Bathtub Size Guide|Standard Dimensions
Following are the standard size of the most common type of bathtubs:
- Alcove bathtub: 60” length, 32” width, 18” height.
- Oval bathtub: 60” length, 41” width, 24” height.
- Whirlpool tubs: 60” length, 32” width, 18” height.
- Corner bathtubs: 60” length, 60” width, 22” height.
How to measure the size of the bathtub?
If you are planning to replace existing bathtub then it’s better to take its measurement first. Your existing bathtub size will help you to choose new with similar size for easy installation.
The first step is to make sure you measure from the edges of the wall.
For the height of the tub, measure the top part of the tub to the floor of the bathroom. This will include the feet. While measuring make sure you need enough space to install any surround.
The standard size of Alcove bathtubs
Alcove tubs are a most common style of bathtubs. They are affordable, easy to install and most preferred for small size bathrooms. Alcove bathtubs are enclosed within 3 walls of the bathroom. Typically 2 walls of bathroom work as front and back side of the bathtub and 1 wall as the side of the bathtub. One side is open for entering and exiting the tub. They are most popular in narrow bathroom.
Small alcove tubs: 54” length, 30” width, 15” height.
Medium alcove tubs: 60” length, 32” width, 18” height.
Large alcove tubs: 72” length, 36” width, 20” height.
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The standard size of Oval bathtubs
Oval shaped bathtubs are wider in size and provide aesthetic appeal in the bathroom. They come in two styles such as freestanding and drop-in bathtubs. If you planning to have a drop-in oval bathtub then make sure about the space required for the frame. The frame is kinda shell in floor or platform where the tub is placed.
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Standard oval bathtub size: 60” length, 41” width, 24” height.
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The standard size of Whirlpool bathtubs
Whirlpool bathtubs have the latest innovative technology to give a relaxing and therapeutic bath. These tubs are made from vacuum-formed acrylic sheets that are reinforced with fiberglass. The acrylic shell provides enough interior space for hiding the tubes for the jets and the pump unit.
Whirlpool tubs are available in the Six-foot rectangular Standard sizes as well as Standard high-sided whirlpool walk-in tubs. In many cases, these tubs are found in Standard alcove-ready sizes.
Standard whirlpool bathtub size: 60” length, 32-36” width, 18-24” height.
The standard size of corner bathtubs
This Bathtub is installed in corner of the bathroom to save space and well suited to small as well as large homes bathrooms. This bathtub is not the triangular shape but in a square shape having two unfinished sides that fit up against walls. Corner bathtubs are more about luxury and fun. These are ideal for de-stress, meditation, and calming soaks.
Standard Size (Medium size): 60” length, 60” width, 22” height.
Standard Small Size: 48” length, 48” width, 18” height.
Standard large Size: 72” length, 72” width, 22” height.
The standard size of angled freestanding bathtubs
In the angled freestanding tub, one end is higher than the other end. Higher end provides support for neck and head while you have a relaxing bath. You can find Angled tubs in various styles and sizes. Angled tubs are very flexible in terms of style. You can go for traditional accessories or
Standard bathtub size for freestanding bathtubs
Standard Size (Medium size): 60” length, 30” width, 20” height.
Standard Small Size: 54” length, 24” width, 16” height.
Standard large Size: 72” length, 32” width, 20” height.
The standard size of walk-in bathtubs
The walk-in Bathtubs are the great option for an individual with mobility issues, senior residents and wheeled chaired individuals. A walk in bathtub has a swinging door, for easy accessibility and a safer bath.
These tubs are also available in the market with the large, medium, small Standard sizes depth is more or less the same, around 30 inches.
Standard bathtub size for walk-in bathtubs
Standard Size (Medium size): 60” length, 30” width, 30” height.
Standard Small Size: 48” length, 28” width, 30” height.
Standard large Size: 72” length, 36” width, 30” height.
The standard length of almost all the various style bathtubs is 60 inches for standard medium size bathtubs, 48-54 inches for small standard tubs and 72 inches for larger standard tubs. Width and depth may be changed accordingly by various style and manufacturers. At last, I would like to say that most common prevailing standard dimension is 60 inches length, 30-32 inches width, and 16-30 inches depth.