Classic Chic: The Clawfoot Tub

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 In decades past, many people unfortunately discarded their “outdated” clawfoot tubs in favor of newer models, but today an original clawfoot tub is an exciting find.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.

Oceania JU73AM
Oceania Juliette Clawfoot AeroMassage Tub
Clearwater CW32
Clearwater Slipper Freestanding Air Tub with Feet

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.

MTI S204
MTI Designer Collection Melinda Freestanding Clawfoot Soaker Tub
Cheviot 2167
Cheviot Regency Cast Iron Clawfoot Tubwith
Barclay COTSN59
Barclay Othello Copper Slipper Tub

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.

Cheviot 2110
Cheviot Regal Cast Iron Clawfoot Tub
Barclay CTSH60-WH
Barclay Griffin Cast Iron Slipper Tub
Victoria & Albert CHE-N-SW
Victoria & Albert Cheshire Dual Ended Tub with Imperial Ball and Claw Feet 
Cheviot 2142
Cheviot Somerset Cast Iron Bath
Victoria & Albert SHR-N-SW
Victoria & Albert Shropshire Slipper Tub with Imperial Ball and Claw Feet 
Cheviot 2171
Cheviot Regal Cast Iron Bath with Shaughnessy Feet

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!

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