Bathroom plumbing manufacturer MTI Baths says its new Adel 2 and Charlotte bathtubs are ideal solutions for homeowners who have small space but want big performance.
Despite measuring 57 inches long by 31 inches wide by 22 inches tall, the Adel 2 bath still offers additional chromotherapy and thermal therapy features in either a soaker or air massage tub option.
The new Charlotte tub retains the same design as the original Charlotte but in a smaller version measuring 57.75 inches long by 32 inches wide and 22.5 inches tall. It can come in either a soaker or air bath version as well, but with no additional options for chromatherapy.
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Adel 2’s small silhouette can fit into an existing 60-inch alcove, the company says. And the tub’s ability to fit into a predetermined spot also makes it a good solution for remodeling projects or a simple upgrade. Made from acrylic, the Adel 2 freestanding tub has a maximum fill of 68 gallons and weighs 123 pounds. Charlotte is constructed of a mineral composite, weighs 140 pounds, and has a maximum capacity of 67 gallons.
The acrylic used in Adel 2 is thermoformed cross-linked cast acrylic that the company says is reinforced with a fiberglass/resin/titanium backing for extra strength and added insulation. Due to that extra strength, the tub is highly resistant to scratches and stains. The company adds that the tub is easy to clean and maintain.
Adel 2 in the soaker option is a basic tub with a pre-leveled foam base and drain kit. Charlotte’s soaker version also offers no jets, but it comes with an integrated slotted overflow with a toe-tap drain kit.
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Chromatherapy can be an upgrade option, and it offers underwater LED lighting that can be toggled through a control button. Red lighting can make the user feel energized, yellow claims to help with nerve functions, and orange offers therapeutic characteristics, according to MTI.
The air massage tub features 20 air jets and a heated air blower. For an even higher upgrade, the air massage elite version of the Adel 2 offers 30 air jets, a heated air blower, chromatherapy LED lighting, and a spa mode.
Air jets from the air massage tubs are flush to the bath, making them nearly invisible, says MTI. The ceramic heater that warms air bubbles is whisper-quiet as well, the company says.
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MTI Baths says Adel 2 offers a clean design with a thin lip and built-in faucet deck, offering a pre-constructed area for any tub filler. It can come in either glossy white or the more off-white biscuit finish. Charlotte offers a transitional style and come only in glossy white
Compared to other small space bathtubs, the Adel 2 and Charlotte measure a bit bigger as both can fit up to two people. Signature Hardware offers tubs so small that they measure 48 inches by 30 inches by 20.5 inches. Kingston Brass’ smallest alcove bathtub measured 48 by 32 inches as well, an even smaller alcove option.