Traditional freestanding baths fall into several broad categories for their general shape, two other concerns of equal importance will be the type of foot and also the sort of tap fittings required. Each one of these as well as the main styles of traditional bathtub shape are described below. The data in this post is about contemporarily manufactured traditional style freestanding baths not antique baths.
Traditional bath feet usually appear in one among four broad styles although the variation within those styles could be great. Plain feet, ball and claw feet, often just called claw feet come in are a talon or claw gripping onto a ball which rests on to the floor and takes the body weight of the bath, lions paw feet are in the shape of the paw of the lion located on the lavatory floor next you have various approximately Art Deco style feet you could find with a few freestanding baths. Of the three categories the ball and claw feet appear in such wide variation that the more stylised versions are barely recognisable consequently with most of the detail gone. Plain feet are the same ball and claw in general shape but haven’t any detail with them.
Bath feet can be found in various materials and finishes, iron feet have to be painted, usually they’re painted black, white or perhaps the same colour since the bathroom walls. Feet are offered also produced from brass, either which has a polished brass finish (which is used with gold taps) or perhaps electroplated chrome, gold (usually called antique gold), brushed nickel or bright nickel. Not all traditional baths have feet. In general feet are not interchangeable between baths but they may be that specific manufacturers use the same feet on two or more of their baths. You must not obtain a bath without the feet if you don’t already know you will get the appropriate feet manufactured to the bath.
Its important to know when you purchase a traditional freestanding bath what kind of taps you will employ from it and just what you will need to attractively plumb them in Traditional freestanding baths are usually called roll top baths, this means the rolling fringe of many traditional design of bath. It’s not at all simple to mount a tap to the rolling side of a roll top bath. A conventional strategy to this was to drill the taps hole from the side from the bath just across the overflow the taps used are shaped in the future up at right angles to the water inlet so they really will be in the same form as a deck mounted pair of taps. These taps are called globe taps, many of them come as a set of taps, cold and hot. Globe taps are simply really used today with antique certain roll top baths.
More generally these days roll top baths onto which taps may be mounted have what’s called a tap platform. A tap platform is really a flattened part of the bath edge into which tap holes may be drilled and taps mounted. For baths onto which taps cannot be mounted you will employ either attached to the wall or floor mounted taps. Note that there are a few contemporarily manufactured and, broadly speaking, traditionally styled baths that do not have a roll top therefore and onto which taps could in theory be mounted anywhere about the fringe of the tub.
Brian Rooks November 6th, 2017
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