A modern clawfoot tub is truly the best of both worlds: it combines the timeless elegance and luxury of a traditional clawfoot tub with more contemporary design elements and materials.
Modern clawfoot tubs have a less ornate style than traditional rolled rim double-ended clawfoot tubs. Modern clawfoot tubs typically feature a more streamlined, ergonomic design that offers a clean, modern aesthetic.
While traditional clawfoot tubs nearly always featured a standard oval shape and a wide rolled rim, modern versions are more minimalist in design, featuring clean lines and a flat rim. Modern clawfoot tubs are available in a range of shapes and sizes including double-ended, slipper, and double slipper. Acrylic slipper clawfoot tubs are especially popular in modern farmhouse and contemporary bathroom designs. Rectangular clawfoot tubs, small clawfoot tubs, and extra large clawfoot tubs with a more updated and modern design aesthetic are also available.
Here are some key features to look for when shopping for a modern clawfoot tub:
While cast iron clawfoot tubs with a more modern or contemporary aesthetic are available, many modern clawfoot tubs are made from glossy, lightweight materials like acrylic or stone resin. These materials offer durability and are easier to clean and maintain compared to more traditional cast iron clawfoot tubs.
Traditional clawfoot tubs always have ornate decorative feet. However, contemporary style tub feet, such as rectangular pegs or rounded balls, are sometimes used on a modern clawfoot tub. A modern clawfoot tub without traditional, ornate claw feet is sometimes referred to as a footed tub.
Modern clawfoot tubs come in a wide range of colors to suit different design preferences and aesthetics. Modern clawfoot tubs are available in various colors (including black and metal gray) with glossy or matte finishes. Some modern clawfoot tubs by Barclay can even be custom painted in the bold and vibrant hue of your choice to match your bathroom color palette.
Modern clawfoot tubs usually have built-in overflow drains to prevent accidental overfilling. This useful feature is something you typically won’tfind on a vintage clawfoot tub.
Some modern clawfoot tubs incorporate luxury features like whirlpool or air jet systems for added functionality and comfort.
Overall, modern clawfoot tubs offer a fusion of classic charm and contemporary style, combining the timeless appeal of a clawfoot tub with updated materials, shapes, finishes, and features.
Some of the best modern clawfoot tubs available in our collection of affordable freestanding tubs:
The Barclay Athens 67" Freestanding Tub is a footed tub that features a modern rectangular design and exquisite ebony colored wooden laminate block feet.
The Barclay Gareth 53" Slipper Freestanding Tub is a stylish update of a classic clawfoot tub. However, Gareth's more modern slipper design retains the traditional ball and claw feet for a touch of timeless elegance.
The Barclay Doyle 67″ Double Roll Top Freestanding Tub brings a hip, stylish edge to your bathroom with this metallic gray and white clawfoot tub. This exquisite tub is the perfect combination of timeless elegance and contemporary panache. It features a beautiful white enamel interior and polished cast iron exterior and claw feet.
The Kingston Brass Aqua Eden 71" Acrylic Clawfoot Square Freestanding Bathtub features durable acrylic construction and modern tub feet with built-in adjuster.
The ANZZI Cantor Series 4.9 FT. Acrylic Clawfoot Non-Whirlpool Bathtub is a unique contemporary round soaking tub is elevated by charming claw feet.
The stylish deep slipper Cambridge Plumbing Swedish Slipper Tub features an understated, elegant design and fashionable claw feet in chrome, nickel, or bronze.
The A & E Bath and Shower Dorya Acrylic 69" Premium All-in-One Clawfoot Freestanding Tub Kit features a classic design with a modern touch. Tub kit includes a freestanding clawfoot tub faucet with handheld shower. The high gloss, stain resistant acrylic maintains its beauty through years of daily use.
To complement the overall aesthetic of your modern style clawfoot tub, make sure to pair your tub with a tub filler or faucet that features a simple, minimalist design. Modern clawfoot tub fillers and modern tub faucet designs incorporate sleek design elements like gooseneck spouts and unadorned lever or cross handles.
Some of our favorite modern clawfoot tub faucet designs include: