Cast Iron: Cast Iron clawfoot tubs are made from quality vitreous porcelain-over-cast-iron. They are finished inside and outside, ready to mount on their appropriate feet. Cast iron has superior natural heat retention that helps to keep your bath water warm for longer bathing periods.
Selecting a Style: There are many variations of the clawfoot tub, such as, traditional roll top, slipper, dual (or double ended), and pedestal. Dual clawfoot tubs have each side rounded for your choice of bathing positions. These bath tubs have a center drain configuration and side-mounting faucet.
Rolltop or roll rim clawfoot tubs are the most common and familiar clawfoot tub featuring a curved roll rim all around. The designs are based on the original cast iron tubs which were made by the millions between 1890 and 1940. The typical vintage roll rim bathtub measures 5' long – just big enough to fit into the standard post-World War I American bathroom. We offer our new tubs in a variety of lengths to fit all sizes of people and spaces.
Slipper Tubs are distinguished by their high-back construction which provides a more comfortable seating position. If you prefer to lounge in the tub with a place to rest your head, the slipper clawfoot tub gives you all the support you’ll need. When installing a slipper style clawfoot tub, please keep in mind that one end is higher than the other on the single high-back style. They are also available in double-ended styles for your choice of bathing positions.
The most important tool to use when installing a clawfoot tub is a licensed plumber. Most manufacturers will not accept warranty claims on items not installed by a licensed plumber. Author: Faucet.com A wide selecton of clawfoot tubs and bathroom
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