What Size Tub for a 6 Foot Person? | Best Bathtubs for Tall People


Bathtubs come in different sizes, which means that there is a perfect size for a 6-foot person. So, what size tub for a 6 foot person?
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A 6-foot person requires a bathtub that is at least 72 inches long, which is equivalent to 6-foot tall. It should also be about 32 inches wide and at least 20 inches wide. Simply put, the bathtub for a 6-foot person should measure at least 72 by 32 by 20 inches.

Overall, tubs vary in sizes depending on styles. While it’s possible to get freestanding, alcove, soaking drop-in, Undermount, and corner tubs that are at least 72 inches long, you’ll most find walk-in tubs that are slightly shorter.

Below is a table that compares the most suitable sizes for different bathtub styles.

What Size Tub for a 6 Foot Person? Table Summary

Bathtub Style Preferred Dimensions in inches for 6-Foot Person (L x W x H)
Freestanding Tub 72 x 32 x 30
Alcove Tub 72 x 32 x 20
Soaking Tub 72 x 32 x 20
Drop-In Tub 72 x 32 x 20
Undermount 72 x 32 x 20
Corner Tub 72 x 72 x 20
Walk-In Tub 60 x 36 x 38

 

What Size Tub for a 6 Foot Person? Tub Size vs Style

Here are the most popular bathtub styles for tall guys:

1. Freestanding Bathtubs

Freestanding bathtubs, as their names suggest, stand on their own. They aren’t attached to anything.

For that reason, they are best placed at the center of your bathroom. That means you’ll need more bathroom space to install this tub.

The advantage, however, is that you can pick whatever size you prefer if you have the extra space.

While a small freestanding bathtub is likely to measure 50 by 24 by 24 inches, a standard/medium size option measures 60 by 30 by 30 inches.

A taller freestanding bathtub, in contrast, measures about 72 by 32 by 30 inches.

Below is a short table showing the various freestanding tub sizes.

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 50 x 24 x 24
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 30 x 30
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 72 x 32 x 30

One best freestanding bathtub for 6 foot tall person is the MAYKKE Hialeah 79” Freestanding Bathtub.

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2. Alcove Bathtubs

An alcove bathtub comes with a three-wall, and that makes it wall-mountable. The tub is suitable for use with a shower because of its three walls.

All you need is a small curtain that will serve as the fourth wall, and you’ll be ready to shower privately. You wouldn’t even have to worry about water splashing out because of the three walls.

A small alcove tub measures 50 by 30 by 15 inches, while a standard/medium option measures 60 by 32 by 18 inches. A tall alcove tub, in contrast, measures 72 by 32 by 20 inches long.

Below is a short table showing the various alcove tub sizes.

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 50 x 30 x 15
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 32 x 18
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 72 x 32 x 20

 

One of the best alcove tubs for tall guys is the PROFLO PFS7236RSKWH Alcove Bathtub.

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3. Soaking Bathtubs

Soaking bathtubs are for those who prefer to immerse themselves in water and spend a few minutes there.

So, they are the best for soothing the body and relaxing on a hot afternoon. And because of that, these bathtubs come in the most luxurious design.

Also, note that because they encourage full immersion, they have big water holding capacities. That could be a downside if you plan to save on water costs.

Small soaking tubs measure 50 by 30 by 15 inches, while medium and large options measure 60 by 32 by 18 inches and 72 by 32 by 20 inches, respectively.

Below is a short table showing the various soaking tub sizes.

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 50 x 30 x 15
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 32 x 18
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 72 x 32 x 20

 

One best soaking tub for tall person is the American Standard 7236V002-222 Evolution 6.

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4. Drop-In Bathtubs

Drop-in bathtubs look like alcove bathtubs. The only difference is that they feature unfinished walls. These bathtubs can be fitted in pre-constructed alcove frames or on the wall.

If you have a spacious bathroom, then a drop-in tub is a great choice. But if not, consider any other space-saving tub.

While a small-size drop-in tub measures 50 by 30 by 15 inches, a standard/medium size option measures 60 by 32 by 18 inches. In contrast, a taller drop-in tub measures about 72 by 32 by 20 inches.

Below is a short table showing the various drop-in tub sizes.

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 50 x 30 x 15
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 32 x 18
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 72 x 32 x 20

 

One of the best drop-in bathtubs for big and tall is the PROFLO PFS7242AWH Drop-In Soaking Tub.

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5. Undermount Bathtubs

Undermount tubs are almost the same as drop-in tubs – only that they are fitted onto a tiled or stoned deck.

These tubs are known to create a lavish feel in your bathroom space. That makes them the best choice for injecting elegance into your bathroom space.

A small Undermount tub measures 50 by 30 by 15 inches, while a medium-sized option measures 60 by 32 by 18 inches. You can, however, expect a taller Undermount tub to measure about 72 by 32 by 20 inches.

Below is a short table showing the various Undermount tub sizes.

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 50 x 30 x 15
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 32 x 18
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 72 x 32 x 20

 

If you are looking for an Undermount tub for 6 foot person, consider the KOHLER K-1130-0 Underscore Rectangular Bathtub.

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6. Corner Bathtubs

As the name is suggesting, corner bathtubs are fitted at the corner. These bathtubs are generally large-size and are known to be extra comfortable.

They are a decent choice when you plan to use your bathtub for a long time. So, if you are looking for the best soaker tub for tall person, a corner bathtub is a decent bet.

While a small corner bathtub measures 48 by 48 by 18 inches, a standard/medium option measures 60 by 60 by 20 inches. A taller corner tub, however, measures 72 by 72 by 20 inches.

Below is a short table showing the various corner tub sizes.

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 48 x 48 x 18
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 60 x 20
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 72 x 72 x 20

 

One amazing corner tub for a 6-foot person is the KOHLER K-1161-0 Tercet Bath.

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7.  Walk-In Bathtubs

Walk-in bathtubs feature a side door that you can walk into, thus the name walk-in tubs. For that reason, these tubs are best for guys with reduced mobility.

You bathe sited upright in such a tub, which means walk-in tubs are taller than other styles. They come with handrails and handgrips and a slip-resistant floor to improve your safety.

While walk-in tubs measure 48 by 28 by 38 inches, standard/medium and taller options measure 60 by 30 by 38 inches and 60 by 36 by 38 inches, respectively

Below is a short table showing the various walk-in tub sizes

Tub Size Size (L x W x H) – in Inches
Small 48 x 28 x 38
Standard/Medium Size 60 x 30 x 38
Taller Size (for 6 foot Person) 60 x 36 x 38

One amazing walk-in bathtub for tall person is the Empava EMPV-WIT373 Acrylic Walk-In Bathtub.

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What Size Tub for a 6 Foot Person? Other Buying Considerations

These factors are also essential when buying a bathtub for a tall person:

  • Bathing Well

It’s important that the tub’s inner circumference, what we call the bathing well, fits you. If you are buying the tub at a physical store, you need to get into it to see if it suits you.

But if you are buying it online, you’ll need to check its technical specs and then compare them with your body size.

Overall, ensure that the bathtub allows you to stretch out when taking a bath.

  • Water Holding Capacity

Knowing the water holding capacity of the best bathtubs for tall people is essential for three reasons. First, it allows you to tell if your bathroom floor can support the tub in full capacity.

Second, it will enable you to determine how much water you’ll be using and the impact it’ll have on your water bill.
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Additionally, the water capacity has a say in your energy bill if you plan to install a water heater.

  • Number of Users

Are you planning to use the bathtub alone or with someone? If it’s the former, go for a single-ended tub, but go for a double-ended tub if it’s the latter.

Most double-ended bathtubs for tall people have dual back slants and a side or center drain. A few others are just large, with no defined sitting edges.

As for single-ended tubs, they usually have no defined borders and come with side drains.

What Else To Consider When Buying a Tub?

Also, consider the following when buying the best tub for tall person:

  • Bathroom Space

Consider the floor space you’ve before installing a bathtub. If you want the most space-saving design, consider an alcove tub. But if you have extra space, you can go for any other tub style.

And when considering the tub style, also pay attention to the tub shape. It shouldn’t appear cramped in your bathroom.

  • Tub’s Weight

You might have found a spacious tub that fits in your bathroom space, but that alone is not enough to go ahead with a purchase.

You also have to consider if your bathroom floor can hold the tall person bathtub in full capacity. So, consider the tub’s weight and carry capacity.

  • Preferred Location

Where do you plan to fit the bathtub? If it’s on a corner, go for an alcove tub, cornet-style, or drop-in option.

But if you want to place it at the center of the bathroom, any standing or walk-in tub will do the trick.what size tub for a 6 foot person

Remember, however, that you’ll need a pre-assembled framework to fit a drop-in or alcove bathtub for tall people.

  • Construction Material

Most bathtubs understandably come in fiberglass and acrylic construction. The two materials are not just readily available but affordable too. They are also fairly durable.

However, consider cast iron, cast polymer, or steel marble if you want a more aesthetic bathtub.

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Closing Thought:

72 inches long! That’s the answer to what size tub for a 6 foot person. But if you get something longer, then that’s much better.

Remember, however, to also pay attention to the tub’s weight, your bathroom space, and other important consideration that I’ve shared.

Richard

I love life and the convenience that comes with it. I’m here to help my tall friends all over the world get what they want when they want it. This is your home, be comfortable!

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