Choosing a Claw Foot Tub
The main material used to make a claw foot tub is cast iron and its lined with porcelain. Not only is claw foot tub made from cast iron but also acrylic. More work is put into installation of a claw foot tub which is quite different than a standard tub. The point of entry of the water source pipes and the drain pipe is the bathroom via the floor. The drain of the tub will require enough space during the installation process of a claw foot tub. These also requires planning of the plumbing process. A licensed plumber is required to be consulted when wanting to install a clawfoot tub.
Insulation of pipes is quite important when considering the installation process of the clawfoot tub. Forty to sixty gallons is the amount of water that clawfoot tubs can hold. 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. In order to make the interior of a claw foot tub the materials used is similar to those used in plumbing fixtures.
The materials used in clawfoot tubs as decorative finishes include; brushed nickel, chrome or polished brass. Clawfoot tubs weigh about two hundred to four hundred pounds when cast iron is used as the only material.
The strength of the floor is required to be tested and checked when installing a claw foot tub as the weight of the tub, the water and the bather greatly affects. When installing a claw foot tub the valves of the supply lines are required to be shut down in order to avoid damage or wastage. Types of clawfoot tubs include; slipper tubs, double ended tubs, double slipper tubs and classic roll rim tubs. In order to have a more comfortable lounging position one end of the slipper tub is raised. When both ends are raised and sloped its referred to as a double slipper tub. Double ended tubs are claw foot tubs that where both ends of the tub are rounded in comparison to classic roll rim tub.
Many companies dealing with claw foot tubs have created websites in order to communicate with their clients. The quality standards of a claw foot tub company is viewed through their finished projects which are posted on these sites. To add on that, the consumers who have used their services are kindly requested to leave a comment based on the value of services received or acquired.
Such information is very crucial to all clients looking to use the companies resources or services. In order to install a claw foot one must consider the attractiveness it offers as they are a great way to give a common bathroom a classic or traditional look.