Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Having a small bathroom does not mean you need to sacrifice style. Here are five tips to help create a serene sanctuary even in a small space.
Friday, January 26, 2018
It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a warm bubble bath in your clawfoot tub. Now, imagine climbing out of the tub and wrapping yourself in a giant, fluffy, warm towel. You don’t have to imagine anymore. With a towel warmer, a warm, fluffy towel is only an arm’s reach away. Here at Vintage Tub & Bath, we’re always on the lookout for luxurious, stylish, and affordable brands to offer our customers, which is why we’re excited to introduce the Kontour and Tuzio Collections by Ico.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
One distinct factor with clawfoot tubs are, as the name implies, the feet. Not only does the bathtub itself have a rich history, the development of this style of bathing furniture is intriguing. Although the earliest pedestal tub was discovered 3000 years ago, the influential emergence of clawfoot tubs began in the mid 1800’s. As many designs of today, originators of the clawfoot tub took inspiration from the fashion of the day, specifically the furniture style.
The ball and claw design was developed in Holland, inspired by a Chinese motif of a dragon clutching a pearl and eventually gained popularity in England and the United States. These feet came in two varying designs; a lion’s paw clutching a ball or an eagle’s claw clutching a ball. The lion style was popular in England whereas the eagle claw was popular in the States.
Friday, January 19, 2018
This week’s Five-Star Friday is all about tub wall mounted faucets. There are two types of bathtub wall mounted faucets – traditional and handshower. The traditional faucets have a spout that points downward and cannot be converted into a handshower or showerhead, as they lack the inlet for the conversion. Handshower faucets are available in three different styles - English telephone, gooseneck, and traditional tub wall mount faucets. Check out these five-star reviews from customers and see what they had to say about their tub wall mount faucets.
Strom Plumbing Clawfoot Tub Faucet with Handshower
Written By: lindamh (Boston, MA)
“I have had this brand of faucet before - but I moved. I gave ease a 3 because I hired a plumber after the package arrived. The clawfoot tub had a really bad, old faucet so I ordered this faucet because we love the shower handle for washing hair, feet, pets, cleaning the tub, and cleaning screens or other large items. This is a very high-quality item. In the other house, it lasted over 20 years with no issue. Vintage Tub is a great company. So, although the price is higher than a hardware store, you are getting a lifetime quality faucet. I have seen cheap faucets actually hollow out and fail! MA requires a built-in mixer or something. It's already in this faucet set. Order with the shower handle - it's a great addition and very European!"
Randolph Morris Low Spout British Telephone Clawfoot Faucet with Handshower
Written By: Megan14323 (Pennsylvania)
“I searched a long time to find a tub faucet that was vintage and functional. This faucet was very easy to install because of the adjustable spread. It easily converts from faucet filler to hand spray with the flip of a lever. The rate of water flow is great and quickly fills my claw foot tub. One concern is the porcelain handle of the handheld shower. It is heavier than I expected and a bit unbalanced in wet soapy hands. I'm concerned about dropping it and breaking the handle. "
Randolph Morris Tub Wall Mount Faucet with Handshower
Written By: MaggieP (Rochester, NY)
"My son installed it for me. It took 30 minutes, and most of the time was spent on getting the old faucet out. My tub is original to the house, built in 1893. I couldn't be happier with this product!!!"
Written By: mellybaston (Connecticut)
"We installed this faucet on a refinished 95-year-old cast iron tub. Our plumber said it's a good quality faucet and installation went smoothly. The shower hose is great for rinsing off the tub. I love it! "
Randolph Morris Clawfoot Tub Faucet with Porcelain Lever Handles
Written By: ArtsyReno (Southern California)
"We installed these beautiful faucets in a sink that we happened upon from a lucky Craigslist find! The sink was designed for bathrooms, but we loved it for use as a kitchen sink and needed a pair of beautiful faucets to complete the transition. These worked for this sink, for our budget, and for the look we both love! Customer service was excellent, and we will be return customers when we are ready to renovate the bathrooms!"
Have you purchased a bathtub faucet from Vintage Tub & Bath? If so, make sure you review your product at VintageTub.com. You could be featured in a future Five-Star Friday post!
Friday, January 12, 2018
Did you know January is National Bath Safety Month? While your bathroom can be a relaxing oasis it’s important to remember to take the proper safety precautions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, approximately 235,000 people over the age of 15 visit the emergency room because of injuries they suffered in the bathroom. Here are some tips to help keep your bathroom the safe getaway it’s designed to be.
Friday, January 05, 2018
The New Year is brimming with possibilities and new beginnings. This year, set a New Year’s Resolution for your home and kick off 2018 by making some updates. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen sink, or you need a new centerpiece for your dining room table. No matter how big or small, Vintage Tub & Bath is here to help. Here are our top five Home New Year’s Resolutions.