What is a very small tub? It is a spa for sale that measures 100 to 130 cm in length, or even 140 cm, compared to 150 cm and more for a classic rectangular built-in model. The width does not vary, set at 70 cm most of the time and thus adapted to the greatest number.
A small bathtub has the advantage of not fitting into the smallest bathrooms, but also of providing a comfortable bath for children who, unlike adults, always adopt a seated position. This is why, in a bathroom reserved for children, it is preferable to opt for a small bathtub, more suited to their morphology, regardless of the surface of the room. Note also that a small bathtub is water efficient, given its reduced capacity, between 50 and 80 liters, which is equivalent to a shower of 7 to 10 minutes depending on the flow rate of the hand shower.
A small bathtub: for a seated bath with extended legs
In a classic but short bathtub, you sit down, stretch your legs and are submerged, thanks to a sufficient depth. So we take a real bath, conducive to relaxation. Depending on the size of the user, the tub should be at least 120 or 130 cm in length, especially if you don't want your legs to be bent. It is reasonable to reserve 100 cm long tubs for young children.
The hip bath: for a seated bath like in an armchair
small hip bath flavis de allibertA small bathtub is sometimes a hip bath. What is a hip bath? It is a bathtub in the shape of a seat in which you sit as in an armchair, without stretching your legs. This position makes getting up much easier. The hip bathtub had its heyday in the 1950s when it was deeper, so higher and difficult to access, but it allowed to submerge at least up to the chest. Today's hip baths are lower, so easier to step over, but shallow. Bathing is therefore less pleasant, especially the higher the seat. If you want a real seated bath, in which you are immersed up to your shoulders, you better turn to the Japanese bathtub.