Bath Tub Buying Guide

bath tub buying guide

When buying a bath there are two main aspects you must consider before you purchase it, these are, where will you locate it & is who is going to be using it. If you have busy family household, most likely you will want to utilise your space as best as you can. If you have a young family with children, a freestanding bath with a large depth may not be your best option as they may become problematic at 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, considering who is going to use your bath is a practicality that cannot be overlooked.

Don’t forget to find measure up you bathroom before making any purchases. You’ll want to be sure that your bath will definitely fit in within your space you have available. Also, it’s always worthwhile measuring your door frame so you know your tub will be able to fit through the door.

In the sections below, we will explain the most common variations of bath tubs, so you can decide which one will best suit your home.

Traditional Baths

Traditional baths are usually chosen for their timeless appeal and take influence from the Victorian era. These bathtubs feature curved-lines and softer edges commonly associated with traditional design. If you really want to create a vintage look, these baths can feature chrome feet which will elevate our tub whilst completing your ideal decor. 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.

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Straight Baths

Probably the most common bath in Irish households, a straight bath is a great practical option as it can fit snugly 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, which you can view here. Double-ended straight baths are also available, allowing you the option to recline at each end, depending on your preference.

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L Shaped 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.

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P Shaped Baths

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. P-shaped baths will look especially chic in more contemporary themed bathrooms.

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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 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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Whirlpool Baths

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. 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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