The act of bathing seems to have become a luxury. Time management seems to have necessitated quick showers in an effort to move on to the next task. The fast paced lifestyle that has so many of us striving for work life balance had actually caused me to think of “bathing” as a guilty pleasure. A recent field trip to the MTI Baths guesthouse and factory have me rethinking this altogether. I have realized that a truly luxurious state of being must include rest and relaxation. I was reminded of how that “guilty pleasure” of soaking it all in is actually necessary for the well being of my body, mind and soul.
The trip to MTI Baths, Sugar Hill, Georgia facilities was more than I expected! The accommodations are wonderful and our group enjoyed some serious southern hospitality. A combination of educational presentations, factory tour and down time to try out the MTI products in the guesthouse had me feeling great about the last few master bath tubs I had specified. The quality of the product and the innovative system that keeps the air jets, tubes and air holes sanitary are great reasons to specify the product but the company culture of MTI is what really impressed me.
The company is employee owned with all product made in the US. Kathy Adams, current CEO, glowed as she shared the company’s founding and back story with our group. The inclusion of the “3 Rs” – respect, responsibility and resourcefulness are imbedded in the company culture. The pride of the factory workers is apparent as you tour the facilities and the management is as committed to helping each employee feel their worth and reach their potential as they are to the continuous innovation and exceptional quality of the product. Impressive indeed!
Notable in the extensive product line are the inclusion of a foot bath and a jetted laundry sink for fine washables. There is also a selection of teak products for shower seats, shower floors and tub shelves.The ESS solid surface product can be poured into sinks, integral vanity tops and shower pans which can be hand polished to a high shine if desired. Tub designs made of both the solid surface and acrylic with fiberglass reinforcement include some truly artful shapes as well as many options for whirlpool features and custom placement of air and water flow for maximum personal comfort, Each piece is actually made to order! Made personally for your client or you and delivered in a very reasonable lead time.
If you are a bath designer I recommend that you inquire about the trip. If you are a home owner looking to remodel for a more luxurious lifestyle, I highly recommend that you investigate the therapeutic options MTI Baths has to offer!