Tubs on Marble Tile
The traditional clawfoot tub is a favorite among soaking tubs. Not only are they beautiful, but they also retain heat much longer than plastic or steel tubs. This is because they are made of cast iron. Cast iron is slow to heat up and slow to cool down. It is a very good regulator. Installing a clawfoot is an interesting process due to the weight of the tub itself (typically 250-300 pounds) and to the total absence of square corners or flat surfaces. We set the tub below into place on a polished marble floor without a scratch. We simply used a combination of furniture dollies, canvas drop cloths and experience. Once in place, clawfoots present a challenge again due to their unique piping design. Yes it's true that compared to other types of bath tubs a clawfoot takes more time and effort to install however at the end of the day our customers always say it is well worth it.