Supporting School Development


Soon, I will be traveling to Morocco, yes, you read that right, all the way to North Africa. One of our members sponsored a hospital and now that its construction is almost ended, we are all going there to officiate the opening. However, this being a very charitable moment for all of us at our organization, we have all undertaken to buy certain fixtures. I am buying drop in bathtubs. This is a great moment for us to assist the people of Morocco, and we are not letting it go to waste.

I intend to donate many bathtubs to the boarding school neighboring the hospital. I intend to look for the best acrylic tubs because they are easy to install, light in weight, repairable and at the same time, they are cheap and they last a long time. They also add a touch of classiness anywhere that they are installed.

What is a drop in bathtub?

Funny name for a bathtub, but then when you see it and understand how it is installed, you will see why it is called a drop in bathtub. The reason for that is that it drops right in, into a stand or frame. It is noticeable by its construction because it has a rim at the top by which it is fastened to the frame. Once it is fastened to the frame, you can then finish the surrounding areas by the finishing of your type, usually tiles.

Now, these bathtubs are made of different materials. For example, if you are looking for the best acrylic bathtub, do not be surprised if you find that it is a drop in bathtub. These bathtubs are also very popular with apartment owners. Even if you have minimal space to spare in your bathroom, it does not mean that you should sacrifice on some of the best joys of this life. Anyone can buy these bathtubs because they are so affordable. As compared to the other bathtubs, these are the most affordable. Check out some reviews here: https://homeworthylist.com/best-acrylic-bathtub-reviews/

Once installed, the main thing that people worry about is how to keep their bathtub clean. With the acrylic drop in bathtub, you need not worry about that. It is so easy to clean. You do not need to clean the exterior of the tub since that will already be covered. Just clean the interior and you are done.

You will also love the fact that you can arrange your lotions, soaps and detergents on the rim of the bathtub. Thus, you can reach them easily when soaking yourself in the tub. At the same time, these tubs are quite easy to pair with any other component that you have in the bathroom. They match well with toilets and wash hand basins, and even sinks.  

Now that you have seen the many benefits of buying drop in bathtubs, which ones would be best to buy? The market has a tub for everyone and for every budget.

Here are two of the best drop in bathtubs that you can order here:

Kohler K-1946-R-O Bathtub

Kohler K-1946-R- 5ft

You know that you are not going to skip buying it if it is a Kohler, one of the most renowned brand names for water fixtures. The bathtub has been designed with enough depth so that you can pour in enough water to help you soak nicely and relax. Imagine a tub like this one with the capacity to hold almost 215 liters of water! You will literary float when bathing. Another thing that you need to know is that this tub has been made with built-in lumbar support. No matter how much time you spend in the bathroom, you will feel quite comfortable. No back pain whatsoever.

Pros

  • Light in weight by over 30% as compared to traditional tubs
  • Holds a good quantity of water
  • Good, comfortable depth
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • 19 inches step-over height might be too high for seniors

Duravit Drop In Bathtub

Duravit Drop In 700405 D

When you buy a tub, you had better make sure it is a good one and that it will last a long time. This is a perfect bathtub for a place like a school where it will be shared by many people. It has been designed with a nice front panel, which offers your bathtub more support. Besides, the bathtub looks very nice.

Pros

  • Tile flange keeps water from getting behind the tiles
  • Has a nicely-styled front panel
  • Deep enough to give you a comfortable bath
  • Looks really nice and enhances the interior décor of your bathroom

Cons

  • Requires very careful installation so that it does not crack

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Is it Better?


We have been in Morocco for more than a week now. The hospital that our friend sponsored is finished, everything installed and it has already started taking patients. I helped install several bathtubs successfully. Now everything is set but we still need to tie up a few loose ends. Bathtubs are not very common here in Morocco. So after installing them, we have been teaching people how to use them and the benefits of using a bathtub.

Here are some of the benefits that we shared with them:

Using a bathtub is great for your health

Bathroom picture

Believe it or not, soaking away in the tub does much more than soak the dirt away. It soaks all the stress away. One thing that you will love about bathtubs is that when you soak in the water, you enjoy some relaxing moments, and research has shown that using a bathtub seriously boosts the mood. This is why hydrotherapy has been practiced for millennia.

A bathtub that is filled with hot water is going to help you feel relaxed. Hot water also increases the heart rate, making your heart beat faster and thus transfer more oxygen to different parts of the body.

Soaking in the hot water is going to help relieve the symptoms of a cold, including blocked nose and stuff. Apart from that, it also enhances the health of your lungs. As you breathe in some of that steam, your airways relax and you can breathe much better.

Lastly, soaking in hot water helps drive the ache out of your muscles. Just sit there and feel better as the warmth seeps into your muscles, giving them the therapy that they need so much to relax. You can almost feel the tension ebbing out.

It is easy to keep clean all the time

Woman with rubber gloves cleaning the tub

A traditional bathtub can be a tad hard to maintain. However, if you have an acrylic bathtub at home, it is easy to maintain and clean. The inner and outer side are easy to clean. All that you need to do is warm some water and then use a big sponge to make everything clean. You can scrub the exterior, with the sponge, nothing hard because this is acrylic. You can do the same for the inside and when you rinse the tub, you will realize that it will be spotlessly clean.

A bathtub increases the value of your bathroom

Let us assume that in the future, you decide to put your home up for sale. The first thing that prospective buyers look at is the bathroom. If they are impressed, they buy. With a bathtub, you can be sure they will feel quite impressed. A bathtub increases the value of a home as do the modern fittings and kitchen appliances.

Bathroom looks incredibly good

A bathroom should never look drab and unhappy. It should be a lively place where you go to relax after a hard day at work. Now, nothing uplifts the looks of a bathroom more than a bathtub. If the tub looks good, then the bathroom looks good. With a bathtub, with detergents, soaps and lotions arranged on the rim of the tub, the transformation is indeed good.

Installing a Bathtub


We have been in Morocco for the last two days, to see to the completion and official opening of the hospital whose construction our dear friend sponsored. However, we have not been standing around watching the experts make the final touches. We have been busy doing things, the best of what we know so that we can complete everything as soon as possible. I am very skilled in bathtub installation. Since I had bought several acrylic tubs for the hospital and the neighboring school, I have been helping with the installation.

If you too would like to know how to install a bathtub but you do not know how to do it, it is not too hard. These tips should help you get it just right:

Start by installing the frame

Tub frame

An acrylic bathtub is secured to the floor and the walls by the use of a frame. In fact, it has a rim at the top for just that. The frame of the tub is secured to the wall by the use of studs.

You can buy wall studs in the local hardware. This frame is also mounted onto the floor. The main thing is to secure it as firmly as possible. Install supportive stands installed at every 16 inches for extra support. By the time you are done, the frame should be sturdy, without budging. A good bathtub will take your weight without budging.

The base

This is the second most installation bit that you must take good care of. The base of the tub can be made with different things. One of them is concrete, especially for the larger tubs. If you do not have skills for laying concrete for a project as sensitive as this one, hire someone to do it for you. If it is not installed right, the acrylic tub could crack before long and you would undergo losses.

Other materials used for the base include foam, expanding foam or shims. When you have installed the base with concrete mortar, fill the tub to capacity with water and let it stay for three days or more until the base is dry.

The access panel

Access panel for tub

This panel will help you access the piping of the bathtub later on when the need for repairs arises. However, it does not have to be so obvious that there is an access panel. You can use Velcro strips or hinges to hide the panel a bit. You may also caulk the joints so that you keep water from entering.

Installing the plumbing

This comes later after the frame, the base and the tub itself has been installed. It is not hard, so you do not even have to be a plumber to install your bathtub plumbing. On the contrary, it is quite easy and requires just basic plumbing tools.

First, you must install a T-fitting for the drain pipe and the overflow pipe. The good thing is that all the piping for both the overflow and the wastewater requires PVC pipes. They are plastic, easy to cut with a hacksaw blade. You may need an elbow joint and you will definitely need pipe glue for the installation.

Remember, you can always refer to YouTube videos to help you install your bathtub. The acrylic bathtub must be installed right.