A Concrete Tub Worth the Splurge

Once an industrial ugly stepsister, concrete has turned interior Cinderella of late with mountain designers welcoming its earthy, rustic-modern appeal

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Taking a “done better” approach to the weighty material, Native Trails’ newest Mendocino tub gets its angle of repose just right. Founded nearly 25 years ago by Naomi Neilson in a spare closet of her California home, the kitchen-and-bath company celebrates undiscovered artisans—with a recent Planet Positive Award and B Corporation certification confirming its fair-trade, eco-friendly cred. The Mendocino’s sustainable NativeStone weighs 40% less than traditional concrete, combining cement with natural jute fiber in a proprietary blend that artisans hand-form and polish to a silky, one-of-a-kind finish. With the ultra-deep interior joining thick walls to ensure a long, satisfying soak, we’re ready to take the plunge. Mendocino Freestanding Bathtub, shown in Charcoal, 66” l x 34” d x 23” h, $9,990; nativetrailshome.com

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