Bath Buying Guide

If you’re looking to wind down after a long day, there’s nothing quite like a soak in the tub to help clear your mind..

Author: Sunny, 3rd April 2019


Bath tub practicalities

One thing that may affect your final decision on where you locate your bath is who is going to use it? If you’re looking for a bathtub for use in a busy family household, chances are you’ll want to make the most of your bathroom space. If you have small children, a deep freestanding bath may not be the best option as you may struggle when it comes to bath time.

Alternatively, you might like enough room for two so choosing a double ended bath would be the best option for all-out comfort. Either way, who is going to use your bath is a practicality that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Don’t forget to find out the measurements of your bath before you buy it. You’ll want to be sure that it will definitely fit in your bathroom and it’s always worth taking a measurement of your bathroom door frame so you know your tub will be able to fit through the door.

Pedestal Basins

Traditional Baths

Traditional baths are usually chosen for their timeless appeal and take influence from Victorian styling. These type of tubs feature curved-lines and softer edges.

You may also find that these kind of baths come with ball, dragon or claw feet to help elevate your tub and provide that sought after vintage style to your bathroom interior.

You can match these tubs with more conventional fixtures such as cross-head taps, high-cistern toilets, (that are more circular and bowl-like in shape) and basin pedestals as opposed to modern wall-hung designs. Go and have a look here!

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Pedestal Basins

Modern Baths

Contemporary baths tend to be more modern in appearance. Angular lines and interesting, unconventional shapes are what makes contemporary bathtubs stand out from the crowd.

They look great when fixed with modern bathroom fixtures such as squared sink basins and sleek, minimalist taps such as chrome mixer or waterfall taps.

If this design takes your fancy, you can view our great range of contemporary baths here.

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Counter Top Basins

Straight Baths

Probably the most common bath in UK households, a straight bath is a great practical option as it can fit snuggly into your bathroom layout and it has the biggest selection of sizes to choose from.

We have a great selection of designs and sizes depending on your tastes and style.

Double-ended straight baths are also available, allowing you the option to recline at each end, depending on your preference.

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Counter Top Basins

Shower Baths

Big or small, everyone wants to make the most of their bathroom space. L-shaped shower baths are the perfect solution for combining both shower and bath space. The unique L-shape design allows you more room at one end of your bath so that showering is a breeze.

Similar to L-shaped shower baths, P-shaped shower baths are a great space saver. The days of feeling cramped in the shower are over thanks to the added space and large curved glass at the one end of your bath. The sleek curves of this design will also bring added impact to your bathroom.

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Counter Top Basins

Freestanding Baths

Nothing creates a sense of luxury like a freestanding bath. In addition to delivering a soothing experience, a freestanding bath is a great way to bring a focal point to your bathroom interior.

We offer a wide choice of traditional baths and 4 feet choices alongside a large selection of contemporary baths and a selection of more unique colour baths.

If you’re looking to relocate your bath as part of a bigger bathroom re-design, remember that existing pipework may not always be available. New pipes may be needed if, for example, you’d like your bathtub to be installed in the centre of your room.

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Valves

Whirlpool Baths

Indulge in a truly relaxing bathing experience with a whirlpool bath.

Indulge in a truly relaxing bathing experience with a whirlpool bath. The swirling body of water created by specially fitted jets is proven to reduce a long list of ailments, from circulation problems to sore muscles and joint relief.

All of soak.com’s whirlpool baths include a child safety function which means if any object is caught or pressed against the jets, the suction will cease. If you’re looking to bring a splash of luxury to your daily bathing routine then you can view our selection of whirlpool baths here.

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Bath Panels, Screens & Wastes

We offer both acrylic panels and MDF painted in white high gloss and walnut effect finish.

We also have end panels available to you for where your bath may be installed into a corner.

A waste is basically a posh way of describing a plug! (sounds a bit fancier doesn’t it?) It’s what get rid of the bath/shower water once you’ve finished.

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