Originally Posted by amakarevic
i am putting a freestanding tub in my bathroom...what i'd like to have is a standup shower... so that you can take a shower like in a normal shower with your hands free...
Is this going to be a shower you use on a daily basis? If so, I would really recommend you reconsider your plan. It may look good, but it is not very practical.
In order to use a freestanding tub as a shower you need a full surround curtain like the ones shown. We have one in our main bath and it is a real pain in the rear. If I had any other reasonable choice I wouldn't have done it. The closeness of the curtain gives you no elbow room without bumping and sticking to the curtain, and there is no place to put your soap and shampoo.
Alan has a point too, unless you are meticulous it is hard not to get water all over the place.
If you are determined, you might consider running a rain shower head out of the ceiling and keep the controls in the tub.