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Clawfoot Tubs Buying Guide

Clawfoot Tubs Buying Guide

Clawfoot tubs are available in many different sizes, styles and colors. It would be a big challenge to choose from the rich varieties. A great way to get started selecting the perfect clawfoot tub for your bathroom is to know their important features firstly, then narrow the selection based upon your requirements and preferences. The clawfoot tubs buying guide can help you to make the last decision.


The first thing that you should consider is the size of the clawfoot tub. Mostly, customers prefer to pick the biggest bathtub for the bathroom space allowed. In fact, you should leave a few inches for the plumbing, and consider the obstacles on doorways and stairwells where might limit your ability to get the clawfoot tub into position.


The second thing is choosing the materials. Clawfoot bathtubs are typically made of either cast iron or acrylic. Cast iron clawfoot bathtubs are made with a layer of cast iron with porcelain. The advantage of cast iron tub is highly resistant to wear and stains. Acrylic clawfoot bathtubs are made in top grade cast acrylic sheets and reinforced by fiberglass and resin. Acrylic clawfoot tubs are lighter, easier to install, and safer. These advantages make them perfect for multi story home or apartment renovations.


The third thing is knowing about the styles. There are 4 basic styles of clawfoot tubs, an overview of each style is presented below to help you narrow your decision.

clawfoot tubs buying guide of tub styles

1. Classic roll top clawfoot tubs are rounded at one end and flat at the other end where the faucet is installed.

2. Slipper clawfoot tubs have a high backrest that make them ideal for soaking. The faucet and drain are usually installed at the low end of the bathtub.

3. Double-ended clawfoot tubs are rounded at both ends, or in the case of dual slipper, have high back rests at both ends. Their faucet and drain are installed in the center along one side of the bathtub.

4. Pedestal tubs don't have clawfeet. As the name implies, they sit on a pedestal or a base.


The fourth thing is clearing the faucet placement. There are 3 faucet drilling options to help matching your clawfoot tubs.

1. tub wall mount is located on the inside wall of the clawfoot tub.

2. Deck mount is located on the deck of the clawfoot tub.

3. No faucet drillings at all.

clawfoot tubs buying guide of faucet drillings


The last thing to consider the colors of the clawfoot tubs. GreenGoods bath factory offers clawfoot bathtubs in a variety of colors. such as white, yellow, blue, red, black, pink, orange and more options. Of course, the colored clawfoot tubs we choose should be match the whole bathroom decor.

clawfoot tubs buying guide of colors


You should find that your decision is very easy once you have chosen by size, material, style, faucet drilling and color. Then, you can focus on price, delivery term and warranty before finally decide the clawfoot tub. Hopefully the above buying guide will make your search for the perfect clawfoot tub a much more enjoyable experience.