The Latest In Bath We Love— Deep Soaker Tubs

According to Pinterest bath trend report at the beginning of this year, we’ll see people carving out time for an extra special soaking experience in the year of 2021. And there is 145% increase in searches year over year for deep soaking tub. It’s likely that the overwhelming stress everyone experienced throughout the pandemic has driven this trend.

These soaking tubs are typically deep and/or contoured for a soothing, comfortable bathing experience and do just what their name suggests–a place to soak. They truly provide that relaxing in-home escape.

Sizes of Soaking Tubs

Soaking tubs are available in so many configurations, mounts, and sizes, there’s a tub to fit virtually every bathroom. Soaking tubs are designed for long, comfortable soaks, so they’re deeper than the typical tub. Standard tub depths allow for approximately 12” of water; soaking tubs should offer at least 14” or more so that the water covers the majority of the bather’s body. To determine water depth, measure the tub from the bottom (interior) to the overflow drain. An overflow drain is an additional drain on the side of the tub, designed to prevent the tub from overflowing in case of a clog, leak, or overfilling.

Finish And Material Options For A Soaking Tub

Soaking tubs can be found in virtually every tub material. Some tub materials retain heat better than others. The best bathtub materials for warmer baths are cast iron, copper, solid surface, stone, and acrylic

  • Acrylic: lightweight, low-maintenance, and largely affordable, acrylic tubs are a popular choice
  • Cast iron: reminiscent of original and vintage tubs, cast iron tubs are durable and heavy, often with several color options
  • Copper: a copper tub is an ultimate luxury, elegant, opulent, and strikingly beautiful
  • Stainless steel: a more affordable metal, stainless steel is a great alternative to copper
  • Stone: natural stone tubs are spectacular – and spectacularly heavy, so reinforce your floor
  • Solid surface: crafted of manmade resin, solid surface tubs (like Perlato’s Lapistone™) are smooth, sturdy, and lightweight
  • Other materials: tubs can be clad in virtually any material, including interesting options like leather and glass; they can also be made out of unusual materials like concrete and marine-grade wood

Special Features For A Soaking Tub

As if a nice hot soak wasn’t relaxing enough… soaking tubs can also be outfitted with features to make your bath extra-special. Deck yours out with pillows, shelves, armrests, mood lighting (AKA chromatherapy lighting), aromatherapy system, a heater to keep the water warm, and even a sound system. You’ll never want to get out!

Bain Ultra, soaking tub manufacturer extraordinaire, offers a variety of special features to enhance bath time – and they’re not alone. Many bathtub manufacturers provide optional specialty features on their tubs. Choose from one or a combination of several:

  • Thermotherapy: a dry (low-humidity) therapeutic heat system that improves oxygen flow and boosts nutrients in the blood
  • Chromatherapy: a scientifically-proven technique with six-color light system to effectively treat bodily ailments and improve mental and physical health
  • Light therapy: for energy and hormone balance, which improves sleep, mood, and concentration
  • Aromatherapy: the release of an essential oil-infused mist to promote healing and affect mood
  • Sound therapy: using music at various frequencies and wavelengths to stabilize mood and reduce stress

Be advised that most of these soaker tubs use more water than a conventional bathtub, so be sure your water heater is up to the task. You can talk to your plumber about installing a larger capacity water tank, or you could consider switching it out entirely for an in-line water heater, which supplies constant hot water that never runs out.

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Product Recommendation

The stunning, soft curves of the Stella® freestanding bath from Jacuzzi

The stunning, soft curves of the Stella® freestanding bath from Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi® STF6731BUXXXX Key Data:

  • 67″ L x 31″ W x 28-1/4″ H
  • Freestanding soaking tub
  • Water Depth: 15″

Jacuzzi® STF6731BUXXXX Features:

  • Covered under Jacuzzi’s lifetime limited warranty
  • Acrylic freestanding tub
  • Deep soaking tubs have a raised overflow, allowing the user to be surrounded by water
  • Integral lumbar support on one side for comfort
  • Reversible drain
  • Non-textured bottom
  • Tub waste included

Jacuzzi® STF6731BUXXXX Technologies:

  • Adjustable Metal Feet: This model uses adjustable metal leveler feet for stability and to simplify installation.

Jacuzzi® STF6731BUXXXX Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 67″
  • Overall Width: 31″
  • Overall Height: 28-1/4″
  • Basin Length: 44-1/2″
  • Basin Width: 19-3/8″
  • Water Depth: 15″
  • Maximum Water Capacity: 67 gallons
  • Number of Bathers: 1

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Jacuzzi STF6731BUXXXXW Jacuzzi STF6731BUXXXX Stella 67″ Soaking Freestanding Bathtub with Reversible Drain

Jacuzzi Stella 59″ Free Standing Acrylic Soaking Tub with Reversible Drain, Drain Assembly and Overflow – Includes Floor Mounted Tub Filler with Hand Shower

Model:STM5931BUXXXXG

Jacuzzi Stella 59" Free Standing Acrylic Soaking Tub with Reversible Drain, Drain Assembly and Overflow - Includes Floor Mounted Tub Filler with Hand Shower
Model:STM5931BUXXXXG

Jacuzzi STM5931BUXXXX Features:

  • Covered under Jacuzzi’s limited lifetime warranty
  • Acrylic construction maintains heat longer and is easy to clean
  • Soaking bath tub for a calm bathing experience
  • Installs in a free standing configuration
  • Tub faucet with personal hand shower included
  • Reversible drain placement with included pop-up drain assembly
  • Equipped with overflow assembly permitting the user to enjoy a deep soak without worrying about spillage

Tub Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 28-3/8″ (bottom to top of tub)
  • Overall Length: 59″ (left to right of tub)
  • Overall Width: 30-3/8″ (front to back of tub)
  • Basin Length: 40-3/8″ (left to right of bottom basin)
  • Basin Width: 20-13/16″ (front to back of bottom basin)
  • Basin Depth: 16″ (top to bottom of basin)
  • Maximum Water Capacity: 66 gallons
  • Water Depth: 16″

Faucet Specifications:

  • Installs with floor mounted single hole configuration
  • Spout Height: 33-1/4″
  • Spout Reach: 11-1/4″
  • Faucet Flow Rate: 7 gallons-per-minute
  • Hand Shower Flow Rate: 1.8 gallons-per-minute
  • Faucet Holes: 0

MTI Baths Mallory 65.5″ Free Standing SculptureStone with Center Drain Placement and Overflow

Model:S242-WH-MT-SSCOLTG (SB)

MTI Baths Mallory 65.5" Free Standing SculptureStone with Center Drain Placement and Overflow
Model:S242-WH-MT-SSCOLTG (SB)
Product Overview
Exterior Dimension: 65.5″ x 35.5″ x 22.75″
Bottom Interior: 44″
Back Rest Angle: 110 / 115°
Drain Type: Center
Persons: 2
Undermountable: No
Tub/Shower Suitable: YES
Material: SculptureStone®
Max fill: 79 gal.

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MTI Baths Mallory 65.5" Free Standing SculptureStone with Center Drain Placement and Overflow
Model:S242-WH-MT-SSCOLTG (SB)

Kohler Sunstruck 66″ Free Standing Bath Tub with Fluted Shroud, Lumbar Support, and Center Drain

Model:K-6369-0

Kohler Sunstruck 66" Free Standing Bath Tub with Fluted Shroud, Lumbar Support, and Center Drain
Model:K-6369-0

Surround yourself with tranquility and comfort in the Sunstruck freestanding bath. Combining luxury with practicality, the oval, ergonomic design conforms to and supports your body as you stretch out and enjoy a deep, relaxing soak. With its gracefully shaped lines and fluted shroud, this versatile bath complements a wide range of bathroom styles and offers easy three-step installation.

Product Features:

  • Kohler tubs are fully covered under warranty for up to a year after installation
  • Tub constructed of acrylic delivering strength and dependability
  • Free standing installation presents a bold decorative statement and freedom install at any desired location
  • Tub comes standard with molded lumbar support, furthering the users comfort 
  • A textured slip-resistant bottom takes the worry out of slipping and sliding as you move about the tub

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • Material – Acrylic – A strong, flex resistant material with a smooth finish that resists chipping and cracking, as well as being easy to clean.

Product Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 25-3/4″ (measured from the top of tub rim to the bottom of basin)
  • Overall Width: 36″ (measured from backmost to frontmost point on outer rim)
  • Overall Length: 66″ (measured from leftmost to rightmost point on outer rim)
  • Basin Width (Bottom): 24-3/4″(back to front measurement of the bottom of basin walls)
  • Basin Length (Bottom): 45-1/4″ (right to left measurement of the bottom of basin walls)
  • Basin Width (Top): 27-1/2″ (back to front measurement of the top of basin walls)
  • Basin Length (Top): 56″ (right to left measurement of the top of basin walls)
  • Water Depth: 17″ (depth of water at tub’s maximum capacity)
  • Maximum Water Capacity: 88 gallons
  • Drain Location: Center

Kohler Sunstruck 66″ Free Standing Bath Tub with Straight Shroud, Lumbar Support, and Center Drain

Model:K-6368-0

Kohler Sunstruck 66" Free Standing Bath Tub with Straight Shroud, Lumbar Support, and Center Drain
Model:K-6368-0

Product Features:

  • Kohler tubs are fully covered under warranty for up to a year after installation
  • Tub constructed of acrylic delivering strength and dependability
  • Free standing installation presents a bold decorative statement and freedom install at any desired location
  • Tub comes standard with molded lumbar support, furthering the users comfort
  • A textured slip-resistant bottom takes the worry out of slipping and sliding as you move about the tub

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • Material – Acrylic – A strong, flex resistant material with a smooth finish that resists chipping and cracking, as well as being easy to clean.

Product Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 25-3/4″ (measured from the top of tub rim to the bottom of basin)
  • Overall Width: 36″ (measured from backmost to frontmost point on outer rim)
  • Overall Length: 66″ (measured from leftmost to rightmost point on outer rim)
  • Basin Width (Bottom): 24-3/4″(back to front measurement of the bottom of basin walls)
  • Basin Length (Bottom): 45-1/4″ (right to left measurement of the bottom of basin walls)
  • Basin Width (Top): 27-1/2″ (back to front measurement of the top of basin walls)
  • Basin Length (Top): 56″ (right to left measurement of the top of basin walls)
  • Water Depth: 17″ (depth of water at tub’s maximum capacity)
  • Maximum Water Capacity: 88 gallons
  • Drain Location: Center

Variations:

  • K-6368: This model
  • K-6369: This model with fluted shroud

Shop Kohler Sunstruck 66″ Free Standing Bath Tub with Straight Shroud, Lumbar Support, and Center Drain

Model:K-6368-0

Kohler Sunstruck 66" Free Standing Bath Tub with Straight Shroud, Lumbar Support, and Center Drain
Model:K-6368-0

Native Trails Avalon 62″ NativeStone Free Standing Bath Tub with Center Drain

Model:NST6236-P

Native Trails Avalon 62" NativeStone Free Standing Bath Tub with Center Drain
Model:NST6236-P

Native Trails NST6236 Features:

  • Constructed of Native Trails proprietary NativeStone™
  • NativeStone™ is 40% lighter than traditional concrete with an impermeable nano-sealer
  • Designed for free standing installations allowing for flexible design options
  • Tub provides not only breathtaking beauty but optimum comfort as well
  • Thick walls provide insulation to ensure a hot, deep, relaxing soak
  • 21″ depth offers one of the deepest basins available
  • Center drain location with round overflow
  • Pair with DR290 push-to-seal drain
  • Covered under Native Trails limited lifetime warranty

Native Trails NST6236 Specifications:

  • Height: 21″ (measured from top of tub rim to bottom of basin)
  • Length: 62″ (measured from left most to right most point on outer rim)
  • Width: 36″ (measured from back most to front most point on outer rim)
  • Installation Type: Free Standing
  • Drain Placement: Center
  • Water Capacity: 65 Gallons

Signature Hardware Siglo 41″ Free Standing Acrylic Soaking Tub with Integrated Drain and Overflow

Model:442826

Signature Hardware Siglo 41" Free Standing Acrylic Soaking Tub with Integrated Drain and Overflow, Model:442826
Create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom with the round Siglo Japanese soaking tub. A relaxing integral seat within the bathtub creates a comfortable and peaceful experience.Signature Hardware 920845-41 Features:
Covered under Signature Hardware’s 25 year limited warranty
Acrylic construction maintains heat longer and is easy to clean
Soaking bath tub for a calm bathing experience
Installs in a free standing configuration
Integral seat for comfortable soaking
Formed of two acrylic sheets, the air between acting as thermal insulator
Signature Hardware 920845-41 Specifications:
Overall Height: 26″ (bottom to top of tub)
Overall Length: 41″ (bottom to top of tub)
Overall Width: 41-1/4″ (bottom to top of tub)
Basin Depth: 19-1/2″ (bottom of basin to tub rim)
Maximum Water Capacity: 50 gallons

Shop Signature Hardware 920845-41 Siglo 41″ Free Standing Acrylic Soaking Tub with Integrated Drain and Overflow

Siglo 41" Free Standing Acrylic Soaking Tub with Integrated Drain and Overflow

MTI Baths Juliet 72″ Free Standing SculptureStone Soaking Tub with Center Drain, Drain Assembly, and Overflow

Model:S185-WH-MT

MTI Baths Juliet 72" Free Standing SculptureStone Soaking Tub with Center Drain, Drain Assembly, and Overflow
Model:S185-WH-MT

MTI Baths S196 Features:

  • Covered under MTI Baths’ 10-year warranty
  • Constructed of SculptureStone
  • Soaking bath tub for a calm bathing experience
  • Installs in a free-standing configuration
  • Center drain placement
  • Equipped with overflow assembly permitting the user to enjoy a deep soak without worrying about spillage
  • Made in America

MTI Baths S196 Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 23-1/8″ (bottom to top of tub)
  • Overall Length: 71-1/2″ (left to right of tub)
  • Overall Width: 37″ (back to front of tub)
  • Basin Length: 46-3/4″ (left to right of bottom basin)
  • Basin Width: 26-3/4″ (front to back of bottom basin)
  • Basin Depth: 23-1/8″ (bottom of basin to tub rim)
  • Maximum Water Capacity: 102 gallons
  • Water Depth: 18-1/2″

Shop MTI Baths Juliet 72″ Free Standing SculptureStone Soaking Tub with Center Drain, Drain Assembly, and Overflow


Finish: Matte White
MTI Baths Juliet 72" Free Standing SculptureStone Soaking Tub with Center Drain, Drain Assembly, and Overflow

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