Thursday, May 20, 2010

Slipper Clawfoot Tub Buying Guide

The Slipper Clawfoot Tub features a contoured end that flares up behind the head position on the opposite side of the tub filler faucet side. The Slipper Tub style is more designer and luxurious which makes it a little more expensive then the standard flat clawfoot tub. The contoured end is perfect for supporting your head while you lay back and relax in a classic bubble bath. You can also find Double slipper clawfoot tubs which contour up on both sides of the tub. This adds style and is perfect for when two people want to share a romantice bath experience.  

Acrylic Clawfoot Tubs vs. Cast Iron Clawfoot Tubs
So many options to choose from.  Cast Iron tubs are the classic choice and die hard Victorian fans will settle for nothing less. However, cast iron tubs are pretty heavy and can on average weigh between 200 - 400 lbs. Add water and 1 person and you have a pretty heavy tub sitting on your bathroom floor.  You will want to review whether your floor can support it escpecially in an older multi-story residence.  Cast iron is also pretty expensive these days which makes these tubs range between $2,000 - $8,000 full retail. Acrylic clawfoot tubs are the new alternative solution to classic tubs.  The look the same but are much lighter and far cheaper to produce. Some are so light weight that one person can lift them and they may only start at a few hundred dollars.

The Faucet Expert recommends Elizabethen Classics as its top seller of Classic clawfoot Tubs. With Elizabethan Classics Bathtubs you'll find everything you need to complete the bath of your dreams. Classic cast iron clawfoot tubs, acrylic clawfoot tubs, bath faucets, Victorian-styled water closets, pedestal lavatories and console lavatories all inspired by the days when style was warm, comfortable and appealing with just a flourish of understated sophistication.

This elegant collection perfectly captures the charm of the past -- a more relaxed, slower -paced, romantic time. Elizabethan Classics Collection is as timeless in design as it is sound in function. Indulge yourself in the best of both worlds - beauty and luxury, with the convenience of modern day innovation.

Step into the simplicity of the past and feel your stress slip away as you enjoy the soothing calm of yesteryear....


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