To recreate the most traditional style of Roll Top Baths, your bathtub should be free standing on decorative feet. Some Roll Top Baths use a dais to elevate the main tub away from the floor. Free Standing Bath designs have aesthetic as well as practical purposes. 18th century Roll Top Baths were made using this type of design; your own modern day retro Roll Top Bath should also have the classic freestanding design. However, there are many semi modern styles of Roll Top Bath that will drop quite nicely into a traditional bathroom.
Another specific feature of a Roll Top Bath is its curved rounded edges. Classic roll top bathtubs do not have corner edges. The most popular Roll Top Bath tends to be what's known as a Slipper Bath. This is a classic design of Roll Top Bath with a high back that offers the most comfortable of bathing positions. Every fixture around the tub should be rounded and smooth, carefully choose a modern Roll Top Bath with these distinguishing features and you will be pleasantly satisfied. The smooth and rounded edges will help to create a comfortable and subtle feel, allowing you to recline and rest your head whilst soaking in your tub.
Another distinct feature of a Roll Top Bath is the dimensions as they are deeper than a normal bath. Due to a Roll Top Bath being so much deeper, you can soak your whole body inside the tub. Modern Roll Top Baths are made from different types of materials such as cast iron and acrylic. Cast Iron roll Top Baths tend be a lot more costly but offer a more realist traditional Roll Top Bath feel. It's also worth remembering that Acrylic Roll Top Baths tend to keep the water warmer for a while longer. Modern Roll Top Baths are usually double skinned which also assists with maintaining heat.