Ok-pragmatically it’s a bathtub. It holds and drains water. Aesthetically, it’s stunning. It is a piece of art. I’m 5’4”/130# and I love the way it fits me. It’s not so large that I can’t sit without sliding down. I can sit, recline, easily turn from side to side. Absolute breeze to clean. The material is cool and smooth to the touch so initially reclining in a less than full tub is a bit chilly on the back but the material easily and quickly warms up upon contact. The water retains its temperature for longer than I’ve ever wished to remain in the tub. I bought it sight unseen and it’s perfect for me and my bathroom. The tub came inside a fortress like wooden crate. Very impressive. The delivery fellow said he’d never seen anything like it before. I researched solid surface bathtubs and *always* came back to Aquatica. Making tubs is *all* they do and they seem to have mastered every aspect from manufacturing to delivery.