Saga of Premier Bathtubs

Premier Bathtubs are such an integral part of our lives that we do not think about the fact that once upon a time, they were restricted to luxury hotels and resorts, a luxury to be indulged in by the idle rich. The rest of the common herd had to do with washing up under a tap, in the kitchen sink or in that stream flowing yonder.



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So let us look at some interesting information about that integral part of bathroom furnishings - the tub.

Some History

Bath tubs in the house were considered to be luxury items in ancient civilizations, because they had the facility of huge baths, which the general public could utilize 24 x 7. In ancient Rome, half of the nation's work was done in the Roman baths while patricians talked about politics while broiling and freezing themselves alternatively in the baths. In medieval times, bath tubs were a luxury which could only be afforded by aristocrats, not that they used them much, thinking regular bathing to be harmful to the skin. In fact, a couple of medieval French and British kings are known to have had baths only twice in their lives, once during their baptism and once before their marriage ceremony!
So now that we know about history, let us come to the point of

How to Choose the Best Tub

There are a number of models available in the market today. First of all, you will need to have a clear picture of what you want your tub to be like. Apart from that, what are the accessories which you would like? And then, what is your budget like?

Here are the types of premier bathtubs available on the market today.

  1. A built-in bath tub is extremely common. It is going to consist of a drop-in bath - you drop into it - or an alcove tub. You enter it from the front. The deck is going to hold the faucets.
  2. Soaking bath tubs are where you are going to lie and soak until somebody else who wants to use it starts to bang upon the bathroom door. They are quite deep and you can soak yourself right up to your chin. You can even do a bit of "pinching your nose and diving under the water", if you like. These soaking tubs do not have jets or shower attachments. Some of them (Greek bath) just allow you to sit up in the water up to your neck. But you can relax full-length in Roman bath.
  3. A freestanding bath tub is not going to be mounted or attached to the floor. The faucets are attached to the wall or even on the sides of the tub. These tubs include pedestal and claw foot.
  4. Special bath tub combination include massage tubs, whirlpool, Jacuzzis, and even walk-in bathtubs for people who are handicapped or cannot sit down in a bath easily. A whirlpool is going to consist of a number of jets to make your bath an enjoyable experience.

Nowadays, there are many types of the premier bathtubs. Each of them is great in its own way, and whatever one prefers is right for him: the ordinary or Jacuzzi, iron, steel, acrylic , wood or even porcelain.Here are some ideas

ACRYLIC
CAST IRON
STEEL
WOODEN TUBS
MARBLE TUBS
CLAW FOOT BATHTUBS
WALK IN BATHTUBS
HANDICAP BATHTUBS
CORNER BATHTUBS



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Just imagine soaking yourself in a hot bath after a hard day's work, hmmm, bliss.


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