There is nothing like taking a bath to make yourself feel better, Make bath time a luxurious experience by investing in a bathtub, even more so with freestanding baths. But before you get one to make your lounging dreams come true, check out this list first. This will help you find the ideal freestanding bath that suits your needs.
- Size. You have to consider if the freestanding bath will fit the bathroom you are going to place it in. Measure all pathways it has to go through so there will not be a problem when it gets to your home. There should be at least 4 inches of space between the tub and on all sides of the wall. Your bathtub might need repairs in the future, so having easy access for plumbing will be helpful.
- Style. A freestanding bath can also match your personality. If you like a simple style, choose from single or double ended models. A similar aesthetic with more comfort is the single or double slipper styles. Either of the slipper styles has reclining ends that have back support. A mix of both comfort and compactness is the Japanese soaking tub as it is small with an integrated seat. A clawfoot style is a classic that has been a standard since the Victorian period. A pedestal or skirted model is a stylish option which takes after the Art Deco style.
- Material. You have to consider this especially if the bath is for use on a higher floor. It might be difficult to move if it comes in a heavy material. A popular choice is a lightweight acrylic. You can also choose a resin one that comes in matte or glossy finish, which needs little to no maintenance at all. Identical to that is a stainless steel option, which is also easy to clean. Other metal models have heat retaining capabilities, but a stone one can do so as well. Cast iron is durable and heavy, while copper is mould and bacteria-resistant.
- Tub taps. This is a bit tricky to navigate. This part needs to be compatible with the freestanding tub that you will get. Some examples of tub taps are rolled rim, tap deck without drillings, tap deck with seven-inch rim holes, and inner-wall tub drillings. You can get advice from a professional if you are not sure of which tap to get for your bath.
- Extra accessories. Enhance your experience with your new freestanding bath with accessories. There are tub caddies, reading racks, and wine glass holders to make long baths more relaxing. There are also foot coasters for clawfoot tubs, to protect your floor. Air massage systems for acrylic or resin tubs make for a spa-like feeling. To use the freestanding bath more, look at shower conversion kits. For more pizazz on your bath, why not have it painted to match your bathroom décor?
Consider these things, and soon enough, you’ll be getting your dream freestanding bath. And for more tips on your home from Womens Tomsols, click here.