Nothing conjures relaxation like a long soak in a traditional clawfoot tub. Our roundup of classic freestanding tubs (all come without fittings, unless otherwise noted) are equally at home in traditional and modern bathrooms.
Above: The Tweed Cast Iron Bath Tub comes in a Raw Iron Exterior, Primed Exterior, Painted Exterior, or Polished Iron starting at $7,500 at Drummonds in the UK. Above: The Kallista Classic Freestanding Bathtub in Stucco White is $6,175. Above: At Restoration Hardware, the Vintage Imperial Clawfoot Tub starts at $8,550. Above: On the higher end of the pricing spectrum, the Empire Freestanding Rectangle Bathtub is $12,505 at Waterworks. Above: The Swale Cast Iron Bath Tub comes in a Raw Iron Exterior, Primed Exterior, Painted Exterior, or Polished Iron starting at $7,500 at Drummonds in the UK. Above: The Victoria & Albert York Traditional Tub is crafted of a composite material called Englishcast, a blend of volcanic limestone and resin that results in a naturally white tub. It doesn’t have a surface coating that can chip or peel, and has better insulating qualities than traditional cast-iron tubs. With white feet and a chrome drain, it’s $2,863.50 at Quality Bath. Above: Designed by Randolph Morris, the Brighton F67 Inch Acrylic Double Ended Freestanding Tub is $1,774 at Vintage Tub & Bath. Above: The Palais Pedestal Soaking Tub with Cross-Handle Tub Fill is $7,870 at Restoration Hardware. Above: The Waterworks Saxby Freestanding Cast Iron Bathtub with Feet is $4,180. Above: The Astonian Rimini Cast Iron Bath is £1,349.10 at Aston Matthews in the UK.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose a bathtub or shower in our
Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Tubs & Showers.
N.B.: This post was originally published on January 11, 2012. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.