Antique Clawfoot Tub – The “Old” Look to Modern Bathroom
In this aesthetic loving world, clawfoot tubs have their own market. Clawfoot tubs are good, and if it is in an antique style, even better. There is something about these antique clawfoot tubs that emits a blend of luxury and comfort vibes.
Antique Clawfoot tubs are adored by the vintage style lovers, who like to have a classic outlook and feel in their bathroom. Even though there are new styles of clawfoot tubs emerging each day, antique clawfoot tubs never go out of style. These are comparatively easier to install, cleaner, and they last longer than a freestanding tub. So, if you are wondering what an antique clawfoot tub is and what’s the fuss about it, read on to find out.
What Is an Antique Clawfoot Tub?
An antique clawfoot tub is a freestanding tub that rests on 4 pegs and has an antique touch with it. It comes in a variety of styles, so that you can choose what fits your aesthetics. Apart from the addition of four pegs or feet, the appearance is the same as that of a freestanding tub. So, if you are familiar with freestanding tubs, you may have idea of how a clawfoot tub looks and functions.
5 Best Antique Clawfoot Tub
- 54" Henderson Cast Iron Slipper Clawfoot Tub
- 51" Amherst Acrylic Slipper Clawfoot Tub
- 72" Manvel Cast Iron Double-Slipper Clawfoot Tub
- 60" Odessa Cast Iron Slipper Clawfoot Tub - Ball & Claw Feet
- 57" Odessa Cast Iron Slipper Clawfoot Tub - Imperial Feet
This porcelain tub has the potential to enhance your whole bathroom outlook with its alluring beauty. The physical dimensions of this bathtub are 54 3/8" L x 30 3/4 W (Front to Back) x 22 5/8"- 30 1/8" H (± 1/2"), and it can hold up to 29 gallons of water. You might be wondering about where the overflow is, right? As you can see from the image, it doesn’t come with an overflow drain, but there is a facility which helps you to install the drain by yourself with a few simple DIY steps.
The adjustable feet feature stop the tub from moving unnecessarily, and helps it stay in a fixed place. Speaking of the legs, you have the option to adjust it according to your preference as it is adjustable. Since the tub is made out of cast iron, which is known for its longevity and durability, it will last for a very long time. If you wish to add a hand shower, you can do that as well. One thing to keep in mind is that you will have to reinforce the bathroom floor as these iron tubs are insanely heavy.
As the name suggests, this tub is made out of acrylic sheets with a fiberglass in the middle. This helps to increase the durability of the bathtub. Generally acrylic tubs are known for their non-porous nature, meaning water won’t seep through the surface of the bathtub, and thus won’t damage the quality of it, making it last longer. Impressive right? The cherry on top is its anti bacterial and mold resistance qualities, which makes it easier to clean. This antique yet stylish tub’s dimensions are 51" L x 26 1/4" W (Front to Back) x 25"-32 1/8" H (± 1/2"), and has the capacity of 42 gallons of water.
In addition to this, you can also adjust the feet of the bathtub according to your liking as it has adjustable legs with adjusters.
This alluring white beauty has a porcelain enamel inside the tub, and has the physical dimensions of 72" L x 30 3/4" W (Front to Back) x 23 1/2"-28" H (± 1/2"). It comes with an impressive water capacity of 57 gallons. Even Though this tub doesn't come with the overflow drain system, you can install it externally. One of the main objectives about the bathtub is to provide a nice, long, warm bath. Next to copper, cast Iron is known for its heat retention features.
So, this cast iron double slipper clawfoot tub helps in retaining the heat much longer and helps in reducing the electricity bill. The feet not only give the bathtub the majestic look, but it also serves an important function of adjusting the height of the tub.
The best part of this part is that you can choose the feet finish from the variety of options, like brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, polished brass, polished nickel, white, black and bisque according to your preference.
Want to experience an unmatched majestic bathing experience? Then, this Odessa cast Iron slipper clawfoot tub is what you need. The standout feature of this bathtub is its ball and claw feet, which is adjustable. The installation process is made easy as the feet are already attached to the tub. Speaking of the installation process, you have to take extra care when installing the tub, as it is made of cast iron. Cast Iron is known for their heavy nature, which makes them durable and their heat retention properties so you can have a warm, cozy bathing experience.
This bathtub has the physical dimensions of 60" L x 31" W (Front to Back) x 21 1/2"-28 1/4" H (± 1/2"), and water capacity of 40 gallons. As this tub is coated with Porcelain enamel, it gives you a glossy feel. Another added benefit of porcelain enamel is that it is scratch resistant, so it can last for a longer period.
There is nothing more relaxing than having a tension relieving bath after a tiresome day. Imagine having that relaxing bath in this extravagant beauty. Cast iron tubs usually last longer than its alternatives like acrylic or steel. The water capacity of this bathtub is 35 gallons, and it has the physical dimensions of 57" L x 31" W (Front to Back) x 21 1/2"-28 1/4" H (± 1/2").
Clawfoot tubs are generally easier to install, and it is made easier with this tub as the feet are adjustable as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do people love clawfoot tubs?
Clawfoot tubs are adored by people because of the majestic classy look it gives to their bathroom. It is easier to install and clean than a freestanding tub. Most clawfoot tubs include a hand shower which allows you to target wash any part of the tub easily.
2. Do clawfoot tubs hold heat?
Clawfoot tubs that are made of cast iron and copper hold heat for a longer time than the acrylic clawfoot tubs. This is because cast iron and copper have the tendency to retain heat for a longer period.
3. Can you put a clawfoot tub in a modern bathroom?
Clawfoot tubs are not exclusive for just vintage-style bathrooms. In fact you can enhance your bathroom’s outlook with a royal touch with these antique clawfoot tubs.
The type of bathtub plays an important role in enhancing the overall look of the bathroom. No matter what kind of style you intend to plan for your dream house, modern or classic clawfoot tubs compliment the ambience of the bathroom. If it is antique, even better right?
If you believe in stress relieving, hot baths with the added benefit of a luxurious feel, try an antique clawfoot tub. Like what you see, and want to explore more options? Check out here.