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The Ultimate Guide to Using a Freestanding Bathtub as a Shower

When it comes to modern bathroom design, the blending of functionality and luxury often takes center stage. A question that is getting asked more and more in bathroom design is, “Can you use a freestanding bathtub as a shower?” As homeowners start to design more elegant bathrooms as an upgrade from their builder-grade standards, there has been a growing desire to move beyond traditional bathroom setups and to create something more luxurious and spa-like within the comfort of their homes.

Freestanding bathtubs have become synonymous with luxury and style in contemporary bathroom design. By replacing an outdated bathtub with a freestanding model, homeowners can transform their bathrooms into personal spas – sanctuaries of relaxation and indulgence. But the utility of these bathtubs extends beyond their visual appeal. 

Many are now exploring the feasibility of combining the freestanding bathtub with a shower, aiming to enjoy the best of both worlds: the refreshing convenience of a shower and the relaxing depth of a bath.

Selecting the Right Bathtub for a Shower/Tub Combo

The key to successfully implementing a bath/shower combo lies in choosing the right freestanding bathtub. 

The bathtub must have a somewhat flat base to ensure comfort while showering, yet still possess enough sloping and back support for those times when a long, luxurious bath is desired.

One such option is the Aqua, from our contemporary collection. This rectangular tub aligns closely with the shape of a typical alcove bathtub, making it a suitable option for those who appreciate a more traditional aesthetic, yet yearn for the freestanding tub experience and an elevated design. The Aqua’s balanced dimensions offer the practicality required for a combined shower and bathtub setup.

freestanding bathtub as a showerAqua Freestanding Bathtub

For those seeking to break away from linear designs, the Orion – an oval tub from our contemporary collection – presents a perfect solution. This bathtub features a flat bottom conducive to showering, complemented by beautifully curved sides that provide ample back support for a comfortable bath. The Orion stands as a testament to the unique and striking visual appeal of freestanding tubs.

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Orion Freestanding Bathtub

Another notable option is the Rosso, a trendy freestanding bathtub from our contemporary collection. It exemplifies modern design and is versatile enough to fit into any combined bath and shower setup.

tub with flat bottom for shower bath comboRosso Freestanding Soaker Tub

Each of these models are available in a range of colors including classic white and black, as well as more stand-out options like Onyx or Calcutta – and even custom colors to match your decor. The drain finishes are also customizable to complement the overall aesthetic of your bathroom and match your tub.

How Does a Freestanding Bathtub Stay in Place?

A common concern with freestanding bathtubs is their stability. Many worry that such tubs might tip or shift when getting in and out. The solution to this concern is both simple and effective: the application of silicone along the bottom of the tub during installation. This creates a seal between the floor and the tub, ensuring it remains firmly in place no matter what. 

Our installation process, which is meticulously followed in hotel and home projects around the world, ensures that anyone can safely and comfortably use our tubs without any issues or worries. This small but crucial step in the installation process guarantees stability and safety, no matter where you install your tub.

Can You Use a Freestanding Bathtub as a Shower?

Incorporating a freestanding bathtub into your bathroom, whether as a standalone feature or part of a combined bath and shower setup, can significantly elevate the room’s ambiance and aesthetic. 

It’s about creating a space that isn’t just for daily routines but is a personal retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.

With the right tub, like the Aqua, Orion, or Rosso, and proper installation, you can transform your bathroom into a luxury spa-like space. The versatility in design, color options, and the practicality of these tubs offer endless possibilities to tailor your bathroom to your exact preferences.

In the end, it’s about more than just aesthetics or functionality; it’s about crafting an experience. A well-designed bathroom with a beautiful freestanding tub can become a haven, a place to unwind after a long day, and a symbol of elegance and relaxation in your home.

Find your perfectly customizable bathtub in our Contemporary Collection today.

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