Freestanding tubs: Are they comfortable?

We all lead busy lives. Do you find you are taking enough time out of your day to relax? For many, the answer would be “no,” as we are simply always on the go. The older we get, the more responsibilities we have.

Soon we find a partner to take care of, then we have young children who need our help, and so on and so forth. With all of this on our plates, sometimes it is tricky to find a little “me” time.

However, that relaxation time is so important to provide a reset on your day. It is the perfect way to wind down before sleep and get ready to accomplish even more the next day.

We find it essential to have something around the house that is going to make you relax, and one of the most common things is a bathtub. Today we are going to explore a certain type of bathtub, and see whether it allows maximum comfort after a busy work day.

The freestanding tub

There are many types of tubs on the market today, some that are installed with a shower, and others that stand on their own; these are usually called “freestanding tubs.” These are bathtubs that can stand alone and have finished sides without being connected to any wall. Freestanding tubs usually take up a lot of space in the bathroom and they are a very attractive feature.

Now, as we mentioned before, the purpose of the tub should be not only for cleanliness, but it should also provide relaxation. You cannot relax if you have a tub that is not comfortable.

With many people looking to buy a freestanding tub, they are also asking if they are even comfortable. We are going to answer that question, along with many more concerning freestanding tubs.

Outlining the freestanding tubs

What makes freestanding tubs so ideal for so many people is that they are like a piece of furniture; they really do make a washroom stand out and feel more high-end. They come in a wide variety of materials, and shapes and sizes, which can directly be linked to the comfort level of the tub.

While there is a common misconception that freestanding tubs are expensive, there are plenty that are affordable. Of course, there are still some that cost well over $4,000! This is why it is important to find one that still promotes comfort and is not just to have a pleasing look in your bathroom.

One reason people purchase free standing tubs may be that they are commonly known for being for the rich. They boast a common appearance of high class, and they make your bathroom look a lot more modern. If you are looking to enhance the feeling and look of your bathroom, a freestanding tub may be your best bet!

But is it comfortable?

Now for the main question: `is it going to allow you to relax? Even though they are great to look at, are they great to be in? The answer to this is mixed, unfortunately, because it all depends on the particular freestanding tub you are looking at.

That being said, if you are looking at a high-end model with plenty of space, they are indeed comfortable. There are many freestanding tubs that you can easily recline in while reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine.

The only downside to many is that they do not have a lot of shelf space. This can be annoying if you want to light candles or have a book or food with you. This can decrease your comfort level.

We recommend installing the freestanding tub close enough to a wall or shelves where you can store items such as soap or anything personal that you want. As for the bottom, most freestanding tubs are incredibly soft and you will have to do your best to not fall asleep in one.


So yes, for the most part freestanding tubs are comfortable, but they are not for everyone. If you are looking for a tub that is more for therapy or massaging, we recommend looking at a whirlpool tub. Whatever you choose, we wish you the best!