After a long and stressful day, there is nothing like finding a special place in your home to sit and relax for a while. Although we all may have different places that we enjoy relaxing, the bathtub seems to be one that is a favorite among many. The unfortunate thing is, many people are left with an old acrylic tub that does not really lend itself to relaxation for long periods of time. That is why some people are now switching over to a clawfoot tub in order to give themselves additional room and for other reasons as well.
Of all of the different varieties of Clawfoot bathtubs that are available, the Slipper Clawfoot tub is among the most popular. The reason why this is the case is because the tub is specifically designed to give you the perfect bathing position to rest and relax. Similar to the way a classic clawfoot tub is shaped, it has the rolled edge, and typically plenty of room for you to stretch out a little. The real difference is that the Slipper Clawfoot is raised on one end and tilted in order to give you the perfect place to rest your back.
Another type of bathtub that is similar is the double Slipper Clawfoot bathtub. As it’s name indicates, this tub has the raised edge on either side of the bathtub. This provides an options as to which direction you would like to face. It is also a bathtub that is perfect for people who enjoy relaxing with their other half, reading a book or perhaps just sharing some time in this atmosphere. Another difference between the slipper clawfoot and the double slipper is where the water enters the tub. In the standard Slipper Clawfoot tub, the fixtures are usually located at the foot of the tub,but in the double Slipper, the water usually enters the tub from over the side so that both sides are open for relaxing.
There are some other things that you might want to consider whenever you’re looking for a slipper clawfoot. These would include the finish on the tub, as well as the actual material that the tub is made out of. Traditionally, a clawfoot bathtub is cast iron but some of the newer tubs are acrylic. Either material would work for it’s purpose, unless you are specifically looking for an antique tub as a conversation piece. The fixtures that you choose for the Slipper Clawfoot, along with the finish on the feet themselves, cannot only change the entire look of the tub, they are also the easiest way for you to update it, should you change the bathroom decor.
Although there are a number of other reasons why it is beneficial to own a Slipper bathtub, the fact that it is a relaxing place for you to spend a little bit of time unwinding is usually reason enough. Why not look at some of the options that are available for you today? You would be surprised with how diverse these bathtubs are.