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Freestanding taps buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 1 month ago 4 min read

Freestanding taps make a beautiful addition to any bathroom. Want to know more? Turn to our expert guide…

Are you considering a luxurious freestanding bath for your bathroom renovation? Or perhaps you’re simply freshening things up with a stylish countertop basin? No matter how small or large your project may be, it’s always worth carefully considering the type of tap that suits your style. Whilst some baths may have space for deck mounted taps, freestanding bath taps offer a great way to bring a designer look and feel to your entire bathroom. The same can be said for freestanding basin taps (more commonly known as high rise mixer taps).

In this expert guide, we’ll provide you with a brief introduction to freestanding taps for both baths and basins, and show you just some of the beautiful designs available here at Victoria Plum.


Freestanding taps for baths

Freestanding bath taps look fantastic and can add a real feeling of luxury to a bathroom. They are ideal for use with freestanding baths, as these baths usually aren’t designed to accommodate tap holes, as it would ruin the sleek shape.

The advantage of a freestanding tap is that you can place them almost anywhere, meaning you have much more flexibility when choosing a position for your bath. You can also choose to place your taps at either end of the bath or in the centre, or anywhere in between—whatever works best in your bathroom.

Orchard Eden freestanding bath filler tap

The Eden from Orchard Bathrooms is one of our most popular freestanding taps for baths


Freestanding taps for contemporary bathrooms

Contemporary freestanding baths generally have a sleek and elegant style, making them the ideal partner for a beautifully designed freestanding tap. There are several designs to choose from at Victoria Plum, such as a waterfall mixer, or a graceful curved spout.

Our contemporary freestanding bath taps also include a detachable shower head for added convenience and functionality.

Mode Ellis freestanding bath filler tap

With its angular shape and minimalist design, the Ellis from Mode Bathrooms is the perfect example of a contemporary freestanding bath filler tap


Freestanding taps for traditional bathrooms

Many of our traditional roll top baths have spaces for taps incorporated in their designs, though these will also require standpipes to connect the taps to the water supplies. There are also many other designs that require completely freestanding taps, creating an elegant and classic look.

Our traditional standpipes (pictured below) give you the flexibility to choose any of our compatible bath mixers, many of which also include detachable shower heads, so you can create your ideal look.

The Bath Co. Traditional bath filler tap standpipes

By adding traditional standpipes from The Bath Co., you can complement your roll top tub with a classic bath shower mixer tap


Freestanding taps for basins

As with freestanding baths, countertop basins also require a form of freestanding tap (better known as high rise taps). These work in a similar way and must be fitted to the top of the counter in order to fill a sink design that doesn’t have tap holes.

This can create a very elegant and contemporary look, perfectly complementing a bathroom with a freestanding bath.

Mode Tate black high rise basin mixer tap

The Tate black high rise basin mixer tap is the perfect on-trend accompaniment to a countertop basin

Handy hint: You can find out more about high rise basin mixer taps in our Basin mixer tap buying guide.


Installing a freestanding tap

When choosing the position of your freestanding tap, take care to make sure it won’t cause inconvenience by being in the way or too close to other fixtures. However, a freestanding tap can be just as at home in a smaller bathroom as a large one, as long as you plan carefully.

To fit a freestanding tap, you should be able to follow the same basic principles as a regular mixer tap. However, if you are unsure or simply not confident when it comes to DIY tasks, we'd thoroughly recommend hiring an experienced plumber.


Choosing your freestanding tap

Now we've armed you with the facts about freestanding taps, it's time to stand on your own two feet! Shop our superb range of freestanding taps today.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 1 month ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 8 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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