Friday, September 04, 2009

Steps to Replace a Clawfoot Bathtub Faucet

When the time comes to replace your clawfoot bathtub faucet, you have many options. According to The Facts On Faucets, an article featured in This Old House, a good idea is to replace the old faucet with one of a similar style. This means, if you have a faucet that mounts to the bathtub wall as opposed to the rim or bathroom wall, that style bathtub faucet should be your first choice.

Bathtub Wall Mounted FaucetAnother 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

Why You Should Install A Curved Shower Rod

Curved Shower Rod
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.

Double Curved Shower Curtain Rod
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".

Curved Shower Rod
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.