Deep Soaking Tubs

More than 25 years ago, Cabuchon launched a pioneering range of modern deep soaking tubs inspired by the traditional Japanese ofuro. The first of their kind anywhere in the world, these luxury baths yielded benefits that were previously thought impossible and have quite literally changed bathing habits forever.

Cabuchon’s Deep Soaking Tub Range

Backed by a 25 year guarantee, Cabuchon’s deep soaking tubs substantially outlast and outperform their imitators; customers across the globe have testified to their superior style, value and exceptional comfort. As their name suggests, the bather is able to sit, well supported, whilst submerged to the upper chest in water. At the same time, by substituting depth for length and width, they save considerable amounts of space within the bathroom and use much less water than the conventionally shaped bath.

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Unlike the ofuro, our soaking tubs also incorporate a seat, which adds greatly to the bather’s sense of comfort and relaxation, largely because most bathers find it more comfortable to sit in the usual manner, with their feet at a lower level than the rest of their body. This seat, coincidentally, further reduces the amount of water required to fill the tub. The subsequent popularity of these designs effectively established the modern market for luxury deep soaking tubs and it is telling that we now sell them to customers right across the world, including those from Japan.

A Wide Selection of Extra Deep Style Baths

In all, there are seven different deep soaking tubs in our range, based on five different models that vary in depth, style and size. Two – the Imersa and the Calyx – are each available in two sizes. The Imersa is more traditionally styled (if a soaking tub can be termed ‘traditional’,) whilst the Calyx is a sleeker, minimalist version. The Xanadu is a two-seater bath tub, designed for shared bathing, and the Nirvana is our best selling bath worldwide, owing largely to its ease of use and great comfort.

The latest addition to this market-leading range is the Yasahiro. The Yasahiro brings together the most popular features of the previous four generations of deep soaking tub. The result of years of trials and research, its development was informed by feedback from many satisfied customers who had previously bought one of our deep soaking tubs and who were asked for their views about ‘the perfect bath for soaking’.

The Advantages of Cabuchon’s Japanese-style Deep Soaking Tubs

  • They bring greater comfort to bathing.
  • They save space.
  • They use less water than a conventionally shaped bath of the same external dimensions, let alone a bath of standard dimensions, which is larger still.
  • Sunken or with a fitted or removable step, they are easier to enter and exit, and therefore safer than a conventional bath, because at no point does the bather have to balance. If needed, suitable grab bars can also be fitted to the adjoining wall.
  • Turned on their sides, they pass through a conventional 730mm / 29” door. Depending upon the precise need, we can sometimes, for a small charge, modify feet/fittings to pass through slightly narrower doors.
  • Taps/faucets can be mounted in any location where space permits. The only constraints are those of good plumbing practice.
  • Installed with an overhead or wall shower, and a bath/shower screen, they combine the functions of tub and shower in one space.
  • Because of FICORE’s natural heat retention, the water in our baths stays hotter six times longer than acrylic baths and twelve times longer than in steel or cast iron. These heat-retentive properties are further enhanced by the smaller surface area of the water in a deep soaking tub.
  • Because of their small size and their internal design they are particularly suitable for Hydrotherapy.
  • If fitted with an in-line water heater Cabuchon bath tubs can be enjoyed for as long as the bather wishes, without having to top up the water, affording the very pinnacle of pleasure for those who love long, relaxing soaks.

For these and other reasons, our deep soaking tubs have proven immensely popular with clients throughout the world and have built up a track record that spans nearly a quarter of a century. Indeed, some of our customers have bought one our tubs because their parents had one and, from childhood, they grew to prefer them. Likewise, we have served a number of customers who, having bought one of our soaking tubs, subsequently returned to buy a second model when they moved home. Once experienced, our deep soaking tubs always impress and, whilst they certainly have their imitators, they have never yet been equalled.

Deep Soaking Tub Options

Any deep soaking tub can be installed inset, under-mounted, sunken, or free standing with one or more panels. The following shows the Yasahiro deep soaking bath undermounted beneath a polished slate deck.

The Yasahiro deep soaking tub, used as a coner bath, undermountedbeneath a tiled surround

The Yasahiro deep soaking tub, shown undermounted beneath a slate deck.

Each tub is handmade and custom-built to order.

Due to the exceptional qualities of FICORE®, Cabuchon can match literally any colour, including the various sanitaryware manufacturers’ different versions of white. It can also match any other colour, given a paint swatch or sample for comparison.

External dimensions can to some degree be modified – i.e. enlarged or reduced – to suit the space available. For other possibilities please see Bath Tub Options.

Please note that all our soaking tubs require an extended waste/overflow or extended combination filler/overflow. (“Extended” means that the cable that operates the waste plug needs to be longer than those fitted on conventional baths.)


The Calyx deep soaking tub set into a wooden surround.

The Calyx deep soaking tub set into a wooden surround.

Types of Bath Installation & the Use of Panels

Many deep soaking tubs are installed inset – i.e. set into raised decks or surrounds made of wood, tile, stone, slate or marble – as shown in the two photographs above. Alternatively, through the use of panels, they can be made to appear free standing. Where required, we therefore offer FICORE® panels for all the models in our family of deep soaking tubs.

Panels are supplied separately from the bath in order to allow removal after installation. This allows access to normally hidden parts such as the waste, the overflow, the tap valves or Hydrotherapy components.

All panels are supplied in one piece, no matter how many sides or ends they are designed to cover. We do this for security and stability and ease of handling. All our panels are handmade and custom-built in FICORE® composite to match any one standard sanitaryware colour. If the customer requires the panel to be produced in a different standard sanitaryware colour to the bath itself, then there is a small surcharge.

For a ‘special’ colour (and bear in mind we can match literally any colour – e.g. to match the base colour of a sample of fabric or stone) there is a modest surcharge for computer colour matching.

Upon request, we will also be happy to offer bespoke panels of any desired configuration. We can create customised shapes and colour combinations as required. (Our Bath Tub Options page shows examples of custom panels and two-colour finishes.)

A bespoke bath panel with coloured sections.

Bespoke and specially coloured bath panels are available.


The diagrams below show all our standard panel configurations and identify how each would be used.

When ordering, please use the following terms and state for which bath the panel assembly is required. For example: “Nirvana, front/right panel”.

Front Panel Only

  • Across the front of a bath in a niche or an alcove.

Front / Right Panel

  • For a corner bath.

Front / Left Panel

  • For a corner bath.

Front / 2 Ends Panel

  • For a bath with its back against a wall.

Peninsula Panel

  • For a bath with one end against a wall.

Free Standing Panel

  • For a bath to appear free standing.

A Yasahiro, fitted with a coloured FICORE® panel covering two sides (front/right).

A Yasahiro, fitted with a coloured FICORE® panel (front/left) covering two sides.

The Yasahiro Japanese style soaking tub, used as a corner bath. Shown undermounted witha Ficore panel.

The Yasahiro again, undermounted and with a FICORE® front/right panel. Please note the absence of an overhanging spout. This example is fitted with a combined filler/overflow/waste, in place of the usual extended waste/overflow.

A close up of two taps and a combined filler overflow.

A combined filler / overflow is often a good idea in a deep soaking tub or any small bath tub because it removes the need for a spout.

Find Out More About Cabuchon Deep Soaking Tubs

If you would like more information, detailed specification sheets can be found on the individual bath pages shown above. All our baths can be customised to suit your needs. If you would like to discuss a particular requirement, please use our reply form or contact our customer services team.

UK customers, please dial 01524 66022.
International customers, please dial +44 1524 66022.