Choosing a Claw Foot Tub
The main material used to make a claw foot tub is cast iron and its lined with porcelain. Both cast iron and acrylic can be used to make claw foot tubs. More work is put into installation of a claw foot tub which is quite different than a standard tub. Both the water source pipes and the drain pipe enter the bathroom through the floor when installing the claw foot tub. The drain of the tub will require enough space during the installation process of a claw foot tub. The plumbing process is required to planned when wanting to install a claw foot tub. In order to install a claw foot tub its important to consult a plumber.
Another consideration in the installation process is the insulation of pipes as they undergo unheated space in the home. The amount of water that claw foot tubs hold is quite a lot which is about forty to sixty gallons. However the water heater needs to support the tub during the installation process. Everyone is able to see the plumbing process of a clawfoot tub as it’s a stand-alone fixture. Standard plumbing fixtures use the same type of material as that of making the inside of a claw foot tub.
Clawfoot plumbing fixtures have decorative finishes such as brushed nickel, chrome or polished brass. The weight of an empty cast iron is about two hundred to four hundred pounds that is used to make clawfoot tubs.
Thus when installing a claw foot tub its recommended to check the strength of the floor as the weight of the tub, the water and the bather greatly affects. Wastage or damage of the supply lines needs to be avoided by shutting the valves of the supply lines. Slipper tubs, double ended tubs, double slipper tubs and classic roll rim tubs are the types of clawfoot tubs. Slipper tubs are known to be tubs in which one end is raised and sloped creating a more comfortable lounging position. Sloping of both ends while at the same time raising the tub is the feature of double slipper tub. The ends of double end tubs are rounded in comparison to a classic roll rim tub.
Many companies dealing with claw foot tubs have created websites in order to communicate with their clients. Also from these websites clients have been able to see completed works by a company that have been used to act as their testimonies. After any service, a client is required to give a feedback on the quality of the service or product offered or obtained.
The feedback is indeed important for both the clients and the company. The attractiveness of a simple common bathroom is the classic or traditional look by installing a claw foot tub.