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Who made up the rule that bathtubs have to be white? If you love a good soak, make your tub the standout feature in your bathroom. A marble, metal, wood or glass tub makes an instant design statement and is truly a luxurious spot for a bubble bath.
Take a look at these eight stunning tubs to get an idea of what an incredible tub can do for your space, no matter your design style.
Wood. Wooden bathtubs, usually made from waterproofed marine wood, add unexpected warmth to tile and stone bathrooms. This rectangular tub works well with an Asian-influenced design, but I love that it can feel classic, too.
Copper. Copper's durability and natural patina have contributed to its significant comeback in the last decade. This oval bathtub allows the material's understated luxuriousness to shine. Surrounded by black river stone, the contrasting copper tub is perfect for this bathroom's indoor-outdoor feel.
Marble. Although marble is often thought of as a traditional material, this freestanding white marble tub has a distinctly modern look. The circular design flows with the bathroom's curved exterior wall. The round shapes contrast nicely with the angles on the doors and floor.
Glass. Take your bathroom to a whole new level with a low glass panel that contains the water. Tiled floors and walls and a secure glass installation make it completely waterproof and surprisingly sturdy.
Stainless steel. This sleek oval soaking tub gives the bathroom an industrial shine. Although stainless steel's durability and easy maintenance are huge pluses, homeowners will also appreciate how the metal helps bathwater stay warmer longer.
Sunken. Build your tub right into your bathroom floor by sinking it in below floor level. This tub is formed from concrete, then tiled for aesthetics and comfort. This can save you the hassle of installing a tub while giving you the benefits of a built-in feature — like the corner seat and step here.
Rock. Want to really go all natural? This impressive bathtub was carved entirely out of a boulder. An installation like this is absolutely incredible but obviously costly (and could cause some issues with floor support). If you love the look, you can purchase a similar-style acrylic version for a fraction of the price.