Ok, so you have decided to buy a claw foot bathtub or you already have one – but now you need matching tub fixtures. Maybe you need claw foot tub faucet replacement parts or you are just moving in and buying everything new, that doesn’t matter, because rules are the same. You can destroy the fancy vintage look of your bathroom by choosing wrong accessories, so be careful in what you choose.
Let’s start with the most important parts: claw foot tub faucet and shower. There are several types of them in general. Tub wall mount faucet – which is installed directly in the tub, if it has special holes. Wall mount faucet, which is the most popular choice if your tub adjoins the wall. Deck mount faucet that is mounted to a horizontal surface and gives an unusual look to the tub. And a faucet with freestanding supplies – best option for standalone bath tubs. Also you should choose a faucet type, a claw foot tub gooseneck faucet, a short and compact one or some other suiting your needs.
Now, when you are settled with the position and type, you should choose the finish. Best matching finishes would be: claw foot tub faucet oil rubbed bronze, copper, antique brass or just matte black. In some cases you can also choose a little bit more modern polished nickel or gold. Nevertheless, remember that all other claw foot tub accessories should match your faucet choice.
Another thing to choose is the handle type. There are cross handles, which are quite typical for a claw foot tub, but also you can choose knob handles, scroll handles or even some kind of single handle.
If you are not going to only soak in your bathroom, but also to take a shower, you should choose a shower type also. Actually even if you have additional shower cabin, a handheld shower will come in handy anyways: you will be able to wash your child, pet or the tub itself. Usually they sell a whole kit of claw foot tub faucet and shower, so that they will totally match.
Remember to measure the dimensions before you buy the faucet. They should be precise, especially if you are going to buy a tub wall mounted faucet. There is no standard, so depending on the manufacture, the size between the holes in the wall may vary from 3 to 8 inches.
Now comes the turn of other claw foot plumbing fixtures and bath accessories, like soap dishes, towel handles and all. This small stuff may seem not so important, but they can either make the bathroom beautiful, or totally ruin it.