Anyone deck mount a clawfoot tub?
I know this probably sounds like a crazy idea - why would anyone even consider hiding the base of a clawfoot tub? - so let me explain.
I'm on the hunt for a comfortable-to-me tub to replace a barely used, uncomfortable whirlpool tub. I've sat in so many tubs, it's ridiculous! I wasn't having any luck - so discouraging - until I sat in a clawfoot tub at a local showroom. Aaaaahhh, it felt really good. I could easily spend more than a few minutes soaking and relaxing in it.
However, I don't think a clawfoot tub fits the style of our '94 transitional house. The rep at the plumbing showroom said we could buy it without exterior finishing and feet - both of which save us money - and deck mount it. I've scoured magazines and houzz.com but I can't find any inspiration pics where someone has done this. Have any of you done this or seen it done? Would this even work? Is this a crazy idea? We've been delaying our master bath remodel because I can't figure out what to do about the danged tub. Help!