What is the best tap for a free-standing tub?
A free-standing bath makes your bathroom look extra chic. But where do you put it? It all depends on how the water is supplied. In other words, on the type of tap you choose. In this article we take a closer look at all the options.
In the middle of the bathroom
If your bathroom is large enough and the water line can be installed in the middle of the room, this is the place to be. Guaranteed wow factor!
You can then choose between two types of taps.
Stylish and modern
A stand-alone bathtub and a floor-standing mixer tap complement each other perfectly. They create an elegant and contemporary look. For the installation, it is best to call in the help of an experienced professional so that the place where the tap is to be fitted is watertight. Because splashing water is unavoidable in any case!
Good thinking: integrate the water supply into a wall. That way, you can position the bathtub in the middle of the bathroom and still enjoy all the benefits of taps that are fixed to a wall. You can read more about this later. It also brings structure and rhythm to your bathroom. And of course it is practical: ideal for storing your things or for a few decorative items.
Against a wall
Even when you install a free-standing bathtub against a wall, the whole thing still looks very stylish.
In that case, the tap is fixed to the wall. This way you don't have to do any demolition work to install the water supply underground. The installer will make sure that they place the bathtub in such a way that there is enough space left for easy cleaning between the bathtub and the wall. They will also give you the necessary information on the taps - after all, it is important to choose a tap with a long spout.
Wherever you want
Some free-standing baths can be installed just about anywhere: one of the edges is a little wider, so there is extra space to fit the tap and all your toiletries.
This avoids masonry work or laying the pipes in the walls. Moreover, the water never ends up on the floor...
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