Posted 14/02/2019

SOAKED IN LUXURY - A GUIDE TO BUYING A BATH IN 2019

The bath is the central point of any bathroom. Whether set aside for bathing only or used with a shower over, the bath has an important function in getting you ready for your day or helping you to wind down at the end. Rather than just another part of the bathroom suite, the bath should be considered a key piece from which wellbeing and relaxation stem.

Considering available space is the first stage when thinking about changing or adding a bath, along with identifying how the room is used, and who it is used by.  A family bathroom needs to be practical, while an en-suite or bathroom with the sole purpose of being a relaxing and tranquil retreat presents a very different priority. Do you have the luxury of space or are you looking to maximise what you have with clever design solutions?

Regardless of the room function, the correct bath choice can satisfy a multitude of functions and become a focal point. Whichever installation style or material type is required, you can be assured that all of our baths are designed to support the natural angles of the body. Crafted with luxury in mind, every time.


FREESTANDING OR DROP-IN?


Volute Freestanding Bath

Volute Freestanding Bath

Our freestanding baths are available in traditional and contemporary styles, with designs that boast elegance and create an instant wow factor.  Whether a traditional roll-top or a more contemporary line, freestanding baths give a feel of luxury to a bathroom. And don’t think that they are just for large rooms, our Volute bath is available in three sizes with the smallest being only 1600mm long; traditional cast iron and with a contemporary line, Volute allows a freestanding style in smaller rooms.


Drop-In baths are versatile and can boast contemporary and traditional designs with curved or straight lines.  A drop-in is a particularly good option in family or more compact bathrooms as they work well with a shower over the bath. They can be installed with a matching bath panel or be tiled in to complement the interior design and built-in shelving can also provide additional storage.

Flote Drop-in Bath

Flote Drop-in Bath


MATERIAL CHOICES

Once you have established the style of bath, you can consider the range of materials. Everyone has an individual preference on this, and it usually comes down to taste, design and cost.


Rêve Freestanding bath

Rêve Freestanding bath

Our collection of enameled cast iron baths exude luxury and offer a timeless and modern centre piece for any bathroom.  With natural insulating properties, enameled cast iron will maintain water temperatures for longer and is perfect for those who enjoy long and relaxing soaks.  Our enameled cast iron offers durable beauty in a finish that will not chip or crack, making it perfect for family bathrooms.


Acrylic baths are traditionally the most popular option when choosing drop-in baths, but our acrylic collection now includes a freestanding option with Flote.

The design of Flote takes relaxation to a superior level with an integrated pillow and an ergonomic, curved design which supports the natural shape of your body.

The BioCote treatment on the acrylic prevents bacteria from collecting on the surface, as well as being built with a chip-resistant finish - perfect for busy bathrooms and daily use. 

Flote Freestanding bath

Flote Freestanding bath


Investing in the right bath will satisfy form and function for years to come. For more information on the choice that is right for you please contact our team on 0800 001 4466 or explore our full range here.