The clawfoot tub is a fixture that has truly withstood the test of time. Case in point: the new and reinvented clawfoot tubs are remarkably similar to their vintage counterparts, proving that the design is virtually timeless. In decades past, many people unfortunately discarded their “outdated” clawfoot tubs in favor of newer models, but today an original clawfoot tub is an exciting find.
It’s now common to restore vintage clawfoot tubs by painting and repairing, but the purchase of a new tub is often a smarter option. The updated models are frequently larger and more comfortable and allow the purchaser to choose from many features that may not be available on older tubs – you can even choose a jetted clawfoot tub for a complete fusion of old and new.
Most clawfoot tubs are made of cast iron or acrylic. Cast iron tubs may be painted or ordered in custom colors to match your color scheme or to allow the tub to stand out. For a striking look, try a copper tub or one with feet in a contrasting color.
The typical clawfoot tub is traditionally shaped – slipper, double slipper, rolled rim – but work well in bathrooms of every type. Tubs are available with many different styles and colors of feet, including more contemporary options, to suit virtually every bathroom.
We’ve chosen our favorites from the dozens of clawfoot tubs available to show you the classic beauty of these tubs. Tell us which one you like best!