Industrial-style metal tubs offer lightweight, unique alternatives to porcelain. Could a metal tub be for you?
Industrial-looking tubs in copper, tin and galvanized steel are an unexpected alternative to porcelain. These seven designers took ordinary feed troughs, industrial-inspired new tubs and antique baths and turned them into centerpieces. Check out how and why they did it.
Jayme Guokas, owner of the design-build firm Craftwork, thought a galvanized steel feed trough would make an unusual and easy shower in this bathroom.
Guokas ordered the 4-foot-diameter by 2-foot-high stock tank through a feed store and paid about $250 for it.
Tub source: Behlen Country
Exposing the brick meant chipping all the plaster off the wall and cleaning it with a wire brush. Then Guokas applied two coats of a dry penetrating masonry sealer.
Guokas was happy with the result, but says it was just as much work as building a shower enclosure.
2. A Modern Trough
If you don’t want to put in the labor to retrofit a feed basin, you can readily get a replica designed for bathing.
This tub is a modern interpretation of a feed trough, made of galvanized steel that’s been enamel-plated and painted flat black. The homeowner wanted something that reflected the property’s roots as a farm, says Jule Tsai, a designer with Turnbull Griffin Haesloop. The house is surrounded by pasture dotted with vintage feed troughs. This tub was a great way to invite that rustic feel inside.
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Source: Houzz.com, 6/11/2016