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Jennifer

Free standing baths look nice, but if you are actually someone that likes to use a bath for yourself or children, built in are the way to go! Don't even get me started on the cleaning issues....Our claw foot, free stand tub now found its purpose as a much better cow trough!

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vernevans

As we are building a spec home, bathroom size is limited, so our space is too squashy for a freestanding. As well I am short and in my 70s so lifting legs is a little awkward. But having no bath is an experience a neighbour/friend had (when building)when not thinking of tiny ones coming into the family and needing a bath, as may be too young for a shower. Soo the older ones would bring them up to my place for a bath. Hubby and I were not liking that very much, especially when having visitors at the time. We were not very impressed. This could also be a drawback for future sale of the house.

   
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David Brown

After reading the article,plus installed quite a few baths over some of 40 years, of different types and design. With free-standing fixing is the important part. The cast iron on feet, used the weight to hold them in place. The Spa bath was a big in the 90's to 2000 they require a bit of work with the pump, until they built it in a framework, then move to fully enclosed type. These days just consider what you require that works, . myself we in the hunt for Albert cast iron bath,to match the style of house we are building.

   

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