Cast iron tubs have truly stood the test of time as they have been with us since the late 1800’s when they were first invented by David Buick.
So how much does a cast iron tub weigh?
They are heavy! A typical cast iron tub weighs around 300 pounds (136 kg).
A cast iron tub is made by using a mold filled with molten liquid iron.
Once the liquid iron cools and hardens it will do so in the desired shape of the bathtub.
The reason these bathtubs have been around for so long is that they are made from pure iron which is extremely thick.
They also come with a very hard-wearing chip and scratch resistant enamel.
If you are thinking of installing a cast iron tub you will have to consider the extra labor required to handle the weight, along with the weight of the tub when full as you may need extra floor support.
A cast iron tub will cost anywhere from $1,400 – $9,000, while some more higher end tubs can cost as much as $80,000.
The state of Arizona has a bizarre law on the books that makes it against the law for a donkey to sleep in a bathtub!
~ Fun Fact ~
It is reported that Marilyn Monroe once filled a bathtub with 150 bottles of champagne to take a bath in.