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Co-ordinate your ensuite style with Abacus Concepts

The best choice of luxury bathroom brands

Planning a new en-suite can be confusing when there are so many luxury bathroom brands available. If you are aiming for an ultra-co-ordinated look then consider Abacus Bathrooms.

A complete bathroom approach from Abacus

Abacus is one of the leading UK manufacturers of quality bathroom and wetroom products.  They have a ‘complete bathroom’ approach. From the hidden wetroom products that will make the room 100% watertight to the bathroom toilet brush.

Introducing Abacus Concepts

The Abacus Bathroom Concept ranges begin with Concept Simple S2 and include Concept Shaker, Concept Noir, Concept Pure, Concept Cloud and for finishing touches – Concept Accessories.

The Concept Noir black washstand comes complete with a Villeroy and Boch Memento washbasin. It’s stylish, bang on trend and gives off a New York urban vibe. Also have a look at the Abacus Concept Cloud Shelf with towel hangers. Teamed with the 80cm wide shelf with the 80 cm wide Concept Cloud Base Unit in matching Oak this is a stunning piece for any modern bathroom.

Colour your bathroom

This is where Abacus Bathrooms get clever – with their ‘Colour Your Bathroom’. Match the matt black finish of the towel hangers to a wall mounted Iso Basin Mixer, Basin Waste and Designer Bottle Trap Kit.  A superb Line LED Mirror with touch control and demister is available in a choice of frame finishes to match in with the brassware and complete the ultra-coordinated look.

Shower components

Opt for a matt black 2-way shower mixer, back plate and 2-way Universal Easi-Box Shower Valve. The Abacus Emotion Round Fixed Shower Head at 250mm with co-ordinating Emotion Slide Rail and fixed wall arm are all available in matt black. The Emotion Microphone Handshower head and hose will complete your shower brassware needs.

Abacus have a walk in 900mm wetroom screen with a 350mm return panel, available in a range of finishes to again perfectly co-ordinate. Along with a range of contemporary wall hung toilets, frames and flush plates.

Bathroom accessories

Save a little budget for the finishing touches, bathroom accessories. Add an Abacus Pure toilet roll holder and robe hook .

Guide to configuring your shower space

Creating The Perfect Contemporary Shower Space

If you’re looking to create the perfect shower space then consider Crosswaters 10mm options available from UK Bathrooms.

Crosswater have introduced their Gallery 10 and Optix 10 showering solutions so that you and your family can enjoy the ultimate shower experience. Both ranges are made from the highest quality materials and using toughened 10mm glass.

Configuring your shower room can seem a little daunting, with a wide choice available across both Optix 10 and Gallery 10

This guide will help you to make the right choices so that you end up with the perfect showering space.

Gallery 10 allows you to create a luxury walk-in shower whilst Optix 10 offer a range of shower enclosures. If you have chosen a walk-in shower space then Gallery 10 is the range for you.

Gallery 10 – Walk-in Shower Space

First of all, you need to decide the location for your shower space. This could be a corner or recess space, or it could be on a straight open wall. Measure the space you have chosen and select the correctly sized glass panel to fit. We recommend that you allow a minimum of 500 mm entry space.  The Gallery 10 collection offers glass panels to suit all shapes, sizes and spaces giving you a huge amount of flexibility with your shower design.

Additional Stabilising Fixings

Once you have selected your glass panel you may need to consider the option of stabilising fixings, these will depend on your chosen configuration but may include:

  • Glass to glass seal – this will allow you to join two glass panels together
  • Wall profile – this will support a glass panel up to 500mm without a bracing bar
  • Glass to wall bracing bar – this connects your glass panel to the wall and can support panels up to 1400mm
  • Glass to ceiling bracing bar – this connects your glass panel to the ceiling and can support panels up to 1000mm
  • T bracing bar – this is a ‘T’ shaped bar which will connect two glass panels up to 1000mm to a wall

Optional Deflectors

You can then decide whether you need to reduce splash by adding optional deflectors. Any overspray will be minimised by adding fixed or hinged deflector panels.  A hinged deflector shower panel works on 180-degree hinges, great for shower access. While fixed deflector panels remain in a permanent position.

A Gallery 10 walk in shower configuration will be based on your choice of shower base. Gallery 10 walk ins can be set up with the use of a shower tray or the panels can be installed on a tiled bathroom floor – again allowing you a great deal of design flexibility.

Choice of Colour Finish

The Gallery 10 collection is available in a choice of 4 fabulous finishes – Brushed Brass, Polished Stainless Steel, Matt black or Brushed Stainless Steel – choose one of these to match with your bathroom colour scheme. The Matt Black finish looks stunning in a monochrome design and the Brushed Brass works perfectly with the on-trend green and pale pink hues.

Whichever you choose don’t forget you can complete your look with colour-matching MPRO shower brassware, including shower heads, flexible handsets, shower valves and bathroom accessories.

Optix 10 Shower Enclosures

If you opt for Optix 10 luxury shower enclosures then once you’ve decided on your shower location, you’ll need to measure the space so that you can then work out what is the most suitable enclosure or your contemporary bathroom. Consider who will be using the shower and what kind of shower experience you would like to create.

Choose Shower Door Type

You can then choose one of four door types from Crosswaters Optix 10 collection:

  • A single sliding door
  • A pivot door
  • A single bath screen with inline panel
  • A pivot with inline panel

A single sliding door is great if you need a space saving efficient solution. Whereas the single bath screen is good if you are looking for a combined bath shower function.  If you’ve planned a larger shower space then opt for the pivot door with an inline panel. Pivot doors a re a great choice as they feature watertight magnetic door seals for seamless integration and a hassle-free showering experience.

Shower Tray Or Tiled Floor Installation

An Optix 10 shower enclosure also allows you to either install a shower tray or install directly onto a tiled floor. And you can enjoy further design flexibility in the three colour finishes available Brushed Brass, Brushed Stainless Steel and Polished Stainless Steel.

Creating a luxury contemporary shower space is easier than it’s ever been with Crosswaters Gallery 10 and Optix 10 showering spaces.

 

 

 

January Specials on hansgrohe Showers and Taps

Leading bathroom brand hansgrohe

hansgrohe are one of the leading bathroom brands when it comes to showers and taps. They are renowned for excellent quality and they employ some of the best designers in the world.

Great Savings at UK Bathrooms

UK Bathrooms currently have some exciting offers on a number of hangsrohe Raindance shower products. Including the Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer and the new, innovative DogShower.

hansgrohe Raindance Select

The hansgrohe Raindance Select S 2 jet Showerpipe set is now available at an unbelievable £819 inc vat. This represents a massive saving of £441 on RRP.  This exposed shower set includes the award winning Raindance Overhead Shower, Raindance Select hand shower, Isiflex shower hose and matching wall bar. Finished in chrome to match almost any bathroom space the product abounds with technological functions.

These include hansgrohe RainAir, featuring air injectors and WhirlAir with its massage spray for that de-stressing shower experience.

Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer

Match the shower set with a Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer in chrome also on special offer at just £263.25 saving £141.75 on RRP. This stunning, sleek mixer tap is a best seller. It’s easy to see why as it is made to last and looks great. Its Quickclean technology means that it can be kept in pristine condition with little effort.  Another benefit is that the mixer comes complete with push up waste and is supplied with connection hoses.

Matt Black Finish

Black in the bathroom has been a growing trend over the last few years and is a trend that is here to stay.  Also on special offer from hansgrohe is the Raindance Select S Showerpipe 240 1 Jet with PowderRain in gorgeous Matt Black at £996 inc vat. This all-in-one shower kit includes a swivel overhead shower and a triple spray handshower. Complement with a Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer also available in Matt Black for a perfectly co-ordinated high-end bathroom finish.

hansgrohe DogShower

We were delighted to be the first retailer to supply the hansgrohe DogShower and we’re even more delighted to be able to offer it at the special price from just £68.90 inc vat. This innovative DogShower will offer your dog a unique cleaning experience, it is available in a choice of Matt White, Matt Black, Sky Blue or Pink too. Created with three different spray types and a Select button to switch easily from one type to another, the DogShower will remove shampoo easily from your pooch so preventing diseases and skin irritations.

CURVE APPEAL FOR YOUR BATHROOM

If you want to be ahead of trend then get curve appeal in your new bathroom. Curvaceous bathrooms are predicted to be the trend for 2022.

Curves are in

These days our bathrooms need to be not just functional but also a sanctuary of relaxation. A place where we can shut out the world for a little while and rest. And that’s why we agree with Pinterest’s new ‘Predicts’ that curves and soft lines are going to be big in 2022.

New bathroom collections do away with square, harsh edges and introduce a softer, gentler style that really does give your space that chilled out vibe.

 

Adopt a rounded approach

It’s not just bathroom furniture that’s going curvy. It’s everything from toilet to basin, bath to showerhead, taps to mirrors. This ‘rounded’ approach will make your bathroom feel that little bit more indulgent. A place where you can recharge your batteries, whatever time of day.

VitrA’s new Liquid by Tom Dixon

One of the most exciting collections with curve appeal is the recently launched VitrA Liquid.  Liquid is a unique collaboration between designer Tom Dixon and the leading bathroom brand and is all about expressive minimalism. It’s soft and rounded forms are generous in proportion and eradicate all sharp edges from the bathroom.

All elements of the bathroom

As well as looking good, the collection is tactile and functional and encompasses all elements of the bathroom, from ceramics to brassware, tiles to accessories.

Ceramics have been extended beyond the traditional realms of basins and sanitaryware, including a rotund stool which can be used in the shower or anywhere else in the home. 

Tom Dixon’s theme continues into the expressive showerheads and controls.  The whole collection incorporates fatter, softer lines that are more generous, long-lasting and stronger.

Not just for the home

Taps and showers are available in chrome or gloss black finish for a contrast.  The products can be combined flexibly to create a unique style and purpose and are designed for use either in the home or professional environments, including offices, hotels and restaurants.

At a time when there is more emphasis being placed on the bathroom, this unique collection is both innovative and contemporary and will certainly add curve appeal to your space.

THE BIG BATHROOM SALE IS HERE

Now is a great time to buy your new bathroom…

Now is the perfect time to buy your new bathroom, it’s THE Crosswater, Burlington, Britton and Clearwater Sale.  Bigger and better than ever with up to 50% off all bathroom sale items.

If you’re looking for a new bath, shower, tap or vanity unit, shower enclosure, shower tray, toilet, basin or even bathroom accessories – look no further!

Our Big Bathroom Sale Suggestions

Check out this gorgeous freestanding roll top bath from leading brand Burlington – NOW ONLY £659.50 inc VAT (exc feet) – a beautiful reproduction of an original French Boat Bath.

And this year the sale includes some of the latest products from these leading brands. Along with the greatest selection of colours and finishes!  Discover the lovely Crosswater Design 8 Matt Black Walk in Easy Access Shower, RRP £835.00 inc VAT NOW ONLY £417.00 inc VAT – a massive 50% off!

With 000’s of luxury products in the 2021 Sale, and with savings of up to 50% on Crosswater, Burlington. Britton and Clearwater’s best-selling lines and new introductions.  Hurry while stocks last.

 

For more information on the brands involved in this sale, read here for blog posts about Crosswater.

 

Introducing hansgrohe’s DogShower – a hand-held shower

What features does the hansgrohe DogShower include?

hansgrohe is the first shower specialist to work with vets and psychologists, dog groomers and pet owners. To develop a hand-held shower specifically designed for a man’s best friend. The hansgrohe DogShower has an innovative head with long stroking nozzles. Which allows the water to reach even the dirtiest areas of your pet’s coat by moving the shower around your dog. Not only this but by gently stroking your dog clean. Any shampoo residues are removed from the fur which helps to prevent skin irritations. The hansgrohe DogShower provides a seriously effective and thoroughly clean. As well as being a stress-free and more pleasant experience for you and your much-loved pet

A tailored experience for man’s best friend

With three different spray types. The spray from the upper end of the shower is great for gentle cleaning of paws and sensitive areas. For legs covered in mud. The soft water spray from the front stroking nozzles will work best. The full fur spray mode is recommended for showering the whole body. With water from over 70 soft silicone nozzles penetrating deeply into your dog’s coat and removing dirt and shampoo with ease.

A select button on the handle effortlessly changes between these three spray types. The integrated water brake is activated when the shower handle is released for a short time. Directly reducing the pressure and amount of water.

The hansgrohe DogShower is a high-quality product supporting dog parents. Making the shower a pleasant place for dogs – whether water-loving or not.

Its ergonomic shape means the shower is comfortable to hold. The DogShower is available in four different matt finishes. Pink, black, white and blue. The showerhead easily screws onto any standard shower tube. For an even faster change of showerheads, it is also possible to install a click connector, which is optionally included.

Brand new OPTIX 10 and GALLERY 10 from leading brand Crosswater

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of the OPTIX 10 and GALLERY 10 collection – brand new luxury showering spaces from leading brand Crosswater.

Showering – an unparalleled pleasure

From the invigorating morning ritual to unwinding at the end of the day, the indulgent process of enveloping ourselves in a deluge of water makes showering an unparalleled pleasure.

While shower valves and heads heighten such an experience, it is the surroundings that set the foundation for encompassing a powerful sense of serenity, personal privacy and contentment that every shower experience should deliver.

OPTIX 10 

Enhancing luxury within modern and traditional settings. Available in four-door types and three striking colors to make designing your perfect luxury showering space incredibly easy.

GALLERY 10
An expertly curated collection of 10mm toughened glass panels, profiles, and bracing bars in four indulgent colors with diverse layout options for complete design freedom.

 

Imperial Black Sapphire Collection

Merging comfort and style, black bathrooms are here to stay. The Black Sapphire Collection of dark sanitaryware by Imperial Bathrooms ups the ante, finally bringing ceramics over to the dark side.

The bathroom of 2021 has emerged as a space for wellbeing and retreating to for a moment of calm; time spent in the bathroom of today is prized, an opportunity for peace, privacy, self-care and time out from frenetic lives of home working, schooling and multitasking. No longer simply a functional room, bathrooms have become another lifestyle zone within the home, fulfilling emotional needs as well as practical ones, and in response their design has become more expressive, experimental and exciting.

Enter the vogue for black bathrooms, with dark, cave-like spaces creating sanctuaries where the stresses of outside cease to exist. While surfaces, furniture, fixtures and accessories have all been doused in black tones of late, sanitaryware remained traditionally white and bright – until now. Imperial Bathrooms’ new Black Sapphire Collection has put an end to interrupting dark schemes with chunks of dazzling paleness, with the extensive offering, encompassing basins, toilets, bidets and accessories in a myriad of styles, enabling bathrooms to wholly embrace the darkness, as well as adding an unexpected edge to monochrome designs and broader palettes.

‘Black and monochrome rooms soothe the eye and allow an overworked mind a moment of calm’ explains Graeme Borchard, MD at UK Bathrooms. ‘The Black Sapphire Collection from Imperial Bathrooms means that bathrooms can now fully commit to a black palette, and offers wider and bolder options for lovers of statement spaces.’

The range incorporates four sanitaryware families, the first truly comprehensive collection of black bathroom ceramics.

Etoile Black Sapphire

Bedecked in the pigment-rich Black Sapphire finish, the round edges, intricate design and striking silhouettes of the Etoile collection take on an alluring, opulent feel. Each piece is crafted in Britain, repeatedly fired and smoothed to ensure a flawless, glossy finish. Team with high shine tiles in a matching tone and polished metals for maximum effect.

Astoria Deco Black Sapphire

The Astoria Deco range takes on an edgy, moody personality with a glossy Black Sapphire coat. The sculptural quality of its Art Deco angles, defined lines and shapely elegance make a dynamic statement – bring together multiple pieces for high impact and unforgettable wow factor, if you dare.

Drift Black Sapphire

Combining the playfully curved lines of the Drift range with a blackened coat creates a tongue-in-cheek effect, the modern finish and shapes merging with hints of the traditional. Place the subtly decorative ceramics against a white, coloured or patterned backdrop of to make the most of the collection’s design details.

Radcliffe Black Sapphire

With slick lines and an even sharper attitude, the refined Radcliffe range is a nod to classic British bathroom design, made even more stately and statuesque in a shadowy glass-like finish. Style with traditional brassware, lighting and mirrors to complete the powerful, sophisticated aesthetic.

Bathroom Design Service

Since the launch of our new 3D Bathroom Design Service our design consultants have been busy creating dream bathrooms for our customers.

One of the very first bathrooms designed by us was for a London based customer.  The brief was to make use of the light and spacious 2nd floor space that offered great views from its windows.

Our design consultant chatted via Zoom with the client and our design consultant put together this lovely layout, maximising the space available.  The customer wanted a separate shower and a freestanding bath and our designer was able to hide away the pipework in the clever shelving behind the vanity unit.

The gorgeous Victoria + Albert Roxburgh freestanding bath makes a real statement placed in front of the window.

A walk in shower has been created with the Matki One Shower Screen which never fails to impress.  The customer had a penchant for traditional brassware and so we selected brassware from the Burlington range.

 

 

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve

Turning on the shower has been revolutionised with Crosswater’s innovative .

While certain pieces of brassware in the bathroom are ever evolving, others have remained fundamentally unchanged over the decades. While brassware as a whole has taken on the different colour finishes in vogue at various times – from gleaming gold brass to the matt black and white finishes trending today – some bathroom brassware seems to get more aesthetic attention than others. Notably, taps have undergone the most dramatic of developments, with handle shapes and spouts in a constant state of flux both design-wise – varying considerably from pieces based on historic precedent to those more akin to modern sculpture – to their positioning by the basin or bath, from classic mixer taps to wall mounted or freestanding.

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Brushed Brass

Within the shower, shower heads have undergone bold changes over recent years, with forward thinking designs not only looking the part, offer different styles of water flow, or being integrated with lighting or elements of technology. More practical shower controls have been largely overlooked aesthetically, water and temperature typically regulated with the twisting of a valve and left at that. Until now. Enter the Crossbox Push by Crosswater, a module which radically modernises the design of shower controls and adds

Streamlined functionality

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt White

The push button operation of Crossbox Push brings a fresh perspective to shower control design. Why twist and adjust when you can simply press? Rotary heat control means that the desired temperature can be pre-set and conjured in a tap of the Neoperl ABS push button. Water can be summoned from up to three different water outlets – be it a rainfall, wall mounted or hand-held shower head – in one easy touch.

 

Looking good

Crosswater Crossbox Push MPRO Shower Valve in Matt Black

The two key elements of the Crossbox Push are the bold circular button, which is also integrated with a textured dial to alter water flow, and the smaller temperature control knob. Combined, the pair make a modern design statement, boldly protruding from the all metal backplate in a minimal, clean style, while the lines splitting the button into two or three add easy usability with low visual impact.

The finishing touch

Available in an array of on-trend and timeless finishes, the Crossbox Push can be specified to suit any colour scheme, style or existing brassware – all bases are covered with the Crosswater MPRO palette. Got a Scandi-style pale space? Blend in with Matt White, or contrast with Matt Black. Feeling glamourous? Brushed Brass is your friend. Need some texture? Try the Brushed Stainless Steel Effect. Something classic? Chrome is here for you.

Style and substance in the touch of a button, the Crossbox Push is ushering in a new era to water control, and a total refresh of design within the shower space.