Athena Black 1700 Freestanding Bath

The Athena 1700 Black Freestanding Bath- Finding The Best Fitting Tub For You

It takes a lot of time and commitment to find the right bathtub for you.  In order to find the ideal fit, you might have to sacrifice some of your time away from activities that you enjoy.  However, it is definitely worth it.  Once you are able to finally get rid of your old bath that you are hardly ever use because your knees end up under your chin each time you try to use it, trust me, you won't be disappointed.  Your new tub won't be so noisy that most of the time you just prefer to take a shower instead.  When shopping for the best tub for you, keep in mind what qualities and characteristics are important to you in a bathtub.  One possibility is the Athena 1700 black freestanding bathtub, if you like having a nice, relaxed soak in the tub after a long, stressful day.

The Variety Of Available Freestanding Baths

Freestanding bathtubs are constantly evolving.  There are many different kinds available for you to choose from.  If you already have in mind what you really want, you won't get confused by the large variety of freestanding baths that are available in the marketplace.  Tubs have evolved to the point where they have become luxury items that are available in a wide variety of sizes, colors, shapes and features.

A soaking bathtub is simple.  It offers the ability to soak, with some having optional in-line heaters.  Air jet and whirlpool tubs, on the other hand, are loaded with features, providing you with a pleasant escape from all the stresses of life each time you take your bath.  Whirlpool baths are well-known for their aromatherapy, chromatherapy and hydrotherapy benefits.

Aromatherapy benefits come from adding bath salts or scented oils to your bath to enhance the experience.  Chromatherapy refers to adding ambient lighting to help relax you as you bathe.  There are lights installed on the floor of the tub.  The light shines through the bath water and provides a very relaxing effect.  Hydrotherapy is basically massaging action achieved through the buoyancy of the bath water.  Jets push the water and direct it to various parts of the body, including the legs, back and neck.  Air baths operate in a similar way.  Instead of water, air is forced through pipes.  The Athena 1700 black freestanding bathtub is a standard soaking tub that allows you to enjoy the quiet tranquility that only water can provide.  The tub's length offers a very comfortable soak.  There is also plenty of leg room, so you won't have to curl up to fit into the tub.

Materials Used For Freestanding Bathtubs

Many different materials are used to make freestanding bathtubs.  Each one has its own advantages as well as disadvantages.  Acrylic is currently the most popular of all the materials.  Acrylic is comfortable, very durable and requires very little maintenance.  It is very easy to mold the material into different sizes and shapes.  The sheen is also very long lasting.  The Athena 1700 black freestanding bathtub is constructed out of two sheet acrylics.  The sheets are bonded together with cast resin, which provides extra reinforcement.  This results in the bathtub lasting a lot longer.

Freestanding bathtubs are also made out of fiberglass resin, stone composite, stone resin and enamel-coated cast iron.  The material that is used in the construction of the tub will determine the type of installation that is necessary as well as the cost of the bathtub.  Before buying a bathtub, be sure to discuss your options with a plumber to make sure it will work with your type of plumbing and available space.