If you want to remodel your bathroom and are looking for an classy solution at a less-than-elegant price, a free standing bath could be just the thing for you. When put in the middle of a large bathroom, one of these beautiful bathtubs can serve as a show-stopping centrepiece. A free-standing tub can sometimes save money for materials and labour; though, admittedly, some of these tubs can carry a fairly high price tag, especially the most luxurious tubs. But labour and materials are oftentimes the most pricey part of a remodelling project. Free-standing bathtubs have exposed pipes, so you don’t need special carpentry to install them. Freestanding tubs, however, can occasionally boost the initial cost of plumbing. Free-standing tubs come in a wide variety of varieties and style. Here are the most common types:
Claw foot A claw foot’s rudimentary design has a straight front and a sloped back, and they’re typically quite deep. They’re typically constructed of enamel over cast iron. They normally come in the conventional oval shape, but they also come or in a heart-shaped or round tub. You won’t be able to use a glass door, so you’ll have to buy a shower curtain. If you want a traditional or antique motif for your bathroom, a claw foot tub would be ideal.
Pedestal Pedestal Bath England bathtubs are set on an inbuilt platform instead of on feet. They’re usually cheaper than claw foot tubs, generally being made of acrylic. You can occasionally buy them in other materials. These tubs are ordinarily quite decorative and are rare enough to be considered a novelty.
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A nice feature of stand tubs is that you can fill them to the top, since they lack a hole in the side for a faucet. Faucets can be mounted on the wall or brought up from the floor.
Corner These tuck into a hard-to-use corner, freeing up other space that is more valuable. If you have a small bathroom, a corner tub might be ideal for you. Another benefit of a corner tub, at least in certain cases, is that you could have better access to existing plumbing. If you would like a combination shower-tub, a corner tub offers you the advantage of not requiring a shower curtain all the way around it, as other free-standing tubs do. Corner tubs are available in free-standing and built-in varieties, so be sure to get the right one for your needs.
Slipper Slipper tubs originated in Victorian times. They feature a back end that is taller than the front, providing your back added support. These come in a wide assortment of designs, so youâ€™re bound to find one that you love. You can, for example, pick from an collection of bathroom taps and feet.
Back-to-the-wall Here, one side of the bathtub is flat so that it can butt against a wall. In certain cases, this permits you to use your current plumbing fixtures, saving on the remodelling expenses.
Double-ended These lengthy tubs feature the taps and the drain in the centre of the tub, allowing two people to bathe at once without either having to sit on the drain or have an arm confined by the taps. Of course, you'll have to allow for extra floor space for these tubs, but possibly not as much as you might presume.
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