Sunday, February 19, 2012

Showers or Baths? What's Your Preference?

I know many people like to take showers these days.  It is quicker to jump in the shower for a few minutes when you don't have much time.  I prefer to take a bath most of the time.  I looked up the history of showers and bath tubs and found these interesting facts.  The ancient Greeks were the first to have showers.  They had aqueducts and sewage systems made of lead pipes that allowed water to be pumped into large communal shower rooms.  Early plumbing systems for bathing go back as far as 3300 BC.   Evidence of the earliest personal sized bath tub was found on the island of Crete where a tub was found made from hardened pottery.  It was probably the forefather of the claw foot tub.  In the latter half of the 20th century, the once popular claw foot tub morphed into a built-in tub with a small apron front. This enclosed style afforded easier maintenance and, with the emergence of colored sanitary ware, more design options for the homeowner.  So there you have it!  A little shower and bath tub info for you!


  1. New follower from MBC! Love the blog!

  2. I prefer to shower because we never had bath tub at home:) but if only we have a tub I want to stay and relax myself in a bath tub:)