We ordered our MTI Melinda tub about a year ago and have had no complaints. It cleans well and looks gorgeous in our newly renovated bathroom. I love how it is big enough for two! I don't mind that it isn't cast iron.
MTI Melinda MTI Designer Tub 71.25" x 34.75" x 23.5" - MTDS-74
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MTI Designer Tub 71.25" x 34.75" x 23.5"
The Melinda blends the best of old world design and modern styles into a transitional, stylish and luxurious tub. This dreamy tub provides the allure of a freestanding soaker with the benefits of thermo-air massage. The Melinda is available with an optional pedestal base.
Choose from one of the following configurations:
- Soaker Bath
- Air Bath - 20 air jets, heated blower and internal preleveled foam base
- Aria Elite Bath - 30 air jets, heated air blower, chromatherapy using 2 LED lights, internal pre-leveled foam base
Note: Tub Does Not Include Tub Filler. To Choose A Tub Filler To Complement This Tub, Click Here.
Michele from OH
Looks Gorgeous 5/21/2012
Sharon D. from NY
The Melinda tub is wonderful. 4/12/2011
The Melinda tub is wonderful. It is exactly what I expected in terms of quality and design. It is large and comfortable, easy to clean and I am very happy with it. The one problem that the company should know about is that neither the tub nor the clean out/drain assembly came with any instructions or manual at all. We had to look things up on line and finally called the company that manufactures the drain to get some help with the very tricky installation. The tub had a sticker warning me to register it for the warranty "as instructed in the homeowners manual" but there was no manual, so I haven't done that. I hope I won't ever need the warranty. By the way Quality Bath service was excellent!
Sharon from NY
Love, love, love this tub 5/15/2012
The tub is beautiful, big, and comfortable. You can actually float in the water. The style is clean and simple so it looks great in our contemporary space but would look equally good in a traditional bathroom. We needed it quickly and the expedited shipping process worked perfectly. The only problem was that it came without the owners info package and there were no installation instructions for the drain unit. Consequently, the plumber had great difficulty getting the installation right. In the end, it worked out fine. Don't hesitate to order this, but be sure you get all the paperwork with it.
Linda P. from WI
I would have to say that the purchase of our Melinda tub was some of the best money that we have spent in the last 20 years remodeling our 150 year old farmhouse. 2/16/2011
I would have to say that the purchase of our Melinda tub was some of the best money that we have spent in the last 20 years remodeling our 150 year old farmhouse. We spend hours in our tub and love everything about it! The size is perfect for one or two but doesn’t take forever to fill. The water stays hot for hours which is a big improvement over our cast iron claw foot tub. It is easy to clean, beautiful to look at, I felt fairly inexpensive to many tubs that we looked at. I have two suggestions related to things that I did not pay attention to when designing our bath. We have the wall mounted drain closer and it is chrome plated. All of our other fixtures are polished nickel and at first this stood out and I hated it. I would highly suggest that the sales person ask about this when someone is ordering. The foot closer would have been fine and you wouldn’t have seen it. The second thing is that I feel we installed our tub too close to the wall and it is hard to clean behind. I can do it but two extra inches would have made a big difference.
Valerie A. from WI
I am extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend your product to anyone. 2/16/2011
I looked at a lot of tubs and really feel like I found just the right one. I wanted a free standing tub that looked modern and could be used to get a full soaking experience. The Melinda tub holds more than enough water to have a luxurious bath. My only problem is that my teenage daughter won't stay out of my newly remodeled bathroom now. She loves the tub just as much as I do. My favorite feature of the tub is the heating pad units that I had installed on both ends. They keep the tub a perfect soaking temperature. I also like that the drain is located so you can easily reach it but it is obscured from view. The tub is lightweight so it was very easy to install. The tub was shipped very quickly and packed in a way that insured it would reach me undamaged. I am extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend your product to anyone.
Jim R. from CT
We really like our MTI Melinda Tub. 2/15/2011
We really like our MTI Melinda Tub. When we purchased it, we were also considering a Cast Iron tub but the price point for Acrylic was much lower. We were a little worried with how the acrylic would look but were very happy with the MTI tub. For a much lower price, I was able to get a beautiful tub and never looked back wondering if Cast Iron was the way to go. Did not purchase the base – really liked the look that you see in the brochure and on many online sites.
Pamella F. from NJ
The tub is beautiful. 2/15/2011
The tub is beautiful. Holds a tremendous amount of water. Run for 2!
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Enjoy the romantic charm of a freestanding soaker, without sacrificing the luxury of thermo-air massage, with Melinda by MTI Whirlpools. This bath captures the allure of a traditional freestanding tub and adds modern-day distinction with updated contemporary styling and a state-of-the-art therapeutic air bath system. Melinda's clean-cut, elegant design perfectly complements the old-world charm of today's popular period-style bathrooms, or can serve as an unexpected enhancement to the open, airy feel of contemporary decor.
Designed to preserve the authentic look of a freestanding soaker, Melinda features double-walled construction that conceals the air bath piping between layers of reinforced acrylic. This sumptuous bath is available as a soaker or with MTI's System Aria or Aria Elite therapeutic air bath systems that provide light full-body massage through strategically placed air jets. The jets produce thousands of tiny bubbles that relax muscles and stimulate circulation. The flow rate is adjustable from gentle to vigorous, or pulsating for a wave effect. And an electronic keypad controls all aspects of the air system.
With System Aria, air pre-warmed by a ceramic heating element is released from the bottom of the bath through 20 discreet "illusion" air jets that are barely visible and absolutely flush with the bottom of the bathing well. Aria Elite offers the enhancement of 6 seven-port low-profile lateral air jets positioned on the sides of the bath for a total of 42 additional air streams: 2 concentrated on the back area, 2 at the feet and one on each side for the hands and arms.
Both systems are exceptionally hygienic. Specially designed plastic protective jet housings, unique to MTI, isolate components to prevent residue buildup in the fiberglass backing of the bath. Sealed in each housing is a built-in backflow prevention check valve that keeps bath water from entering the air lines. Finally, 20 minutes after the air bath, an automatic purge cycle engages for 1 minute to remove any water that might be remaining in the air jets. This ensures that the next bath will be sanitary and fresh.
Melinda joins MTI's line of freestanding baths that offer diversity of styles combined with thermo-air massage. Ideal for one, Melinda measures 71-7/8" x 36" x 23", and is also available with a graceful one-piece molded pedestal base. The bath is offered in over 50 colors of high-gloss Lucite® cast acrylic, a renewable, non-porous and stain-resistant surface that is both practical and attractive. All MTI baths are handcrafted and individually tested.
Since 1988, MTI Whirlpools has earned a reputation for impeccable quality, innovation and unique customizations for whirlpools, thermo-air and soaking baths, offering more than 80 models in over 50 colors with endless options. All MTI Whirlpools' Classic and Designer Series baths are protected by MTI's Lifetime Limited Warranty. MTI also offers durable acrylic shower bases and stylish kitchen sinks. Located near Atlanta, the employee-owned company offers products through an exclusive network of kitchen and bath showrooms throughout the country. The company is gaining national recognition for its ability to provide products that are both innovative and classic.