Your Top Considerations When Installing A Freestanding Bath
Freestanding baths have become a more common sight in the modern bathrooms of today. And why not? They are, after all, the epitome of style and can look incredibly chic and elegant. They also come in a range of design options, starting from the well-known claw-foot bath to more modern variations in geometric, sleek shapes.
But if you are thinking of installing a freestanding bath in your new bathroom or would like to replace an old, outdated bath with a new freestanding one, there are some important considerations you have to make first. For one, you have to decide where to place the bath itself. Secondly, you have to think about the bathtub style which is really right for you. Here, then, is a summary of your top considerations when installing a freestanding bath.
Where to place it?
First of all, you have to decide where to place the freestanding bath. You have three basic options when it comes to placement: in the centre, along one wall, or in a corner. All these options have their merits. If you decide to install a freestanding bath in the centre of the bathroom, it will serve as a striking focal point and can make your bathroom look classic and elegant. But you can also place the bath against a wall, especially if you don’t have too much space to work with. Setting a bath against a wall or window can give your bathroom a charming look. For those who really don’t have enough space, you can choose to install your bath in a corner, and there are plenty of different shapes and style for this option as well. Keep in mind, though, that you also have to think about the location of your bathroom’s pipes and drains before installing the bath.
Different models from which to choose
You also have a range of types and models from which to choose. There are freestanding baths designed to be set directly onto the floor, also known as floor-set baths. These have different shapes, including slipper shapes, oval, D-shapes, rectangular, round, and square. Floor-set baths can also have varying lengths, from as little as 4 feet to as much as 7 feet.
If you want to go for the classic look, then the claw-foot bath or footed bath is for you. The most traditional, classic style is the oval claw-foot bath with a rounded or rolled rim, but nowadays, there are also freestanding baths with basins in a slipper shape complete with block or ball feet.
You can also opt for a pedestal bath, which is installed on a platform rather than directly on the floor. These baths come in various styles and designs, from vintage to modern, but practical installation considerations (such as space and material) need to be decided as well.