Platowood: a special type of wood

Platowood: a special type of wood

The Dutchtub Wood is the sibling of the Dutchtub Original. But as siblings tend to be, they are quite different. In contrast to the brighter Dutchtub Original, the Dutchtub Wood has a natural look: the glass fiber tub is covered with wooden panels, making the tub blend in with its surroundings. What type of wood is used and why is this material such a good fit for the Dutchtub Wood? 

The benefits of Platowood 
If you are looking for a hot tub with a more natural appearance, the Dutchtub Wood is the one to go for. The wooden panels that cover this bath are made of Platowood Fraké, a sustainable and sturdy type of wood. There are many characteristics and benefits to Platowood that are worth sharing: 

1. Environmentally friendly resources 
The wood used for Platowood comes from sustainably managed and certified forests. This means only renewable resources are used. So, you can relax taking a bath: it is guaranteed no people, nature or animals were hurt. 

2. A special platonising process 
The name Platowood comes from the unique patented process called platonising. Most wood types only undergo a process of drying and heating, but platonising consists of three steps where water and heat are used to reinforce the wood: hydrothermolysis, drying and curing. Since this method uses only water and heat, Platowood is environmentally friendly at this stage too. There are no chemical substances added.
3. Suitable for all climates 
The platonising process decreases the moisture content in the wood to just 4 to 6 percent. This means the wood is barely affected by moisture fluctuations. The wood will keep its shape in any climate or season!  Since the wood almost does not shrink or swell, Platowood requires little to no maintenance. It is the ideal type of wood to use around a hot tub full of moisture and heat. 

4. A guaranteed long lifespan 
Last but not least, Platowood has a very long lifespan. The unique platonising process strengthens the wood, while also limiting the possibility of molds. The lifespan of Platowood is at least 50 years! Discover all about this natural and wood fired outdoor bath. Do you prefer the colorful Dutchtub Original or would you rather take a bath in the natural Dutchtub Wood?
Dutchtub Wood is one of three iconic outdoor bathtubs from the Weltevree. collection. The Dutchtub Wood is finished with wooden Plato wood panels which received a thermal treatment making sure they last for a long period of time. The tub can accommodate a maximum of four adults. The water is heated via natural circulation by lighting a fire in the steel coil attached to the Dutchtub. The Dutchtub Wood from Weltevree comes with a cover and a wok for cooking on the heating coil. The cover serves on the one hand to protect when the Dutchtub is not in use, but also ensures that the heat created stays in the Tub during firing. Matching the Wood, the Weltevree range includes a separately orderable side table designed exclusively for the Dutchtub Wood. Available in RAL 7002 with wooden paneling.

Handy small table that leans against the Dutchtub Wood. To serve your drinks or to have the fire wood at hand.