Monday, August 03, 2009

Custom Bathtub Color

Since you are putting a good amount of money into your remodeling project, you want everything to be in the right place and have the right feel. If a traditional, white clawfoot tub does not match your taste or your bathroom, we can help. Vintage Tub offers on-site, custom painting of clawfoot bathtubs.

Choose from standard colors,Custom Clawfoot Tub Painting in Hunter Greenmanufacturer's colors,Custom Clawfoot Tub Painting in Mystical Grape
or choose a custom design.Custom Clawfoot Tub Painting
View more clawfoot tub color options, learn more about custom painting, or send us your own color swatch.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Replacing an Old Bathtub with a Clawfoot Tub

Thanks to television On Demand, I was recently introduced to short home renovation video clips from the DIY network. I checked out the DIY network website and found several other informative videos and step by step instructions on how to complete various household projects.

I came across instructions on how to replace an old bathtub and install a new clawfoot tub. The site discusses the difficulty level (a 3 on a scale of 1-5), the necessary materials, and exactly what to do. The site also displays a photo for each step of the way.

Old Bathtub Before RenovationBefore the new clawfoot tub was installed. (Above)

New Clawfoot Bathtub After RenovationThe finished product and new focal point of the bathroom.

To complete the installation of a new clawfoot bathtub from beginning to end you will need to:

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

New Acrylic Clawfoot Bathtubs

66 inch Acrylic Clawfoot Bathtub
You probably don't get as excited about bathtubs as we do, at Vintage Tub and Bath. However, if you plan to remodel your bathroom in the future and like the look of clawfoot bathtubs, you will be able to relate to our excitement.

71 inch Acrylic Pedestal Bathtub
We now exclusively offer a premium line of acrylic bathtubs from our Randolph Morris collection.

60 inch Acrylic Clawfoot Tub
So why should this excite you? Since these acrylic clawfoot tubs are built from high quality, lightweight materials, they do not weigh as much as traditional cast-iron bathtubs. The new bathtubs are much lighter, resulting in a less stressful transportation and installation process. Another reason to become enthusiastic about these tubs is that they are less expensive than other acrylic clawfoot tubs.

62 inch Acrylic Clawfoot Tub
Now you can fulfill your clawfoot desire while saving money and time!

68 inch Acrylic Pedestal Tub

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Lego Automatic Toilet Flusher

You may have seen a clawfoot tub constructed solely from Legos, but have you ever seen an automatic toilet flusher assembled? Mike D-Amour and Will Gorman of BattleBricks.com crafted a small robot sensor using a Lego Mindstorms NXT kit that has the ability to flush the toilet for you.
Automatic Flushing Toilet
A Mindstorms NXT kit is not your usual Lego kit. With NXT you can build robots, vehicles, and small machines. These kits also come equipped with many parts, sensors, and software to program your creations.

The “RoboFlush” offers an automatic or manual flushing option. It even says “thank you” before it flushes. To watch the automatic toilet flusher in action see the video below.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Put Claws in a Clawfoot Tub; Bathe a Cat


Giving a cat a bath literally puts the claws into any clawfoot tub. Most people associate a clawfoot bathtub with an enjoyable, relaxing experience. This connection is quickly broken when anyone tries adding two variables that don’t mix well: cats and water. Cats' claws create a less than pleasurable encounter, but luckily we have tips for bathing a feline that won’t leave you both traumatized.

  • Start bathing the feline when it is a kitten, helping reduce the fear of water.
  • Wear long sleeves and long rubber gloves, their nails are less likely to go through rubber.
  • Trim their nails prior to the bath
  • Thoroughly brush anyway the undercoat before the bath
  • Prep everything prior to submerging the feline
    • Shampoo, 4-5 inches of warm water, towels, cup, etc.
  • Use a plastic cup to gently pour water over the cat's body, but not the head.
  • Three cap fulls of a nontoxic wetting agent, like Shaklee’s Basic H, soaks the fur coat faster.
  • Loosely put cotton balls in their ears to keep the water out.
  • Use a wash cloth around face to avoid getting water in their ears, eyes, and mouth.
  • Close the bathroom door to keep the cat from running to hide.
  • Completely rinsing off the shampoo is extremely important. Avoid continuous rinsing by adding ½ cup of vinegar to two quarts of water in a bucket and scoop over cat’s coat to remove all traces of soap residue.
  • Avoid running water while the cat is in the tub; noise and splashing of the faucet causes fear.
  • For long haired cats, use conditioner during bath then blow dry on low, not brushing until completely dry.



Further information and instructions on bathing your feline:
About.com
Wikihow.com
PetPlace.com

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Think Acrylic Tubs aren’t Traditional? Think Again.

Acrylic clawfoot tubs visually emulate traditional cast iron tubs but also offer unique modern features to attract a wider audience. Vintage Tub & Bath’s manufacturers produce acrylic tubs that feature the thickness, strength and durability of traditional cast iron tubs. American Bath Factory, Restoria and Elizabethan Classics are some of the industry’s top manufacturers and offer the highest quality products, warranties, and customer satisfaction. Appealing to modern, time-constrained consumers
• Sometimes a hectic day calls for more than just a warm bath. Some of our acrylic clawfoot tubs come with whirlpool jets and
"champagne" air bubble units that can massage and sooth the stress of the day away.
• The non-porous interior surface does not stain, discolor or retain odors - this makes the tub easier to keep clean.

• Unlike cast iron tubs, acrylic tubs cannot rust or chip.


Cast Iron Tub’s Twin
Different material, same classic look.

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•Acrylic tubs come in a wide variety of lengths. Vintage Tub’s collection includes 54, 60, 66, 67, 70, and 72 inch tubs.
•Unique faucets or drillings are not required.
•They carry the same high gloss shine as cast iron
•Slipper, Pedestal, Double Ended, Classic clawfoot tub sty
les are all available in acrylic.
•The wide range in feet styles and colors suit either contemporary or antique settings.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bring It Home

Yes it's true! We have recently been featured in the July issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. On page 82 of this magazine you can find Indoor Inspirations on how to Relax with Sink-In-Style. On this page the magazine features four items.

Our item is featured as number four on this page. This item has classic charm and is a perfect accessory to a vintage style bathroom. The item is a Roll Rim clawfoot tub with a british telephone faucet. You can find any of these products on our website.

The next item we will discuss is a Fuego Modular furniture cabinet. With this piece you can find the right combination of drawers, cabinets, and shelves to fit your own personal needs. This item has a tremendous amount of functionality because you can mix and match these pieces to achieve any look you want. You can place the drawers side by side to create a bench or stacked to create a tower unit (as shown in this picture). The prices range from $14.99-$89.99

The third item is a Diamond wicker chair with a cushion. The great way to offset white cabinetry is to use woven pieces that water can't damage. You can even order a love seat designed in the same way. All pieces are available in brown or white wicker.

The last item is a multi-purpose indoor and outdoor Finesse rug. The best place for this type of rug is in the bathroom because it is a good choice for high-traffic areas. This item comes in pewter, black, bleu, cranberry, coffee, and terra cotta.



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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Rub a dub dub- Get your Pet in the Tub

I absolutely love animals (especially dogs) but we all know how they hate to take a bath. I have a husky/ german sheperd mix named Sadie and it is always a big production to get her into the bathtub..plus she is extra furry so it doubles the mess and clean up time. However, the summer is the perfect time to tackle this messy and unpleasant task.

Here are a few things you will need:
- pet shampoo
- brush
- towels
- toys and treats

1. Collect all your materials before bath time. This way everything will be easy to find and within arms reach.

2. Groom their coat before bath time to loosen all the debris within their coat.


3. Decide whether the kitchen sink or bathtub is better. It usually is a question of size and convenience. If you have a small dog I would recommend the kitchen sink. The space is smaller and they might feel more comfortable. A larger dog would definitely feel more comfortable in a tub or even outside. If your dog is a little on the wild side you should use the tub because they will be less likely to jump out and hurt themselves.

4. Put a rubber mat or small towel down to prevent them from slipping.

5. Test the temperature of the water. Lukewarm would be the most comfortable.

6. Shampoo! Be careful not to get it in their eyes or ears. You will want to use a warm washcloth for these two areas.

7. Rinse. You want to do a thorough job because any leftover shampoo in the dog's coat will leave it dry, flaky, and itchy.

8. Dry as best you can. Or if you do it in the summer let the dog air dry or take them for a long walk. This will significantly reduce the drying time.

9. Reward! Give treats and lots of praise. This way they can associate bath time with lots of positive reinforcement.

Here is a great website filled with awesome gadgets on making bathtub time easier for you and your pets.

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