Choosing Clawfoot Tubs
Clawfoot tub can be defines as tubs that have four feet and are used to hold the tub firmly on the floor. These kind of tubs were considered to be items of luxury in the 19th century. These tubs were made up of cast iron and porcelain was applied on it as lining in those days. In the modern day, clawfoot tubs are made up of acrylic, fiberglass or any other material that can be found suitable. Unlike any other tub that you know, clawfoot tubs are quite large and require a lot of water when compared to the normal bathtubs. This type of bathtubs can be passed from one generation to the other as time goes by, also the can be considered as collectable items. Their style are very classic, that is one of the reasons as to why they are considered items for luxury.
There are four major styles in which the clawfoot comes in. The four major styles include the slipper tub, roll top tub, double slipper and double ended tub. The slipper style offers a longing position that is very comfortable by having one side raised sloping down to the other end. The roll top tub are the ones that are made up of wood that is considered very hard, they have one round end and the other end is fairly flat. Other terms can be used to refer to the roll top tub, such as the classic roll rim or flat rim tub. The ones that has both sides of the tub raised so that they could meet at the middle is the double slipper tub. The double ended style has the both ends of the tub round.
All clawfoot tubs are designed to be quite large, the depth to be a bit deeper than normal tubs and to give you a relaxing posture. The length of the clawfoot tub ranges between 54″ to 72″ but most purchased size is 59″. 30″ to 40″ is where the width of the clawfoot lies but in other cases it can exceed those measurements. 32″ is the most popular width that most people prefer. Talking about depth, it ranges between 24″ to 30″, however, in other cases it may exceed those numbers. make sure that the clawfoot of your choice is going to go through all doors of the house for easy transportation and installation.
All tubs vary in prices but the most expensive one is the clawfoot tub. What makes it expensive is the material, shape, size, features and brand. These kind of tubs have prices that ranges from $2,300 up to $7,000, nonetheless, you will find prices that are higher than that.