(Atlanta, GA – August 18, 2010) MTI Baths is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its Basics® line of value-engineered products. The MTI BASICS Walk-In Tub is a more specialized product that falls within the realm of Universal Design. With its long list of practical safety features and a plentiful assortment of options, this cleanly-designed contemporary tub meets specific demands while enabling stylish integration in the household.
Multi-Generational, or Universal Design is the fastest growing design trend in the country, with increasing numbers of households including family members from different generations with different needs. Also fueling the trend is the strong desire of an aging population to live in their own homes – safely and independently – as long as they possibly can. MTI is prepared to support these needs with a large selection of products that are universally friendly as well as aesthetically appealing.
However, for some people over time these needs will become more demanding, requiring accommodations that are more specific. MTI’s BASICS Walk-In Tub offers a solution: a tub made with sensitivity to those with mobility considerations.
The Walk-In Tub features practical design elements that easily accommodate the bathing needs of those with mobility limitations. The door is light-weight and easy-to-latch. Included in the interior are a comfortable molded seat, textured slip-resistant floor and two well-placed acrylic grab bars. The tub may be further customized with a deck-mounted hand shower with diverter and high-quality hot/cold filler valves with handles. Best of all, it can be ordered as a relaxing soaking tub, a soothing whirlpool with six fully adjustable point-massage jets or a full-body-massage air bath with 20 air jets and heated blower.
Bather comfort is of paramount importance in the design of MTI’s Walk-In Tub. The valves are high-flow so that the tub will fill as rapidly as possible. A Virtual Spout, flush-mounted on the inside wall of the tub, eliminates a potential obstacle for the bather. An optional inline heater is available with soaker, whirlpool or air bath to allow an extended stay by maintaining the water temperature at a pleasant 102º F. And lastly, with measurements of 50.625″ x 30″ x 36″ and a maximum fill of 90 gallons, the tub is equipped with a “fast drain” so that it empties as quickly as possible.
For all of its practicality, MTI’s BASICS Walk-In Tub brings style to the bathroom too. The look is sleek and simple with a high-gloss finish and European-style lever handles. Available in white or biscuit, it can be ordered with acrylic end panels or an extension panel to finish-off a full 60″ opening. It may also be incorporated in a custom installation as shown, limited only by one’s imagination.
As part of MTI’s popular BASICS line of value-engineered products, the Walk-In Tub is characterized by quality and thoughtfulness at an affordable price tag. Starting at $4,125, this tub is fully featured, solidly constructed over a welded stainless steel frame with adjustable leveling “feet” and comes with a two-year residential warranty.
You can learn more about MTI’s new BASICS Walk-In tub, Multi-Generational Design and a full range of suitable products at mtiwhirlpools.com.
About MTI Baths
Since 1988, MTI Baths has earned a reputation for impeccable quality, innovation and unique customizations for its expansive line of bath products. MTI offers fine products in acrylic, engineered solid-surface and wood, all manufactured with care in the USA. MTI’s Designer and Classic Series include over 100 bath models, constructed of high-quality Lucite® cross-linked cast acrylic. Most can be specified as a soaker, air bath, whirlpool or combination whirlpool / air bath, complemented by a huge range of options and accessories. MTI also offers durable acrylic shower bases, frameless glass enclosures, handcrafted bath furniture and specialty products, such as the Jentle Jet® laundry sink. MTI’s Boutique Collection of design-savvy solid-surface tubs, lavatory sinks and shower bases presents a rich resource for those looking for distinctive bath products in alternative materials. As committed as MTI is to cutting-edge design and materials, of equal importance is environmental responsibility. For the full MTI Green Story, go to mtiwhirlpools.com/About Us/MTI and the Environment.