This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. As well as one within the sub-series on your options for bathroom remodeling materials. It is also part of a sub-series about bathtubs. To access any of the lead posts, please select one of the links in the prior sentences.
A claw foot tub is so called because it has four feet that look like claws.
Why would you want a claw foot tub?
They’re deeper than standard tubs for those of us who love a nice relaxing soak in a tub of hot water.
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However there are some issues you need to know before you commit to having one installed.
Because they hold more water, they weigh more when full. We once had to reinforce the framing for a client who wanted one installed in a bathroom on the second floor (per the city’s building department).
The pipes are visible
The hot and cold water pipes generally come up through the floor and since you don’t want ugly copper piping visible claw foot tubs come with special stiff supply lines.
The pipes extending from the floor to the faucet are not pipes per se, but supply lines. The plumbing nipple (I don’t make these names up) these supply lines attach to extend a little above the floor.
They come in the standard faucet finishes: chrome, brushed nickle, oil rubbed bronze, etc.
The same is true of the drain pipe. The tub drain connects to the drain system under the floor and this drain pipe mechanism is also visible.
So although claw foot tubs are great for nice relaxing soaks, they do require slightly different plumbing and specialized supply lines and drains.
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