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Major styles of Clawfoot Tub

From: Date:11/30/2010

The clawfoot tub or claw-foot tub was considered a luxury item in the late 19th century,[1] originally made from cast iron and lined with porcelain. Modern technology has contributed to a drop in the price of clawfoot tubs, which may now be made of fiberglass or other modern materials. Clawfoot tubs usually require more water than a standard bathtub. While true antique clawfoot tubs are still considered collectible items, new reproduction clawfoot tubs are chosen by remodellers and new home builders.

Clawfoot tubs come in 5 major styles:

Classic Roll Rim, Roll Top, or Flat Rim tubs as seen in the picture above.
Slipper tubs - where one end is raised and sloped creating a more comfortable lounging position.
Double Slipper Tubs - where both ends are raised and sloped.
Double Ended Tubs - where both ends of the tub are rounded. Notice how one end of the classic tub is rounded and one is fairly flat.
Pedestal Tub - Pedestal tubs, unlike all the styles listed above, do not have claw feet. The tub rests on a pedestal in what most would term an art deco style. Evidence of pedestal tubs dates back to the Isle of Crete in 1000 BC.