Traditional Bathtub Ideas
If you're looking for some great bathtub ideas, you've come to the right place. Bathtubs have certainly come a long way. Evidence shows that they existed in ancient cultures, dating as far back as 3000 B.C. In the United States, the vast majority of people had never taken baths in a tub or even heard of such a thing until the late 1800s.
In the late 19th century, the Clawfoot bathtub was invented and became popular among the very wealthy. These tubs were made of cast iron with a porcelain lining. But taking a bath in a tub was still considered a luxury.
One reason that ordinary people didn't take baths in tubs is because there was no indoor plumbing. So to heat water on a wood-burning stove and pour it in a large tub would not have been a quick or easy task. But if you were wealthy, you had servants who provided cheap labor.
As the popularity of bathtubs grew, manufacturers began to also make them out of steel with an enamel coating. Fast forward to today, and you'll find that while you can still purchase bathtubs made of steel and cast iron, the vast majority of them will be made of fiberglass or acrylic.
The use of these cheaper and more flexible materials makes it easier for manufacturers to turn their bathtub ideas into a host of shapes, colors, designs, and sizes. There are also specialty bathtubs now, such as walk in tubs for disabled persons and whirlpool tubs.
In this section, you'll get all kinds of helpful bathtub ideas. You'll also learn what to look for when making a purchase; what kind of accessories are available; how the tubs are made; how and where to find great deals and more.
Feel free to browse through the list of articles below. You're bound to get a few bathtub ideas or learn some valuable tips, even if we haven't covered your desired tub yet.