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Pedestal Bathtubs

Cast iron pedestal tubs and acrylic pedestal tubs in styles that include streamline plinth tubs of the 1920's to sophisticated modern freestanding skirted tubs. Although first popularized during the Art Deco period following World War I, the smooth lines of skirted and pedestal tubs make them an equally popular choice today.

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How To Buy Pedestal Bathtubs

Unlike clawfoot tubs that stand on elaborate ball & claw feet, pedestal bathtubs sit on a pedestal. The popularity of pedestal tubs in America soared during the Art Deco period of the early 1900's as homeowners favored the simple pedestal over the fancy clawfoot tub feet of the preceding Victorian period. Pedestal tubs use the same faucets and fittings that clawfoot tubs use. For many, pedestal tubs' greatest advantage over clawfoot tubs is that the pedestal (also sometimes called a plinth) covers the area below the tub, eliminating the chore of cleaning underneath it.

Pedestal tubs, like clawfoot tubs, are generally constructed of either cast iron or acrylic. The pedestal is constructed of the same material as the tub itself. The pedestal is heavier than clawfoot tub feet so pedestal tubs are usually heavier than clawfoot tubs of the same size and material. The difference in weight between an acrylic clawfoot tub and an acrylic pedestal tub may not be significant, however, cast iron pedestal tubs can be substantially heavier than either cast iron clawfoot tubs or acrylic pedestal tubs.

Pedestal tubs are a popular choice for soaker tubs. Acrylic feels warmer, warms quicker, and is a better insulator than cast iron so acrylic pedestal tubs are a great option for those that like to soak.

Cast iron pedestal tubs offer more tub styles. Cast iron pedestal tubs are offered in traditional roll top, slipper, and double-ended bathtub varieties. Acrylic pedestal tubs are usually only offered with double-ended tubs.

Acrylic pedestal tubs are cast in traditional white acrylic inside and out. The exterior of cast iron pedestal tubs is normally painted white but they can be easily repainted to match room décor. Cast iron pedestal tubs have a porcelain enamel interior that is usually white but manufacturers are beginning to offer other colors such as biscuit and black porcelain. The porcelain enamel resists stains and scratches better than acrylic but acrylic is less likely to chip.

Closely related to pedestal tubs are skirted tubs. Skirted tubs also do not have feet but rather than sit on a pedestal, skirted tubs sit inside a wraparound skirt. Skirted tubs are a bit of a hybrid in that they often have a double wall like modern built-in tubs but also are freestanding like a clawfoot tub or pedestal tub.

60 1/2 Inch Michigan Cast Iron Pedestal Tub
60 1/2 Inch Michigan Cast Iron Pedestal Tub
by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Prices Start At:  $2,175.00
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60 Inch Acrylic Pedestal Bathtub
60 Inch Acrylic Pedestal Bathtub
by Elizabethan Classics
Prices Start At:  $1,700.00
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60 Inch Sonoma Acrylic Pedestal Tub
60 Inch Sonoma Acrylic Pedestal Tub
by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Prices Start At:  $2,100.00
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61 1/2 Inch Peninsula Cast Iron Pedestal Tub
61 1/2 Inch Peninsula Cast Iron Pedestal Tub
by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Prices Start At:  $2,250.00
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61 Inch Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
61 Inch Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $2,275.00
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61 Inch Elegance Double Slipper Pedestal Tub
61 Inch Elegance Double Slipper Pedestal Tub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $3,032.00
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61 Inch Regal Junior Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
61 Inch Regal Junior Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
by Cheviot Products
Prices Start At:  $2,274.00
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61 Inch Regency Double Slipper Pedestal Tub
61 Inch Regency Double Slipper Pedestal Tub
by Cheviot Products
Prices Start At:  $3,024.00
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61 Inch Roll Top Cast Iron Pedestal Tub
61 Inch Roll Top Cast Iron Pedestal Tub
by Cheviot Products
Prices Start At:  $2,159.00
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61 Inch Roll Top Pedestal Cast Iron Tub
61 Inch Roll Top Pedestal Cast Iron Tub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $2,115.00
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65 Inch Seneca Acrylic Soaker Tub
65 Inch Seneca Acrylic Soaker Tub
by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Prices Start At:  $3,300.00
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66 1/2 Inch Lagoon Pedestal Cast Iron Tub
66 1/2 Inch Lagoon Pedestal Cast Iron Tub
by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Prices Start At:  $2,400.00
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66 Inch Majesty Acrylic Dual Pedestal Bathtub
66 Inch Majesty Acrylic Dual Pedestal Bathtub
by Restoria Bathtub Company
Prices Start At:  $1,680.00
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67 1/2 Inch Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
67 1/2 Inch Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $2,393.00
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67 Inch Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
67 Inch Cast Iron Dual Pedestal Tub
by Elizabethan Classics
Prices Start At:  $1,971.32
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67 Inch Klamath Acrylic Rectangular Tub
67 Inch Klamath Acrylic Rectangular Tub
by Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Prices Start At:  $2,550.00
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67 Inch Piedmont Brushed Aluminum Skirted Bathtub
67 Inch Piedmont Brushed Aluminum Skirted Bathtub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $6,977.00
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67 Inch Piedmont Copper-Leaf Skirted Bathtub
67 Inch Piedmont Copper-Leaf Skirted Bathtub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $6,242.00
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67 Inch Piedmont Skirted Bathtub
67 Inch Piedmont Skirted Bathtub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $4,400.00
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67 Inch Piedmont Steel Skirted Bathtub
67 Inch Piedmont Steel Skirted Bathtub
by Sunrise Specialty
Prices Start At:  $9,914.00
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