Tips On Installing Clawfoot Tub In Your Bathroom

clawfoot tub imageIn order to get the best from the installation of your clawfoot tub, you need to begin your project with a well thought-out plan. This plan includes a number of elements that will make the installation go more smoothly and ensure that you get the most pleasure from your Vintage bathtub once it has been installed. Consider the following items when laying out a plan.

What size space are you working within?
Your clawfoot bathtub will be a sizable investment, and one of the main focal points in your vintage bath, and you will want to get the most visual impact. Tub sizes range from 48″ to 72″ in length. Determine your space and what size will fit within it best.

And while on the subject of size, consider how you will get your clawfoot tub from your front door to it’s placement within your bathroom. Some online retailers offer free shipping to your home, relieving you of arranging that task and defraying some possible additional expense, but you still need to get it into your home.

Consider all points of entry, doorways, hallways, and staircases if it is a 2nd floor installation. Be aware of spaces where several doorways converge in a small space and there may be short turning space.

What is the condition of your flooring?
Clawfoot tubs can weigh a substantial amount dry and even more when filled to capacity. Will your flooring support this weight, or will you need to make some modification? An acrylic tub has some advantages, including reducing weight load as opposed to Traditional cast iron.

Will your current water supply need updating?
If you are installing in an older home this can be an important point with new plumbing fixtures, where water demand may be higher. Some vintage tubs are both lengthy and deep and require a goodly amount of water to fill to capacity. Check the specifications of the tub you select against your current water supply.

Which style best suits your bath space and your own preference?
*Classic is flat at one end and rounded and sloping on the other.
*Double Ended is rounded at both ends and slightly sloping.
*Slipper is rounded at both ends, with one end being steeply sloped and higher.
*Double-Slipper is rounded at both ends, steeply sloping and with both ends higher than the middle of the tub.

Drillings are another important element, which determines how the water supply for the tub will be set up. This effects whether the faucet system will be attached to the tub itself, to the wall adjoining, or will be free-standing.

Each clawfoot tub style, and each water delivery system dramatically changes the overall look of the tub once it is installed, and has it’s own benefits in terms of eye appeal as well as usage, and will also alter the total cost factor of your clawfoot tub installation.

Will the amount you have budgeted be adequate?
You may need to browse for clawfoot bathtubs first, to begin settling on a budget and getting a realistic price range. Factor in any modifications in plumbing or to your flooring, the cost of the tub itself, the cost of supply lines, faucet and other items to make a complete package. Some tubs are also offered as a complete package including all items needed. Factor in delivery charge if it isn’t offered free with purchase. Also consider the installation itself. If it requires professional installation, that will add an additional cost to the mix.

A clawfoot tub adds so much to a bath and can provide long service and pleasure for a lifetime, plan ahead so the installation and final results are also pleasant.

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Clawfoot Tub – Getting the Best From Your Installation