A luxurious bathroom is key to relaxing self-care and spa-like pampering at home. While freestanding tubs often steal the spotlight in bathroom designs today, there is something timelessly elegant about a wall-mount tub.
Mounted against the wall rather than occupying floor space, these baths have a slimmer profile that lends an airy, open feel. Modern wall-mount tubs have features like whirlpool water jets, temperature displays, and even mood lighting to take your soak to the next level.
Explore some of the most elegant wall-mount bathtubs and how they can elevate your bathroom.
The Allure of Wall Mount BathTubs
Built-in wall-mount tubs have been gracing luxurious bathrooms for over a century, prized for their space-saving design and elegant simplicity. Today’s wall-mount bathtubs take these desirable features to new heights with contemporary styles and high-tech additions like chromotherapy lighting, heated surfaces, and even sound systems.
A wall-mounted configuration optimizes floor space, allowing for a cleaner, airier aesthetic than bulkier freestanding tubs. Mounting the tub directly against the wall also lends a polished, integrated look popular in modern, minimalist bathrooms. For those drawn to a sleek, spa-like soak, wall-mount tubs deliver.
High-End Features for Ultimate Relaxation
While wall-mount tubs maintain a slimmer profile, today’s models integrate state-of-the-art features for a truly indulgent bathing experience:
- Whirlpool jets: Integrated jets deliver a high-powered hydrotherapy massage to soothe sore muscles. The Aleutian 1.5m tub provides customizable full-body support with its comfort touch massage system.
- Digital temperature displays: For perfect soak temperatures, look for tubs like the Aleutian that display the water temperature before stepping in.
- Chromatherapy lighting: LED lights in shades like blue and green cast a soothing glow for full relaxation.
- Heated surfaces: Warming pads on the interior surface keep bath water hotter longer, so you can take your time unwinding.
Freestanding to Wall Mount Designs
Many contemporary wall mount tubs are adapted from freestanding styles, taking advantage of their elegant silhouettes from iron, acrylic, stone resin, and porcelain. Keep the look cohesive by pairing wall mount and freestanding pieces from the same collection:
The Iron Works Historic 66″ tub mounted against the wall has the same Victorian style as its freestanding counterpart, now with the added luxury of built-in back support and textured flooring for safety.
The organic curves of KOHLER’s Abrazo freestanding stone resin bath are also available in a wall mount style. The bath appears to float, suspended by a slim chrome beam and is designed to be installed near a corner.
Material Spotlight: Cast Iron & Stone Resin
While acrylic and porcelain tend to dominate today’s tub designs, traditional cast iron and stone resin boast unmatched visual appeal and durability:
- Cast Iron: Known for retaining heat and resisting chips and scratches, cast iron tubs like the Repos offer a smooth, enamel-coated interior in various vintage-inspired shapes. These substantial tubs have the gravitas to anchor traditional bathrooms.
- Solid Surface Stone Resin: KOHLER’s Lithocast resin mimics the look of honed stone with the benefit of being easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The freestanding and wall-mount Abrazo tubs in matte White or glossy White finishes evoke modern sculptures.
Design Inspiration: Contemporary to Classic Styles
Today’s wall-mount bathtubs bring show-stopping style to bathrooms, from crisp contemporary designs to exotic vintage embellishments. Here are some highlights:
- Contemporary Chic: The Underscore alcove tub’s simple, clean lines embody contemporary elegance. Its sloped lumbar support promotes relaxation.
- Organic Contours: The sensuous curves of KOHLER’s Abrazo line bring an artistic edge, evoking natural shapes like river stones.
- Traditional Details: The Hourglass tub’s understated silhouette suits classic and retro decors, while the Serif’s oval form brings refined European style.
- Ornate Touches: For drama, the cast iron Historic tub is embellished with antique claw feet and ball finials worthy of a Victorian manor.
Planning Your Wall Mount Tub Installation
Installing a wall-mount tub requires careful planning and coordination with experienced professionals. Here are key factors to address:
- Site Preparation: Wall structure and framing must support over 100 pounds when filled. Reinforce masonry walls before installing mounting hardware.
- Drainage: Most wall-mount bathtubs use floor-level drains, which require correct drain and plumbing alignment.
- Weight Distribution: Secure mounting braces to studs can project from the wall at different widths to distribute weight.
- Levelling & Sealing: Precise levelling and sealing around the rim to prevent leaks are vital finishing steps.
Elevate Your Bathroom With a Wall Mount Tub
Wall mounting a sleek contemporary soaking bathtub or vintage clawfoot design makes an eye-catching style statement and lends additional perceived space. Before investing in one of today’s elegant statement-making mount tubs, consult installation experts early.
With strategic planning to accommodate their specialized mounting and drainage needs, you’ll soon enjoy a spa-worthy daily soak. Add soft mood lighting, nature sounds, or your favourite music playlist to complement the serene experience of bathing in your new wall-mounted tub.