It is worth the investment for quality in the planning of your bathroom. Far too often a bathtub is quickly sketched on a blueprint and the end product is not enjoyable and can be uncomfortable. It is important to discuss bathtub basics, such as length, water capacity, and accessories, as soon as possible with a contractor.
Your decision regarding a bathtub should be based on your needs, desires, and budget. Porcelain on steel, acrylic, fiberglass/gel coat, composite, cast iron, cultured marble, and wood are the materials with which bathtubs are manufactured.