We have read about the history of the bathtub and the various types of bathtub, but the foremost thought in most peoples minds (unless you’re uber rich) is the cost!

Just as the choice of tub can be overwhelming so the choice of supplier can be too. To make life a little bit easier for you, here is a list of our top 4:

Alcove (straight edged) bath

Supplier Wickes Homebase B&Q Bathstore
Material Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic
Size W 70cmL 170cmH 51cm W 68.5cmL 168.5cmH 50.5cm W 70cmL 170cmH 50cm W 70cmL 170cmH 61cm
Depth 38cm 37cm 54.5cm 42cm
Guarantee 25 years 10 years 1 year 10 year
Price £89.99 £89.00 £78.00 £109

 

Double ended bath

Supplier Wickes Homebase B&Q Bathstore
Material Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic
Size W 70cmL 178.5cmH 41cm W 68.5cmL 168.5cmH 42cm W 75cmL  170cmH  54cm W 75cmL 170cmH 58cm
Depth 80cm 42cm 42cm 42cm
Guarantee 10 year 10 year 5 year 10 year
Price £390.00 £199.50 £218.00 £179.00


Freestanding bath

Supplier Wickes Homebase B&Q Bathstore
Material Acrylic/Chrome Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic/Stone resin
Size W 79cmL 175cmH 45cm W 75cmL 170cmH 45cm W 64cmL 169cmH 62.5cm W 78cmL 169cmH 63.5cm
Depth 65cm 63.2cm 62cm 65cm
Guarantee 10 year 10 year 1 year 10 year
Price £1518.00 £374.50 £324.00 £349.00

 

Corner bath

Supplier Wickes Homebase B&Q Bathstore
Material Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic Acrylic
Size W 102cmL  149cmH 41cm W 75cmL  140cmH 42cm W 106cmL  149.5cmH   42cm W 95cmL  150cmH  58cm
Guarantee 10 year 10 year 25 year 2 year
Price £318.00 £149.50 £194.00 £209.00


After spending hours thinking about the best type bathtub for your bathroom, make sure you choose one to suit your budget too.

(Photo by Mike Rohrig)