Rolltop baths by Arroll – Buyers guide for free standing rolltop Baths
With interior design ever changing and the latest trends & modern decorating idea’s always seeming to quickly fade out before something new comes along, there’s always one household fixture that has stood the test of time from it’s inception and that is the cast iron rolltop bath. In this buyers guide you will be given all the information you need to make the correct and informed decision when buying a free standing rolltop bath.
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A freestanding rolltop bath is just how it sounds, it is a bathtub that is not fixed to the walls or floors in your bathroom, it is able to be moved around the bathroom to meet with any design or style that you want to achieve in your bathroom. The freestanding cast iron rolltop bath emerged as a must have bathroom fixing around the 1800’s but didn’t actually go into mass production until the 1900’s.
What style of rolltop bath should I choose?
Choosing your rolltop bath style is totally up to you depending on what type of design you want for your bathroom, below you will find information on what cast iron baths are available and what style may suit your home.
A slipper bath as The Villandry would be categorised is a free standing rolltop bath with one end curved up higher than the other end just like a slipper. A glamorous bath that hints at a more hedonistic period, it brings all the drama and splendour of a 19th century French chateau to modern and traditional bathrooms. Plenty of space for two, The Villandry also comes with distinguished lion’s paw feet for added sophistication.
If it is the traditional look you’re going for it will be The Lyon that will catch your eye, this bath is modelled on the French 19th century style which would have been made from copper at the time but fast forward over 150 years and here we have Arroll’s cast iron rolltop bath with it’s beautiful design and finish. All of Arroll’s cast iron baths can be painted with a bespoke exterior finish , which allows you flexibility in design.
Rolltop bath’s truly add a whole host of beauty to a bathroom and can change the whole experience of bath time. Just imagine for a moment, you’ve come home from a long day at work, you draw yourself a bath, you throw in a bath bomb and a glass of wine for added relaxation and voile, you’ve experienced the ultimate bath time relaxation. The Cheverny is a classic roll top cast iron bath, exuding cool luxury and style, its detailed ball and claw feet, gentle contours and deep roll makes it a perfect bath for two.
Yes. Adding a shower above your rolltop bath is possible and can help if your bathroom has limited space to have a stand alone shower in addition to a bath. Adding a shower to your rolltop bath is fine just choose your bath, decide on where your bath and shower is to be placed, add in a shower curtain and you’re rolltop bath with shower is complete.
Where can I buy a cast iron rolltop bath?
You can find rolltop bath stockists here: https://www.arroll.co.uk/find-a-dealer