Find a bath that you find comfortable and practical to your needs. Think about who will be using the bath, and in what way. Do you like to sit up or lie down? Will you be bathing children, where a deep bath may be impractical? Some people enjoy a deep bath they can lie out in; others prefer a shallower bath they can read in.
As a bath is almost always the biggest item in a bathroom, it is the focal point of the room. Consider what style you would like to have, as this will influence the design of the entire bathroom.
The shape of your bathroom is bound to influence your decision on a bath, and may even limit your options. If you have an awkward shaped bathroom for example, a corner bath could be the ideal solution, and if there isn’t room for both a bath and shower, a bath shower mixer with bath screen will work well.
When choosing the material your bath is made from (see below for more information), bear in mind that different materials all have different qualities and drawbacks.
Find out whether or not the bath you choose comes with tap hole options, and if so, how many. You may already know what type of bath filler you wish to have, so will need to be sure this is practical.
Types of Bath
Free Standing Bath: These are stand alone baths that can be positioned anywhere in the room. They are available in both contemporary and traditional styles, with traditional options often having feet available.
Slipper Bath: These baths have one high end to lie against and are designed for relaxation. They suit traditional style bathrooms very well.
Shower Baths: These are ideal if you have a small bathroom and wish to incorporate a shower and bath. Complimented with a bath screen, and sometimes in a P shape to accommodate room for showering.
Corner Bath: These baths are ideal for smaller or awkward shaped bathrooms. They fit into a corner of the room, making the most of the space available.
Pressed Steel: These baths are available in a variety of colours and sizes, and are cheaper and lighter than a cast iron bath.
Acrylic : This is a very light material and can be produced in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including circular designs. It is very easy to clean and to repair if scratched.
Super Strong Acrylic: Extra thick for added rigidity , especially suited to showering.