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Floating an idea for extra bathtub comfort

A slotted bathtub has a special long and narrow overflow cutout that looks like a coin slot. (Kohler)
A slotted bathtub has a special long and narrow overflow cutout that looks like a coin slot. (Kohler)

Q: We are buying a new home and the builder is letting us pick out the bathroom fixtures within a budget. Since a whirlpool tub is not possible, what extra soaking comforts can we add to a standard bathtub? — Pat, Texas

A: When choosing your standard size bathtub, I suggest looking for a tub that has a slotted overflow drain.

Most tubs have a circular overflow cutout to fit the round overflow drain assembly. A slotted bathtub has a special long and narrow overflow cutout that looks like a coin slot. With this thinner cutout opening, the water level in the tub can be a little higher for some extra soaking comfort.

Two notes: A slotted overflow drain assembly is needed to fit this type of tub. Also, the bathtub and drain assembly may be a special order fixture, so check for availability.

With all this info, you might say we explored your bathtub question in depth.

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