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All bathtubs are not created equal. No matter what they may appear the same at first glance, it pays to look beyond the surface and see just what is behind the bathtub you are considering.

How to Choose the Right Bathtub

March 05, 2018
Diana Grybkovа

All bathtubs are not created equal. That is a simple fact. No matter what they may appear the same at first glance, it pays to look beyond the surface and see just what is behind the bathtub you are considering. After all, once installed, you expect it to stay in place for many years

There are a number of factors to consider that will ensure you are buying the best – an attractive, genuine design, high quality, reliable, robust and long-lasting bathtub. Here’s a quick checklist to get you started.

  • Price - peanuts and monkeys
  • Patented materials
  • Established processes
  • Unique and genuine designs
  • Built-in colors and finishes
  • Fool-proof delivery and supply
  • Market-specific
Sophia freestanding stone bathtub by Aquatica 01 (web)
Aquatica Sophia Freestanding Solid Surface Bathtub


That old saying about paying [peanuts and getting monkeys is certainly true of bathroom ware. If you see a bath that is ‘touted’ to be the best quality for $300 or $400, be very suspicious.

Aquatica baths are not cheap.  But when you purchase one of our baths, you can rest assured you are buying from a market-leading brand that delivers high-end, high quality, crafted bathtubs that are built to last, built to stay looking beautiful for the full term of their life. That’s guaranteed.  

Patented Materials

Aquatica invests time and money into innovation and RD to ensure we stay at the cutting edge of bathroom ware. A case in point is the development of our AquateX™ stone material . This patented formulation with registration pending in Europe and the USA has been formulated by us specifically for bathtub and basin manufacture. It was developed because we couldn’t find the right material for our purposes, so we developed our own, to deliver superb durability and a beautifully smooth, seamless surface.

No discoloration, no spotting. Easy to clean and able to be re-polished with a microfiber cloth and detergent.

Cheap, mass-market bath producers don’t look ahead, don’t put that time and effort into R&D because they probably won’t be around long enough for that.  

Purescape 171 Black Freestanding Slipper Bathtub web (3)
Aquatica Purescape 171 Black Freestanding Solid Surface Bathtub

Established Processes

Aquatica is a company with long-term goals. As such we have built up a range of processes to ensure utmost quality at every stage of manufacture. This includes:

  • A verified supply chain for all our raw materials sourced from the most reputable European and US suppliers.
  • Consistent manufacture, identical quality, and characteristics of every single unit, batch after batch and year after year In-house finishing, quality inspection, and packaging.
  • We never outsource our manufacturing to “partners in Asia”.

Unique and Genuine Designs

As with our manufacturing processes, our in-house industrial design and electronics engineering teams work continuously to design and refine, innovate and improve. Each bathtub we make is unique to us, with registered and pending industrial design patents which incorporate our advanced technologies.

Nor do we simply focus on being fashionable and cool like some of our competitors. We design with the bather’s utmost comfort and pleasure in mind. Every new model is created using advanced CAD/CAM, ergonomics modeling and full-scale bathtub models that are tested by simulated user groups of various age groups, height, and gender.

And because we have all that technology and design, expertise, knowledge and craft in-house, the sum of all these parts delivers outstanding product developments like our new heated True Ofuro Japanese bathtub .

Aquatica true ofuro tranquility freestanding solid surface bathtub web 01
Aquatica True Ofuro Tranquility Heated Japanese Bathtub

Colors and finishes

Because Aquatica understands the need to make your bathroom unique to your style and taste,  we have created elegant, long-lasting colors and finishes to grace any home. For example, AquateX™ is available not only in pristine white, but also Graphite Black and subtle Sandstone, that are not simply on the surface but part of the material itself. Likewise, the smooth, warm, velvety surface of AquateX™ makes it a wonderful bathing experience.

Spoon 2 RAL3009 Freestanding Egg Shaped Solid Surface Bathtub 1 (web)
Aquatica Spoon 2 Egg Shaped Oxide Red Solid Surface Bathtub

Delivery and supply

Aquatica sources its raw materials and crafts its bathware both in the USA and across Europe. To assist us with this, we have developed a unique packaging system that consists of an internal layer of 20mm honeycomb carton, encased in a reusable hinged wooden crate. This indestructible package is suitable for country-wide and international shipping.


Another important point of difference with Aquatica baths compared to ‘cheap imports’  is they factory specced for installation in whatever country they are supplied.  That means US specific waste-overflow fittings for the US market and European/International waste fitting and odor block for European and other markets.

It’s all just part of the attention to detail that comes standard with any Aquatica product .

We hope you have found this article helpful to make your bathroom your own little haven
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