What to consider before purchasing a cast iron bath

What to consider before purchasing a cast iron bath

When thinking about purchasing free standing cast iron baths, there is a few design choices to look at. You could opt for single, traditional, or double slipper styles. The decision is generally down to personal taste. However, there are still other factors to consider, such as where your taps will be installed.

You may want to decide to make use of the cold and hot pipes already installed in the bathroom. In this case you need to make sure the tap holes in your bath are on the right end for the required installation. If you are going for the whole overhaul, then keep in mind that you may need to alter your plumbing to fit the taps in the desired location.

Another factor to keep in mind is the feet of the bath. Free standing cast iron baths commonly have decorative feet, supporting it on either side to keep it raised from the floor. Generally the most popular type is clawed because they are more detailed. When people opt for this look, the bath is left open so the whole of it can be seen. In most instances, this leads to the underside of the bath being decorated.

There are a couple of options if you don’t want to show off the feet. Firstly you could try boxing the underside of each part using panels. This will keep the base, pipes, and everything else hidde. Alternatively you could opt for a floor-standing model.

When deciding on styles you’ll also have to choose whether to go for modern or traditional. It’s always wise taking time to choose what style in particular will suit the overall design of your bathroom.

Whatever your preferred type of bath and installation, Country Cast Baths can provide you with what you want. We only offer high quality free standing cast iron baths at affordable prices. If you so wish, you are welcome to view the products we have on offer, either on our website or at the showroom. If you have any other questions, please get in touch.

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