Matki Showers Archive

How to choose the perfect bespoke shower

 

Here in the United Kingdom we frequently have quite characterful properties with a history to them, and rather than a completely new blank space you will often have the odd low ceiling to contend with, (loft conversions) or an uneven wall to account for when renovating a bathroom space something like a giant game of Tetris!

Matki bespoke

These odd shapes and uneven spaces can be worked with rather than presenting a hindrance, through opting for a bespoke Shower design. A bespoke shower enclosure offers you a solution tailored to your needs. Of course a bespoke shower options are not just for bathroom renovation projects, you might be planning a new build where you need a shower door where off the shelf solutions won’t work, for example a steam room or frosted shower doors. Most of the manufacturers we work with offer solutions that adjust the height and width, and some can even create various special sections to suit a certain shaped area for example an angled cut to suit a celling. This is actually a much smoother process than you would think, in most cases we can work with you and the manufacturer to agree on a no-obligation design in advance.

A step up from this, Matki actually have a specially dedicated Bespoke team who will work with you on your project. They offer a “Measure & Fit” service where their engineers conduct a site visit, coming out to your property and measuring up with professional precision, and once the enclosure is manufactured they visit again to fit the goods. This ensures the perfect fit!

Matki Bespoke

In terms of shape and cut, some of the solutions Matki offer are:

Ultra-Bespoke-Matki-004Dwarf Walls

These can be used to create really interesting areas, for example to create a spa like wet room or steam room. Tiled seating sections or a shower chaise lounge can be created, with a dwarf height inline panels that meet a full height door.

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Angled Cuts

Angled cuts offer the perfect solution for a bathroom loft conversion or slanted roof. Cutting across the glass at an angle creates a made to measure pentagon screen.

 

Other options with bespoke design include specification of colour finish and material, even shower door handle style and personalised glass etching. This is where things get really interesting, and you can create something truly unique to your home and your taste.

Their standard finish is a polished silver, but Matki now offer various bespoke finishes to frames, hinges and handles including: Brushed or Polished Gold, Brushed or Polished Nickel. The Matki One range has the following colour options: Architectural Bronze, Silver, Black Anodised, White Coated.

Matki Bespoke Hinges

Matki One Bronze

Metal disc handle details can be added in: Chrome as standard but also Copper, Brass, Green, Red, Blue, Black or White. We particularly like the polished nickel for a more traditional look, or the architectural bronze for a contemporary edge. In addition to colour customisation, the handle design can also be specified from a range of options.

Matki Handles

The handle choice can really change the entire look of the enclosure, for example choosing the traditional handle design and a soft polished nickel finish would compliment Matki’s Swalding classical brassware beautifully as demonstrated in the inspirational image below in a traditional room setting with plush furniture and complimentary neo-baroque framed mirror.

EauZone Plus Nickel

As of 2016, new to the EauZone Plus range is Matki’s soft brushed gold finish, which we think works beautifully:

Matki EauZone Plus Gold

Which colour combinations would you go for? Let us know in the comments below. If you would like a quote on any of these options please do get in touch with us! Email sales@ukbathrooms.com.

Aeon Zephyr Radiator

If you are fitting out a new home or are considering changing the layout and decor of your current sitting room, this could be the time to think about buying a radiator that will make a clear statement about you. Is it not time to get away from the drab ordinary, although undoubtedly efficient panel radiator? We would like to suggest that you look at the Aeon Zephyr radiators which are clearly different and suggest that you have made a subtle choice.

These are designed for hot water systems either direct or indirect and are available in five sizes. With the Zephyr, perfection has reached new heights and you will quickly appreciate the cool lines and of course the efficient warmth that you and your family will appreciate. Available in a brushed or a mirror finish the Aeon Zephyr will be a stunning but subtle addition to your home.

Matki 1700 Curved Walk-In Shower Enclosure

Bathroom designers will tell you that when it comes to shower enclosures Matki features very high on their list for the most discerning customers. When you look through the range of Matki shower enclosures it is not difficult to see why. With their generous showering area, which can fit neatly into a space where the bath is being replaced, where even the smallest detail has been developed to give you a truly exhilarating shower experience, it is not difficult to see why they are top sellers.

The Matki 1700 Curved Walk-in Shower Enclosure is complete with removable teak decking; Matki Elixir concealed thermostatic shower mixer, hand shower and overhead support with 220mm Easy Clean Deluge shower head. This enclosure is available in corner and recess installations and the 1700 Walk-In ranges are uniquely supplied complete with the Elixir high quality concealed thermostatic shower mixer, a hand shower, diverter valve and a 220mm Easy Clean Deluge shower head, model 1706 as 1700 without Deluge shower head.

Matki Square Walk-In Shower Enclosure

The Matki Square Corner Walk-In Shower Enclosure brings sophistication to the corner of any bathroom. The square Deluge shower head and handset and the innovative thermostatic control, built into the central shower panel, allows for the effortless monitoring of water flow and temperature from inside and outside the shower. The shower is available in three sizes including corner and recess options.

Finished in Celtic Silver with chrome plated details and manufactured with clear 8mm safety glass EN12150-1, this is also supplied complete with shower tray, teak or matt white decking, and thermostatic shower mixer and accessories. The safety glass is located inside the shower tray eliminating the need for silicon sealant along the base of the surround, therefore retaining its clean look. Fixed Head deluge shower head can be easily diverted to hand held shower on the hose.

Matki Colonade Quintesse Space Saver Shower Package

Finding a suitable shower enclosure that will fit into a smaller bathroom or en-suite area has been resolved at UK Bathrooms. This has been achieved with their Matki Colonade Quintesse Space Saver Shower Package and is available with either Pivot or Infold doors maximise available space in your bathroom. The Matki is a clever design which incorporates curved side panels but still gives a large internal showering space, with a door that can be either a solid pivot or space saving infold design.

The package includes a specially designed shower tray in acrylic capped Synthastone and also includes Fastflow shower waste, with a low specially designed threshold. The shower enclosure is constructed using 6mm clear safety glass for the panels and infolding doors and is suitable for both power showers and steam. For a small additional cost the glass surfaces can be treated with Matki Glass Guard Easy Clean, which is an invisible glass surface coating which reduces limescale and hard water deposits.

Monza Basin, WC, Shower & Bath Suite

It can be sometimes a little bit daunting trying to decide on individual items for a new bathroom suite, but for many getting the right package from the shelf is not only the easy option, but usually it can be an enormous money saver as well. One of the many examples from the UK Bathrooms web pages is the Monza bathroom suite package which can save you £899 and on top of this saving it brings a touch of luxury to your bathroom too.

The package consists of a Villeroy and Bosch washbasin and pedestal, Carron Quantum bath complete with panels where appropriate, Subway Open Pan, Rear Cistern and soft close seat, Matki Radiance Original Curved Corner Shower Surround and tray, Hansgrohe Croma 100 Multi Combi shower set, with basin and bath mixers from Hansgrohe. All these products are from Europe’s leading manufacturers and will enhance any home.

Matki Square Walk-In Shower Enclosure

When it comes to shower cubicles or enclosures, innovation and durability go hand in glove, whether the enclosures and doors come in various exciting shapes, for example rectangular, square, quadrant or pentagon, or now the ultra modern steam showers with diverse designs, these enclosures would give you adequate privacy and space plus the elegance that you have always looked for.

Just one example of very many is the Matki walk in shower enclosure which offer left or right handed opening, teak or white matt decking, in three generous sizes, and a completely new and innovative integrated two-way control mixer technology with thermostatic mixer/diverter on attractive column. The fixed Head deluge shower head can be diverted to hand held shower on hose, another feature being the safety glass located inside the shower tray eliminating the need for silicon sealant along the base of the surround, therefore retaining its clean look. An optional extra for this enclosure is the Matki glass easy clean protection guard keeping your enclosure with a sparkling new look all the time.

Fitting a shower to a small room

What do you do if you want to install a shower but you only have a very small bathroom?

The first thing to point out is that there usually is a way to solve problems like this and you mustn’t give up before you’ve really had a chance to think the problem through. Don’t let the fact that you don’t have much room to play with put you off from searching for the solution.

If you can rearrange your bathroom to get even the smallest of shower cubicles in then that has got to be close to the top of your list of possibilities. The shower enclosure can be free standing or installed along a wall or in a corner. Check out the Matki Radiance Original Curved Corner Shower Surround which being curved is ideal for the smaller room, this package is complete with Matki Glass Guard, included in the price, as well as the shower tray and Fastflow shower waste.

Top value shower package

A shower package is a convenient way to buy and install a top of the range shower complete with a shower tray as well as a shower waste.  UK Bathrooms have put together a number of these and one that represents tremendous value for money is the Matki Radiance Curved Corner Shower Surround in safety glass complete with specially designed shower tray including Matki Fastflow Shower Waste. Matki Glass Guard is included in the price which is offered by UK Bathrooms with free delivery included.

The Radiance Curved Door is a model of complete discretion with minimal high-lustre aluminium frames that have concealed fixings. The single sliding Curved Door in clear toughened safety glass glides effortlessly to reveal a generous opening or closes for a watertight seal that works even with power showers, the Radiance shows just how beautifully spacious showering can be.

Matki Freestanding Walk-In Four Sided Shower Enclosure

Top of the range, the daddy of them all, use any method you wish to describe it but, if you want a state of the art designer shower enclosure you have found it with the Matki freestanding walk in enclosure. Featuring 8mm clear glass to safety standard BS6062A and EN12150-1 which can have Matki Glass Guard Easy Clean Protection at a small additional cost, which is an invisible surface coating, reducing limescale and hard water deposits. The Matki has a new innovative integrated two-way control mixer technology with thermostatic mixer/diverter on an attractive column and a concealed fast-flow shower waste.

The unit is finished in Celtic Silver, featuring a high-lustre anodised aluminium frame with chrome plated details, with a choice of teak or matt white decking, with an innovative sealed access beneath decking for easy installation and maintenance. Square Easy Clean shower head and co-ordinating hand shower together with matching thermostatic basin, bidet and bath wall-taps available.