A drop in tub denote the ultimate in luxury and elegance and provide a definitive level of relaxation and stress relief. Available in many shapes, sizes, and colors, drop in tubs are beautiful to look at and provide an uncluttered, streamlined look to any bathroom. As its name suggests, a drop in tub is a tub which is installed by being lowered, or “dropped in,” to a frame or an opening in the bathroom floor. Compared to a freestanding bathtub, this type of tub can lend a polished, streamlined feel to a bathroom. Beyond these basic characteristics, drop in tub models can vary widely. They can be sunken or raised, can take many different shapes, can be made from a number of materials, and can have a variety of bath-enhancing features.
A drop in tub is installed by being lowered into a prepared support structure. The tub’s upper edge is rimmed with an outward-extending lip that rests on the top of the support structure. If the tub’s bottom is going to rest directly on the bathroom floor, it is usually set into a frame or platform of a nearly equal height. For a raised bathing area, the tub is set into a high frame or platform, which often has steps to facilitate bath entry and exit. A drop in tub which is to be sunken is lowered into an opening in the bathroom floor.