So you’re thinking of buying a clawfoot tub for your about-to-be-remodeled bathroom but if you’re like us, you’re initially lost wondering about the best brands and models. Here’s our short and sweet guide for the clawfoot tub hunter.
Choosing Your Clawfoot Tub Type
What could be more effortlessly stylish than an elegant, traditionally styled clawfoot bathtub? Bringing the very best of style and sophistication direct to your bathroom, clawfoot tubs are ideal for period styling or true-to-original feature rooms in period renovations.
The aesthetic of the clawfoot’s heyday was most definitely “less is more”, with a focus on a very small number of select, stylish statement pieces.
Find out what style you’ll be going for:
This is the most common clawfoot tub. They were made in the millions from 1890 to 1940. You can post a classic design from the straight or flat rim and a curled lip that goes all the way around.
This bathtub is very similar to the classic design. The difference is in the freestanding faucet and showerhead. Instead of being located at the head, it is in the middle, hence the double ends.
The slipper is for people who like to have a good lean and relax in the bath. It has a higher raised edge on one end. This high back is perfect for resting your back and head in.
As the name implies, both ends have high backs. This is perfect for couple baths. Just saying. 🙂
By now, you should have an idea of what type you would like to relax in. Let’s narrow it even further with our top 5 picks. For easy reference, we’ve added in the lengths in the product titles. The length is measured from the outside of one rim to the outside of the other.
Best Clawfoot Tub Brand and Models
|4||Tub Connection 67" Clay||$||9|
|3||Tub Connection 58" Holt||$$||9|
|2||Pelham and White 60"||$||9|
|1||Tub Connection 61"|
#5: Sinkology Heisenberg Handmade
Add a touch of timeless elegance and classic style to your bathroom with this solid antique copper clawfoot bathtub. Each tub from Sinkology is handmade and hand-finished so you know yours will be completely unique.
This is a long, deep bath that will easily accommodate taller people who want to stretch out and soak in quietly opulent elegance. This model has a slipper design so you can relax while soaking in your special tub.
Most bathtubs sold in the market are white so if you like being different and if it will go with the color scheme or concept of your bathroom, this copper bathtub is a great choice for you.
#4: The Tub Connection 67″ Slipper “Clay”
The Tub Connection “Clay” model is extended to an opulent 6’7” making it ideal for taller folks to soak, relax, and unwind in a style of classic elegance. It has a cast iron exterior with porcelain interior in simple classic white. It will match any bathroom, whether traditional or modern.
Sitting on stylish brushed nickel feet and designed to be used with a freestanding faucet, this bathtub offers you the opportunity to style a fresh, modern, luxury bathroom to your dream design with the tub as the rightful centerpiece. If you’re looking for style without ostentation, this could be the tub for you.
Please note though that this “Clay” model does NOT come with faucet holes. As mentioned earlier, you will have to order and purchase a freestanding faucet separately.
#3: The Tub Connection 58″ Swedish “Holt”
The Tub Connection is one of our trusted brands for bathtubs, especially clawfoot tubs.
The Holt model has the enduring and classic styling that will have visitors thinking “But they don’t make them like that these days – where on earth did they get it from?”
Simple yet elegant with a cast iron exterior and a porcelain interior that’s easy to keep spotlessly clean, this tub sits on chrome feet and is designed to be used with a freestanding faucet – why not purchase yours in chrome, to match the foot detailing of your stylish new bathtub?
Speaking of feet, if you’re a tall person, you’ll have to pass up on this as it is only 58″. You should go with the longer models from this same brand. If you’re on the short side though, then this tub is perfect for you.
Striking, simple, and clean, this would look great in any style of bathroom adding a touch of luxury to even the most ordinary home.
#2: Pelham & White 60″ Clawfoot
Pelham & White is another trusted brand in the bathtub niche. This particular model that we’re recommending comes from their beautiful Brookdale collection. The bathtub has a slipper design and it comes with a drain and brushed nickel ball and clawed feet.
A faucet is not included with the purchase. If you are after convenience, you can check out the faucet that is offered by the company for this tub.
Pro Tip: Get yourself a bath pillow while you’re at it. You can thank us later. 😉
#1: The Tub Connection 61″ Slipper “Chariton”
The “Chariton” is the #1 Bestseller for Clawfoot bathtubs. Truth be told, we’re not surprised as we think that The Tub Connection is a really good and solid brand.
What you get from this purchase is a tub with solid construction and quality materials. The water stays warm forever and the claw feet look fantastic. They’re very well made too. When you order, you can even choose from brushed nickel feet, chrome feet, or oil rubbed bronze feet.
And to top it all off, the price can’t be beat.
It’s an awesome clawfoot bathtub, guys. If you’re on the fence, imagine yourself on any of these tubs on our list with warm water enveloping you. The candles are flickering, your diffuser sending your favorite scent into the air, and the soft mood music you’ve put on in the background is creating a 7th heaven in your bathroom.
- Slipper Design: 30" x 61"
- 14 inches to overflow
- 46 Gallons of Water Capacity
And that’s it, folks. I’m heading for a grapefruit bath in our tub.
Last update on 2018-03-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API