Trade account Design and Installation
Freestanding taps buying guide
Buying Guides

Freestanding taps buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 5 years ago 2 min read

Freestanding taps can make a beautiful addition to a bathroom, whether it has a slick contemporary look, or a more traditionally luxurious style.

If you love the idea of having freestanding bath taps in your bathroom, then this guide will give you an overview of what you need to think about, and introduce you to the range at

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.

Matrix freestanding bath filler tap

The Matrix 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, 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.

Richmond freestanding bath filler tap

With its angular shape and minimalist design, the Richmond 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

Freestanding taps for basins

As with freestanding baths, countertop basins also require a form of freestanding taps, or 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, and would perfectly complement a bathroom with a freestanding bath.

Langdale high rise counter top basin mixer tap

The Langdale high rise basin mixer tap is the perfect 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, so as long as you plan carefully.

Choosing your freestanding bath

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.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 5 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 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.

Compare items Track order Free catalogue Design & Installation Trade account

Looks like you haven't added anything to compare yet

Just look out for the Add to compare around the site and revisit this link

Close and continue

Thank you for using our comparison feature.

You can add as many products as you like, there is no limit. When you’re ready simply visit this page to start comparing your products.

Close and continue

Your Shopping list is loading, this shouldn't take long.


Your basket is loading, this shouldn't take long.