Bathroom Clawfoot Tubs Lend An Antique Appearance
Once a staple in just about every well-to-do home, the clawfoot tubs has become somewhat of a collector’s item as well as a popular decorating item in recent years. Clawfoot tubs lend an antique appearance to any home’s bathroom. Commonly made from porcelain-enameled cast iron or acrylic, these tubs are durable and made to last for decades. The original clawfoot tubs, made of cast iron with a porcelain finish, started becoming popular in the mid 1800’s. European style clawfoot tubs typically have wall-mounted hardware and faucets, while the American style mounts the hardware on the tub itself. Clawfoot tubs typically come in two different materials: cast iron, and acrylic. Cast iron models are durable, heavy tubs that can be painted any color to match the decor of your bathroom. However, because of the weight of the cast iron, it is usually not advisable to install on an upper floor. Acrylic bathtubs are much lighter in weight and easier to maintain than traditional cast iron tubs, a factor that makes it an ideal choice for modern homes.
Clawfoot tubs will bring elegance and style to your bathroom. Shop around online, or go to your nearest home improvement store to check out these beautiful bathtubs. You will fall in love with them and wonder why you haven’t got one sooner.