Get to Know the Different Types of Freestanding Tubs

Do you know about all the Different Types of Freestanding Tubs?

When deciding on putting a bathtub in your bathroom, you must think about whether or not a fixed bath or a freestanding bath is most suitable for your needs. The size of your bathroom is a very big consideration when choosing the bathtub that you want to place in it. Being able to freely move in your bathroom is important, so choose a decent-sized freestanding bath – not too big and not too small. There are a lot of options you can choose from. The first place that you can look for a bath is on the Internet. Manufacturers accept online orders to be shipped right to your doorstep.

The best place for your bath

Usually, a freestanding bathtub is placed dead centre in the bathroom. It becomes the focal point of the room. But you can also place it near a window so you can stare out at the view outside while you soak and relax in your tub. You must also take into consideration the space where the water pipes will be connected to the freestanding bath. The bath should not block any door or walk space, so you can freely move around your bathroom. This is why you have to choose the right size to fit your bathroom appropriately.


There are five types of freestanding bath you can choose from and each of them has its own pros and cons depending on your requirements. The first type is the floor set model. It can be of any shape: rectangular, oval, round or free-form. This type is firmly placed on the floor, which at first glance may look like a fixed bathtub. The second type is the footed bath. This is one of the most popular types because of its elegant look. The feet on the tub can be of any design. It gives the bathroom an antique look.

The third type is the slipper bath. One side of the tub is reclined so that the head can rest while the whole body is submerged in water. The usual shape of a slipper tub is oblong. The fourth type is the pedestal or plinth bath. This type of bath is placed on a pedestal, so it is generally higher than the other types of freestanding bathtubs. This type of bath also boasts different designs. And the last one is the Japanese soaking tub. The Japanese soaking tub is much deeper than the rest, which allows you to fully soak your body but still have a relatively small size of bath. This type is commonly made of steel, wood or copper.

You have free rein when choosing the perfect bath for your bathroom. If you have no idea how to install one, you can ask for professional help so it can be installed correctly and avoid any hassles, such as leaks in the future.

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