Choosing the right taps for a freestanding bathPosted: September 30, 2013
Using a freestanding bath can often seem like a daunting choice in a lot of the homes of today, given that space is quite often at a premium. Whilst a lot of freestanding baths on the market today will use a lot of space within a bathroom, given that they often need to be placed away from a wall in a central location, there are a significant amount of freestanding baths that are designed for smaller bathroom spaces or can even be mounted against a wall.
Freestanding baths are fantastically versatile in lending themselves to the design aesthetic of the bathroom that they’re placed in. For more traditional bathroom designs, roll top baths look stunning when placed in the centre of a room. If you’re striving for a more minimalist and contemporary designed bathroom, pick a freestanding bath with sleek curves and a pure white finish. Freestanding baths are all about making that style statement and taking guests by surprise when they enter the room.
The key to making a freestanding bath work in a contemporary themed bathroom space is to choose the right co-ordinating bath taps. There are often three options for matching taps to a freestanding bath and these are:
* Freestanding bath taps
Although an expensive choice, freestanding bath taps look absolutely stunning when paired with a freestanding or roll top bath. Freestanding bath taps are usually mounted firmly to the floor, concealing pipework and other fittings, and raised by sleek shrouds to the height of the bath. Freestanding taps will support almost any type of bath tap that you need, from the humble bath filler to the extravagant bath shower mixer.
* Deck mounted bath taps
Deck mounted bath taps are a fantastic choice if there is enough room on the edges of your freestanding bath for tap holes to be drilled and deck taps to be fitted. They’re the most common type of bath tap on the market today and will always be seen attached to the baths edge in standard straight and double ended baths.
* Wall mounted bath taps
If you have a freestanding bath that sits comfortably next to an adjacent wall then wall mounted bath taps might just be the choice for you. The benefit of having wall mounted bath taps is that almost all fittings and pipework are hidden neatly in the wall, allowing you to have a fully concealed bath mixer tap set or bath filler spout.
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