clawfoot tub

Which Clawfoot Tub Is Right For You?

Price aside, weight is a factor when deciding between cast-iron and acrylic tubs. Getting a cast-iron model up to a third floor or through doors can be a deal (and back) breaker. Find the pros and cons of each option below.

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Cast Iron
The heavy-duty construction resists chips but weighs in at 300 to 500 pounds. Still, nothing beats the old world feel.

Acrylic
These tubs retain water’s heat well and are often pre-primed, so the sides are easy to paint. Avoid abrasive cleaners, which can scratch the finish.

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Photographer:
Alex Lukey
Designer:
Mazen El-Abdallah
Source:
House & Home February 2016
Products:
Saxby Oval Cast tub, $4,600, Waterworks; Jade Victorian clawfoot tub, $872, Lowe’s.
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