What bath should you choose?bathroomsdelivered
Our buying guide helps you choose what bath will suit your bathroom. In contemporary bathrooms, the bath is considered the most basic and decorative element. Unlike the past, a bath no longer serves for a utility purpose. Modern baths have a wow factor that combines luxury and aesthetic factors. Baths are available in diverse materials and styles to suit all types of bathroom styles, although, it is the room shape that decides the type of bath that will be suitable for your property. Homeowners with a spacious bathroom can choose to design the bathroom layout as per their tastes. However, those with smaller homes have the option to also choose from a wide range of designs suited to smaller areas. These still are as aesthetically pleasing without compromising on the look of the bathroom. Along with the actual design of your bath, the drain, bath screens, surrounds, showers, shower doors you need may also effect your decision.
The two main materials that baths are made of in modern times are steel and acrylic with both having their pros and cons. When you plan to select a bath, you primarily need to decide the kind of material you would like in your bathroom.
Characteristics of the two types of bath materials
Popular with UK homeowners
Easy to transport and install because it is lightweight
Heat retention is good
Offers value for money
Unlike steel warm to touch
Being a non-porous material makes it easy for cleaning and removing scratches
The bath material commonly used in most UK bathrooms
Greater durability and strength than acrylic
Almost impervious to scratches and resilient
Despite being cold to touch excellent heat conductivity
Being UV light and chemical resistant prevents discolouration
Made from eco-friendly recyclable material unlike acrylic derived from fossil fuels
After you decide the bath material for your bathroom you can finalise the style or shape of your choice. The following are the type of baths that bathroomsdelivered.co.uk has on offer:
Single Ended Bath: Rectangular in shape, these are among the most popular with faucets installed towards one end. It has only a single backrest that makes it possible only for a single person to use. It is the most common type of bath in most UK hones. These come in various sizes suited to different bathroom spaces. We have a good range of single baths to choose from that can be comfortably installed in even the most limited bathroom spaces.
Double Ended Bath: For those that would like something bigger, the double-ended baths range would be a good option. Most of these types of baths have the faucet placed centrally. It makes it feasible to lean against both ends of the bath. That makes it possible for even a couple to enjoy a nice luxurious romantic bath together. Double-ended baths are ideal for romantic couples wanting to luxuriate in comfort. These are ideal for those that are looking for a more spacious bath area including to bathe the kids.
Corner Bath: These are perfect for those homes that have bathrooms of irregular shapes with corners that can be used. These are a great option for bathrooms that have limited space where it is not possible to install a regular rectangular shaped bath. Despite being suited for corners it does not lack in space. These are available in various sizes and shapes and add to the aesthetic element of a bathroom. For homeowners that have a bathroom with space at a premium, a corner bath would be a nice addition to the bathroom. In comparison to the rectangular design of a conventional bath, the curved finish of the corner bath is much more attractive to look at.
Shower Baths: One design that is ideal for bathrooms with limited space is the range of shower baths. If you have a bathroom that does not offer too much space and you would be comfortable with both showering and bathing, a shower bath is the answer. It is well suited for a family where the adults like to shower and the kids enjoy bathing. Instead of having both a shower and bath fitted in a bathroom that will take extra space, this is the best combination bath to opt for.
Freestanding Bath: This type of bath can become the centrepiece of your bathroom because of their elegance and style. A freestanding bath exemplifies luxury and comfort. However, most homes in the UK do not have the required space to have these installed. If you have a spacious bathroom, a freestanding bath is a must-have with them being decently priced as well. In any large bathroom, a freestanding bath has a commanding presence and grabs the eye of the beholder. While these are available in a variety of styles, they are classified into two kinds: contemporary and retro. The design you plan to select will be subject to the bathroom theme.
The contemporary design is doubled ended and features thin rims. The retro-style may have a roll-top or could be slipper-shaped.
As a norm, retro freestanding baths rest on claws, that raise the bath above the ground. Contemporary designs are sleek and sit evenly on the floor, giving it a spa-like feel and look. Homeowners that have a classic-themed bathroom will find a roll-top bath well suited to the interior décor.
To complement the décor of your bath we offer a diverse range of bath panels. These can enhance the appeal of your bathroom. These are available in various colours that come in acrylic and wood styles, including shades of black, grey and oak. These panels are a good match for some styles of baths and may not be suitable for freestanding baths.
Once you select the bath shape and choose the kind of material you would like in your bathroom, you can further consider whether you like a contemporary or retro style and the size that would suit your bathroom.
Check out the vast range of baths we offer on our website. All the baths we sell can be matched to your specifications to create the ideal bespoke bathroom suite of your choice.