If you’re in the enviable position of designing your own bathroom then you have some tough decisions ahead of you. One of those decisions is whether to have a bathtub or a shower installed. At Top Service Plumbing, we know that both have their advantages. Read on to learn more about them and then give us a call for help with fixture installation.
Are baths or showers better for your skin?
It can feel incredible to take a long bath in a steaming tub, but it doesn’t always feel as good when you’re done. This is because taking long baths may actually lead to drying skin. This can include itching, flaking skin. A person with a skin condition is especially disposed to having negative reactions to soaking in the bathtub. However, a bath can also offer the option to soak in a bathtub full of oatmeal blends, Epsom salts, and other options that can leave the skin in better shape than before the bath started.
Showers are more convenient
When it comes to quickness and convivence, there’s no question that showers are the better option. They take just a few seconds to get started, while it could take up to 20 minutes to get your bathtub full of hot water. Baths are generally more luxurious, while showers are better for quickly getting ready for the day. Some things are hard to do in the bathtub too, like shampoo and rinsing your hair. If you really want a bath, consider adding a hand-held shower fixture so that you can shower in a pinch when needed.
Which one uses more water?
Unless you take super-long showers, a shower is going to be more environmentally friendly. In fact, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, a bath uses about 36 gallons of water on average, while a showerhead uses only five gallons per minute. A showerhead specifically made to conserve water could use as little as two gallons a minute. As a result, unless you’re taking 20 minutes showers, your shower is a better option.
Bathtubs are more relaxing
Most people find bathtubs to be more relaxing. They find that sitting down in a warm both can help stress just flow off them. Soaking in a warm bath can also help to soothe sore muscles and even help certain injuries heal. In fact, if you’re bathing after a workout, a bath is likely the right option.
The bottom line: Bathtub vs shower?
As you can see, after pitting several factors face to face, there’s no clear winner. The truth is that some people prefer tubs and others prefer showers. No matter which camp you fall into, you can count on Top Service Plumbing to provide comprehensive plumbing services to you and your business. If you have questions or ready for service, give us a call at (760) 309-1900.