Undermounting a bathtub for alcove installation.
I am brainstorming regarding a very small bathroom renovation. There are two baths and it makes sense, lifestyle-wise, to put a larger shower in the slightly larger bathroom and put a small bathtub in the the very small bathroom.
So I am looking at 48" and 54" tubs. In this housing segment that would not be a strong negative.
Kohler makes the 48" acrylic "Greek" tub, which is a deep soaking tub, and the 54" cast-iron "Seaforth" tub.
The other choices are enameled steel through American Standard and Bootz. (I wish Kohler still made their 48" tub). I would like to stay away from a steel tub.
I would really like a 48" tub because of the shorter size, but the Greek tub is a drop in, and it would be an alcove installation. It would have a shower or it would never be used.
I was thinking that, if a customized deck was fabricated out of Corian, a cove (almost like a short backsplash) could be placed around the perimeter eliminating a lower corner seam in its entirety and a flange could be placed for tiling.
I think this could get expensive but could be worth it. Has anybody done a deck of this sort?