Choosing The Best Freestanding Tubs
Freestanding tubs are also known as soakers or if modeled after older tubs, clawfoot tubs. Your choice of freestanding tubs will be limited by your budget and the amount of space available in your bathroom. It is important to keep in mind that some freestanding tub models will require the floor to be reinforced before the tub can be installed; cast iron tubs are often freestanding, and they are also extremely heavy, so they can do damage to the floor beneath the tub and allow water to seep through cracks. Consider the different options available for freestanding tubs and decide which one will be best for you based on the size of the tub and the features available for each type of tub. A claw foot tub is usually made of cast iron. This freestanding tub gives your bathroom a more traditional look, since most claw foot tubs are antiques or modeled after antiques. The feet of the tub are usually quite ornate, adding to the aesthetic appeal. If you are considering this type of freestanding tub, you will need to consider very carefully how you intend to get the tub into the bathroom, and whether the bathroom floor can handle the excess weight.
More modern freestanding tubs are made of acrylic for water resistance and durability. The designs are seemingly endless, so to choose the best one, you will need to consider size and comfort as well as aesthetics. Not all freestanding tubs are white, so consider the color as well. Sit in each tub you are considering if possible, and choose the one that fits your price range and comfort needs the best. Be sure to think about extra features such as massaging jets or molded seats as well.