Rutland London offers a timeless collection of luxury cast iron, copper and brass bathtubs. Our cast iron bathtubs are manufactured from elegant moulds and feature a durable vitreous enamel interior and painted exterior. Our copper and brass bathtubs represent the pinnacle of luxury bathroom fittings and are handmade from solid metal sheets with soldered joints. Our range of beautiful bathtubs are regularly supplied throughout North America to both retail and commercial clients. Popular destinations for our luxury bathtubs include major cities such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Austin.
Cast iron bathtubs offer a classic aesthetic which means they sit comfortably in the grandest of historic settings. The process of manufacturing cast iron bathtubs via a mould means that long, sweeping sides can be incorporated into the design which many customers find to be very comfortable when soaking either alone or “á deaux”. At Rutland London we offer both claw-footed cast iron bathtubs and skirted cast iron bathtubs. Claw-foot bathtubs generally offer a more traditional look but we currently find the majority of demand is for our skirted bathtubs due to their slightly more modern characteristics. Cast iron tubs are heavy (in excess of 400lbs sometimes!) and can have manufacturing marks which are an unavoidable characteristic of the cast iron moulding process by which they’re made. Copper and brass tubs feature a stunning aesthetic which is considered to currently be one of the most lux looks in bathroom design. The natural finish of copper is famous for killing bacteria via its antimicrobial properties so copper bathtubs have been positively viewed in recent years. Copper and brass bathtubs are significantly lighter than their cast iron counterparts (around 100lbs). Due to the process in which they’re made, they do however have a slightly more upright bathing position with higher sides which some customers prefer to cast iron.
Yes, all Brass and Copper finishes available from Rutland London are considered to be “living” finishes and will therefore age and patina. The rate and extent of patination will depend on the environment in which you install your bathtub (temperature, humidity etc). You can learn more about our Brass and Copper finishes here.
Lower cost tub manufacturers supply their bathtubs to be painted onsite. The problem with this is that the consistency and durability of the painted finish can be poor. Rutland London instead paints every single bathtub we supply in-house. This ensures we’re able to ensure the quality of the painted finish being applied. Furthermore, it allows us to use complex paint application technology from the automotive and aerospace industries to ensure the painted finish of your Rutland London bathtub is second-to-none.
Whether you’re purchasing a cast iron bathtub, copper bathtub or brass bathtub, we appreciate that you’ll want the option to customize your bathtub to your exact requirements. That’s why we’re able to paint your bathtub in any colour you wish including colours from Farrow & Ball, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore amongst others.
Yes, our range of cast iron tubs regularly feature in press features such as our Bryanston Freestanding Cast Iron Bathtub in Homes & Gardens or our Dolphin Freestanding Cast Iron Bathtub in Sheerluxe.
Cast iron, copper and brass bathtubs from Rutland London are both financially and physically sizeable purchases. Alongside with checking usual matters such as plumbing arrangements to ensure compatibility, we always remind clients to check that their chosen bathtub fits prior to purchasing. Remember, you also need to ensure the bathtub fits not just in your bathroom, but also along the route to the room (with those lifting it stood around it!). Common problematic areas can be small landings on stairs and turns into doorways. Alongside this, if you’re considering a skirted tub (either cast iron, brass or copper), care should be taken to ensure your floor is flat as unlike their claw-footed twins, skirted tubs don’t have adjustment.
Whether you’re looking for cast iron, brass or copper bath, we recommend contacting our office by emailing email@example.com.