Are Clawfoot Tubs Comfortable?
You bet they are! A clawfoot tub can provide the most comfortable bathing experience you have ever had. They are luxurious focal points in the bathroom. It should be noted that some models are rather expensive. However, with a quick internet search, you can find the right price, as well as the right size and style for your taste.
Now, to make an optimal purchase, you need to investigate a few details regarding your tub.
Size and Design
First, you need to figure out what size and design would be most comfortable for you, your family, or anyone else who will likely be using it. For instance, if you’re a tall person, you’re spouse is broad-shouldered, and you have several small children, you’re likely going to want a mid-sized or large tub. Conversely, if you’re alone or both you can you’re spouse are shorter and thinner, you’ll probably want a tub that caters to those proportions. Optimally, a tub will allow everyone to lay down with extended or just slightly-bent legs.
You need to take similar considerations regarding design. For instance, if you want a slipper-style tub that provides a backrest for those who want to relax with their legs extended, you need to keep differing sizes and body-proportions in mind. If the tub is about 70 inches or so, a more petite fellow will be less comfortable because they won’t be able to extend their legs to the tub’s end, forcing them to bend their legs to keep from sliding.
Here’s What Works
To recap, when selecting a bathtub for yourself and/or your family, keep in mind this is an instrument that will be installed for a long time, usually years or even decades, so you need to be thoughtful when picking them out. Keep in mind your own body’s proportions, as well as anyone else who will be likely be using your tub, so that you can pick out an optimal size and design for everyone’s comfort. Speaking as a mother with several kids, I can attest that if you have them or plan to have them, you need to account for their size and the different proportions they’ll assume as they grow up. If you and/or anyone else who uses the tub does a lot of manual labor or you have different areas of stress in your bodies, you might want to see which design will best enable you to assume a position so everyone can relax and let the hot water relieve that tension.
There’s no exact formula, but with a bit of thought, you can get a tub that will provide welcome relief for everyone facing the day’s labors.
If you’re open to suggestions, I would advise anyone with a family to look at a double-ended tub. It’s the same height all around, the drain is in the middle, and it has horizontal ends. Larger ones allow you and your spouse to share the tub comfortably, each able to lean against the tub wall and recline their arms along the rim.
While I can personally attest that Clawfoots are comfortable and a welcome relief after a long day of work, it’s on you to pick out a design that will be best for your needs.
And Tub Connection is always happy to help you do just that.