The elegance is a freestanding bathtub is something that can elevate your bathroom to a higher level. If you have the space available for this bold feature, it is likely to become your favorite piece of the whole project. And, when you decide to order your tub from CopperSmith, you’ll be left with a quality element that is going to look and work great for many years to come.
Our freestanding tubs are available in a range of materials, finishes, and styles. Not only do we have many options available on our site, but we also make it easy to customize those offerings to make sure what you get in the end is precisely what you had dreamed of while designing the room. Work with CopperSmith today to bring that vision to life!
The Many Advantages of Freestanding Tubs
There are two general categories of bathtubs available on the market today – built-in tubs that are designed to live up next to a wall, and freestanding tubs. While built-in tubs are sure to be the right choice for some settings, a freestanding tub has many advantages that will make it an attractive pick for countless new construction and remodeling projects. Let’s look closer at some of these benefits.
A Statement Piece
Picking a freestanding tub is often first and foremost about style. These tubs simply look great and they are sure to play a starring role in your bathroom for years to come. Of course, if you are going to get the kind of look you desire from a freestanding tub, you’ll want to invest in a quality product from a trusted brand. Buying a low-quality freestanding tub is always going to leave you with something that comes up short of your expectations – and you might be looking to replace that tub sometime soon. Buy a beautiful copper tub from the start and get something you’ll be proud to display.
Freedom in Design
One of the big selling points for a freestanding tub is the flexibility it offers you in terms of designing your space. With a built-in tub, the tub has to be up against a wall – so you only have so many things you can do with your layout. Don’t restrict yourself in that way when you can opt for a freestanding model and the total control that it offers. Whether you want the tub just slightly away from the wall or out in the middle of the room, the choice will be yours. This is particularly appealing when doing a total bathroom remodel where everything will be taken out and torn down. Since you are starting with a blank slate anyway, why not go with a freestanding model and leave yourself with endless possibilities?
Enjoy a Deep Soak
Often, you will be able to find freestanding tubs in bigger, deeper sizes than what you’ll have available in a built-in model. So, if you want the tub to be big enough for adults to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing soak without feeling restricted, a freestanding design is the way to go. Also, there are many different shapes with freestanding tubs, which is not the case when you limit yourself to the built-in category.
Upgrade Your Property
If you have your eye on the big picture, you might find that adding a freestanding tub is an appealing feature to include in a home listing when the time comes to sell. This won’t be your primary focus currently, of course, as you just want to enjoy the space when it is finished. It is nice to know, however, that freestanding tubs tend to be desirable among buyers, and you could even get a higher sale price for your property as a result of this upgrade. Given the many other benefits of these kinds of tubs and the boost that you may be giving to your property as a whole, this is a design choice that starts to seem like an easy decision.
Order a Freestanding Tub Today
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Need to know more about freestanding tubs? There is plenty of valuable information to review in the questions and answers below.
What is the advantage of a freestanding tub?
There are many reasons to pick a freestanding tub as opposed to a built-in unit. Perhaps the biggest of these advantages is the ability to customize your design exactly as you see fit without almost no restriction. You can start with a blank slate in the space you have available in your bathroom and start to move the pieces around until you settle on a design that you like. Where the tub ends up in that design will not be constrained with a freestanding tub like it would be with a built-in model. Anywhere you can move the plumbing for the water supply and drain will be fair game for your tub’s location in the room. That frees you up from a design perspective and makes it much easier to create a dream bathroom.
Are freestanding bathtubs going out of style?
Absolutely not? This is a timeless style with too many aesthetic and practical advantages to go out of style. Of course, every bathroom is different, and a freestanding tub won’t be right for all designs, but you should at least consider a freestanding model while in the process of designing your new bathroom space. And, if you decide that a freestanding tub is the way to go, look at the various metal tubs available here at CopperSmith to find something that will perfectly suit your project.
What is the difference between a soaking tub and a freestanding tub?
There is no difference between these two types of tubs, as the names are referring to different things and are not exclusive of each other. A soaking tub generally refers to one with deep sides so the user can get down into the water for a full soak. With a freestanding tub, you are looking at a model that is designed to be placed anywhere in the room, as opposed to being attached to a wall. So, you could very easily have a tub that is both freestanding and a soaker, like some of the options we sell here at CopperSmith.
Do freestanding tubs tip over?
No – with typical, appropriate use, you don’t need to worry about your freestanding tub tipping over. The weight of the tub itself, in addition to the weight of the water that is in the tub while you use it, makes the unit quite heavy and stable. The addition of a freestanding metal tub to your bathroom will give you a dramatic aesthetic upgrade without having to worry about any sacrifices on the practical side of things.
Do you tile under a freestanding tub?
You can absolutely place your new freestanding tub on top of the tile floor in your bathroom. Assuming you have used tile floors that are rated appropriately for bathroom use, those tiles are prepared to handle the weight of a tub without cracking or splitting. Have your tub installed by an experienced contractor who knows how to handle the work without doing any damage to the existing elements in your bathroom.
What is the best material for a freestanding tub?
There are plenty of options for materials you can choose when ordering a freestanding tub, but be sure to consider metal before placing an order. With metal, you get a bold piece that will look incredible in your bathroom and will provide comfortable, relaxing baths for years to come. Between the durability of a quality metal bath and the many customization options you’ll have when ordering from CopperSmith, going with metal is a no-brainer.
Can two people fit in a freestanding tub?
It is certainly possible to select a freestanding tub that will fit two people comfortably. With that said, freestanding tubs come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s not a given that every model will be a good fit for two people. If this capability is high on your priority list, look at models with plenty of length so there will be enough space at the bottom of the two for two to sit.