Friday, September 04, 2009
Another factor to consider when replacing a clawfoot bathtub faucet is the size of the drillings. Drillings are holes drilled into the tub by the manufacturer. The number of drilled holes can vary, as well as the distance between the holes. If the measurement results aren't standard and you have a unique distance between the drillings, you will want to purchase a faucet with adjustable faucet centers.
Installation instructions are included when you purchase a new clawfoot bathtub faucet. However, enlisting the help of a plumber is recommended on most installations to ensure the product warranty is valid.
These installation instructions are an example specifically created for a Randolph Morris Wall Mount Tub Faucet Set. Depending on the type of clawfoot tub faucet you choose, the installation instructions will vary. You can view the installation instructions for bathtub faucets purchased from Vintage Tub & Bath online below the Specifications section at the bottom of each product page.
For help choosing the best clawfoot tub faucet for your needs, visit our Tub Faucet Buying Guide.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
If you've ever taken a shower and been frustrated because the shower curtain is too close, a curved shower rod may be the solution for you. Curved shower rods extend away from the bathtub allowing for more open space in your bathtub or shower. The crescent rod pictured above allows for 25% more space while the double crescent rod pictured below creates up to 5 feet of extra space.
One customer from Muskegon, Michegan submitted a photo of their double curved shower rod and explained " [they] put towels on the inside rod and [the] shower curtain on the outside of the rod and towels are dry for [the] next use".
Another customer from West Palm Beach, Florida told us that "installation was very easy and the rod [added] extra room at shoulder height".
View curved shower curtain rods and shower curtains.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Foot coasters are the "perfect solution to keep [your] tub from scratching tile floors" according to customer Linda K. from Easley, South Carolina. She used them under the clawfoot bathtub in her guest bathroom pictured below.
Another customer, from Ontario, Canada told us about his remodeling project and how the clawfoot bathtub coasters came in handy:
"Reclaiming the tub, left me with such a gem that I wanted to set it apart & elevate it a little bit more, and these coasters were just the ticket. Lifting the tub by about an inch let me showcase the hardware I'd added without making the tub itself inaccessible. The exposed plumbing, prominently visible through the open bathroom door, becomes an accessible, proud and central element of retro styling."
Check out the photo he submitted below.
View clawfoot tub foot coasters, clawfoot bathtubs and replacement clawfoot tub feet.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
|Randolph Morris Bridge Faucet|
- Bridge Faucets - These unique kitchen faucets favor traditional and period styles. Designed with two handles, so it's easier to mix the flow and temperature of the water. These faucets go well with farmhouse, and undermount kitchen sinks.
- Single Hole Faucets - Easy to use and to clean, single hole faucets typically have a minimalist design. These faucets are great when used with undermount kitchen sinks.
- Pot Fillers - These convenient faucets help to reduce strain, increase ones ability to multitask, and minimize the mess in your kitchen. What's not to love?!
- Farmhouse Sinks - Add an artistic touch to your kitchen with an old-fashioned farmhouse sink. These country style sinks are easy to care for, functional, and durable. They're also fairly large, so you can easily wash pots and pans.
Monday, August 17, 2009
After flipping through magazines like Signature Kitchens and Baths, Bathroom Trends, Kitchen and Bath Planning 2009, and Kitchen and Bath Ideas, I began noticing a pattern. This instance is not only when I realized that I do not have the most up-to-date, trendy kitchen or bathroom, but when I then decided to write about the bathroom and kitchen trends that seemed popular amongst the magazines. Here are my observations of what’s hot in the bathroom world:
- Toilets designed by Japanese company Toto
- Space saving and attractive wall-mounted toilets
- Water saving dual flush toilets
- European-style bidets
- Wall Mounted Faucets
- Above counter vessel sinks
- Corner sinks
- Bathrooms for two people including two shower systems in one enclosure and two sinks within one counter
You can view photos and read more information about each of the trends listed above by clicking on them. Check back soon to see my observations of kitchen trends.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Below are vintage advertisements for various bathroom products. The first ad was released in 1930 for the Si-Wel-Clo quiet toilet. Promoting an innovative, comfortable design, the Si-Wel-Clo was the most quiet toilet of the time.
The 1943 Scot Toilet Tissue advertisement below goes into great detail about an alternate use of the Scot toilet paper. The ad assures consumers that tests have proven Scot toilet tissue to effectively prevents the transference of disease when used as a disposable mask.
This vintage Jonny Mop advertisement from 1954 confidently promises to actually pay consumers to try their product. It also introduces a "modern" way to clean toilets.
Friday, July 24, 2009
This Elizabethan’s Classics Corner Sink with a chrome Kohler Faucet, for example, is very small and discreet, yet highly recommended by our customers. "Andrew1000" from
Friday, July 17, 2009
Pot fillers are small faucets that extend from the wall or counter. They usually dispense only cold water, but some have the option of hot water or filtered water. Pot fillers are mainly for filling kettles and pots, but also have other uses. Installing a pot or kettle filler can save steps while preparing dinner. Rinsing off vegetables and filling up glasses with drinking water can both be made easier with a pot filler.
Bar sinks are generally smaller than your kitchen sink. They come in different shapes, sizes, and depths. Having a bar sink is ideal for entertaining guests because you can prepare drinks without making a mess. Fill the sink with ice to keep soda, beer, and white wine cold at your next party.
Another name for a bar sink is prep sink. These sinks make food preparation quicker and can also be useful when two people are using the kitchen simultaneously.
Monday, July 13, 2009
According to Universal Design, you should leave 30 x 48 inches of floor space around each fixture. If for instance, you have a toilet and sink next to each other, the recommended open space can be shared. Meaning you can leave a 30 x 48-inch common space between the two.
When you install your sink, keep in mind, you should leave 30 inches of space in the front of the sink. A wall mounted or console sink will have room underneath and allow 12 inches of the recommended 48 inches of space to begin under the sink.
If your shower is less than 60 inches, allow 36 inches of depth. To arrive at the amount of recommended width, add 12 inches to the width of your shower. If your shower is greater than 60 inches, still allow 36 inches deep of clear space, but the width need only be the size of the shower.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
You probably don't get as excited about bathtubs as we do, at Vintage Tub & Bath. However, if you plan to remodel your bathroom in the future and like the look of clawfoot bathtubs, you'll relate to our excitement.
So why should this excite you? Since these acrylic clawfoot tubs are built from high quality, lightweight materials, they don't weigh as much as traditional cast-iron bathtubs. The acrylic tubs are much lighter, resulting in a less stressful transportation and installation process. Another reason to become enthusiastic about these tubs is they're less expensive than other acrylic clawfoot tubs.
Now you can fulfill you can add a beautiful acrylic pedestal tub to your bathroom while saving money and time!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
A widespread faucet has two separate handles or knobs; one on the left for hot water and the other on the right for cold. Positioned between the the two controls is the spout. The amount of room between the handles varies from around four to twenty inches apart. Widespread faucets require 3 separate holes in your sink or counter top.
Minispread faucets are very similar to widespread faucets, except the controls and spout are positioned much closer together. This type of faucet is a good choice for a small sink because the knobs are set less that four inches apart from the middle spout.
A centerset faucet has two levers and a spout in the center which are all positioned on a base. Some centerset faucets have a single lever which contain both hot and cold features.
Single Post faucets are probably the least space consuming and the easiest to clean. These faucets only require one hole. These faucets can have one lever or two controlling water temperature, but are always contained on one unit.
A wall mounted faucet can be widespread or centerset, and can have one or two handles. These differ from all the aforementioned types of faucets because they are attached to the wall instead of sink or counter top. When purchasing a wall mounted faucet, be sure to pair it with a deep or large sized sink so water doesn't splash out.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
- Upgrade to a whirlpool tub. Having a whirlpool tub is like having a hot tub in your bathroom. We have a large selection of whirlpool freestanding tubs.
- Install a vessel or above the counter sink. These sinks can give any bathroom a spa-like feel.
- Set up a bathroom lighting scheme. Use low-lights, light dimming switches, and candles throughout the room.
- Paint walls with natural and earthy tones and try to pick out bathroom furniture featuring dark colors and woods.
- Place speakers throughout the spa room so you can listen to your favorite music while soaking in the tub.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Faucets and Showerheads
Friday, February 27, 2009
Whether you are remodeling a powder room, converting a closet space, or just want to add a new clawfoot bathtub to a small bathroom; here are a few product suggestions based on what our customers have been saying.
This Tub Package containing a 54 inch clawfoot tub and faucet with showerhead is ideal for those who want to do more than soak in their bathtub. Julie from
You may be reluctant to install a clawfoot tub into a small area because of its weight. An acrylic bathtub is a good alternative to a cast iron one because you can still have the look and feel of a classic Clawfoot Bathtub, but at a much lighter weight. Another customer found this tub “[weighed] next to nothing and was a piece of cake to carry in”. In addition to the ease of transporting, they told us that it is “by far the roomiest small tub [they’ve] seen”.
If you desire more soaking room than a 54 inch tub can offer, this 62 inch clawfoot bathtub is said to “make a small bathroom come alive, and [it] is adorable” by the self-described Happy Clawfoot Tub Owner from Oro Valley Arizona.
For example, “TXCat” from Bedford, Texas notes: “I now have the bathroom I have always wanted. The tub is perfect! It really made my small bathroom look larger."
Another customer told us that "we love our little clawfoot bathtub. It is the perfect size for a small bathroom and it fits [the] kids great. Even adults can make use of this great quality tub."
Diana H. from Ohio had a remodeling challenge. She was having difficulty “finding a clawfoot tub that would fit into [her] tiny 5”x9” guest bathroom in [their] new house” She found the solution in the form of the Randolph Morris 48” clawfoot tub set. Take a look at how she, in her words, transformed her bathroom “from dated to dazzling - from alarming to charming.” The before is on the left - the stunning after is on the right: