If you’re looking for an addition to your bathroom that is beautiful, elegant, and stylish consider getting a clawfoot tub. A clawfoot bathtub is a beautiful feature in any bathroom. The concept of the clawfoot tub goes back to at least the eleventh century BCE. There is evidence of pedestal tubs that had the same deep body that became a staple of their later counterparts. Often, these versions of tubs featured a level rim, and a simple drainage system. Pedestal tubs were the province of the higher classes, and were considered something of a luxury. By the 19th century, clawfoot bathtubs were found in many of the larger homes in metropolitan areas. Slowly, the concept of indoor plumbing was also entering the picture. This innovation added a safety drain and running taps to the construction of clawfoot baths.
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. A clawfoot tub has that uniqueness because it’s raised off the ground on four ‘legs’, it’s very similar in concept to that of a table. These lags can be very ornate depending on how much you want to spend, but more importantly it lifts it of the floor and gives your bathroom a much grander feel!