Cast Iron- Metal Tubs are a stunning statement in any bathroom

I have a confession. I am obsessed with pedestal tubs. I was looking through my bathroom inspiration files today and nearly everyone featured a pedestal tub of some kind. Clawfoot, Modern, Metal… I just love that freestanding look.

I gasp with joy whenever I see a cast iron tub with a metal exterior. Some are zinc tubs, some are aluminum tubs, some are copper tubs (though I prefer a silver finish.) They can be polished, lacquered, burnished, patina-ed. Ok not sure if that last one is a word.
One thing I am sure of is that I am in love with the way a metal tub impacts a bathroom.

Metal tub paired with a pretty marble wall detail. It’s like a headboard, but for your tub, not your bed. Also, who needs a platform ledge for a tub when you can have a little stool instead. So much more versatile, and its another opportunity to express yourself. I like how this chinese stool brought some green into this room. Image via Cococozy.

Ooo lala, how about the combination of the shiny tub against the rustic beadboard? Modern Country Livin’… love it! Designed by David Phoenix via Desire to Inspire.

I don’t know if I would bathe my dog in the pretty tub, but he sure looks cozy in there! I love it paired with a chair and the pretty curtains. Image via Urban Grace Interiors.

Amazing designer, Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen used this gorgeous hand polished tub in her bathroom.

Here’s a closer look at the Bateau tub from The Bathworks

Nate Berkus’ bathroom from Elle Decor. The room is so simple and unadorned- white subway tile, mosaic floor- yet captivating. This must be because Nate realized that the tub was the star of the room!

This tub looks so regal with its mosaic rug! Image via Material Girls

The Bateau Tub by Water Monopoly. I want to eat, sleep AND bathe here!

These tubs are great. You have the easy maintenance of cast iron interior, and the vivacious visual effect of the metal exterior.

The only downside is that these tubs are silly expensive. But really folks, bathing is a necesity. People are willing to dole out the big bucks for their luxury cars. Perhaps you should treat yourself to a luxury tub.

Happy Bathing!

  1. Anonymous

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  2. I love stand alone tubs like that! And you found some beautiful images!

  3. Aren’t these tubs gorgeous?
    I love my tub. It was a dream come true to be able to have a pewter tub in my bathroom.
    Thank you for including my tub in your beautiful post!


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