Master Bathroom Inspiration Board I created above, the tub was a front-and-center element for me. I love baths, and it was important for the tub to be comfortable and beautiful. I'm a tall girl, so the tub needed to be long, and I wanted it to be deep. Oh, and I also wanted to stick with the original tub's material, cast iron. It holds heat longer, and I wanted to keep with the time period of my home. My husband was iffy in this - cast iron is so heavy, and he worried about getting it up the stairs. I will tell you, it was no small feat, it took eight burly men!! I originally wanted the silver matte looking finish shown in the above picture. Through a little research, I learned this is TRULY silver leaf, and guess what, it tarnishes. The lady I spoke with told me this was the type of tub you put in a bathroom "you don't use much". Uhhhhhh this is the Master Bath, and who has a bathroom they don't use much?! So that was out as I do not plan on polishing my tub every time I use it...was there a way to mix Beauty and Practicality? Why yes, there is.