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Skirted Freestanding vs Clawfoot Tubs
Your bathtub doesn’t have to only be a place where you take a bath, it can also be the showpiece and main focal point of your bathroom.
Topped off with a beautiful chandelier, you will want to use this fixture as a way to leave behind a long and taxing day at the office. Freestanding tubs have become the go-to option for the modern bathroom. There are many kinds to choose from and you want to make sure that you select a style that will flow with the rest of your selections. The first choice you need to make is skirted, otherwise called a pedestal or clawfoot.
Skirted options have several benefits to offer. For one, they are easy to clean around since they go all the way to the floor and there is no visible space underneath to crouch and clean. They are also easier to install and therefore will save you money on labor costs. If you are wanting your new bathroom to have a more modern look, this style of tub tends to be sleeker and is the natural way to go.
If your design taste is more traditional, clawfoot tubs are a great option that will take your bathroom to another level. The claw feet often come in a variety of finish options so you can match them to your plumbing trim. Oil rubbed bronze and brushed nickel tend to be the most used finishes in more traditional settings. One of the many benefits of this option is that most tend to be cast iron, so they will stand the test of time and hold up against wear. Another great thing about this type of tub is that the backs tend to be slanted and comfortable to sit in for longer periods of time. One thing to keep in mind is that they are often slightly more shallow than their skirted counterparts since they are raised above the ground.
Whichever option you choose, freestanding tubs are a great way to increase the resale value as well as your enjoyment value. They are easier to install and more comfortable than other options. If you are looking to remodel your master bathroom and needing help along the way, Framestead is here to help you from design through final completion of the project.
When you are ready to get the bathroom of your dreams, call us at 832-376-5130 to schedule a free in-home consultation.