What Kind of Bath Suits You?
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Published by TOP4 Team
Bathrooms are now much more than places to get clean! We want to spend quality time there and a great bath experience can make all the difference — providing a place to relax, unwind and enjoy your bathroom space. The following tips will help you choose the bath that’s perfect for you.
How much space do you have?
The amount of available space and your bathroom layout will have an impact on the type of bath that’s best for you. A freestanding bath will make a strong design statement, especially if it’s used as the centrepiece of your room. Positioned on the bathroom floor itself, it can be installed back to the wall, away from the wall or even in the middle of the room, but typically requires more space than a traditional bath. A traditional built-in bath is dropped into a hob or customised surround.
Which bath type is best for you?
Tile flange, island, freestanding? Depending on your bathroom needs and space available, there are various types of baths to consider.
Have you considered your existing plumbing?
If you’re renovating, you should take note of the existing plumbing and bath waste position. Does your bath have an end waste, centre waste or off-centre waste? What are the dimensions? This will affect your product choice, plumbing requirements and ultimately your budget.
Don’t forget this: baths influence taps.
Keep in mind that your tapware choices will be influenced by the type of bath you choose, such as floor-mounted or wall-mounted taps for example. Freestanding baths often require floor-mounted taps, though a back-to-wall freestanding bath will also allow you to use wall-mounted taps.
Be mindful of large or deep baths as they consume more water than a standard-sized bath.
Check floor support.
Is your floor sufficiently supported to suit your chosen bath? Steel and solid surface freestanding bath can be heavy, so always check with your plumber or bathroom renovator to be sure you have the support you need.
Try before you buy.
Don’t be afraid to try out different baths. Take the time to recline in each one to see which feels the most comfortable and relaxing.
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