Conversations around bathroom design often start with the choice of bath that fits the layout and meets your style or functional requirements. The good news is that you're spoilt for choice; the not-so-good news is that you have the job of picking a bath that you don't regret buying later. To avoid paying good money for an excellent product that doesn't suit your bathroom, here are a few tips to consider.
Getting the shape right
Want a therapeutic soak for one or a large double ended straight bath that two can share occasionally? Save space with a corner or offset corner bath. Stick to the usual single ended bath for a relaxing soak at the end of a busy day. Wish to enjoy a bath and a shower in a limited space? An L shaped shower bath is exactly what you need.
Besides accounting for space, assess who will use the bath and the role you expect it to play, such as therapy, luxurious soaks or just a quick in, quick out. Align shape and size to these factors, and you won't have any cause for complaint later.
Acrylic versus steel
Acrylic is a popular choice of Jacuzzi bath shells for multiple reasons. It is a good insulator, keeping your bath water warmer for longer, durable and easy to clean. But its surface is not very rigid (unless reinforced with fiberglass) and should you use an abrasive cleaning agent, the surface can suffer scratches easily (which can be filled with acrylic).
Steel is a far more rigid and hard-wearing choice that can be fashioned into a number of contemporary shapes, as is evident at The Spa Bath Co. Encased in smooth enamel, steel baths offer a sleek finish to complement the rest of your bathroom décor. Like acrylic, steel also ensures that you enjoy a warm and satisfying bath.
Hardware and features
Though side taps are a classic style, floor-standing taps, taps mounted in the middle or a filler that allows water through a wall-mounted mixer are the alternatives. Your plumber should be able to suggest a suitable solution that ensures comfort and convenience while avoiding leaks, slippery surfaces and other issues.
Whirlpool baths with the Jacuzzi jetting system have become sought-after among people seeking ultimate relaxation. Pay attention to the number of jets incorporated in the bath, especially if you plan to use them for joint and sore muscle relief. The Carron Centennial 1500x1500 Jet Bath, for instance, comes with ten chrome spa jets and a number of lumbar, plantar and chrome body jets.
Now that you’re all caught up on some of the ins-and-outs of this stylish bathroom addition, feel free to explore our extensive range whirlpool baths. Have a question? Call the team today.