A freestanding bath is a touch of luxury in any bathroom, and the oval baths are much more contemporary than the traditional Victorian style slipper bath. A perfect choice for the modern bathroom or wetroom, an oval bath will provide a luxury bathing experience as you wallow in the deep tub. Our range consists of a vast selection of different styles of oval baths, from high design items through to more basic items which look more conventional. Depending on the style of bath, the taps might be mounted at one end, in the centre, and some baths can be used with freestanding taps which look even more modern and let you choose the perfect tap to match your new bath. Freestanding baths are no harder to install than any other type of bath, and as they do not need to be installed against a wall, you have more flexibility over where in the room you position the tub.
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What defines a freestanding bath?
Freestanding baths do exactly what their name suggests; rather than being positioned against a wall, they can be placed anywhere in the room and have space all around them. You can see the whole shape of the bath - there are no parts hidden by squared off panels. Most people think of the traditional slipper or roll-top bath when it comes to a freestanding bath, but there are also very modern alternatives which would fit into even the most contemporary home. There's no denying that a freestanding bath makes a real design statement, whatever the style of bathroom.
Is installing a freestanding bath complicated?
We're all familiar with how standard baths are installed - typically against a wall, with taps at one end. With freestanding baths, you have to put a bit more thought into the location. If you're lucky enough to have a huge bathroom, then a freestanding bath can be placed almost anywhere. If space is more restricted, then consider carefully just how much space you've got, and how easy it's going to be to move around the bathroom once your bath is installed. You'll also need to get advice from a plumber about how best to connect up the pipework and what the best position for the bath would be from a plumbing perspective.
Design: When it comes to the look of your freestanding bath your main decision is going to be traditional or contemporary? In a period home, a roll top freestanding bath might be the obvious choice. This traditional style can also look great in a modern home, but there are also modern baths which may work better. Some freestanding baths sit directly on the floor and others have claw feet - again there is not one option which is better than the other and your choice will depend on your personal taste.
Materials: Most freestanding baths are made from either acrylic or steel covered in enamel. Acrylic's the practical choice as it's cheaper, easy to clean, lightweight and hardwearing. Nothing quite compares to the look of steel and enamel though, and if you want to have your bath painted a colour other than white, enamel is a great choice. Some contemporary baths are made with a combination of fibreglass and acrylic for added strength.
What else will I need?
You'll need taps to go with your freestanding bath, and the style of bath will determine what type of taps you choose. We stock an extensive range of taps from all of the main tap manufacturers so you won't have any trouble finding the perfect set. Depending on the style of your bath, you might also need to buy feet.