its lightweight properties allow for versatile styles and sizes.

AcrylX: AcrylX™ stands out with its applied acrylic finish, offering a brilliant white color backed by a lifetime warranty. Its glossy, UV-resistant surface outshines traditional gelcoats, maintaining a factory-new appearance over time. An exclusive offering from American Bath Group, AcrylX™ ensures lasting brilliance.

Fiberglass: An economical alternative to cast acrylic, fiberglass consists of fiberglass-reinforced resin (FRP) sprayed onto a mold with a gelcoat surface. While lightweight and easy to clean, fiberglass tubs are less durable. Nonetheless, their repairability by skilled professionals is a notable advantage.

Porcelain: Porcelain tubs feature a cast iron or formed steel base coated with a porcelain-enameled surface, crafted from a blend of powdered glass and substrate. This durable, non-porous surface exudes luxury and withstands warping, scratching, and decay over time.

Stone Resin: Composed of crushed stones bound with polymer resins and natural minerals, stone resin mirrors the look and feel of natural stone without the weight and cost. Its durability, heat resistance, and non-porous nature offer discerning homeowners an affordable yet quality option.

Cultured Marble: A blend of limestone, resin, and pigments cast in a mold with a clear coat finish, cultured marble is highly durable and stain-resistant. It adds a sophisticated touch to any space with endless color and style options.

Copper: Luxurious and malleable, copper boasts excellent heat retention and requires minimal maintenance due to consistent water use. Custom-made copper bathtubs epitomize luxury, offering a high-end bathing experience.

Wood: Rustic and aesthetically pleasing, wood provides excellent heat retention and a luxurious, eco-friendly ambiance. Sealed with water-resistant wax, wooden bathtubs require some maintenance but exude opulence. While costly, they offer a lavish touch to any bathroom space.

5. Navigating Your Budget

Download the PDF guide to assist you with planning your bathroom renovation.

Discover Your Ideal Tub Door


Take a look at our variety of tub screens to discover the perfect match for your project.

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8. Choose Your Faucets Thoughtfully

When selecting a bathtub faucet, consider the style and compatibility with your existing setup. Opt for a faucet that harmonizes with your bathroom fixtures and complements your home's overall theme and design. For minimal maintenance, opt for matte or brushed finishes that resist water stains and fingerprints. Look for polished finishes for durability, ensuring resistance to rust, tarnishing, and discoloration. Prioritize faucets with a lifetime guarantee on the finish for added peace of mind.

Deck Mounted Faucet:

This budget-friendly option offers easy installation and provides accessibility to plumbing afterward. Ideal for drop-in style bathtubs and some freestanding tub models where sufficient installation space is available on the upper rim or deck surround.

Floor Mounted Faucet:

While it occupies more floor space and comes at a higher cost, a freestanding faucet creates a visually appealing look. Consider integrating storage space for added functionality that complements your bathroom decor.

Wall-Mounted Faucet:

Perfect for space-limited bathrooms, this option requires the bathtub to be positioned close to the wall to ensure the water stream falls directly into the tub. Ideal if plumbing is already in place for alcove or corner bathtubs.  If you are considering this configuration, please note that you might want to consider increasing insulation that has been accounted for and validated with your plumber.

Important Note: Ensure compatibility between faucets and bathtubs. Consult a Produits Neptune dealer for assistance in selecting a functional combination.