The new bathing experience is all about living large. Therapeutic features; deeper, longer, wider tubs; and roomy, streamlined showers all help turn yesterday's simple bathrooms into havens of serenity and relaxation.
American Bath Factory. The Champagne Massage Monroe tub features 110 bubble jets and a quiet, concealed 1.3 CFM blower motor to deliver massaging air bubbles. An automatic purge system cleans and dries air channels after each use. The tub's feet are solid cast brass and are available in two styles and six finishes. (800) 454-2284. www.americanbathfactory.com.
BainUltra. The Temazkal shower combines luminotherapy, aromatherapy, and thermotherapy. The UV-filtered light system combats the effects of seasonal natural-light deprivation, and uniform dry heat can be adjusted between 68 and 149 degrees in timed sessions. (800) 463-2187. www.bainultra.com.
Neo-Metro Collection. The 90-gallon-capacity Cerine Tub combines solid wood trims with 16-gauge stainless steel and features double wall construction and a sloped seat. (800) 591-9050. www.neo-metro.com.
AquaGlass. The Sydney oval drop-in whirlpool spa, part of the Indulgence Series, features the maker's Hydrologic Water Therapy Jet System. The tub features six jets, two air controls, and a 1.5 HP pump. Microban Antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of mold and bacteria on the acrylic surface. (800) 435-7875. www.aquaglass.com.
Zuma Collection. "A" Series tubs are available in one whirlpool and two airbath systems, as well as in a combination whirlpool/ airbath system. An inline water heater, a selection of jets, and mood lighting options are also available. Model A6640 measures 66 by 40 inches, and Model A7236 measures 72 by 36 inches; both are 21 inches deep. (704) 588-8510. www.zumacollection.com.
Americh. The Bermuda whirlpool tub is available in three models and is constructed of Lucite XL Acrylic. Available in more than 23 colors, the tub features a unique shape and an optional offset seat. The Bermuda I (shown) has six adjustable jets, one air control valve, a 1 HP pump, and an air switch with a 10-minute timer. (800) 453-1463. www.americh.com.
Sterling. Ensemble shower system wall surrounds and receptors are constructed of the maker's solid Vikrell material and feature interlocking tongue and groove joints for easy and caulk-free installation. Wall surrounds come in 36-, 42-, 48-, and 60-inch back walls in two styles. Shower receptors are available in 36-, 42-, 48-, and 60-inch sizes. The systems are available in five colors. (800) 783-7546. www.sterlingplumbing.com.
American Shower Door. The 1/4-inch Frameless Triple Sliding shower enclosure provides 15% more clear opening than a traditional sliding enclosure, says the maker. The three panels slide on a triple-track header through synchronized push-pull operation. The panels clip into a two-part bottom track. The enclosure is available in Brite Dip Silver, Brite Dip Brass, Satin Nickel Anodized, and a variety of powder-coat colors. (800) 421-2333. www.americanshowerdoor.com.
Basco. Celesta glass shower enclosures are individually customized for each application and are available in 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch tempered safety glass in three styles: clear, Symmetry, and Rain. An array of door pull and towel bar options are also available, and six finishes include brushed nickel and gold-plated. (866) 686-5435. www.celestabybasco.com.
Coastal Industries. Paragon Frameless Bypass shower doors are now available in 1/4-inch and 3/16-inch tempered glass panels. The 1/4-inch door features an aluminum towel bar mounted through the glass, while the 3/16-inch door features a new header, a towel bar bracket, and a finger pull. The shower doors are available in brushed nickel, Brite Silver, Brite Gold, white, and new platinum finishes. (800) 874-8601. www.coastalind.com.
Luxury Bath Systems. The Replacement Tub is made of stain-, chip-, and dent-resistant acrylic and is available in colors to match all of the maker's signature wall systems. A high-density structural foam backs the tub to lend strength and rigidity and improve insulation. The tub features an integrated skirt and nail flange to ease installation. (800) 354-2284. www.luxurybath.com.
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