Picking the Best Feet for Your Small Clawfoot Tub
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It is a common misconception that all clawfoot tubs are large or require a lot of space. There are plenty of small clawfoot tub designs that can fit into almost any bathroom.
But even once a space-saving tub is selected, there is still the choice of the right feet. While each clawfoot tub from Kingston Brass ships with standard feet, it’s easy enough to swap them out for any other set that matches the tub size. The two main features that determine the look of the feet are finish and general style, but there are a few other things to consider.
The Basic Clawfoot Tub Feet Styles
Some historians that specialize in bathroom fixtures claim there are seven main styles of clawfoot tub feet, while others combine them all into just three categories. The main styles available today include:
- Ball and claw, which features an eagle’s foot or bear’s paw gripping a ball
- Paw, which mimics a lion’s paw
- Cannonball, an almost modern-looking style with just a tapered stem and a round base
- Armada, which are square and can be ornate or simple
- Various round, square, or curvy designs that are modern in origin
Finish Options for Clawfoot Tub Feet
Despite the fact that some feet designs are more classical while others appear more modern, they’re usually available in all finish options. Bronze and polished chrome are popular for vintage-style tubs, but modern variations often feature a white or painted finish matching the tub. For contrast against the tub’s color, try matching the feet to the tub filler or sink faucet finish.
Making a Statement with Small Tubs
Small clawfoot tubs generally accept the same size feet as other designs, allowing homeowners to make a big statement with style. An ornate classic ball and claw design in a bold contrasting finish to the tub helps hammer home the elegance of a clawfoot design, regardless of size.
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If no particular finish or color stands out right now, it is fine to leave the stock feet on the tub for a few months and change them out later when the right choice is made. Switching out tub feet later will take a little help from a car jack and some foam or a few friends that can lift the tub to flip it. To avoid this hassle, explore the selection of clawfoot tub feet available from Kingston Brass today.