We only have a small bathroom and so this product was ideal for our needs and it looks lovely!
Lovely bath only thing did,t get waste with it?.can,t get 1 anywhere
looks great.very heavy and well constucted
For a genuinely stunning bathroom centrepiece there's little that can beat the sheer luxury of a traditional free standing bath. These stylish items have been around for many years and their period heritage has a timeless appeal that just refuses to ever go out of fashion. If you have a classically influenced bathroom, a free standing roll-top bath will probably be high on your list of essential items, so with that in mind we've created this guide to help you choose just the right one for your setting.
There is a wide range of options available when it comes to searching for that perfect free standing traditional bath, with many being manufactured using highly durable twin-skinned acrylic. Here's a list of your choices and what they can offer.
Roll top baths: The classic free standing bath. Available in either single or double ended versions, they feature legs which raise the bath up giving it a stunning, graceful appearance that is ideal for generating an authentic vintage look.
Slipper baths: These traditional baths feature a raised side (or even both sides) which allows you to enjoy a much deeper soak. Their relatively compact nature makes them a good choice for smaller bathrooms as they don't take up as much room as regular baths.
Bateau: These gorgeous baths feature super deep styling that will enable you to have a truly relaxing soak. They are a highly luxurious item that will transform the look of any setting.
There is a good variety of taps out there to suit different tastes and styles. One of the following options is what you'll be needing.
Freestanding taps: These taps will add a fantastic complement to traditional baths as they are beautifully designed items that are ideal for traditional settings. Standing away from the bath itself, they can be customised with chrome pipe shrouds for a really elegant look. Your best bet would be to go for some cross-head style handles and a traditional bath shower mixer combination for the ultimate finish.
Wall mounted taps: As the name suggests, these taps are mounted to the wall and positioned over the bathtub. They are a great idea if you don't want to drill tap holes into the bath itself, or if the bath simply won't accommodate them. These taps also have the advantage of concealing pipework, giving you a fresh, minimalist appearance.
Deck mounted taps: These taps are simply fitted to the edge of the bath itself which is great if you need to keep things practical and keep space at a premium. They are available in numerous designs from mixers to separate taps. Cross-head or lever handle designs will suit traditional baths best.
The waste is obviously an integral part of any bathtub, and when it comes to traditional examples there are plenty of styles to pick from including click clack and pop up wastes. For a brilliant traditional aesthetic a classic plug and chain waste will give the bath that little extra touch of authenticity. Check what waste you'll need before buying though as different baths may require specific wastes.
One of the defining features of traditional free-standing baths is the feet on which they stand. The classic look is to have ball and claw feet as they give off a period charm. There are plenty of styles and colour options so have a browse around and pick something that will be well-suited to your particular bath.