04 Jan The Romans knew how to enjoy a bathe
It was thought to be a really good idea to have a wash now and then with a little more frequency than once a month for a while in the first 5 centuries AD. Unfortunately, this viewpoint falls away from the Dark Ages and continues until the end of the Eighteenth Century.
The Bathhouse has been an important part of Romano-British life for a while, and there are even a few examples that still exist today. Where you can see the lavish setups for the bath house and beautiful mosaics that they used for decoration. The way in which they heated these rooms is thought to be one of the earliest forms of household heating. Although much simpler than the systems that an Evesham Boilers company such as Combi Man install and service today.
In Roman times a trip to the bathhouse was a chance to socialise with family members and friends and relax as well as giving yourself a good clean. Some of the larger villas would have had their own bathhouse and in larger Roman towns such as Bath you would also find public baths available. It was the use of the hypocaust in the floors below the bathhouse that would see the hot air from the furnaces in the kitchen rise up through the floor, giving a heated floor style experience.