Design Decisions: The Pros and Cons of Freestanding Bathtubs

Design Decisions: The Pros and Cons of  Freestanding BathtubsFree-standing bath: advantages and disadvantages, types, design ideas

A freestanding bathtub is a relevant element in the design of a modern bathroom. Of course, to be able to implement this idea, you first need a spacious bathroom. If you are a happy owner of such a room and are thinking about installing a free-standing bathtub, our article can be very useful for you.

Advantages and disadvantages of free-standing bathtubs

One of the main advantages of the bath, which is separate – the ability to put it anywhere in the room, depending on the design ideas. Those who allow the area, put it, for example, in the middle of the room. It is bold, beautiful and quite comfortable.

In addition, the advantage of a free-standing bathtub is the abundance of forms. This is a classic rectangular shape, and oval, and round, and even asymmetric.

An indisputable advantage is the fact that a free-standing bathtub can be installed both on the podium, which will hide all carts and sanitary communications, and on the legs.

A huge disadvantage of a free-standing bathtub that stands alone is its weight. These baths are usually quite heavy and not every floor is able to withstand the weight of the product itself, and even the water in it. Not to mention the man who takes a bath.

Another disadvantage is the cost of a free-standing bathtub. It is always higher than the cost of similar “wall” sanitary products. In addition, you will have to invest in accessories, not to mention the mixer.

A free-standing bathtub is also an additional material and time cost in connecting communications to it. Trust this work can only specialists.

And the biggest drawback – such a bath can be installed only in a pre-prepared room. That is, you first need to calculate the capabilities of the room, prepare it correctly, conduct all communications, having decided in advance on where the bathtub will stand. And only then acquire it and install. Just because in any room to put such a bath will not work.

Species freestanding baths
Modern free-standing bathtubs differ in material, form, method of installation.

Variety of bathtubs on the material:

  • cast iron;
  • acrylic;
  • marble (artificial stone);
  • steel;
  • quarian;
  • glass;
  • wooden.

Varieties of free-standing bathtubs by installation method:

  • on the legs;
  • on the podium;
  • built into the floor.

Single bath in the interior
A separate bathtub is always an original and unpredictable solution in the interior. It is the bath that takes up more space in the room and it is precisely to her views that aspire. That is why it is important to choose not only the bath itself, but also correctly decorate the interior in which it will be.

If it is an ultra-modern style, modern or hi-tech, then the bath can be of any size, shape and color. It can be sustained both in the color range to match the room, and be of the completely opposite color. All accessories to the bath can be made in a classic style, and emphasize the modern design. Everything is at the discretion of the owners.

Themed interiors are always favorably emphasized due to the round bath on the pedestal. If you choose vintage, then a bath on elegant and slim legs will look good. It is important that they are strong and can support the weight of the bath, the person and the water.

The classic bathroom asks for a bath of a certain shape – rectangular with rounded edges or oval on the legs. The pedestal is not entirely appropriate here. Color, according to tradition, choose white or cream.

Baroque, Rococo – these styles require a bath of composite materials, under a natural stone. It is there that they look organically. The form can be any, but most often it is an oval or rectangular ergonomic bath.

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