How deep is too deep for a tub/shower combo?

eks6426January 31, 2012

I have one full bath in my house. I am considering replacing my 1940 era cast iron tub. If I replace it, I'd like to get a reasonably deep soaking tub BUT it needs to not be so deep that getting in for daily showers feels hard or awkward. Does anyone have any idea what the max depth is for the shower/tub combo to work? Wish we had room for a separate tub and shower but we don't. Tub is a standard alcove tub.

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Our plumber told us to "sink" the tub in the floor a bit by installing the tub on the first layer of plywood subfloor, and then installing the next layer of plywood up to the tub. This way the tub sits a little lower relative to the finished/tiled floor than it would have. I can see this being a big plus as we age. We use our tub/shower combos daily, and love then.

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