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Free Standing Bathtubs

Find a great small bathtub for your bathroom. Learn about what to look for first.

While most bathtubs tend to fitted against a wall in a bathroom and are typically built in, there are other options available if you want to go for a different look. Free standing bathtubs are an example of this and these can be situated anywhere in a bathroom and provide it with a more unique style.

Free standing bathtubs come in a variety of types and sizes and this can range from a contemporary to a more antique look. They are designed to be mounted in a number of different ways and this can include directly standing on its base, being placed on a pedestal or stand or having short legs fitted for it to stand on. Typical leg styles that are popular include clawfoot, lion foot or bear foot bathtubs.

Depending on your preference it is possible to purchase free standing bathtubs in a variety of materials. This can include natural materials such as stone, metals such as stainless steel, cast iron and copper and also more modern materials such as acrylic and resin. They can essentially be located in any position in a bathroom as long as it is convenient to get the water pipes and plumbing to them. This means they can be installed against a wall but also can be located centrally in a room. This can make them an attractive addition to a bathroom and they can be a nice central feature around which to base the design of a room. However it should be noted that they need a little more space around them to work effectively and are better suited for a slightly larger bathroom.

If you are considering using free standing bathtubs in your home there are a few places they can be found for sale. Home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes have a wide selection available and these can be good stores to browse for some of the styles available. If you have internet access there are also a number of online stores that produce these types of bathtubs and some of those to look to include Simply Bathtubs, Signature Hardware and Vintage Tub & Bath. There are a number of manufacturers that produce bathtubs which are freestanding and these include Pegasus, American Standard, Randolph Morris and Kohler

The cost of free standing bathtubs will vary depending on a few factors. The size of the tub along with the material it is manufactured from and brand name are a few of these. Typically the cost for bathtubs which are free standing can start around the $1,000 mark. An example of this is the Randolph Morris acrylic clawfoot tub. This is a 60 inch rolltop model in white which can be purchased with acrylic, chrome or brass feet. This tub costs around $1,000 to $1,100 depending on the foot type selected.

However for higher end products the cost can increase to around $4,000 or more. An example of this is the Kohler iron works historic bath. This has a price tag of around $3,900 and has a number of nice features including integral lumber support and contoured design to provide comfort. It has an antique look with ball and claw feet to emphasize this.

If you are considering a unique look for your bathroom then free standing bathtubs are an option to consider. They are manufactured in attractive styles and can provide your bathroom with a classy look. This makes them worth considering when you are looking for a tub to install in your home.