Friday, November 30, 2007

Cover Page Customer

The Lone Star State is sharing its shine with a new star in town. One of our customers remodeled their Texan bathroom and won “Best Bath” in “Top Twenty” of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The entire bathroom was remodeled using all Vintage Tub and Bath products from the medicine cabinet on the wall, past the basin drop in sinks, to the clawfoot tub resting on tub coasters on the floor. If we had a “Customer of the Year” award, the renovators, David and Sharon Morris, would win it hands down in my book.

This vintage style Farmhouse bathroom may look authentic with a sliding wooden door, cast iron clawfoot tub, and double sink console created from old furniture, but through innovative drip-free faucets and 1.6 gallon per flush toilet, it is far from old and out-dated. The owners were even able to stay within their $15,000 budget by doing the work themselves. Looking at their before pictures, these renovators can give anyone inspiration to remodel their dim, crowded bathroom, as this once was.

In words of the renovator himself, David Morris:

"All our friends told us we should submit [our remodeled bathroom] to a magazine... So I filled out the 10 page entry form and sent it in. [We] got a call around February to inform us we had won the “Best Bath” part of the contest. We won a thousand dollars and a spread in the May Issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The entire bathtub and all the fixtures were purchased through Vintage Tub. How cool is that?
We were also featured on a major network TV special playing around country now. We did all the work ourselves with exception of the wood floor"

Key points to replicate this bathroom:

For more pictures and products used in this Farmhouse Bathroom and other remodeled bathrooms, check out our Gallery.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Think Acrylic Tubs aren’t Traditional? Think Again.

Acrylic clawfoot tubs visually emulate traditional cast iron tubs but also offer unique modern features to attract a wider audience. Vintage Tub & Bath’s manufacturers produce acrylic tubs that feature the thickness, strength and durability of traditional cast iron tubs. American Bath Factory, Restoria and Elizabethan Classics are some of the industry’s top manufacturers and offer the highest quality products, warranties, and customer satisfaction. Appealing to modern, time-constrained consumers
• Sometimes a hectic day calls for more than just a warm bath. Some of our acrylic clawfoot tubs come with whirlpool jets and
"champagne" air bubble units that can massage and sooth the stress of the day away.
• The non-porous interior surface does not stain, discolor or retain odors - this makes the tub easier to keep clean.

• Unlike cast iron tubs, acrylic tubs cannot rust or chip.

Cast Iron Tub’s Twin
Different material, same classic look.


Cast Iron

•Acrylic tubs come in a wide variety of lengths. Vintage Tub’s collection includes 54, 60, 66, 67, 70, and 72 inch tubs.
•Unique faucets or drillings are not required.
•They carry the same high gloss shine as cast iron
•Slipper, Pedestal, Double Ended, Classic clawfoot tub sty
les are all available in acrylic.
•The wide range in feet styles and colors suit either contemporary or antique settings.