If the bath is of high qual­i­ty, then it will last at least 30 years with­out scuffs, small cracks, scratch­es and bumps and dents. The enam­el will remain glossy, as when buy­ing. Steel bath­tubs com­pare favor­ably with acrylic and cast iron bath­tubs in terms of per­for­mance and ease of instal­la­tion. Man­u­fac­tur­ers offer a wide range of bath­tubs and it is often dif­fi­cult for a buy­er to choose a par­tic­u­lar mod­el. Qual­i­ty mod­els are in high demand. We invite you to famil­iar­ize your­self with the rat­ing of the best steel bath­tubs on the Russ­ian mar­ket.

When choos­ing any prod­uct, includ­ing bath­tubs, we always eval­u­ate the pur­chase in terms of price-qual­i­ty ratio, and also pay atten­tion to the man­u­fac­tur­er as a guar­an­tee of this qual­i­ty.

Advantages of steel baths

Speak­ing about the qual­i­ty of steel baths, first of all, it is worth not­ing the fol­low­ing para­me­ters:

  • Defor­ma­tion strength. Steel bath­tubs are made from lay­ers of met­al. It is from the thick­ness of the for­ma­tion that it will depend on how they are sub­ject to defor­ma­tions. Thick-walled baths are slight­ly infe­ri­or to cast-iron baths in strength.
  • Coat­ing dura­bil­i­ty. Steel bath­tubs have an enam­el coat­ing, which itself is resis­tant to exter­nal influ­ences and clean­ing agents. Some man­u­fac­tur­ers achieve even greater dura­bil­i­ty through var­i­ous enam­el appli­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies.
  • Design. The man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­o­gy allows to pro­duce bath­tubs from steel of var­i­ous shapes: rec­tan­gu­lar, oval, round. In this they are sim­i­lar to acrylic bath­tubs. Rec­tan­gu­lar bath­tubs also dif­fer from each oth­er in the size and shape of the bowls, the slope of the walls, etc.
  • Ease of instal­la­tion. Instal­la­tion of steel baths is not dif­fi­cult due to their light weight and strength. It is not nec­es­sary to be a pro­fes­sion­al to prop­er­ly install such a bath­room.

Roca: time tested quality

The Span­ish com­pa­ny Roca is the old­est man­u­fac­tur­er of san­i­tary ware in Europe, the first to launch the pro­duc­tion of cast-iron bath­tubs. Lat­er, the assort­ment was replen­ished with lighter and more duc­tile steel fonts, which are always suc­cess­ful due to the favor­able ratio of afford­able price and good qual­i­ty.

A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of Roca prod­ucts is a triple lay­er of enam­el, which is applied to the heat­ed sur­face of the bowl to enhance adhe­sion. The result is a durable and dense enam­el coat­ing that is not afraid of mois­ture and abra­sives, does not fade or chip off even with point impacts. A few remarks boil down to the fact that the bowl is slow­ly filled, and the thick­ness of the steel sheet is only 2 mm. To coun­ter­act defor­ma­tion, most bath­tubs require an instal­la­tion frame with addi­tion­al stiff­en­ers, but there is a catch here — the legs are not too strong. If the bath­room is to be used by a per­son weigh­ing more than 90 kg, wall mount­ing is rec­om­mend­ed.

The line­up is quite diverse; the length of the baths ranges from 100 to 180 cm; both free­stand­ing and wall-mount­ed ver­sions are avail­able. Mod­els of the Con­te­sa series with flat self-clean­ing sides with­out grooves are pro­duced in two copies — with a stan­dard coat­ing and an anti-slip notch.

If you have high­er require­ments for the safe­ty and com­fort of water pro­ce­dures, take a clos­er look at bath­tubs with advanced anti-slip pro­tec­tion and chrome-plat­ed sup­port han­dles. Two mod­i­fi­ca­tions are avail­able: with an extend­ed cen­tral part (Swing series) and with anatom­i­cal cur­va­ture of the sides (Princess series). Sound­proof pan­els are includ­ed in the scope of deliv­ery. The prod­uct line is con­stant­ly updat­ed tak­ing into account fash­ion trends: if you want to be in trend, you will not find the best brand!

Cons of steel baths

  • Heat dis­si­pa­tion. This indi­ca­tor is impor­tant for lovers of long water pro­ce­dures. It depends on the wall thick­ness. Steel baths are char­ac­ter­ized by rapid heat trans­fer. The thin­ner the wall of the tub, the faster the water will cool. Some advise cov­er­ing the back of the bath­tub with mount­ing foam or sprayed insu­la­tion. This will help by 50–70%.
  • Noise lev­el. The cri­te­ri­on char­ac­ter­izes the abil­i­ty of the mate­r­i­al to absorb sound when water hits the sur­face. For steel baths, this fig­ure is low, but man­u­fac­tur­ers are striv­ing to use new tech­nolo­gies to increase it. For exam­ple, apply a sound-absorb­ing stick­er on the back of the bath­tub. This will reduce the noise by 50–80%

Estat — an extravaganza of colors on the walls of bathtubs

The prod­ucts of the Slo­vak com­pa­ny Estat are unique in their kind. To form an anti-cor­ro­sion coat­ing on the steel sur­faces of the bowls, pow­der enam­els are used. The author’s tech­nol­o­gy of dry enam­el­ing in an elec­tro­sta­t­ic field ensures reli­able adhe­sion of the base to the pro­tec­tive lay­er.

The main line of the brand now has only 9 mod­els of steel bath­tubs, but due to the huge vari­ety of shades and mod­i­fi­ca­tions, the assort­ment does not seem bor­ing: the buy­er has as many as 13 shades and 140 design vari­a­tions at his dis­pos­al. The main col­lec­tion is accom­pa­nied by a sep­a­rate line of hot tubs — only 7 copies and 6 col­or options. Among oth­er things, the com­pa­ny has an exclu­sive offer for the most demand­ing cus­tomers — baths with ombre effect. Iri­des­cent col­or tran­si­tions are best revealed under LED-back­light­ing, pre­sent­ed in two vari­a­tions — one lamp on the side or direct illu­mi­na­tion of the bowl with eight-point diodes.

Which bath is better, steel or acrylic?

Com­par­ing acrylic and steel bath­tubs, we can con­clude that the sec­ond option is eas­i­er to care for, eas­i­er to install, it lasts longer (acrylic lim­it is 15 years). In terms of design, both solu­tions are gen­er­al­ly iden­ti­cal, the poly­mer is only slight­ly more flex­i­ble. In terms of heat reten­tion, block­ing extra­ne­ous sounds, plas­tic is bet­ter.

It turns out that a steel bath is the “gold­en mean”, inex­pen­sive, durable, beau­ti­ful. You will have to be puz­zled by solv­ing the prob­lems of sound insu­la­tion and ther­mal insu­la­tion, but there are plen­ty of mate­ri­als for this.

Additional options for complete comfort

Under­wa­ter mas­sage sys­tems are the best way to relax. The fol­low­ing types are installed in steel baths:

  • hydro­mas­sage
    - jets of water are pumped under pres­sure, mas­sag­ing the body;
  • air mas­sage
    - air bub­bles mixed with the water flow have an effect;
  • tur­bo­mas­sage
    – com­bines both tech­nolo­gies.

The choice of the num­ber of sprayers depends on the size of the prod­uct and your wish­es. Usu­al­ly the noz­zles are posi­tioned so as to treat the back, but­tocks and legs. If you need a more intense mas­sage, then it is bet­ter to look for options with a large num­ber of noz­zles.
The fol­low­ing ele­ments will help to increase the com­fort of using a steel bath:

  • head­rest — with a large length of the prod­uct, it will be more con­ve­nient to put your head on a spe­cial stand;
  • adjustable legs — will allow you to choose the desired height of the bath so that all fam­i­ly mem­bers can eas­i­ly step over the side;
  • noise-absorb­ing coast­ers — water will not fall so loud­ly into the bowl;
  • places for bathing acces­sories — notch­es are placed on the sides of the baths, where it is con­ve­nient to put foam, gel or put soap;
  • han­dles — met­al or polyurethane, locat­ed on the inside of the walls, need­ed for sup­port when lift­ing.

Bath size

The area of ​​many apart­ments is such that there is not enough space for a large bath. Log­i­cal­ly, you should buy an extreme­ly large bath that can fit in the bath­room. Mod­els are pre­sent­ed in the fol­low­ing dimen­sions:

  • 120 cen­time­ters – sitz baths suit­able for instal­la­tion along short walls. They help save space, but lim­it com­fort;
  • 140–150 — stan­dard mod­els. Com­fort­able enough, but tall peo­ple will have to bend their knees;
  • 160–170 — in the pres­ence of a head­rest, they are com­fort­able even for tall peo­ple;
  • 200 cen­time­ters — the largest per­for­mances, con­tribut­ing to max­i­mum plea­sure.

When choos­ing the width, the main guide­lines are the area of ​​the room and the weight of the swim­mers. The usu­al width is 70–75 cen­time­ters, but it is not enough for large peo­ple. Suf­fi­cient depth, the dis­tance between the bot­tom and the over­flow is half a meter.

What type of bath cover is available?

Steel is a rust­ing met­al, the fol­low­ing coat­ings are used to pro­tect against direct con­tact with water:

  1. Enam­el. Inex­pen­sive, prac­ti­cal solu­tion, easy to main­tain and clean. Minus — even a small scratch is enough to acti­vate cor­ro­sion process­es. It is impos­si­ble to expose the enam­el to shock loads, it is bet­ter to use gen­tle clean­ing prod­ucts that do not con­tain coarse abra­sives, do not scratch the sur­face, do not leave scuffs on it;
  2. Poly­mers. The poly­mer helps the met­al retain heat ener­gy bet­ter and block noise. Poros­i­ty is min­i­mal, which increas­es hygiene, dirt does not accu­mu­late. When clean­ing, spe­cial com­po­si­tions are used;
  3. glass ceram­ics. It looks beau­ti­ful, new appli­ca­tion meth­ods help to form an even, smooth and durable sur­face that can with­stand even decent shock loads. When clean­ing, it is pos­si­ble to use acid-based prod­ucts.

Some mod­els are devoid of a pro­tec­tive coat­ing, made of spe­cial grades of stain­less steel. They are well suit­ed for a mod­ern hi-tech or mod­ern inte­ri­or, but are expen­sive. The best grade in this case is stain­less steel, suit­able for use in the food indus­try. It is not afraid of rust, does not con­tain com­po­nents that are haz­ardous to health. Minus — the ten­den­cy to form streaks, after hygiene pro­ce­dures, the sur­face is wiped dry with a cloth.

What’s with the color?

The clas­sic white shade of enam­el is ver­sa­tile but a bit bor­ing. But the col­or coat­ing will help empha­size the style of the bath­room. It should be not­ed that each col­or has its own influ­ence:

  • green — asso­ci­at­ed with nature, there­fore it relieves anx­i­ety well, calms and helps to relax dur­ing water pro­ce­dures;
  • red — improves the feel­ing of secu­ri­ty, stim­u­lates the heart and metab­o­lism. Bathing in such a bath will fill you with vital­i­ty and vivac­i­ty;
  • yel­low — sun­ny, cheer­ful col­or pro­motes relax­ation, fills with opti­mism. But it can inter­fere with rest­ful sleep;
  • blue — reminds of the end­less expans­es of water, gives peace and tran­quil­i­ty, helps to decide on a bold act with­out any doubts;
  • blue — relieves fatigue, helps to get rid of overex­er­tion.

Quality and wall thickness: how to check

Wall thick­ness is a para­me­ter that deter­mines the strength, resis­tance to exter­nal loads with­out the for­ma­tion of cracks, defor­ma­tions. The thick­er the walls, the bet­ter they block noise and retain heat. A suf­fi­cient indi­ca­tor is 2.5–3 mil­lime­ters, for expen­sive baths it reach­es 4.

Dis­hon­est man­u­fac­tur­ers often indi­cate incor­rect infor­ma­tion in the doc­u­men­ta­tion, believ­ing that the buy­er will not pay atten­tion to them. There is anoth­er trick — the for­ma­tion of a thick side, on which the cut is deter­mined, but sav­ing mate­r­i­al on oth­er areas of the walls. To exclude such decep­tion, it is bet­ter to be guid­ed by the mass. If the wall has a thick­ness of 3 mil­lime­ters, then the min­i­mum mass of a com­pact sit-down bath is 20 kilo­grams, a 150-cen­time­ter one is about 30, and a full-sized one is 40 kg.

Criteria for a competent choice

Since it is impos­si­ble to deter­mine the suit­abil­i­ty of steel san­i­tary ware at a glance, we rec­om­mend that you focus on the cri­te­ria below when choos­ing a bath.

Optimal design dimensions

Before choos­ing a steel bath, you should decide on the dimen­sions of the struc­ture so that it fits freely into the bath­room. If we talk about a stan­dard range of rec­tan­gu­lar bowls, then the width of the prod­ucts is tra­di­tion­al­ly 700 mm, and the length varies between 1.4–2 meters in incre­ments of 0.1 meters.

Optimal plumbing dimensions

The stan­dard rules for choos­ing plumb­ing sug­gest that the bath body should occu­py no more than 30% of the entire space of the bath­room

For bath­rooms with an area of ​​​​4–5 squares, bowls with a rec­tan­gu­lar body are most often cho­sen. If the space of the bath­room is lim­it­ed, they stop at the option of installing cor­ner mod­els or short bath­tubs.

On sale you can find mod­els with a bowl length of two meters. But for peo­ple of aver­age build, using such baths is not very con­ve­nient. Many note that they expe­ri­ence dis­com­fort while in a filled bowl if they do not feel its “shores”.

Product wall thickness

The main thing to pay atten­tion to when choos­ing is the wall thick­ness of steel plumb­ing. High-qual­i­ty prod­ucts are pro­duced with a wall thick­ness in the range of 2.5–4 mm. For peo­ple with an aver­age weight, a bowl with a wall thick­ness in the range of 2.5–3 mm is suit­able, but if the weight is above aver­age, baths with a thick­ness of 3.5 mm and above are suit­able.

Variety of plumbing choices

Choose prod­ucts with a wall thick­ness of at least 3.5 mil­lime­ters — this is an indi­ca­tor of the strength of the struc­ture and its abil­i­ty to retain heat

It is hard­ly pos­si­ble to mea­sure the thick­ness of the met­al with a caliper with­in the walls of a store. In this sit­u­a­tion, you can do this. Since steel is almost four times lighter than cast iron, its approx­i­mate weight can be deter­mined.

To do this, try to lift the mod­el with one hand and slight­ly move it from its place. If the task required a min­i­mum of effort, this is an occa­sion to think about it. After all, a full-sized bowl can weigh 20–25 kg only if an unscrupu­lous man­u­fac­tur­er saved on the thick­ness of the met­al.

Vulnerability of thin-walled bowls

If the wall thick­ness is less than 1.5 mm, and the enam­el lay­er does not exceed 0.6 mm, it is like­ly that dur­ing oper­a­tion, under the weight of a per­son, the struc­ture sim­ply deforms

The “sound” test will help deter­mine the wall thick­ness and the integri­ty of the struc­ture. When light­ly tapped on the case, the met­al sur­face should pro­duce a uni­form, rat­tling-free sound.

Keep in mind that the thick­ness of the walls deter­mines the abil­i­ty of the met­al to retain heat. The dif­fer­ence in the thick­ness of the met­al used to make the bowl, with­in one and a half cen­time­ters, reduces the tem­per­a­ture of the water dur­ing one hour of bathing by 3–5 ° C.

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Back side of steel plumb­ing

Foil ther­mal insu­la­tion stick­er

Instal­la­tion of dis­man­tled legs

Bath­tub bot­tom wrap

Front surface quality

One of the key para­me­ters of steel plumb­ing is the qual­i­ty of the work­ing coat­ing.

When exam­in­ing the enam­eled sur­face of the prod­uct, pay atten­tion to two para­me­ters:

  • even­ness of stamp­ing;
  • pres­ence of defects.

The bowl should have smooth curves, devoid of any irreg­u­lar­i­ties. The pres­ence of sags and drips, cracks and chips indi­cates a vio­la­tion of the man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­o­gy of the prod­uct, which can adverse­ly affect its ser­vice life.

yellow bath

The enam­el coat­ing can be of any col­or; the main thing is that the paint is even­ly applied and has a glossy smooth sur­face

It is not uncom­mon to find mod­els with a self-clean­ing func­tion on the shelves. When choos­ing such prod­ucts, the qual­i­ty of enam­el should be giv­en spe­cial atten­tion. After all, even a small defect in the coat­ing can reduce the self-clean­ing prop­er­ties to “zero”.

When visu­al­ly inspect­ing the prod­uct, also pay atten­tion to the geom­e­try of the struc­ture. She must be per­fect. The use of mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy allows you to achieve this with­out prob­lems.

Additional design elements

In mod­ern baths, built-in under­wa­ter mas­sage sys­tems are often installed.

Depend­ing on the type of impact, they are of three types:

  • Hydro­mas­sage — a sys­tem con­sist­ing of a pump, hoses and noz­zles, which deliv­ers jets of water under pres­sure.
  • Air mas­sage — dif­fers from hydro­mas­sage in that the main ele­ment of the impact on the body are air bub­bles mixed with a water jet.
  • Tur­bo­mas­sage – com­bi­na­tion of two sys­tems through the action of air and water jets.

The pow­er of the com­pres­sor and the num­ber of noz­zles depends on the size of the bowl.

Location of hydromassage jets

The noz­zles are main­ly placed along the walls and bot­tom so as to act on the back, legs and but­tocks; if you want more, choose a mod­el with an increased num­ber of noz­zles

As addi­tion­al func­tions, radio, ion­iza­tion, water heat­ing, light­ing can be offered.

Baths may also include:

  • drain-over­flow sys­tems;
  • head­rests;
  • adjustable legs;
  • noise-absorb­ing stands;
  • recess­es for bath acces­sories.

Bath rails are made of met­al or polyurethane. They can be made in dif­fer­ent col­ors: white, blue, gold, chrome.

Stainless steel handrails

Handrails made of pol­ished stain­less steel will not lose their pre­sentabil­i­ty after ten years of ser­vice in wet envi­ron­ments

Adjustable legs of the struc­ture are often equipped with rub­ber pads, which, by absorb­ing noise and splash­ing water, act as an anti-res­onator.

The best manufacturers of steel bathtubs

The leader in the pro­duc­tion of high-qual­i­ty steel bath­tubs is a Ger­man com­pa­ny Kaldewei. The com­pa­ny has been pro­duc­ing san­i­tary ware for over 100 years. Accord­ing to cus­tomer reviews on Yandex.Market, the prod­ucts of this man­u­fac­tur­er are among the top best prod­ucts in this cat­e­go­ry.

As a raw mate­r­i­al, the com­pa­ny uses its own inno­v­a­tive devel­op­ment, which has no ana­logues in the world — steel enam­el. The mate­r­i­al is obtained in melt­ing fur­naces under the influ­ence of high tem­per­a­tures. Tech­no­log­i­cal­ly, bath­tubs are cast entire­ly from this mate­r­i­al, and do not sub­se­quent­ly enam­el a steel bil­let.

Due to the mol­e­c­u­lar bond­ing of steel and glass, it is pos­si­ble to achieve high strength prod­ucts. Bath­tubs made of steel enam­el do not deform when heat­ed and cooled, which means that the prod­uct will not “behave” when used, it will fit snug­ly against the walls, exclud­ing leaks and damp­ness. The enam­el does not crack on impact, does not tar­nish, and is resis­tant to clean­ing agents.

The man­u­fac­tur­er is so con­fi­dent in the qual­i­ty of his prod­uct that he gives it a 30-year war­ran­ty.

The com­pa­ny pro­duces bath­tubs of var­i­ous shapes and designs: cor­ner, wall-mount­ed and free­stand­ing, rec­tan­gu­lar, round and oval. The com­pa­ny coop­er­ates with world design agen­cies and is the win­ner of more than 150 design awards (includ­ing Red dot design, Plus X, Icon­ic Awards, Inte­ri­or Inno­va­tion, etc.).

It is also worth not­ing the large range of prod­ucts. You can find sim­ple ergonom­ic solu­tions in the price range of 3500 — 5000 rubles, or opt for a more expen­sive option with hydro­mas­sage or anti-slip, dou­ble or reduced size, or a spe­cial­ly shaped bath­tub.

Among oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers that have proven them­selves in the mar­ket, we can note:

  • Bette (Ger­many). Prod­ucts are made of tita­ni­um steel by ther­mo­form­ing, which allows the pro­duc­tion of bath­tubs of var­i­ous shapes with­out los­ing strength. A unique enam­el glaze is used as a coat­ing. It retains its qual­i­ties for a long time and is resis­tant to mechan­i­cal dam­age. The plant pro­duces more than 600 mod­els of bath­tubs of var­i­ous shapes and col­ors.
  • BLB (Por­tu­gal). The com­pa­ny man­u­fac­tures bath­tubs from pressed steel, which wants them to be heat and impact resis­tant. Vit­re­ous enam­el used for coat­ing has a longer life cycle and pro­tects the prod­uct from mechan­i­cal and chem­i­cal dam­age.
  • Roca (Spain). Inter­na­tion­al con­cern with a wide geog­ra­phy of pro­duc­tion. In our coun­try, Roca bath­tubs are pro­duced at their own fac­to­ry near St. Peters­burg. Roca steel bath­tubs are a uni­ty of ele­gance and dura­bil­i­ty. Enam­el appli­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy pro­vides a smooth glossy sur­face and col­or sta­bil­i­ty. On the Russ­ian mar­ket, the prod­uct is known under the trade­marks of Roca, Jika and Laufen.
  • Verkh-Iset­sky Met­al­lur­gi­cal Plant. A well-known Russ­ian man­u­fac­tur­er that can com­pete with West­ern com­pa­nies. Advanced tech­nolo­gies are used in pro­duc­tion. Pro­duces steel bath­tubs under the brands Reimar and Don­na Van­na. Bath­tubs have a resis­tant coat­ing, some mod­els are equipped with a noise reduc­tion plate.

Of the vari­ety of steel baths on the Russ­ian mar­ket, you have cho­sen the best. The rat­ing is com­piled by cat­e­go­ry, tak­ing into account qual­i­ty char­ac­ter­is­tics and cus­tomer reviews.

Bette: constructivism in plumbing

Enam­elled steel bath­tubs from the Ger­man com­pa­ny Bette have repeat­ed­ly won pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions such as the Ger­man Design Award, Inte­ri­or Inno­va­tion Award and Red Hot Design Award. How­ev­er, the best rec­om­men­da­tion is an unprece­dent­ed war­ran­ty peri­od for all prod­ucts — 30 years. Excel­lent prod­uct qual­i­ty and max­i­mum com­fort of water pro­ce­dures are achieved through the use of pro­pri­etary san­i­tary mate­ri­als. Bath­tubs are made of 3.5 mm thick tita­ni­um steel coat­ed with self-clean­ing Bet­teGlaze glazed enam­el with a vari­ety of decors — from volu­mi­nous geo­met­ric prints to tex­tile imi­ta­tion.

Orig­i­nal design solu­tions give bath­tubs an addi­tion­al mar­gin of safe­ty and improve the ergonom­ics of plumb­ing fix­tures. The hot tub con­sists of two bod­ies con­nect­ed seam­less­ly, so that from the out­side the free­stand­ing steel tub looks like a mono­lith. Also avail­able are recessed designs for con­cealed floor instal­la­tion and mod­els with addi­tion­al fea­tures such as light­ing or hydro­mas­sage. A wide range of shapes and sizes leaves room for exper­i­men­ta­tion; not only clas­sic oval and rec­tan­gu­lar shapes are on sale, but also spe­cial design mod­i­fi­ca­tions for con­cep­tu­al inte­ri­ors. For small-sized bath­rooms, a spe­cial design of bath­tubs with a cir­cu­lar sup­port sur­face has been devel­oped, which helps to save usable space.

The best models 200 and 180 cm long



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 200x100x45 cm, vol­ume 260 l

An ide­al high-qual­i­ty steel bath retains heat well and is resis­tant to defor­ma­tion. Easy Clean coat­ing for easy clean­ing. The bath has a hid­den drain cov­ered with enam­el. The weight is 66 kg, which means good wall thick­ness.

The dis­ad­van­tages include the design of the legs — addi­tion­al rein­force­ment is required for sta­bil­i­ty. As well as the need for fre­quent hygien­ic treat­ment, so the anti-slip coat­ing col­lects dirt.

This mod­el is avail­able in dif­fer­ent sizes, from 200 cm in length to 170 cm.

Antika is a valuable find in the economy segment

The free­stand­ing steel bath­tub Anti­ka from VIZ is a good pur­chase for those who are on a bud­get. Despite the thin walls (1.8 mm), the bowl has a suf­fi­cient mar­gin of safe­ty and, if prop­er­ly installed on the met­al frame, will not sag. Durable wear-resis­tant enam­el meets all hygien­ic require­ments, and a deep font allows you to com­fort­ably sit in the bath­room and for­get about all the hard­ships. The close loca­tion of the drain and the reserve hole great­ly sim­pli­fies the instal­la­tion and con­nec­tion of the plumb­ing fix­ture — the font can be placed under any wall.

The dis­ad­van­tages of the series are the same as for all thin-walled steel bath­tubs — low heat-insu­lat­ing prop­er­ties, but they can be eas­i­ly dealt with by seal­ing the body with mount­ing foam. Have you already decid­ed which brand to choose? In our cat­a­log you will find cer­ti­fied steel bath­tubs from well-deserved Euro­pean and Russ­ian man­u­fac­tur­ers who will sur­round you with care for many years to come!

The best steel bathtubs 170 cm long in quality



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 170x75x45 cm, vol­ume 156 l

A high-qual­i­ty thick-walled bath­tub made of tita­ni­um steel retains heat well, is resis­tant to defor­ma­tion and is com­pa­ra­ble to cast-iron bath­tubs in these indi­ca­tors. Comes with pre-installed sound­proof­ing. The smooth and even sur­face is not prone to chips and scratch­es; hard sponges and prod­ucts con­tain­ing strong chem­i­cals can be used for clean­ing. Anti-slip coat­ing will ensure your safe­ty.

The dis­ad­van­tages include the design of the legs — addi­tion­al rein­force­ment is required for sta­bil­i­ty. As well as the need for fre­quent hygien­ic treat­ment, so the anti-slip coat­ing col­lects dirt.


BETTE BetteOcean 170×75

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 170x75x45 cm, vol­ume 220 l

Anoth­er reli­able steel bath mod­el from the man­u­fac­tur­er BETTE has also proven itself in oper­a­tion. The wall thick­ness of 3.5 mm guar­an­tees impact resis­tance. The bath retains heat well. Vir­tu­al­ly silent in use thanks to the built-in sound iso­la­tion sys­tem. The three-lay­er coat­ing of glazed enam­el per­fect­ly pro­tects the sur­face from chips and scratch­es. The col­or of the bath­room does not fade from the use of deter­gents. A spe­cial anti-dirt coat­ing is applied to the walls, which facil­i­tates the care of the bath­room.

The dis­ad­van­tages include the rel­a­tive­ly heavy weight of the prod­uct, which makes it dif­fi­cult to install.



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 170x75x41 cm, vol­ume 123 l
  • detailed equip­ment: All com­po­nents are pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly

Steel bath Kaldewei San­i­form Plus. A fea­ture of this bath is its shape, which repeats the shape of the human body (wide base and nar­row­er low­er part). This form allows you to feel com­fort­able even for peo­ple with large dimen­sions and high growth. Buy­ers note that the bath is easy to main­tain due to the spe­cial self-clean­ing coat­ing. Thick walls retain heat for a long time. The bath cov­er is resis­tant and not sub­ject to abra­sion. A plus is the man­u­fac­tur­er’s war­ran­ty for 30 years.

Among the short­com­ings, the need to pur­chase addi­tion­al com­po­nents (legs, sound insu­la­tion, etc.) is most often called. They do not come in a set, and their cost is quite high.



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 170x70x42 cm, vol­ume 120 l

This mod­el fea­tures an ergonom­i­cal­ly slop­ing back that does not affect the usable vol­ume of the bath­room. A good anti-slip sys­tem ensures max­i­mum safe­ty, but unlike the BETTELUX mod­el of the same man­u­fac­tur­er, it does not make clean­ing dif­fi­cult. The advan­tages also include the con­sis­tent qual­i­ty of glossy enam­el resis­tant to dam­age and clean­ing agents.

All com­po­nents (legs, grips, seals, sound insu­la­tion) must be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly.

It should also be not­ed that this mod­el has a wall thick­ness of 2.4 mm, unlike ana­logues.


Roca Swing 170×75

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 170x75x43.20 cm, vol­ume 215 l
  • detailed equip­ment: All com­po­nents are pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly
  • han­dles, height-adjustable legs, non-slip bot­tom

A steel bath­tub of a con­ve­nient form with arm­rests for hands. The kit comes with sound­proof­ing and anti-slip coat­ing. Due to the spe­cial coat­ing of the bot­tom, it retains heat for a long time.

The bath can be called thin-walled. Wall thick­ness 2.4 mm, of which only 1.5 mm steel. Cus­tomers have report­ed sags with use that returned to their orig­i­nal state and did not affect the integri­ty of the enam­el.

To reduce the noise lev­el, avoid defor­ma­tion and pre­serve oth­er func­tion­al prop­er­ties, the man­u­fac­tur­er rec­om­mends installing the bath­tub on a sand cush­ion, which nat­u­ral­ly com­pli­cates the instal­la­tion process.


BLB Universal Anatomica HG B75L

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 170x75x39 cm, vol­ume 120 l

A beau­ti­ful and styl­ish straight-shaped bath­tub out­per­forms its com­peti­tors due to its low cost. The good shape com­pen­sates for the small size of the font. High-qual­i­ty enam­el pro­tects the prod­uct from chips and cracks. The design of the legs gives sta­bil­i­ty. In addi­tion, the legs are height adjustable. Easy instal­la­tion that even a begin­ner can han­dle. Sound­proof­ing leaves much to be desired, many buy­ers not­ed a high lev­el of noise.

The biggest dis­ad­van­tage of this tub is the anti-slip coat­ing. It absolute­ly does not cope with its func­tion, this bath is unsafe to use.

No. 7. What to consider during an external examination?

Which steel bath is bet­ter to buy in order to be sure that it will last at least the declared 20 years and will main­tain its per­for­mance through­out the entire ser­vice life? When inspect­ing the store in per­son, pay atten­tion to the fol­low­ing details:

  • prod­uct sur­face should be smooth and even, with­out depres­sions, bumps, cracks and oth­er defects. This is evi­dence that the pro­duc­tion tech­nol­o­gy was not vio­lat­ed;
  • enam­el qual­i­ty. Enam­el is the pro­tec­tion and dec­o­ra­tion of the steel bowl. Nor­mal man­u­fac­tur­ers use strong for­mu­la­tions and a spe­cial appli­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy. If you see smudges, chips or sim­i­lar defects, then it is bet­ter to refuse the pur­chase, oth­er­wise in a year or two you will have to repair the bath or buy a new one. By the way, the col­or of the enam­el is usu­al­ly light (beige, bluish, white). The choice of col­or is a mat­ter of taste and com­bi­na­tion with oth­er plumb­ing items. You can also find quite extrav­a­gant black, blue, red and oth­er bath­tubs on sale, but you should use them very care­ful­ly, oth­er­wise such a prod­uct can turn from a styl­ish dec­o­ra­tion into com­plete bad taste;
  • if knock on the walls of a qual­i­ty baththen you can hear a sonorous, even sound with­out extra­ne­ous vibra­tions.

As for addi­tion­al options, many steel bath­tubs are equipped with head­rests and han­dles. There are also steel whirlpool tubs. A spe­cial motor in them pumps water from the bowl to the noz­zles and deliv­ers it under pres­sure, mix­ing with air. The impact of such aer­at­ed jets of water on the human body pro­duces a relax­ing effect.

The best steel bathtubs 160 cm long



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 160x70x42 cm, vol­ume 119 l

Anoth­er bath from the flag­ship com­pa­ny BETTE will suc­cess­ful­ly fit into the inte­ri­or of small bath­rooms due to its size. Has a tile ledge that sim­pli­fies its instal­la­tion. The con­sis­tent qual­i­ty of the fir­m’s thick-walled, glazed-coat­ed tita­ni­um bath­tubs ensure their strength and dura­bil­i­ty.

The geom­e­try of the bath remains unchanged even after pro­longed use. The sur­face main­tains gloss and integri­ty of the coat­ing when using strong deter­gents and hard sponges.


KALDEWEI CAYONO 748 Easy clean

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 160x70x41 cm, vol­ume 107 l
  • detailed equip­ment: All com­po­nents are pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly
  • adjustable leg height

Bath­tub made of Kaldewei Cay­ono 748 steel. Rec­tan­gu­lar clas­sic shape with a large amount of inter­nal space is ide­al for peo­ple of any build. The flat bot­tom of the bath­tub is com­fort­able for tak­ing a show­er. The spe­cial steel-enam­el used at pro­duc­tion guar­an­tees long ser­vice life of goods. Excel­lent char­ac­ter­is­tics in terms of noise, heat reten­tion. Easy-clean coat­ing ensures hygien­ic water pro­ce­dures and does not require spe­cial care.

The walls and bot­tom of the tub are resis­tant to abra­sion, scratch­es and chips. Users did not note any short­com­ings dur­ing oper­a­tion and instal­la­tion, with the excep­tion of the need to pur­chase addi­tion­al com­po­nents.



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 160x70x41 cm,
  • detailed equip­ment: All com­po­nents are pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly

The bath has all the advan­tages of KALDEWEI prod­ucts. Silent, durable and holds tem­per­a­ture well. Bath coat­ing does not change its prop­er­ties after many years of oper­a­tion. Buy­ers not­ed the absence of cracks, chips, light changes with repeat­ed wash­ing and sur­face impacts.

Among the short­com­ings, they also note the lack of com­po­nents in the basic set of bath­tubs and their high cost. In addi­tion, the KALDEWEI FORM PLUS bath­tub mod­el is char­ac­ter­ized by a small inte­ri­or space, nar­row enough for an adult.


Reimar 160

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 160x70x40 cm, vol­ume 170 l
  • detailed equip­ment: bath­tub, legs
  • legs/frame includ­ed, adjustable leg height

A Russ­ian-made steel bath is a com­pet­i­tive ana­logue of expen­sive import­ed baths. It has a snow-white enam­el coat­ing in sev­er­al lay­ers. The out­er poly­mer lay­er of enam­el retains heat for a long time and sup­press­es noise well. The inner vit­re­ous lay­er pre­vents mechan­i­cal dam­age.

The bath, despite its length, is roomy and spa­cious, due to the sim­ple and geo­met­ric shapes of the inte­ri­or space. Easy to care for, does not require spe­cial clean­ing.

The dis­ad­van­tages include the lack of anti-slip coat­ing.

Laufen — classic design and innovative technology

The Swiss brand Laufen spe­cial­izes in clas­sic bath­tubs — rec­tan­gu­lar and oval. Free­stand­ing and mor­tise mod­els are avail­able for sale; for addi­tion­al vol­ume, the depth of the bot­tom and the height of the walls are increased. To pro­tect the bot­tom and walls of the baths from scratch­es, rust and abra­sion, the bot­tom and walls of the font are cov­ered on both sides with a dou­ble lay­er of enam­el coat­ing. The first lay­er is applied after mold­ing over the primer. This is fol­lowed by fir­ing, which ensures good adhe­sion of the enam­el to the steel. After cool­ing, a fin­ish­ing lay­er is applied, giv­ing the bath a smooth glassy sur­face with dirt-repel­lent and light-shield­ing prop­er­ties. An inno­v­a­tive sound­proof­ing coat­ing reduces noise lev­els, and the steel bot­tom is non-slip thanks to the cor­ru­gat­ed notch.

Rating of steel tubs 150 cm long



  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 150x70x39 cm, vol­ume 205 l

Anoth­er reli­able mod­el of the Russ­ian pro­duc­tion of the VIZ com­pa­ny. The good qual­i­ty of the met­al ensures the strength of the bath and does not allow the walls to deform dur­ing use.

There are no acces­sories includ­ed. In addi­tion, users, despite the assur­ances of the man­u­fac­tur­er, not­ed the dura­bil­i­ty of the enam­el coat­ing. After a few months of oper­a­tion, scratch­es and micro­c­racks were observed. There is no sound­proof­ing and paint­ing on the bot­tom.


Roca Contesa

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 150x70x41.50 cm, vol­ume 165 l
  • detailed equip­ment: All com­po­nents are pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly
  • adjustable leg height

Since the com­pa­ny has its own pro­duc­tion in Rus­sia, the main advan­tage of this steel bath is its afford­able cost with excel­lent import­ed qual­i­ty.

The sim­ple ele­gant shape and dura­bil­i­ty make this bath­tub one of the most pop­u­lar on the Russ­ian mar­ket. To reduce the noise lev­el, it is rec­om­mend­ed to per­form addi­tion­al manip­u­la­tions — foam the bot­tom of the bath­room or glue it with insu­lat­ing mate­r­i­al.

Users note the poor qual­i­ty of the enam­el, the for­ma­tion of cracks and chips is observed after sev­er­al months of oper­a­tion.


BLB Universal HG B50H

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 150x70x39 cm, vol­ume 160 l
  • remov­able front pan­el, adjustable leg height

Reli­able mod­el of the well-known and well-estab­lished com­pa­ny BLB. Sig­nif­i­cant wall thick­ness retains heat for a long time, and the bot­tom does not bend from a lot of weight. Fac­to­ry sound­proof­ing reduces the sound of water. Super-resis­tant coat­ing will keep the orig­i­nal appear­ance of the bath for years. Buy­ers note the lack of com­po­nents in the kit.

The only draw­back is the small depth of the bath. It is ide­al for peo­ple with small stature or over­weight.


Donna Vanna White Orchid (01) 150×70

  • rec­tan­gu­lar shape
  • 150x70x40 cm,
  • detailed equip­ment: – legs.
  • legs/frame includ­ed

One of the most afford­able mod­els, not infe­ri­or in qual­i­ty to expen­sive import­ed coun­ter­parts. The bath­tub is made of high-qual­i­ty Russ­ian steel, the wall thick­ness is 2 mm. This is not the thick­est of the baths pre­sent­ed, but this has lit­tle effect on heat dis­si­pa­tion or noise lev­el. This mod­el is also equipped with a vibra­tion plate that absorbs sound dur­ing oper­a­tion.

The fine enam­el cov­er­ing is not sub­ject to attri­tion and oth­er dam­ages. A wide range of col­ors allows you to choose bath­tubs for any inte­ri­or design.

Jika: stylish solutions for small bathrooms

The Czech brand Jika is part of the Roca hold­ing, but retains its own pro­duc­tion tra­di­tions, adapt­ed to the real­i­ties of East­ern Euro­pean mar­kets. In the port­fo­lio of the brand, you can admire sol­id bath­tubs with a length of 105 cm. At the same time, the qual­i­ty of the prod­ucts is no worse than that of the bath­tubs of the best brands. Suf­fi­cient wall thick­ness (3 mm) pro­vides a suc­cess­ful com­bi­na­tion of light­ness, strength and sta­bil­i­ty in the design of the bowls. A triple lay­er of durable mois­ture-resis­tant enam­el gives the baths high hygien­ic char­ac­ter­is­tics and an attrac­tive appear­ance. Unless instal­la­tion may be dif­fi­cult — the frames are sup­plied with­out legs.

Anoth­er plus in the kar­ma of the Czech man­u­fac­tur­er is the per­fect­ly thought-out ergonom­ics of the steel bath. For exam­ple, in the Jika Riga sit­ting mod­els, an anti-slip coat­ing and a built-in seat are attached to a com­fort­able anatom­i­cal shape. If you are still think­ing about what kind of plumb­ing to buy for a com­bined bath­room or a small bath­room in a Khrushchev or a liv­ing room, the answer is obvi­ous.