Freestanding Bathtub Design
Material of freestanding bathtub


One of the well-known advantages of a freestanding bathtub is that it comes with various designs, which include the size, color, material, shape, and style. These are important advantages that make people choose a freestanding bathtub. Of course, this kind of bathtub has other advantages, if you have interest, you can read our previous article. 

Before plowing money to establish your business in this area, actually in all areas, you should have a clear understanding of the products. When it comes to the bathtub, it’s necessary to know about the design and comparison between different kinds of bathtubs. 

So in this article, we will share some content about the freestanding bathtub designs. 

Freestanding Bathtub Designs

Freestanding Bathtub Design

As we mentioned above, the design of a freestanding bathtub includes size, color, material, shape, and style. So we will make a comprehensive analysis of these factors. 


This is a relatively easy one for the product design. Other than the customized products, the freestanding bathtub you can find in the market can provide many choices for the size. And these sizes have already passed the test of the market, which means that all these sizes customers can choose usually can satisfy their needs

To the customers, what they need to consider is the space of their house. Knowing how much space you have is significant for choosing the size. Mostly, if your home has enough space for the bathtub, we would recommend you to choose a larger tub. But one thing you should take into consideration- water. The bigger the bathtub, the more water you will need to fill the bathtub. 

Freestanding Tub style

Generally, There are Seven styles of freestanding tub style you can choose from. You can choose a proper one depending on the purpose the tub will serve. 


Single Ended

The is the most common style people will choose for the bathtub. With a rounded end for lounging, a single-ended style freestanding tub can provide a comfortable experience. The drain and faucet will be installed on the other side of the tub. This is a classic design that will choose by a traditional family. 

Single Slipper

There is some similarity between the style of a single slipper and single Ended slipper. They both have one end for lounging. The other site of tubs is reserved for the plumbing. The only difference between these two styles is the angle of the rounded end. A single slipper type of bathtub has a higher angle of the rounded end, which makes the whole tub looks like a slipper. That’s where its name comes from. This type of bathtub can provide better support for your back, which means more comfort for the users. 

Double Ended

The double-ended bathtub has two rounded ends, which enables people to bathe on either side. Not like the single slipper type of bathtub, The ends of the double-ended bathtub are not raised. Both sites are designed with a proper angle for comfort. Also, such a design can fit two people at the same time. Unlike the single-ended bathtub with the plumb on one side, the plumbing of the double-ended bathtub will be placed in the center of the tub.

Freestanding Bathtub Designs

Double Slipper

Both ends of double-slipper tubs are raised. People can recline at either side with better back support. Also, this kind of bathtub can fix two bathers at the same time. Of course, such doing have requirements to the size of the bathtubs. The place of the drain and faucet is similar to the double-ended one- in the center of the tub.

Pedestal/ Clawfoot

These two kinds of bathtubs are based on the Single Ended, Single slipper, double-ended and double-slipper.

The pedestal has some decoration on the bathtub, that’s why it is also known as a skirted bathtub. Also, it rests on a plinth rather than barely on the ground. 

As to the clawfoot bathtub, it rests on four claw feet with vintage style

These two kinds of bathtubs can also work as a decoration to your bathroom. It would be better if the decoration of your house has the same style as the bathtub.

Japanese Soaking

This kind of Bathtub is designed for a limited space. If you have a tight space, a Japanese bathtub would be your best choice. With the smallest in length, Japanese soaking tubs have a relatively larger height. 

Because of the taller stature, these tubs always provide a seat that is integrated into the bathtub. 

Users can sit down on the seat and the water will up to the shoulders of the average adult. Japanese soaking tub can provide a comfortable soaking experience to the users. 

A larger Japanese tub can fix two people with an additional seat. 

The plumbing will be installed on the opposite end of the seat. 


Freestanding Bathtub Designs

Material of freestanding bathtub

Steel plate bathtub

Advantages: The traditional material for manufacturing bathtubs is a special steel plate made by stamping and enamel treatment on the surface. With Wear-resistant, heat-resistant, pressure-resistant, A steel plate bathtub weights cast iron bathtub and acrylic bathtub. Because of its Long service life, affordable price, many consumers will take it as the first choice when they consider which kinds of bathtubs to buy.

Disadvantages: the insulation effect is not very good. The noise is relatively large when the water is injected. 

Wooden bathtub

Solid wood bathtubs are often used hardwood which is a good material with high density, anti-corrosion, such as spruce, oak, pine, cedarwood, etc. The most common material of wooden bathtubs on the market is cedarwood.

Wooden bathtub advantages: Provide people with a refreshing feeling. easy to clean, without static electricity, environmental-friendly. It can be cleaned by scrubbing after bathing, which means easy daily maintenance...  

Disadvantages: higher price, long-term maintenance, it also needs to face the potential problem of deformation and leakage.

Acrylic bathtub

Manufacturing in the use of artificial organic material, Acrylic bathtub is a popular choice nowadays.

 If you do not use the bathtub frequently, or the house will be redecorated within a few years, then, the acrylic bathtub would be your good choice.

advantages: rich and diverse shapes, lightweight, good surface finish, good insulation effect, low price.

disadvantages: Due to the poor resistance to high temperatures, poor pressure resistance, the surface of the acrylic bathtub are easy to be damaged by hard objects. So the acrylic bathtubs which used for more than three years are hardly discolored.


Cast iron bathtub

Made of cast iron with an enamel covering, the weight of the bathtub is relatively large. It’s not that easy to produce noise when using it. For the complex process of casting, the cast iron tub is generally more expensive and has fewer shapes to choose from.

Advantages: not easy to get dirty, easy to clean, good insulation; small noise. 

Because of the thick wall, excellent heat preservation has been its outstanding feature.

Cast iron bathtub disadvantages: because the cast iron bathtub is very heavy, it’s not that easy to carry it away. The installation process is trouble. After the installation, it’s difficult to move and repair, so this kind of bathtub would not be the first choice among consumers.


This is the cheapest material for the manufacturing of bathtubs. Made of reinforced plastic sheets, the fiberglass will be molded into the shape of a bathtub. 

The cheapest bathtub material, fiberglass is constructed from reinforced plastic sheets which are eventually molded into the shape of a bathtub. Though this kind of material is durable, it’s would crack when it suffers heavy impacts. Besides, it has the features of being porous, which means that it would absorb water regularly. Finally, the fiberglass bathtub would be increasingly unstable.

Stone Resin

Stone resin is a composed material, which made of crushed natural stone. With a relatively lightweight, This kind of material has a similar look and feel like the natural stone. And you do not need to pay the same price as the Stone material. Both for the cost and quality, A bathtub made of stone resin is a very good choice

Advantage: sound durability, excellent, heat retention, affordable price

Disadvantage: Compared with bathtubs made by other materials, you have too much choice when it comes to the style if you choose stone resin bathtubs.


The following details should be noted during the installation of the freestanding bathtub.

  1. In the first place, you need to consider the surrounding environment, according to lighting, ventilation, wall ground color, and other factors to determine the location of the independent bathtub, you have to know that the independent bathtub is the visual core of the bathroom, which can make a great contribution to how this bathroom looks like.
  2. Check the position of the bathtub and the plumbing. 
  3. Before the installation of the bathtub with bracket, check whether the bathtub is horizontally placed on the ground; after the bathtub is placed in the reserved position, it should be adjusted with the help of a level ruler and support foot nut until the bathtub is absolute level.
  4. Massage bathtub installation must set the ground and leakage protection switch, and do a good job of waterproof measures to avoid accidents.

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In this article, we have introduced the freestanding bathtub designs, including size, style, and material. We listed some popular styles and materials the bathtub designer will choose. We hope that this article can help you to solve some problems. 

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us through Email and telephone. Thanks for your reading!

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