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One of the most popular (and stunning) bathroom design trends is freestanding bathtubs. While these types of tubs reflect a return to vintage origins, they bring with them an exciting and alluring new range of features. 

Whether you call them slipper tubs, soaking tubs, or freestanding tubs, you can find the perfect one for you here. We carry many of them, all made with premium tub materials. All you have to do is choose the one that suits your needs and tastes!

Is a Freestanding Bathtub Right for Your Bathroom?

The difference between freestanding tubs and built-in tubs is that a freestanding tub isn’t attached to the walls. There are many benefits to choosing a freestanding soaking tub for your bathroom’s focal point, including:

  • Easy (and more affordable) installation
  • Versatile looks and styles
  • More options for placement in a bathroom
  • Many options for color, material, and design

In addition, many people prefer these tubs for smaller spaces because they can give the illusion that there is more space available than there actually is, thanks to the open area beneath certain tubs.

Tub Sizes and Dimensions: Will It Fit?

Before you can decide anything else, you must confirm whether a freestanding soaking tub will fit in your bathroom. The average freestanding tub has a soaking depth of 15 inches, is 67 inches long, and is 32 inches wide (a Japanese soaking tub is 35 inches deep). 

While these are the average measurements, a broad range of sizes is available. Lengths can range from 35 to 80 inches, widths can be anywhere from 20 to 59 inches, and soaking depth can be 14 to 25 inches.

You must leave at least four inches of space around the tub for accessibility.

How to Choose the Best Freestanding Bathtub for You

With the exception of clawfoot tubs, which have an antique style, freestanding tubs for sale are generally contemporary, sleek, and modern.

There is much to consider when it comes to choosing the right tub for you:

  • What is your budget?
  • What is the best bathtub material for you?
  • What size and shape will fit your space?
  • What style should you choose?
  • Can your floor support the weight?

A freestanding tub can add value to a home since they are very desirable. Just how much value is added depends on many factors, such as the house itself and the specific qualities of the tub.

Shapes and Styles of Freestanding Bathtubs

These tubs come in many styles; one that sits flush to the floor will give the room a smooth, modern look, while one with space underneath it has a traditional or rustic vibe. The tub’s shape can be egg-shaped, rectangular, oval, or a unique free-form. Some popular styles of freestanding soaker tubs are:

  • Roll top (with a rim that appears to be rolled over)
  • Slippered (raised on one end only with the overflow drain on the non-raised end)
  • Double slippered (both ends rounded with a center drain)
  • Clawfoot (raised off the floor with four “feet”)
  • Pedestal (flush on the ground with the appearance of being on a platform)

The style and shape of your tub may be the most difficult (yet exciting) decision you’ll have to make, but it certainly isn’t the only one. You’ll also need to choose the color and ensure that the tub’s weight is suitable for your bathroom space.

Tub Materials and Weight

A tub’s weight directly correlates with its materials, which could be acrylic, fiberglass, stone, porcelain-enameled steel or cast iron, resin, copper, and even wood.

Each type of tub material has benefits and drawbacks, so consider each carefully:

  • Acrylic is light and affordable but scratches easily
  • Fiberglass is lightweight and easy to clean but is susceptible to cracks and mold
  • Stone is heavy and expensive but retains heat well 
  • Copper is resistant to damage and mildew but is expensive
  • Wood requires extra maintenance but is gorgeous and retains heat well
  • Porcelain-enameled cast iron is durable but can rust and chip
  • Porcelain-enameled steel is heavy, can rust and chip, but retains heat well

Many homeowners have great difficulty choosing the best freestanding tub material for them, which is why our experts are on-hand to help. Seconds & Surplus has warehouse locations in Richardson, Dallas, Grand Prairie, and Lewisville and we ship nationwide.

Beautiful, Affordable Freestanding Tubs for Sale

Seconds & Surplus has the largest selection of freestanding bathtubs available at affordable prices, and we can help you choose the right one for your space. Order your freestanding soaking tub today to brighten your bathroom remodel!