Get help, with our baths FAQ
Q. I want to buy a new bath for my bathroom what do I need to do first?
A. Baths offer a huge range for you to choose from, and will be one of the items you probably have the most fun, and the hardest time, choosing. The first things you need to decide is what space you have to put the bath in. Then you need to decide on the style that you want to go for. Next will come budget and material. You may find that budget will restrict your choice of materials as some are significantly more expensive than others.
Q. Should I go for a round bath or a square bath?
A. The space and shape of your bathroom will largely decide this, but also the style that you are trying to achieve, and the look that you most like. With baths there is no right or wrong, it is what is best for you and what your installer advises will work.
Q. What design of bath should I go for?
A. This will depend upon the space you have available, what your usage of the bath will primarily be, the style that you like and the budget that you have available. For example, if you have a good sized space and are having a separate shower enclosure then an elegant freestanding bath would be perfect, if it's the traditional look you like then a lovely roll top bath would be a good choice. If you are planning to put a shower over your bath as an all in one then a shower bat would be the ideal choice. There's so many designs within baths you're sure to find the perfect one for your home.
Q. What materials can I choose from and which is the best?
A. There are lots of materials to choose from when it comes to picking your bath. The most commonly used ones are acrylic, steel, and natural stone. Generally, the natural stone baths are regarded as the best quality, but these are usually very expensive and limited to the large freestanding baths. A high grade of steel are also incredibly good baths, and are usually less expensive than the stone baths, but just as resilient and long lasting as natural stone. The higher the grade of steel, the better the bath. Then there is the acrylic baths. You can get some really good quality acrylic baths, but as a general rule you do get what you pay for. If you do go for an acrylic bath then ensure you choose one which is twin skinned and encapsulated for the best quality.
Q. Which install option should I go for, for my bath?
A. There isn't really much choice when it comes to install options for your bath. Mostly this will depend upon your bathroom and the design of bath you have chosen. For our particular bath and situation it is best to be advised by your installer.
Q. I have a cloakroom/tiny bathroom what bath style should I choose?
A. It is unlikely that if you have a cloakroom bathroom you will have the space to fit a bath in. If, however, you have a smaller bathroom and are looking to try and fit a bath in, there are some options within the bath categories that offer smaller or space saving baths, and these will probably be the ones that you will be choosing from.
Q. I don't have a big budget, is there still a good variety of baths to choose from?
A. we sell hundreds of baths all at different price points. Some baths are not as expensive as you would think, and across all budgets there is a good variety of baths to choose from. Don't let a smaller budget hold you back from having a lovely bath.
Q. What else will I need to go with my bath?
A. As a general rule acrylic baths will come with the legs, but steel baths won't. Some of the natural stone baths will also require legs to be purchased separately but if you are at all unsure always check the adverts and product options. Usually, unless stated otherwise taps and wastes won't be included either.
Q. Can I find matching items to go with my Bath?
A. Most baths don't come as part of a range they will be standalone pieces. But you can get other items to match with the them for example square or round, contemporary or traditional.
Q. What is involved with maintaining my bath correctly?
A. Regular cleaning will help to keep your bath in the best possible condition. Never use any harsh cleaning chemicals which might damage the coating on your bath, always refer to the manufacturers instructions or care guides for correct cleaning processes.