Clawfoot Tub Shower Rod
There are two things to take into consideration when looking for your clawfoot tub shower rod; the shape and the mounting style. I will include images at the bottom of this so that you can have some examples.
Clawfoot tub shower rods come in many shapes and sizes but unlike ordinary shower rods their size is not as easily adjusted. If you order the wrong size, you will either have to cut the rod down to size with a hack saw (yikes!) or return it, so let’s make sure we get this right.
First, let’s go over the different shapes available:
- Rectangular rods – These are perfect for a tub that is right next to a wall.
- D shaped rods – Again, these are great for tubs that are against a wall.
- Oval rods – Oval is by far my favorite shower rod shape. It will provide a much more roomy feel inside your clawfoot tub shower.
- Round rods – If you have any fear of tight spaces forget this one. Only those who are committed enough to recreating a period would even consider one of these. You can still find them but I wouldn’t suggest it.
There are also different types of mounts:
- Ceiling mounts – This mounting type is usually attached at the foot and head of the tub but sometimes there are 3 mounting points. I think that additional mounting point makes a big difference in stability so I suggest trying to find one that offers this. It’s also worth noting that ceiling mounted shower rods are manufactured at 36 inches long so if you have a high ceiling… take that into consideration.
- Wall mounts – Perfect for those tubs that are right up against a wall. You will usually find a secondary less substantial mounting point on the opposite side.
- A combination of both – This is what you will see most of on the market today as it is the most versatile. If you can find one similar to the picture on the bottom right then go for it as that additional bar will add more stability.
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