Wooden bathtubs put you in touch with history, and give you a sense of what a bathing experience your ancestors had. While a wood bathtub will provide a unique look to your bathroom, bear in mind that wood and water do not mix that well, so your wood tub will not last as long as those made of materials like acrylic and cast iron. When you think of wooden bathtubs, you probably think in terms of a spa or whirlpool. Not too many consider a deep, soaking bathtub as being a modern twist to an old idea. The Japanese used deep wooden bathtubs for centuries in their bathing rituals. They have become popular in North America for their soaking attributes. Many use the Japanese bathtub. They are jetted and have a heater attached to the water source to provide you with the relaxing and soothing sprays of heated water. Most of these are made from wood that has been sealed.

A more contemporary bathtub would be the cast iron claw foot bathtub. These, like the Japanese bathtubs, are deep and great for soaking as well as bathing. They can serve two uses in one unit. They are generally made from fiberglass or acrylic today although some can still be purchased in cast iron. Yesteryear's claw foot bathtubs usually sat in the center of a large bathroom that had a drain in the center of the floor. The floor was slanted in the direction of the drain and the bathtub drained directly onto the floor. Wooden bathtub are not as primitive as this and generally don't soak your floor when draining.

The most therapeutic bathtubs available are the whirlpool, spa or jetted bathtubs. These wooden bathtubprovide a relaxing place to unwind and ease the tensions of the day. The whirlpool bathtub is utilized in many sports such as football or baseball. This is because they help alleviate the pains associated with many sports related injuries. Jetted bathtubs allow you have a massaging flow of heated water to gently caress the injured appendage. Many of these are made of stainless steel or acrylic.

The elderly and handicapped are a major concern for many of North American citizens. Entering and exiting a bathtub can be hazardous for the elderly and handicapped. Luckily you can replace or add a safer option in the form of a walk in bathtub. These allow you to enter from a standing position instead of a crouched position making it safer. They are generally equipped with safety bars to the sides and can be placed in the location of an existing bathtub or in a corner in addition to an existing bathtub. They are most commonly made from fiberglass because it is less slippery when it gets wet than porcelain or acrylic.

The contemporary style of yesterday's bathtubs have taken some wild turns over the last few decades. Wooden bathtub have taken to form of deep soaking bathtubs all the way to the whirlpool or . Not much is contemporary about these new styles. Some provide comfort and relaxation while others provide the pain relieving effects that many athletes need for injuries. Preventing injuries to the elderly or handicapped can be easy with a walk in bathtub that can either replace an existing one or become an addition to your existing one by placing it in a corner.