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This article will explore the types of extra deep bathtubs, their benefits, materials, features, and tips on how to choose the right one for your bathroom.

Extra Deep Bathtubs: The Ultimate Luxury for Your Bathroom

June 18, 2024

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Extra deep bathtubs offer a luxurious bathing experience that allows for full-body immersion, promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. These tubs are designed to provide a more profound soaking experience, making them a popular choice for those seeking to create a spa-like retreat in their own home. This article will explore the types of extra deep bathtubs, their benefits, materials, features, and tips on how to choose the right one for your bathroom.

Types of Extra Deep Bathtubs

Extra deep bathtubs come in various styles to cater to different preferences and bathroom designs. Freestanding extra deep tubs are a popular choice for their flexibility in placement and their ability to serve as a focal point in the bathroom. The Aquatica True Ofuro Freestanding Stone Japanese Soaking Bathtub  is an excellent example, combining traditional Japanese design with modern materials to provide a luxurious soaking experience.

Built-in and drop-in extra deep tubs offer a more integrated look, blending seamlessly with the bathroom's design. These tubs are installed against walls or within platforms, making them ideal for larger bathrooms with enough space to accommodate a built-in platform or enclosure. The Aquatica Emmanuelle 2 Freestanding Bathtub  is a luxurious option that provides ample space for a relaxing soak.

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Health and Relaxation Benefits

One of the primary benefits of extra deep bathtubs is their ability to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The deep immersion allows bathers to fully submerge, which helps to relax muscles and joints, alleviate tension, and improve overall mental well-being. Soaking in warm water can also improve circulation, which is beneficial for cardiovascular health and can help reduce muscle pain and stiffness. Additionally, extra deep bathtubs can enhance skin hydration. Regular soaking in warm water helps to open up pores, allowing the skin to absorb moisture and nutrients more effectively. This can lead to improved skin texture and a more radiant complexion.

Materials and Features

Extra deep bathtubs are available in various materials, each offering unique benefits:

  • Acrylic: Acrylic is lightweight and easy to install, making it a popular choice for many homeowners. It is also durable and available in a wide range of styles and colors. The Aquatica Purescape 171  is an excellent example of an acrylic soaking tub that combines modern design with durability.
  • Stone Resin: Known for their luxurious feel and exceptional heat retention, stone resin tubs are heavier and more expensive than acrylic tubs but offer a sophisticated look and long-lasting performance. The Aquatica True Ofuro Nano  is a compact yet deep soaking tub made from high-quality stone resin.
  • Cast Iron: Cast iron tubs are renowned for their classic appeal and superior heat retention, making them ideal for long, relaxing soaks. However, they are heavy and may require additional floor support during installation. The Aquatica Emmanuelle 2 Freestanding Bathtub  is an example of a luxurious cast iron tub.
  • Copper: Copper soaking tubs are known for their excellent heat retention and antibacterial properties. They bring a unique, rustic charm to any bathroom and develop a beautiful patina over time. The Aquatica Aura Freestanding Bathtub  is a luxurious choice that combines elegance with practicality.
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Innovative Features

Extra deep bathtubs come with various features designed to enhance the bathing experience. Whirlpool jets provide a therapeutic massage, while chromotherapy lighting uses colored lights to promote healing and relaxation. Some models, like the Aquatica True Ofuro Tranquility Heated Japanese Bathtub , include built-in heaters to maintain the water temperature, ensuring a consistent and comfortable soak. Other features to consider include integrated seating, digital controls for easy operation, and aromatherapy options that allow for the infusion of essential oils into the water.

Choosing the Right Extra Deep Bathtub

When selecting an extra deep bathtub, consider the size and layout of your bathroom. Measure the available space to ensure the tub will fit comfortably without overwhelming the room. Freestanding tubs offer the most flexibility in placement, while built-in and drop-in tubs require more precise measurements and planning. Choose a design that complements your bathroom's aesthetic, whether it’s modern, traditional, or transitional. Material is also an important consideration; acrylic tubs are lightweight and easy to install, while stone resin and cast iron offer superior heat retention and durability.

Installation and Maintenance

Installing an extra deep bathtub is generally straightforward but requires careful planning. Ensure that the floor can support the weight of the tub, especially if it is made from heavy materials like cast iron or stone resin. It's also important to consider the plumbing connections, which may need to be adjusted or extended to accommodate the new tub. Professional installation is often recommended to ensure that all electrical and plumbing components are correctly installed and safe to use. Maintenance is another important consideration. Regular cleaning is essential to keep the tub free from buildup and ensure the system functions efficiently. Use gentle, non-abrasive cleaners to prevent damage and maintain the tub's appearance.


Extra deep bathtubs provide a luxurious and therapeutic bathing experience, making them a valuable addition to any bathroom. Whether you prefer a freestanding, built-in, or drop-in tub, there are numerous options available to suit your needs and style. Explore the full range of extra deep bathtubs  on Aquatica's website to find the perfect tub for your home.

Ready to transform your bathroom with a luxurious extra deep bathtub? Visit our Extra Deep Bathtubs collection  to discover a wide range of options that combine style, comfort, and functionality.

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