Cast iron tubs – I do not know why but I have always had a special predilection for the typical old iron claw foot tubs and rounded shapes. I love to have a huge bathroom and enjoy a warm bath in one, a bathroom vintage style, with high ceilings, tiled walls tiled type meter and a wonderful hydraulic floor. And dreaming is free, while I settle talk with them and tell you a little history. Although the origin of the tub as such, remote. 200th year, the first free cast iron bathtubs with legs emerged in the nineteenth century with the beginning of the industrial revolution. One of the first companies that marketed was the English Kohler Co. and Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co. in 1883.
At that time owning a Victorian bathtub of these features was a sign of high purchasing power, privilege only of the noble classes. For its beauty, it was not a simple piece bathroom, but it was considered a decorative element of the house. They were made of one piece and were covered by a thick layer of porcelain enamel. Its most striking feature was the turned legs, usually with plant motifs like a scroll, claw or animal head. In the mid twentieth century, with the advent of new materials, foundries stopped making these types of cast iron tubs because it was no longer profitable commercialize them. Another class of cheaper parts and lighter appearance consistent with the design of the 50s were then imposed, so came the first integrated bathtubs.
Currently with the return of retro style have become highly sought after pieces and objects of worship among designers for its voluptuous shape and sophisticated character is the protagonist of many outfits. Today an original bathtub of these features is difficult to achieve, because we go back to pieces that have more than 100 years. Today we can find in the market plenty of models manufactured in other materials such as acrylic, synthetic resins or fiberglass and inspired by this kind of cast iron tubs. Some respecting the original daring and avant-garde design and others.