A freestanding bathtub is a type of bathtub that is not attached to a wall or any other surface and stands on its own. It is often made of materials such as acrylic, fiberglass, or stone and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Freestanding bathtubs have been a popular choice for homeowners who are looking to create a spa-like experience in their own homes. They can be the focal point of any bathroom and can add a touch of elegance and luxury to any space.
Compared with shower doors, bathtubs offer a different and more enjoyable bathing experience. As acrylic drop-in bathtub’s market share becoming smaller and smaller, and seems gradually being retired, those modern freestanding bathtubs become more popular and selling better and better. You may want to start your own freestanding bathtub business, or want to know deeper about your selling products those bathtubs, or even you are just considering to buy a freestanding bathtub for your home, below are all those possible questions and answers about freestanding bathtub.
One of the main advantages of freestanding bathtubs is their versatility. Unlike traditional bathtubs, freestanding bathtubs can be placed anywhere in a bathroom, giving homeowners the freedom to create a unique and customized look. They can be placed in a corner, against a wall, or in the center of a room. This flexibility makes freestanding bathtubs ideal for any size bathroom, whether it’s a small powder room or a large master suite.
Another advantage of freestanding bathtubs is their aesthetic appeal. They are often made from high-quality materials, such as acrylic, fiberglass, or stone, that are durable and easy to maintain. They can be designed in a variety of styles, from sleek and modern to traditional and ornate, and can be customized to match the décor of any bathroom. Freestanding bathtubs are often the centerpiece of a bathroom, and they can make a statement in any space.
In addition to their versatility and aesthetic appeal, freestanding bathtubs are also known for their comfort and relaxation. Some freestanding bathtubs come equipped with built-in jets that provide a massage experience for the user. They can also be equipped with features such as adjustable water temperature, built-in heaters, and LED lighting, making them a luxurious and spa-like addition to any bathroom. With a freestanding bathtub, homeowners can enjoy a relaxing soak in the comfort of their own homes.
When it comes to installation, freestanding bathtubs are relatively easy to install and can often be done without the need for professional help. They come with everything needed for installation, including the plumbing and drain, and can be set up in a matter of hours. Additionally, freestanding bathtubs are often lightweight, making them easy to move or relocate if necessary.
When it comes to maintenance, freestanding bathtubs are relatively easy to clean and maintain. Acrylic bathtubs are often the easiest to clean, as they can be wiped down with a soft cloth and a mild soap. Fiberglass and stone bathtubs require a little more maintenance, as they may need to be sealed to prevent staining and water damage.
Below are the questions you may ask when you consider to buy freestanding bathtub:
1, What materials are made of freestanding bathtubs?
The correct answer is: mostly use both acrylic and fiberglass, if it’s not stone resin / artificial stone or cast iron bathtub. There are also a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to freestanding bathtubs. Acrylic is one of the most popular materials for freestanding bathtubs because it is lightweight, durable, and easy to maintain.
Two pieces of acrylic sheets soaking to inner bath and outer bath, after reinforced with fiberglass and pure resin at backside and bottom, then our factory’s technical workers connect the two pieces of baths together seamlessly, which you may not even find the jointing trace. That’s also our basic standard of inspection such freestanding bathtubs before our loading and shipping overseas. For the soaking, there are two different ways which also affect the cost and quality of the tub which you may not know, it’s the industry secret your supplier won’t share. But here we declare that we always insist to use the more expensive soaking way to guarantee the quality of all our freestanding bathtubs. Below photo to show the key process of our freestanding bathtub production.
2, What type of freestanding bathtub are most comfortable?
Generally speaking, oval shape is more comfortable than square shape bathtub, especially when your body crouching inside the bathtub and with two arms putting outside. While square shape bathtub looks bigger inner space than oval shape. Below photo is the top hot-selling oval shape bathtub in the global market.
3, Are acrylic freestanding bathtubs durable? Or stone baths better?
Acrylic freestanding bathtubs is not bad, economic on cost and also durable. It’s easy to maintain the scratches by soft sand paper and toothpaste on acrylic surface. Compared with stone baths, acrylic bath are light, easy to move, not like stone baths are very heavy. Another advantage of acrylic bathtub is: it keeps warm during your bathing due to its double layer structure. So personally speaking, I would prefer acrylic bathtub.
4, Are freestanding bathtubs expensive? How much would it cost to buy?
Freestanding bathtubs are more expensive than drop-in bathtubs on the bathtub itself, while shipping and transportation cost also take a big part as it can only pack into one box per piece. Though now it comes out stacking packing during current high freight shipping cost since 2021, it’s still far away less loading quantity than drop-in bathtub. But it won’t have other extra building cost as drop-in bathtubs, if calculating overall cost, it should be similar, if not including delivery and stocking cost of freestanding bathtubs.
5, Are freestanding bathtubs worth it? Does it add value to my house?
If your bathrooms have enough space, a freestanding bathtub is worthy to buy. It offers you valuable relaxation in your leisure time, especially when you finish whole day’s hard working and under big pressure, bathing relieves your stress, making you realize life is still beautiful and you still have your own space and personal life, not only working like a machine…. Just thinking you are soaking into the bathtub with a book in hand reading, sunshine falling through the window on your body in one weekend afternoon, it’s worthy! It not only adds value to your life but also adds value to your house. Just hope the buyer won’t mind it’s a used bathtub when you sell your house in the future.
6, What size of freestanding bathtub is more popular?
1700mm length x 800mm width is the top popular size for freestanding bathtub. If your bathroom is big enough, you can choose 1800mm length. We don’t recommend 1600mm or 1500mm length bathtubs which is too small and totally loosing the value of offering comfortable bathing experience. If the bathroom space is quite limited, shower enclosure, shower door or shower screen is more suitable and practical. Below is our very classic shower screen that many people would prefer.
7, How much room do you need to install a freestanding bathtub?
It’s better to leave some space at the surroundings, looks nicer and also easy to clean the flooring. Some people say no less than 6 inches of all angles, while it depends, only if it’s easy to clean the surrounding areas and it won’t looks too cramped for your overall bathroom space. Most of normal Chinese houses / apartments are not suitable to install such freestanding bathtubs, it’s designed for big bathroom or big house, not small apartment bathroom.
8, Can I install a bath screen on the freestanding bathtub?
We prefer not to do it or you may destroy the whole picture and making it very ugly, freestanding bathtub is not like drop-in bathtubs can freely match with a bath screen on it. You can install a shower door, shower enclosure or shower screen beside it if your bathroom has enough space.
In conclusion, freestanding bathtubs are a popular choice for homeowners who are looking for a versatile and luxurious addition to their bathrooms. They offer a comfortable and relaxing experience, and they can be customized to match the décor of any space. Whether you’re looking to create a spa-like atmosphere in your home or simply want to add a touch of elegance to your bathroom, a freestanding bathtub is a great option to consider.
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