Choosing Bathroom Taps for a Freestanding Bath
If you’ve already bought a freestanding bath, or you’re at least thinking about buying one, then I have to commend you for the great choice that you’ve made. You only have to look at the baths available here to see our stunning these little bowls of pleasure look. It’s the ultimate statement piece for your bathroom, and the best thing is that that they don’t have to cost a fortune either. Sure, if you’re going for a freestanding stone bath you’d have to be prepared to pay more, but acrylic models still look amazing and won’t break the bank as much.
The problem is that you’re bath is freestanding. When you get one it’s more likely that you’ve got a bathroom that’s a bit bigger than the average one and you’re intending to leave a comfortable space around it. So where do the taps go? When it’s a bath that’s up against the wall the answer is simple, and the plumbing is normally already there to boot, but as your freestanding model won’t always be up against the wall you’ve got three choices instead.
Three Bathroom Taps for a Freestanding Bath
Whatever one you go for depends on the location of your bath or how much you’re willing to spend, so let’s take a look at them to help you decide.
Freestanding bath taps
Specially made with a freestanding bath in mind, these taps stand on their own. Because the tap isn’t attached to anything, bar the floor, there’s a lot of flexibility in where you can place it, like the bath. However, the problem is that you’re still going to have to extend the plumbing work to fit into the tap if you want it somewhere different than the plumbing already serves.
Extending the plumbing obviously costs more, and when you pair that with the fact that these taps are usually a lot more expensive than your average tap you may end up spending the same or more than the bath itself. Still, if you can afford to go for this option you’ll end up with a stunning looking tap that compliments an already magnificent bath.
Deck mounted bath taps
These will be attached to the bath itself, with holes drilled into the bath so the taps can slot in. Unfortunately it’s not always possible to do this as it depends on how much room the edge of your bath has, so check the dimensions before you consider this type of tap. If you can fit them on then you’ve made the most popular choice, and you’ll commonly see most freestanding baths having deck mounted taps attached.
Wall mounted bath taps
Finally, you could still go for the wall mounted option. Obviously in this case you’re going to have to place your bath close enough to a wall so that the taps can reach. Some spouts can be quite long so it gives you the option to push the bath away a bit, but it will still need to be relatively close. The benefit, of course, is that all the pipework will be hidden within the wall, so you’ve got a good minimalist option here. You’ve just got to think about whether wall mounted factors into your placement plans or not.