Clawfoot Faucets - Conisderations when Choosing
Bring Classic style into a Modern Bathroom
Clawfoot tub faucets are similar to their Roman counterparts in the fact that they are mounted to the rim of the bath rather than the wall.
Clawfoot bath tubs have been around for centuries and give your bathroom a classical and graceful charm. Basically, this is a stand-alone tub with ‘feet’, where the feet keep it raised off the ground well at the same time providing support.
Derived from the original roman baths of long ago, the most modern-day version of clawfoot bath tubs was introduced in the late 1800s by two US companies – Kohler and Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company (known in this day and age as American Standard).
They were made from enameled cast iron which made the inside surface smooth and easy to clean – which was great for health and sanitation reasons.
Bathroom Shower Faucets
While this type of bathtub has moved in and out of popularity over the decades, modern trends have recently seen resurgence in the tub’s popularity, with many homeowners opting for this style of tub for their bathroom. Modern materials such as acrylic are now also used in the construction of the tubs – even though some people do prefer to go for the original cast iron designs.
When choosing a faucet, there are three options – a tub filler; tub filler with standing shower; or a tub filler with a hand shower. If the tub is also being used for showering purposes, then a clawfoot faucet set with a shower enclosure will be needed. This consists of an elongated vertical pipe that has a showerhead attached to the end. A bracket is included that is fixed to the wall and or ceiling to attach a shower curtain to. The faucet can either be mounted on the wall of the tub, or on the rim.
For a more traditional look, faucets that are inspired by the Victorian era are available on the market. These feature long, slim, arched spouts, complemented by porcelain or metal levers. This tends to be the most popular option for people designing or restyling their bathroom.
A modern style faucet is a little less popular, but is still an effective look.
Clawfoot tub faucets prices vary immensely (from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands), but the general rule of thumb is, the more money you spend, the better quality the product will be.