What You Need To Know About Freestanding Bathtubs

The presence of a streamlined or footed freestanding bathtub brings an aura of elegance to a bathroom. Standalone tubs are adaptable fixtures which are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. However, there is a need to put some factors into consideration before purchasing a freestanding bathtub.

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The Placement
You have to make a decision about the placement of the bathtub before purchasing one. Some placement positions include a central location in the bathroom which makes it more focal-oriented; it could be set against a window or at an angle corner which makes it captivating. However, it is important to determine the position of the water pipes and the intended location of the drains. Determine the amount of floor space available and bear in mind that a heavy bathtub may require extra floor support.

Different types of tubs
The materials used in making freestanding bathtubs vary significantly depending on the country and year they were made.  They are often designed with calming soaks or fitted with sophisticated add-ons such as air or water jets, some even have sound systems, in built heaters, or a relaxing massage system. These types of freestanding bathtubs are available in a variety of traditional and modern styles. We have reviewed the common types of freestanding tub styles below.

Floor-set models. These types of freestanding bathtubs which are installed directly on the floor are available in a wide variety of profiles such as oval, square, rectangular, slipper, D-shape, round, and a variety of free formed shapes. Some are also bespoke to suit your floor space and decor.  Floor-set models are manufactured with different designs that are perfect for bathrooms of all sizes.

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Footed bathtubs.  Claw-footed bathtub displays an aura of flamboyance whether it is brand new or antique. The classic oval models are fitted with rolled rims and claw-foot tubs overlooking the two sloped ends meant for head resting. The modern designs have been known to contain feet fashioned from wooden blocks or even slipper-shaped basin with a ball.

Slipper bathtubs. These elongated tubs are slipper-shaped and are usually designed with an elevated end that supports a reclining posture. Some other designs feature two curved ends and are self-supporting or installed on a stand or platform.

Pedestal bathtubs. The pedestal or stand do raise the basin from the bare floor. These types of bathtubs come in various themed designs with a popular d├ęcor style being old-worldish. The art Deco period also serves as inspiration for some pedestals. Asian themed bathrooms are also popular or some designers and renovators prefer a more modern theme. Some types of design install the bathtub on a standing iron or wooden frame.

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Japanese style soaking tubs. This type of bathtubs is natively extra-deep. Such a design enhances total relaxation within a modest silhouette.  These types are made with a wide array of materials; however, it displays an exceptional beauty when fabricated with stainless steel, some copper fixtures or including wood styled elements in the bathroom.