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At the heart of our product range sits a very special selection of freestanding baths, exclusive to Savisto. As well as offering huge savings on this collection of slipper baths, double-ended and single-ended tubs, we’re also pleased to present a number of very special freestanding suites that match each bath with a perfectly-paired mixer and stand or freestanding tap. Browse our range and you’ll also find bumper packs, offering not just the tap and bath, but also a matching toilet and basin for maximum savings and the minimum of fuss!
Sometimes referred to as stand alone tubs or soaking tubs, free standing baths are among the most popular designs available and have been around for centuries. There are many different variations of baths including the iconic clawfoot tub - aptly named for its claw-like feet - which was considered as a luxury item in the 19th century.
These tubs come in 5 major designs; roll top baths, slipper tubs, double ended slipper tubs and finally pedestal tubs.
Essentially, free standing bath tubs will either be suspended by clawfeet or they will have a pedestal-like foundation; some pedestals are more prominent than others which look to be full-bodied and integrated into the design as a whole.
In a like manner, some stand alone bath tubs will feature a ‘roll top’ appearance which derives from the curved lip along the edge of the bath. These designs are often revered to offer exceptional comfort by allowing a more slouched posture.
In excess of this, freestanding baths can either take the form of a slipper or a double ended slipper. A slipper bath offers extra back and shoulder support on only one side of the bath, with the taps and the shower mixers commonly situated at the other end. Easily recognised, slipper baths provide the utmost in an indulgent singular bathing experience. A double ended slipper bath, on the other hand, offers an experience akin to the single slipper but with dual supports.
There are many things to consider when purchasing a standalone bath tub; such as budget, space, colour, styling and much more. An important aspect to acknowledge is that free standing tubs are often very heavy – especially cast iron tubs – so it is important to ensure your flooring is reinforced before making a purchase. Be sure to always account for the additional space required for the taps as you may want to situate them in a particular way.
Ultimately, if you’re pursuing to re-create a more traditional and vintage aesthetic, clawfoot baths may better deliver that distinct appearance. Nonetheless, Savisto’s array of tub designs seemingly endless, allowing you to pick and choose any design with any style.