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Our selection of clawfoot tub styles for your home is certain to give it either that classic touch or that modern curb appeal you desire. Please choose a category to start you seach and see what kind of "Affordable Elegance" and savings TheTubConnection.com can bring to you and to your home. We are proud of the variety of tub and shower options we offer, and we strive to make your shopping experience easier. Start browsing our selection now to experience our "Afordable Elegance" and quality customer service for yourself!
Unique Tub Styles
Clawfoot bathtubs have been around for over a century. Originally, they were made only from cast iron and only a very small selection of sizes and styles were produced. However, over the past several years, the clawfoot tub market has expanded to include many new styles and sizes, due to consumer demand. The variety of sizes allows for homeowners to find the size of bathtub that fits best into their home, since some homes may have limited space available for the tub. Length is typically measured from the two most distant points at the top of the tub (where the tub is its widest). The Tub Connection offers models from 48 inches in length all the way to 72 inches, making it easy to find a tub that will fit your bathroom space well.
Double Slipper Tub Clawfoot bathtubs have been around for over a century. Originally, they were made only from cast iron and only a very small selection of sizes and styles were produced. However, over the past several years, the clawfoot tub market has expanded to include many new styles and sizes, due to consumer demand. The variety of sizes allows for homeowners to find the size of bathtub that fits best into their home, since some homes may have limited space available for the tub. Length is typically measured from the two most distant points at the top of the tub (where the tub is its widest). The Tub Connection offers models from 48 inches in length all the way to 72 inches and from 28 inches wide to 32 inches wide, making it easy to find a tub that will fit your bathroom space well. Remember that our freestanding tubs only take up the amount of space that is as long and wide of the tub, so they are space saving products and it is easy to plan functional use of the bathroom area.
The Tub Connection also offers a wide variety of styles. The classic "rolled rim" models, which were some of the first styles to be offered to the public decades ago, generally have one end which has a reclined surface. This is perfect for allowing one person to relax and lay back as they bathe. The other end of these tubs is typically more vertical and is where the faucet would be mounted either on the rim of the tub ("Deck Mount") or on the wall within the tub ("Bathtub Wall Mount"); you are given the option to choose which faucet mount you prefer and remember we offer our faucets and plumbing combinations in all the most popular finishes.
The next style we offer is the Double Ended (or dual ended) tub, the ends of which are both reclined. These models have that classic vintage look and have been popular since they were first introduced. The faucet for these tubs is on the rim in the middle of the tub on one side.
However popular the aforementioned styles may be, the slipper tub is perhaps the most popular design available today. With this design, one side of the tub is raised and built in a reclined position, which gives the slipper tub its slipper-like shape. This allows for maximum bathing comfort as it allows you to have enough room to rest your head. With a slipper tub the faucet is mounted at the opposite end. Faucets can be mounted on the rim of the tub (for acrylic and cast iron tubs) or you may choose to have no faucet holes in your tub and use a bathroom wallmounted faucet or a freestanding faucet. Both work great for these models.
Not too long ago, a new tub style was introduced--the Double Slipper! This design is the largest of all of the clawfoot tub designs, because both ends are raised so that you and another person could both comfortably recline. Double slippers offer faucet holes on the rim of the tub at its lowest point between the two raised sides, if you choose to use a Deck Mount faucet. Deck Mount faucets or freestanding faucets are typically utilized with these tubs. However, you may opt to use a bathroom wallmounted faucet as well.
When bathing became a more regular, everyday occurrence in the early 1900's, the only type of tub created was typically made from cast iron. Today, cast iron tubs are still extremely popular among homeowners. Since they are made from metal, they are very heavy and should never be moved or attempted to move by one person. To protect the metal from corrosion, the insides of cast iron tubs are painted thoroughly after being coated with a ceramic, or porcelain, material. The porcelain enamel finish is very smooth and is fairly easy to keep clean, but be sure to follow instructions Acrylic Bathtub and recommendations for cleaning, so as to better preserve the finish.
With advancements in materials over the past several years, Acrylic has come on the scene as a popular alternative to cast iron. Unlike the iron tubs, acrylic is very lightweight. One advantage of this as that Acrylic tubs require fewer people for moving or installation. Don't think that lower weight means lower quality, though. Acrylic is very tough and durable and is manufactured to keep its shape for a very long time.
No vintage style bathtub is complete without the classic claw feet (or paws). These four supports are typically anchored at the four corners beneath the tub, but on some models, they may be slightly off from the corners, slightly closer to the center. When people normally think about the finish of these feet, chrome comes to mind. But nowadays, these feet come in a variety of finishes besides chrome. Brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze are the two most-requested finishes besides chrome. However, you may also request finishes like white, polished brass, black, matte black, or antique bronze. Other finishes may become available over time, but these are the most-popular finishes we offer.
Investment in You
There is nothing quite like owning one of these tubs for yourself. The hours of pure soaking pleasure you can enjoy by having one is considered an affordable luxury by many. It's like having your own personal spa in your very own home! Forget about all of the pressures and stresses you endure throughout your day by relaxing in a beautiful, crafted vintage model from The Tub Connection.