The Clarke One Walk-In Tub - How does the door lock? What safeguards prevent it from opening?

It has a magnetic door with an electronic release. You hold the button for 3 seconds and it unlocks. 

The Door Swings Outward and the release is located on the door on the right.

Where is the cord located on the Clarke One? So, I know where to add an outlet?

The front panel, located to the left of the door, can be removed to access the battery and control box. Ideally, the best location for an outlet is on the left wall, given that the door is on the right. However, if necessary, placing it on the back wall is also accessible

Clarke one uses an GFI outlet

What is the difference between a Matte White and a Satin White Finish?

Matte White and Satin White are two different types of finishes used on bathtubs and other fixtures. The primary difference lies in their appearance and texture.

  1. Matte White: This finish is non-reflective and does not shine. It has a flat, smooth surface and gives a contemporary and minimalist look to the bathtub. Matte white finish can hide minor scratches and marks better than shiny finishes. However, it might require more rigorous cleaning as soap scum and water spots can be more noticeable.

  2. Satin White: This finish sits between a matte and a gloss finish. It has a slight sheen to it but is not as highly reflective as a full gloss finish. This gives the bathtub a soft, subdued glow that is more traditional and warmer. Satin finishes are generally easier to clean than matte finishes and can resist scratches and stains well. 

The choice between Matte White and Satin White largely comes down to your personal preference, and the style and decor of your bathroom.

Which one is easier to clean and what do you clean Matte White and Satin White tubs with?

In general, Satin White finishes are slightly easier to clean than Matte White finishes. The slight sheen of the satin finish can resist dirt and stains more effectively and may require less frequent deep cleaning.

Regardless of the finish, here are some general cleaning recommendations:

  1. Regular Cleaning: For daily or weekly cleaning, use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. This can help to prevent the buildup of soap scum, hard water deposits, and other residues.

  2. Deep Cleaning: If stains or mineral deposits occur, a mildly abrasive cleaner or a paste made from baking soda and water can be used. Apply the cleaner or paste, let it sit for a few minutes, and then gently scrub with a soft cloth or sponge.

  3. Rinse and Dry: After cleaning, thoroughly rinse the tub with clean water and dry it with a soft towel. This can help to prevent water spots and soap scum buildup.

  4. Use Tub-Specific Cleaners: It's also helpful to use cleaners that are specifically designed for bathtubs as they are formulated to clean without damaging the surface. Always check the product label for any specific instructions or warnings.

  5. Some people prefer Matte because you can clean the tub with 220 grit sandpaper to revitalize the tub. 
  6. Others prefer Satin because you can clean it with regular 409 or Windex.

Remember, before using any cleaning product, it's a good idea to test it on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn't harm the finish of your tub.

 What color is the drain on Clarke bathtubs? 

Most of the tubs come with a polished chrome drain; However, you can switch the drain color to brass, black, rose gold, white, etc. It would be ordered from the manufacturer. Let us know if you wish to switch the drain color and we will give you a quote on it, Grandtubs (877) 436-1225.

What's the difference between stone resin and acrylic bathtubs?

Stone Resin and Acrylic are two popular materials used in the construction of bathtubs. They each have their unique properties and advantages:

  1. Stone Resin Bathtubs: These are made from a blend of natural stone and synthetic materials, often including crushed stone like marble or granite, and a resin binder. The mixture results in a highly durable, scratch-resistant, and heat-retaining material. Stone resin tubs are heavier and typically more expensive than acrylic, but they have a luxurious, modern look and feel, and they tend to be long-lasting. They also maintain water temperature well, making for a warmer, longer soak.
  2. Acrylic Bathtubs: These are made from a type of plastic (Acrylic), which is heated and formed into a tub shape, then reinforced with fiberglass for added durability. Acrylic tubs are lighter and more affordable than stone resin tubs. They are easy to mold into a variety of shapes and sizes, and they have a high gloss finish that's easy to clean and maintain. However, they may not hold heat as well as stone resin tubs, and they may be more susceptible to scratches and stains.

In terms of maintenance and cleaning, both types can be cleaned with non-abrasive cleaners and soft cloths to maintain their finish. Always avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning tools, which can scratch or dull the surface of the tub.

What is a solid surface bathtub?

A solid surface bathtub is a type of bathtub made from a high-quality synthetic material that imitates the appearance of natural stone. This material is typically a blend of resins and mineral fillers.

Key characteristics of solid surface bathtubs include:

  1. Durability: Solid surface materials are resistant to scratching, chipping, and cracking. They can also withstand heavy usage over many years.

  2. Heat Retention: These bathtubs are excellent at retaining heat, making your bath stay warm for longer periods.

  3. Non-Porous: Solid surface tubs are non-porous, which means they resist the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, contributing to a cleaner and healthier bathroom environment.

  4. Repairable: One of the unique advantages of solid surface materials is that they are repairable. If they get damaged, the surface can be sanded and polished back to its original condition.

  5. Variety: They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to fit any bathroom decor style.

  6. Feel: They have a smooth, comfortable surface that feels pleasant to the touch, similar to natural stone.

Because of these characteristics, solid surface bathtubs are often considered a luxury item and are commonly found in high-end homes and hotels.

What is the difference between a whirlpool, a total massage, a soaker, and air massage bathtub?

  1. Whirlpool Bathtub: This type of bathtub features water jets that create a swirling motion in the water, providing a massaging effect. The jets are typically adjustable, allowing you to target specific areas of your body for a hydro-massage experience.

  2. Total Massage Bathtub: This is a term that could be used to describe bathtubs that combine multiple massage features. It might include both water jets (similar to a whirlpool bathtub) and additional features like air jets or vibrating elements to offer a comprehensive massage experience.

  3. Soaker Bathtub: A soaker bathtub is a simple and traditional bathtub designed for soaking and relaxation. It does not have any special massage features like jets, focusing on providing a deep and immersive bathing experience.

  4. Air Massage Bathtub: Unlike whirlpool bathtubs that use water jets, air massage bathtubs utilize air jets to create a bubbly and effervescent sensation. The air jets release streams of tiny bubbles into the water, delivering a gentle and soothing massage.

In summary, whirlpool bathtubs use water jets for a targeted hydro-massage, air massage bathtubs use air jets for a gentle bubbly massage, total massage bathtubs may combine multiple massage features, and soaker bathtubs are basic tubs designed for deep soaking and relaxation without any massage capabilities.