Clawfoot tubs and faucets are very common period pieces. Homeowners are using them in modern homes for panache, as well as in older homes. We stock entire collections, extensive styles and top brands so you can find exactly what you need. Classic roll tops are the most easily recognizable bathtubs: the tub rim is simply rolled at the top for a nice finished look. Other designs include slipper tubs and double slipper tubs that have a raised back on one or both ends of the tub for distinctive style and bathing comfort. For true romantic elegance, try a slipper tub from the American Standard “Reminiscence” collection.
Claw feet come in a variety of finishes. How about an Elizabethan Classics roll top? It has a huge choice of clawfoot leg finishes – polished or rough brass, satin nickel, chrome, even white or black iron. You can even get a clawfoot-style tub without the feet: many tubs have pedestal, or plinth bases. Faucets are the finishing touch on the beautiful fixtures you've chosen and truly complete the vintage look. Clawfoot tub faucets mount either directly to the tub itself or to the floor or wall supplies, depending on the tub you have chosen. The Porcher "Reprise" Leg Tub Filler with Spray has a nostalgic telephone-style hand shower for that total old-fashioned experience.
Archaeologists found the first evidence of a bathtub on the island of Crete. It is believed to be almost 4,000 years old – talk about vintage! Clawfoot tubs, made of cast iron with a smooth porcelain coating, became highly popular during the late 1800s, and their charm continues today The strict traditionalist will like a clawfoot tub in cast iron. One example, the Kohler “Iron Works Historic” line, reflects the charm of yesteryear. Acrylic clawfoot tubs provide the classic look with a lighter weight for modern-day convenience. Acrylic’s thermal properties also retain heat incredibly well for a long, warm bath.
So don’t put off your plans any longer. As you can see, there are clawfoot tubs and faucets to satisfy every need. Indulge yourself in the beauty and history of one; you won’t regret it.