Best Reasons to Choose a Claw-Foot Tub
Claw-Foot Tubs are Easy to Install
One of the most appealing characteristics of claw-foot tubs is their ease of installation. Unlike a drop-in tub, you don’t have to tear out a wall or even caulk edges when you install a claw-foot tub; you simply place the claw-foot tub where you want in your bathroom and then install the plumbing, making a claw-foot tub one of the easiest ways to transform the look of a bathroom or to convert a side room into a bathroom.
Claw-Foot Tubs are Attractive
Claw-foot bathtubs are a great way to give your bathroom a classic or traditional look. After all, the appearance of claw-foot bathtubs has changed little since they first became popular almost two centuries ago. The materials from which claw-foot tubs are made has changed — acrylic is currently the most popular claw-foot tub material — but the classic look with striking claw feet is the same as ever.
Claw-Foot Tubs are Durable
Stories abound of people restoring old homes and keeping the original claw-foot bathtubs that came with the home because they’re still in perfectly good condition. Not all claw-foot bathtubs are made from the same materials as those old ones — most original claw-foot tubs were cast iron coated with porcelain — but the acrylics that most modern claw-foot bathtubs are made from is still very durable and can last for decades. If you do want to purchase a claw-foot bathtub that will last long enough to become an heirloom, you can still buy cast-iron claw-foot tubs.
Claw-Foot Tubs are Comfortable
If you like to spend time soaking in a hot bath, then a claw-foot bathtub may be a wise purchase. Claw-foot tubs are contoured in such a way that they let you recline comfortably. Claw-foot bathtubs are also deeper than many drop-in tubs and are made from materials that hold heat well, allowing you to relax in your claw-foot tub for a long time without the water becoming cold.
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