Brief but Spectacular Facts About the Bathtub
The For Reals:
- In 1883, an American man by the name of John Michael Kohler invented the world's first bathtub. He took a cast-iron horse trough and added four decorative feet to the bottom of it and covered it in an enamel finish. Giddyup.
- In 1911, the Kohler Company introduced the built-in bathtub which evolved into the cornerstone of the modern bathroom: the alcove tub-and-shower combo. This style of bathtub saved space and was easier to clean around.
- Still, by 1921, only 1% of the populations’ homes had indoor plumbing, as outhouses were still all the rage in rural America.
- More on the history of bathtubs and bathing? Check out MentalFloss.
- The modern built in bathtub probably started becoming "standard" around the mid 1930's.
- Guess what? Most of the homes that were built then still stand now.
- These places of residence often, especially in rental situations, still have the original bathtubs.
- What do you do if your bathtub sucks and you don't have the cash flow or time to do something about it?
- Or you are in a rental situation and are blessed with whatever bathtub you have - just the way it is?
- Or if you share the bathtub with others and live in #scrubtopia (which, in my opinion, is one of the main reasons why a good bath is such a luxury anymore)?
- Who can really relax in a dirty / old tub that has seen so many other peoples bums?
Enter the hero: TUBSKY™ - a made to measure, machine washable bathtub liner.
With your own TUBSKY™ you get to take a bath that no one else but you has ever been in.