Best Freestanding Tubs of 2020

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Transform your bathroom with a freestanding tub that’s not just functional, but beautiful too.

Are you thinking of remodeling your bathroom? Maybe it’s time to consider installing a new freestanding tub to add some style and luxury.

Modern, retro or contemporary, there are lots of styles to choose from. There are also different sizes available that can fit bathrooms from small to spacious. A gorgeous new tub could be just the thing to set your bathroom apart.

You can place it wherever you want in your bathroom; it doesn’t have to be fitted against the wall. Freestanding tubs could also be a great addition if you want to create a spa corner in your master bedroom — after all, who says tubs are just for bathrooms?


Features to Consider When Choosing a Freestanding Tub

Whether you’re updating an old tub or completely remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure you get the one that’s best for you. Here are some factors and features to consider when making your choice.

Size

Before you start looking for a freestanding tub, the biggest thing to be mindful of is how big it’ll be.

  • Location: It’s a good idea to measure your bathroom and plan where you want the tub. Take into account the amount of room you want around your tub, where the plumbing will go and where your bathroom door is. The last thing you want is not being able to move around your tub or have it get in the way of a door.
  • Logistics: The next thing to consider is how you’ll get the tub into your bathroom. You need to make sure it will get through all doorways and up any stairs. While it may end up a bit like a Chinese puzzle, make sure you can navigate the tub to where it needs to be.
  • Users: Finally, think about who will be using the tub. If you’re 6-foot-tall, then you won’t be able to soak comfortably in a small tub. Check out the length, depth, and width to make sure it’s suitable for all members of your household.

Style

There are different styles of freestanding tubs, and the one you ultimately decide on will depend on personal preference. If you want your tub as a centerpiece, then consider one with a plinth or pedestal. If you want a spa-like experience, a whirlpool bath might be a good choice.

There are also different shapes, including rectangular, circular, oblong, and oval. Some will have one end higher than the other (slipper shape), and some are higher at both ends. Think about what will fit best with the lines and decor of your bathroom.

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Materials

Modern bathtubs tend to be made from acrylic and are sometimes reinforced with fiberglass and resins. They’re lightweight, durable and easy to clean (1). Some will be double-walled making for better insulation to keep your bathwater warm.

You can get tubs made from cast iron, copper, stainless steel or even stone. However, these tubs can be heavy, and you might need to reinforce your floors to hold them.

Weight Check

Confirm how much weight your floors can take before choosing a new tub. The floor will need to support the weight of the tub, plus the water and the people using it.

What’s Included?

Check what comes with your bathtub:

  • Plumbing: Most will include the overflow and drainage fittings. These could be made from brushed nickel or brass. Sometimes these fittings are installed at the factory, or you may need to fit them yourselves.
  • Legs: Adjustable legs are another must so your bath can be leveled when fitted. These are usually not seen once your bath is installed.
  • Faucets: Faucets for these bathtubs tend to be freestanding as well and are generally not included.

Best Freestanding Tubs of 2020

We did the research by considering not just real customer feedback but industry expert opinion on what makes a great tube. Here are our 7 top scorers.

1. Pelham & White Luxury Vintage Tub

Best Luxury Freestanding Tub

Luxury 60 inch Freestanding Tub with Vintage Tub Design in White, Includes Pedestal Base and Brushed Nickel Drain, from the Mendham Collection
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Capture the eleganceof a freestanding bathtub with a plinth in this vintage-style bathtub from Pelham and White.

The tub is made from the company’s proprietary Acrylicast. This is composed of acrylic that’s been reinforced with fiberglass and hardened composite material. The resulting material can add strength to the tub and help with heat retention (2).

The finish on the tub and the plinth is a high gloss white. We like that the plinth easily attaches to the base of the tub, and there are adjustable feet so you can make sure you get it level. The anchors and levelers on the feet make sure your tub stays exactly where you place it.

Why We Love It

Proprietary Easy-Clean Finish

Both the tub and plinth are finished with a proprietary scratch and stain-resistant surface called Enduraclean. This will help your bathtub retain the high gloss finish over time.

Total Immerse System

This tub is designed a little wider with a comfortable backrest, so your bathtime is always relaxing. About an extra 2 inches has been added on the inside in the area where you sit. This is great if you’re plus-sized or just want more room.

Safety First

Bathtubs can be dangerous places when they’re wet. Luckily there’s an anti-slip surface inside the bottom of this tub to prevent slipping. This gives a better grip when getting in and out.

Easy Drain

This tub has a brushed nickel overflow. The overflow helps prevent you from overfilling the bath or sloshing water all over the floor when you get in.

The plug is brass and operates with the tap of a toe. Just don’t hit it accidentally and let all the water out of the tub while you are bathing — yes, this is something we’ve done!

Keep In Mind

No Faucet Included

This tub comes with drainage fittings, but there’s no faucet. You need to purchase this separately. That being said, this is the case for the majority of freestanding tubs.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 60” Long x 31.4″ Wide x 24.4″ High
Capacity 56 gallons
Materials Acrylic, brass, brushed nickel
Water Depth 12.5 inches
Warranty 30 days return policy, 5 years limited warranty

2. Woodbridge 54 Inch Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub

Space Saver

WOODBRIDGE White 54' Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub Contemporary Soaking Tub with Brushed Nickel Overflow and Drain, B-0006 / BTA1507
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The dimensions of this tub from Woodbridge make it a good choice for smaller bathrooms. It measures 54 inches long by 28.375 wide and 28.375 high, so it won’t take as much room as some other models.

It has a 55-gallon water capacity, and the water height will reach 15 inches at the overflow. This means, despite its compact size, you can still have a nice deep bath. Great for soaking away the stresses and strains of the day!

It has smooth curves designed to contour to your body and is higher at one end so you could pop a bath pillow there and lay your head back. It has a gentle slope as well to keep your back supported.

Why We Love It

Sturdy Construction

The tub is constructed with a double-walled design for insulation to keep your water nice and hot.

The materials used are two layers of acrylic as a top coat over fiberglass. This makes it strong, easy to clean, and unlikely to lose its whiteness and shine. We’re advised that the finish is designed to resist fading, dulling, and scratching.

Overflow and Drain Included

A push to pop-up drain and overflow are factory-fitted on this bath, so it comes ready to install. This is a nice touch from the manufacturer, and not all freestanding tubs come with these fittings.

Adjustable Legs

The fitted legs can be adjusted to ensure the tub’s level on installation. A flexible tube drain and hose make installation into your existing plumbing easy.

Although a faucet is not included with the tub, Woodbridge makes one you can purchase to match. It has a brushed nickel finish to complement the finish on the overflow. It’s made from stainless steel and brass, and has a hand shower attached.

Keep In Mind

Not Good if You’re Tall

This tub is great for shorter or smaller people. However, if you’re on the tall side, you won’t be able to stretch out in this tub.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 54″ Long x 28.375″ Deep x 28.375″ Wide
Capacity 55 gallons
Materials Acrylic, brushed nickel
Water Depth 14 inches
Warranty 30-day money-back guarantee, 1-year warranty

3. Woodbridge Whirlpool Freestanding Bathtub

Best Whirlpool Freestanding Tub

Woodbridge b-0030/bts1606 67' x 32' Water Jetted and Air Bubble Freestanding Bathtub, BTS1606, B-0030 Whirlpool
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If you want the luxury experience of a spa in your home, then this tub comes with 10 body massage jets and 10 whirlpool bubble bath jets. These are all adjustable and can give you a hydro massage in your own bathroom.

You get the choice of powerful water jets or the more relaxing soft tissue massage of thousands of small air bubbles. The stainless steel jets are fully draining, making them sanitary since no water is left to pool behind.

Also, there are underwater, color-changing mood lights so you can really get into the spa zone. This means you’ll need a power supply in addition to your existing plumbing.

Lastly, the tub comes complete with a pump approved for use with bathtubs.

Why We Love It

Reinforced Construction

This tub is made from 100 percent lucite acrylic and is reinforced with Ashland resin and fiberglass. These materials are designed to be strong and make the bathtub durable.

The high gloss white finish is resistant to stains and fading, and keeps your bath looking great, use after use.

Drainage and Piping

Woodbridge has designed its drain and pipe system to be anti-leak, anti-odor, and super durable. They’re easy to install, and the total pipe length is 37 inches. This means, once fitted, you shouldn’t be troubled by bothersome leaks or smells.

Warranties

All this tub’s components carry warranties. The bathtub has one for five years for any surface or structural issues. The plumbing parts are warrantied for a year, as are the components of the jet system.

This gives you peace of mind that if something goes wrong during the warranty periods, you’re covered.

Keep In Mind

No Heater

While the bubbles and water jets massage your body, your hot bathwater will still cool off the same as in any other tub. There’s no heater built into this system to keep the water warm.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 67″ Long x 31.87″ Wide x 23″ High
Capacity 60 gallons
Materials Acrylic
Water Depth 13.5 inches
Warranty 5 years on the tub, 1 year on whirlpool jet system, 1 year on plumbing parts

4. Wyndham Collection Soho 60-Inch Freestanding Bathtub

Smooth Curves

Wyndham Collection Soho 60 inch Freestanding Bathtub in White with Floor Mounted Faucet, Drain and Overflow Trim in Polished Chrome
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The smooth rounded curves of the classic design on this tub make it a good choice for any bathroom. It’s an oval shape and has a clean white color, plus you get a choice of trims to add, including brushed nickel or brushed chrome. These choices extend to the overflow and pop-up drain cover.

The bathtub comes in three different lengths: 60-inch, 68-inch and 72-inch. When measuring, remember that all measurements can be plus or minus half an inch, as advised by the manufacturer. These variations mean that no matter what size your bathroom, you should be able to choose one to fit.

There are packages on offer to include a matching faucet, but you can also choose to buy one separately.

Why We Love It

Warm to the Touch

Enamel and steel traditional bathtubs, even when filled with hot water, can feel cold to the touch. You get in for a soak and have to sink beneath the water to make sure you aren’t jumping out of your skin when your back touches the side.

But this tub is made from acrylic, which could be warmer to the touch than some other tub materials, like metal (3).

Deep for Soaking

We all love a good, long soak in a tub, especially after a hectic day. The depth of this tub makes it a great option for totally immersing your body and relaxing.

The overflow drain is also situated quite high at 18 inches. This means more water to soak in before it starts flowing out.

Seamless When Fitted

The drains and piping for this tub are underneath the unit. This means that you can pop it in the middle of your bathroom and it’ll look good from all sides. You won’t have any unsightly “trap doors” on the side of the tub; just smooth, clean lines.

Keep In Mind

Difficult to Fit on Concrete Slab

The drains on this tub need to be tightened and accessed from underneath. If you’re planning to fit it on a concrete slab floor, you might need to build a platform. That way, the tub will sit on top, and the plumbing will be hidden beneath.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 59.75″ Long x 29.25″ Wide x 23″ High
Capacity 43.5 gallons
Materials Acrylic, polished chrome
Water Depth 12.5 inches
Warranty 2 year limited warranty

5. Empava 67-Inch Luxury Freestanding Bathtub

Best Contemporary Design

Empava EMPV-FT1518 67' Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub
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Empava brings us a sleek, contemporary tub that’s raised at both ends. It has an ergonomic design, so your body is comfortable and supported when you bath. The curves in the middle will make this tub aesthetically pleasing in any bathroom.

It’s also great if you have kids who fight over the raised end of the tub. With this tub, they can both get what they want, meaning more fun and less stress for you.

This tub doesn’t come with a faucet, but the brushed nickel drain and overflow will match with many other faucets on the market. You can choose whichever one suits your budget and taste.

Why We Love It

Made in the USA

This tub is manufactured in the USA and is backed by a manufacturer’s 5-year warranty. So, while you hopefully won’t experience any issues with your tub, it’s great to know that you have some home-based recourse if you do.

High Gloss Finish

This tub has been finished with a high gloss white acrylic. It’s strong and durable, and the manufacturer’s claim the acrylic will help prevent the build-up of soap scum and bacteria on the surface.

Easy Levelling

Freestanding tubs need to be level on your bathroom floor, and achieving this is a breeze with this tub. There are feet located underneath that can be individually adjusted to ensure your bathtub is perfectly horizontal.

Double Walled

This tub has a double-walled acrylic construction to help keep your bath water warmer for longer. This is due to greater reinforcement and insulation.

Keep In Mind

Accidental Drain Opening

A pop-up style drain is located in the center of this tub. The positioning means that it can be opened accidentally while you’re bathing, draining water out of the tub when you don’t want it to. Even though this is a pain, it’s relatively easy to avoid once you’re used to the tub.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 66.92″ Long x 31.49″ Wide x 26.77″ High
Capacity 58.11 gallons
Materials Acrylic, brushed nickel
Water Depth 15 inches
Warranty 30-day money-back guarantee, 1-year warranty

6. FerdY 59'' Acrylic Freestanding Bathtub

Modern Style

FerdY 59' Freestanding Bathtub, F-02522 Classic Oval Shape Acrylic freestanding tub Modern White, cUPC Certified, Drain & Overflow Assembly Included (F-02522-59'')
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With a seam-free oval shape, this tub from FerdY could bring a modern look to your bathroom. It has a high gloss white finish, making it easy to clean and retain its good looks.

It has been ergonomically engineered with a sloped interior to keep you comfortable as you soak in your chosen bubbles or spa salts. The curved external lines are pleasing to the eye and will match any bathroom decor.

The overflow and pop-up style drain are silver in color, although the manufacturer doesn’t say what materials these are made from.

Why We Love It

Reinforced Acrylic

This tub is strong with a maximum capacity of 1,763 pounds. The advertising shows a baby elephant sitting in the tub — although we doubt you’ll use it for this!

It’s made from acrylic, reinforced polyethylene resin, and fiberglass with a total thickness of up to 0.31 inches. The base has a stainless steel bracket to add strength.

The walls of the tub are doubled to improve insulation and keep your bath water warmer for longer.

Easy Installation

This tub comes with easy-to-follow and step-by-step, illustrated instructions. Two kinds of drain pipes are included, one brass and one plastic. The plastic one can reach up to 29.5 inches.

Adjustable feet means your tub can be leveled easily on any bathroom floor.

Choice of Sizes

You can choose from either a 59-inch or 67-inch length. So, if some members of your family are taller, or if you have a larger bathroom, you can decide which will suit your needs best.

Keep In Mind

Drain Doesn’t Seal Well

Some find issues with the drain on this tub. It appears there’s a plastic ring that doesn’t seal effectively, which might need a fix from a plumber.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 59″ Long x 30″ Wide x 23″ High
Capacity 61 gallons
Materials Acrylic
Water Depth 15.54 inches
Warranty None specified

7. Ove Decors Rachel 70-Inch Freestanding Bathtub

Best Long and Deep Freestanding Tub

Ove Decors Freestanding Bathtub in Glossy, Contemporary Soaking Tub with Chrome Pop Up Drain and Waste Overflow, 70 inches, Rachel 70 White
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If you’re looking for a long, deep freestanding tub, this one from Ove Decors could fit the bill. It’s 70 inches long and 30 inches high, and quite wide at 34.25 inches externally. These combined measurements add up to a considerable size!

When it comes to the room inside the tub, one end measures 20.86 inches wide and the other 21.65 inches wide at the base. This gradually increases to the maximum width at the top of the tub.

The raised backrest at the wider end is great for relaxing back and soaking. The narrower end of the tub is where we find the chrome pop-up plug and overflow. These are factory fitted, so it’s less work for you when it comes to installation.

Why We Love It

Strong Materials

The 100 percent acrylic is reinforced with fiberglass to a thickness of 3mm. While lightweight, the tub is still strong and durable.

Three Compatible Faucet Types

Although there’s no faucet included with this bathtub, you’re are not as restricted on the type you can choose compared to some other freestanding tubs. It’s compatible with freestanding, wall-mounted or deck-mounted faucets.

You get to choose which suits your bathroom best depending on where you want to place your tub. This might mean fewer plumbing updates after installation is done.

Easy to Level

Beneath this tub are five feet, which can be individually adjusted to make sure the tub is level. These also keep the tub stable even if your bathroom floor isn’t level. These feet stay concealed once the tub is fitted.

Keep In Mind

Be Careful Getting Out

The inner base of this tub isn’t non-slip. For this reason, some find that it gets very slippery and you need to be careful getting out. A solution to this is to grab a non-slip mat, which can be affordable and effective.

Additional Specs

Dimensions 70” Long x 34.25” Wide x 30” High
Capacity 62.08 gallons
Materials Acrylic, fiberglass
Water Depth 15.4 inches
Warranty 10 years

Freestanding Tub Comparison Chart

Product Best Dimensions Capacity Materials Water Depth
Pelham & White Luxury Vintage Luxury 60 x 31.4 x 24.4″ 56 gal. Acrylic, brass, brushed nickel 12.5″
Woodbridge 54 Space Saver 54 x 28.375 x 28.375″ 55 gal. Acrylic, brushed nickel 14″
Woodbridge Whirlpool Whirlpool 67 x 31.87 x 23″ 60 gal. Acrylic 13.5″
Wyndham Collection Soho Smooth Curves 59.75 x 29.25 x 23″ 43.5 gal. Acrylic, polished chrome 12.5″
Empava 67 Contemporary Design 66.92 x 31.49 x 26.77″ 58.11 gal. Acrylic, brushed nickel 15″
FerdY 59” Acrylic Modern Style 59 x 30 x 23″ 61 gal. Acrylic 15.54″
Ove Decors Rachel Long & Deep 70 x 34.25 x 30” 62.08 gal. Acrylic, fiberglass 15.4″
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Soak Away the Stress

Choosing the right freestanding tub could transform an ordinary bathroom into your personal spa retreat. With clean lines or smooth curves, a great tub can become the centerpiece of your decor, set on a plinth or placed in a corner to enhance the overall look. Add a whirlpool feature and you’ve created your very own home spa.

While there might be more to plan and consider than with a traditional tub, a freestanding option could make your bathroom really stand out. Plus the result is more opportunity to spend time soaking and relaxing… and there’s nothing wrong with that!

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About the Author

Peter Gray

Peter has been a homeowner for 35+ years and has always done his own repair and improvement tasks. As a retired plumber, Peter now spends his time teaching others how they can fix leaks, replace faucets, and make home improvements on a budget.
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