Baths of Distinction designs and manufactures several tub styles including vintage clawfoot tubs and contemporary freestanding whirlpool pedestal tubs. Other bath tub styles are slipper tubs, double slipper tubs, bateau bathtubs and whirpool jetted clawfoot tubs.
Major differences between our clawfoot tubs and pedestal tubs and those of other manufacturers:
We are often asked what makes our tubs different from other vintage clawfoot tubs on the market.
Here are the reasons we feel our tubs are the best acrylic clawfoot tubs and pedestal tubs on the market:
We use 5mm pure acrylic sheets for both the inner and outer shells. Most manufacturers use between 3 and 3.5mm. We understand the extra thickness is required as it eliminates rippling during forming and allows for complete repair if scratched or chipped over the many years of enjoyment.
Our tubs are generally much wider at the tub floor. Many of our competitor tubs have a sitting area of only 13" to 16" wide. Our sitting areas, depending on the tub style, start off at around 18" going up to over 20". We just feel our customers want a little more space for bathing.
Our tubs do not have any artificial weight in them. Some manufacturers include steel in places to give extra weight but no extra strength. Our tub weight is all tub, nothing artificial just to increase the weight. Our tubs are durable, strong, non-creak and fabulous looking.
We incorporate an aluminum barrier in the shell of the tubs. Tests have shown that our CoreAcryl tubs will consistently maintain the water temperature by around 6 degrees Celsius higher than same size cast iron and many other acrylic tubs.
All of our tubs have a non-slip floor. Most other acrylic and cast iron tubs do not offer this.
All of our tubs are expertly and painstakingly finished. When you run your fingers under the lip and around the body of our tubs, they are smooth. No rough edges or blemishes. Many other tubs are not very well finished.
We offer a full range of tubs to suit bathers from five foot and under to well over 6 foot.
All of our tubs are IAPMO laboratory tested and approved for cUPC listings both in the USA and Canada. Very few other manufacturers can make this claim and even less produce tubs that would meet this stringent testing.
We offer manufacturer direct prices on vintage clawfoot tub and pedestal tub faucet and shower packages
Baths of Distinction produces a select range of very high quality vintage clawfoot tubs, pedestal tubs, vintage style tub faucets, exposed showers, clawfoot tub shower enclosures, matching sink faucets and accessories.
In addition to our Hotel Collection soaking tubs, we also manufacture our range of SanSiro and Empress jetted whirlpool and hydrotherapy tubs where the pump or blower is an integral part of the freestanding tub.
We also offer all of our Hotel Collection tubs with an air jetted massage option.
Baths of Distinction sells to designers, contractors, developers and directly to homeowners.
All of our products are suitable and durable enough for Hotel, Spa and commercial users. The same tubs we sell to Hotels and Day Spa's etc. are the same tubs we sell to everyone.
All of our tubs are approved and listed by Nationally recognized independent organizations such as UL Laboratories, IAPMO Laboratories etc. The relevant standard approvals will also apply to all of our fittings, faucets and showers.