Guide to freestanding baths

Here at RWM Plumbing and Gas, we are Preston’s bathroom installation specialists. From contemporary bathrooms, to traditional bathrooms, whatever your style, we can install it to the highest quality. Free standing baths are no exception. But why are they so popular? And how can they create a focal point for the bathroom? Well, this is our guide to freestanding baths.

What is a freestanding bath?

Taking inspiration from traditional cast iron tubs, a free standing bath takes centre stage in any bathroom. With a range of design features, from roll top edges to clawed feet, a freestanding bath is the perfect way to unwind.

Focal point of the bathroom

Much like the cast iron tub, the free standing bath is the focal point of the bathroom. Often positioned in the centre of the room, with free space around each of the four sides, the freestanding tub is luxurious and elegant. It has a completely different dynamic to the usual bath, positioned along one wall.
In fact, some bathroom designers have created plinths for the freestanding bath to stand on. This plinth raises the level of the tub, increasing its profile further.

Luxury and elegance

Over the past few years, freestanding baths have become known as a symbol of elegance and luxury. A bubble-bath in a freestanding tub is something many of us assign to sophisticated and successful lifestyles, or spa hotels. As a result, if you want to create a bathroom that oozes luxury and elegance, you should seriously consider a free standing bath.


Leading on from this, a freestanding bath can also be an incredibly practical feature. Although the main talking point of a freestanding tub will always be the luxurious appeal, it is actually incredibly practical. For example, access from all four sides makes it perfect for bathing babies and young children. In addition, it is usually larger than a usual bath, so if you are tall, or would like more room, it makes perfect practical sense.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at RWM Plumbing and Gas.