Sometimes, you just wanna have some company and save water at the same time. But not all bathtubs are appropriate for two bodies. No one wants to sit on a drain or lean against an overflow so a drain near the center line of the tub eliminates this concern. Ideally, a tub for two would have a slanted back on both sides. Some couples love to have asymetrical slants so that each side offers a different type of reclining comfort.
But there are those who relish the symetry of an evenly sloped tub. Fortunately, there are tubs for everyone. When planning for a tub that will accomodate two sets of legs, it would be nice to have a tub at least 36″ wide. If water is not a concern, and space is plentiful, 42″ wide would be even better. However, it’s very important to carefully asses how often this tub is really going to have two bodies in it. If the tub is mostly for one person but will host two bathers just once or twice a year, the primary bather should size the tub for their body and then just acknowledge that when two bodies are in there, it will undoubtedly be crowded. If space allows for a 6′ tub, there is a better chance of two people being comfortable. So, in review, if a tub will frequently host two bathers, it should be around 6′ long and between 36″ and 42″ wide. If both people are slender legged an exception can be made for a tub slightly less wide than 36″. We always have lots of tubs on display so a visit to our showroom will help you determine which length and width are appropriate for your needs