The bathtub is a key element in every bathroom and choosing the right sophisticated design can leave a lasting impression. The fact that bathing was very important to the Greeks and Romans thousands of years ago is not without reason. They realized that this kind of relaxation is a balm for the body and soul. Just like back then, relaxing in the bathtub gives you a chance to recharge your batteries and forget about everyday life for a while.
Especially on cold winter days or after heavy exercise, nothing beats finishing the evening off with a hot bath full of fragrant water and taking some much needed time out for yourself. With comfort-providing extras like a whirlpool function, a bathtub can be made even more comfortable and customized to meet your individual needs. The well-thought-out design of our Duravit bathtubs is combined with perfect functionality to make it the centerpiece of your personal wellness oasis.
Bathtubs From Duravit: Aesthetic, Comfortable & Versatile
Not every bathtub model is right for every room. That's why Duravit offers a wide range of different models in various designs that meet every requirement at the highest level.
Our classic rectangular bathtubs will impress you with their simple elegance and modern design. The rectangular outer shape still provides plenty of creative freedom when it comes to the inside of the tub, which can also be oval or curved.
When we say corner bathtub we mean every bathtub that can be installed in a corner: either because of the exterior panels or because the basic shape is only suitable for corners. Corner baths fit harmoniously into small or angled bathrooms, for example, and make ideal use of the space. Depending on the edge of the tub in question, corners also make a great place for a bathtub shelf for your bathtub decor and toiletries. Large corner bathtubs are just as comfortable as trapezoid corner bathtubs and are ideal as bathtubs for two people. In contrast, bathtubs with an integrated panel, such as some of our Luv series bathtubs, carry the design concept of a freestanding bathtub over to smaller bathrooms in a way that saves on space.
If you want your bathtub to leave a special impression, you should opt for a freestanding bathtub. They tend to work best in generously proportioned and spacious bathrooms. This allows the elegant design to reveal its full effect. They come in various shapes and sizes, which you can select based on your personal taste.
A back-to-wall bathtub is installed with one side against the wall while the other three sides are open. For this reason, they are also sometimes called semi-freestanding bathtubs. However, they often have an advantage over completely freestanding bathtubs in that they take up less space since they are installed directly against the wall and a wall faucet can also be used.
Bathtubs with a door
A bathtub with a door ensures a safe and comfortable showering and bathing experience for all age groups since there is no need to climb over the edge of the tub. But even if there are space constraints, a walk-in tub and shower combo from our Shower + Bath series can be the optimal solution for more luxury in small bathrooms so you don't have to forgo the advantages of a shower while still having the comfort of a bathtub.
A whirlpool bathtub guarantees you'll have soothing moments of wellness within your own four walls. They can be optionally equipped with air jets, water jets or with a combined whirlpool system for maximum feel-good effect. The massage function not only relaxes sore muscles but also has a positive effect on health. Many of our Duravit bathtubs are also available as jetted bathtubs.
Bathtubs are multifunctional and, ideally, they should catch your eye. They are also often important for families with children because bathing your little ones in the bathtub is easy and safe. People with health issues often benefit from bathing as well. People with joint problems or back pain, for example, find that a warm bath relieves their pain, and in the unfortunate event of a respiratory infection, a warm bath can speed up the recovery process. When you're able to relax surrounded by warm water, tension and stress are released more readily and strained muscles recuperate more quickly after they've been worked too hard. The optional whirlpool function in many Duravit bathtubs can make bathing even more comfortable. For relaxation from head to toe!
The Right Size for Your Bathtub
Choosing the right bathtub size depends not only on the space available, but also on the height and shoulder width of the people who will be using it. The way you plan to use your bathtub also plays an important role in the decision as to whether a small bathtub or a large bathtub is the optimal solution for you.
Three criteria to help you choose:
A guideline for bathtub length is that you should be able to immerse yourself in the water up to your neck and be able to stretch your legs out as far as possible in order to have a comfortable sitting position.
The bathtubs width should be at least 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) wider than your shoulder width so your shoulders will be comfortable.
In a multi-person household, everyone should be comfortable in the bathtub. That is why it usually makes sense to start with the tallest person when buying one. The angle of the backrest, for example, is also critical for your comfort when sitting or lying down.
Duravit composite bathtubs are manufactured using our DuroCast material. With their elegant look and velvety soft finish, these bathtubs have a high-quality feel are they are warm to the touch. A wide variety of shapes is possible thanks to the material's special manufacturing process.
With their pleasantly smooth feel, acrylic bathtubs are captivating. They also have a glossy white finish that is easy to care for. A wide variety of designs is possible because of the material's malleability and robustness. Another advantage is the UV resistance of the colors.
Duravit handheld shower heads, mixers and thermostats meet the highest standards of quality and are easy to use. Our bathtub faucets provide a harmonious complement to the design language of our bathtubs. They are optionally available as exposed or concealed versions or as floor-mount faucets for the bathtub. Perfectly matched to our sinks, bidets and showers, a consistent overall picture can be created which, together with our handheld shower heads, forms a single, cohesive unit.
Extremely elegant: The edges of certain Duravit bathtubs can also be drilled to allow the faucet to be integrated directly into the rim of the bathtub. When choosing the right handheld shower head and bathtubs faucet, you should use the following points to guide your decision:
• harmonious look of the overall bathroom design
• the different spray settings
• the feel of the shower
• the architectural situation and the installation conditions
• your personal style
The bathtub can be the centerpiece of your bathroom. That's why choosing the right bathtub plays a crucial role in your design. Our bathroom planner can help you plan a new installation or a modernization.