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Standard Size Bath – UK dimensions

The standard bath size

Across the UK the standard size bath is 1700mm by 700mm. However, baths are available across the spectrum – small to large.

How are bath sizes measured

In the United Kingdom, the industry standard is to use the metric system when talking about measurements. In some descriptions, you will find the measurements inches as well. When measuring a bath there can be two different variations. For something like a double-ended bath, we measure the length or longest side of the bath by the width. With something like a Freestanding bath, we measure the width by the depth by the height so you can get the best feel for the dimensions.

(Width) x (depth) x (height) or (length x width)

How do UK bath sizes differ?

 

Longest side
Corner Baths 1200mm-1800mm
Double Ended Baths 1600mm-1900mm
Freestanding Baths 1400mm-1850mm
Shower Baths 1250mm-1850mm
Single Ended Baths 1050mm-1900mm
Whirlpool Baths 1700mm-1900mm

 

Corner Baths

Standard sizes: 1200mm to 1800mm (longest side).

Corner baths are a practical solution to small or interesting spaces. They create unique and beautiful areas to relax that most other baths wouldn’t. Offset & Space saver baths are the modernized children of the corner bath. They are longer in shape as they take on a slightly more traditional rectangular shape than a square. Both optimize the space used within the bathroom. The offset however, also focuses on optimizing bathing space where-as the space-saver doesn’t.

Double-ended Baths

Standard size: 1600mm to 1900mm (longest side).

Double-ended baths are designed to create a statement. They are large baths made for long baths. Let these baths cover you in a sense of pure opulence as you absorb the highest feeling of luxury. These Bathtubs will suit any bathroom style, we would recommend either a traditional or Modern Contemporary.

Freestanding Baths

Standard size: 1400mm to 1850mm (longest side).

As we enter this new decade, we look back at the roaring twenties. They were full of elegance and glamour, and that is what the Freestanding/slipper baths will bring to your bathroom. They are distinct and fashionable designs with the versatility to be able to change location. Freestanding baths come in two styles; traditional and contemporary. Traditional freestanding baths are more likely to have feet. Whereas contemporary are more likely to be circular or rectangular with a more solid form. These are on a whole, our deepest baths and will allow for your deepest soaks.

Shower Baths

Standard side: 1250mm to 1850mm (longest side).

Are you struggling with the decision to have a bath or shower? Well, why not save on space and go for a Shower Bath! There are hundreds of different bath and shower combinations so you can optimize as much space as possible. The baths themselves come in so many different lengths and widths. It’s easy to see why these are the most common baths in English homes across the country.

Single-ended Baths

Standard side: 1050mm to 1900mm (longest side).

The Single-ended baths have an amazing ability to seamlessly fuse into any bathroom, large or small. As you can see by the length measurement, they have the largest range between sizes of all our types of baths. Plenty of choices. Our Single-ended bath range encompasses fitted, freestanding, and whirlpool baths. Which makes them a very diverse range of baths for your bathroom.

Whirlpool Baths

Standard size: 1700mm to 1800mm (longest side).

Our Whirlpool baths will massage you using jets, whirlpool, or airpool functions. They come in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes. Some of those being corner units, inset rounded baths, freestanding units, and spacious double ended baths. In the past, whirlpool/jacuzzi baths were seen to be exclusive to the one percent. But as new technologies and time has passed this thought has stayed in the past. Now, our baths are accessible to all and we make sure all of our baths perform at the highest specifications.

What is the smallest sized bath we sell?

The Bette Hip Steel Bath: 1050mm x 650mm

The Bette hip Steel Bath was created with longevity made in mind. It has an enamel coating that will protect your bath against dirt, color fading, and scratches for years to come. Bette also has a thirty-year guarantee for this bath. The bath itself has a stepped interior, optimized for the ultimate comfort when sitting. This bath especially is ideal for someone with mobility challenges and is a versatile unit that can be fitted into any bathroom space with ease.

What is the largest sized bath we sell?

Laufen PRO Large Double Ended Bath: 1900mm x 900mm

The Laufen PRO Large Double Ended Bath is one of our largest baths, sitting at a grand 1900mm x 900mm. It is a wonderful combination of practicality and contemporary geometric rectangular design. This bath is created from a thick protective acrylic that will stand for years to come and will always clean like the first time. The Laufen PRO is proof that a large-excellent design doesn’t have to be expensive.

How big is our most popular bath?

Trojan Emerald Slipper Bath: 1700/1800mm x 800mm

The Trojan Emerald Double-ended slipper bath is a feat of pure beauty. This bath will add irresistible character to any bathroom. Trojan brings us a modernized slipper bath with nods to the elegant styles of eras bygone. Not only is this bath a queen of design, it is also amazingly efficient in retaining the heat of water. No wonder why this bath is our best seller.

If you are looking for flooring to go alongside your bath, please read here for some bathroom flooring inspiration.

What is the perfect ratio of Bath to Bathroom size?

When choosing a bath for your bathroom, it is important that you take into account a mathematical equation called the Golden Ratio. The Golden ratio has been used repeatedly in history. Especially in several iconic architectural buildings, sculptures, paintings, and interiors. It is, very simply, the perfect balance (scale and proportion) of a space or object. The ratio is 1.618 or 60:30:10 or 60:40.

By understanding the Golden Ratio you can help give your bathroom that surreal feeling of fulfillment. You can apply the Golden Ratio to all aspects of your bathroom; the tiles, the color scheme, the lighting, the furniture. When it comes to baths and furniture, they should not take up more than 60% of the entire floor space of the bathroom. Either side of this percentage and your bathroom will either feel too scarce or too crowded.

Design service to help you create your dream bathroom

At Ukbathrooms we offer a 3D design service so we can help you design and create your dream balanced bathroom. Our expert design consultants have 20 years of collective design experience. We will advise, product source, help with the planning process and create a bathroom design through a 3D render. The renders are to scale, using exact measurements of your bathroom and all of the units.

We asked the opinion of one of our very own amazingly talented design consultants their views on the matter:

Lisa from our 3D design service

“The bath is often the main focal point of the bathroom and can create a stunning design feature.  With so many baths to choose from. Copper to tin, acrylic to resin, built-in to freestanding. The clean lines of a contemporary style to ornately sumptuously traditional. It can be a minefield, often dictated by the size and shape of the room it’s in.

What is the normal size of a bath?

The most common bath size in the UK is approximately 1700mm in length and 700mm wide. A small bath could be around 1400mm-1500mm long and 700mm wide. A large bath will be roughly 1800mm long and around 800mm wide. For each size bathtub, the recommended space around your bathtub should be at least 760mm for it to be comfortable.

Is There A Perfect Ratio of Bath to Bathroom Size?

With all the variables of room sizes, is there a ratio that is applicable to all bathrooms?  As bathrooms get bigger, bathtubs generally don’t exceed 2000mm in length. However, your perfect tub can be worked out with common-sense, personal preference, and how you want to use your bathroom along with your room size.  There is, in fact, a Golden Ratio. Which can act as a guide, however, everyone will have individual requirements. This is the most important point to consider.

A larger room can accommodate a freestanding bathtub which may sit on an angle within the room, creating a design feature. Whilst a smaller space may opt for a shorter bath with an overhead shower, or indeed, a more spacious feeling corner bath. Whilst these practicalities are important and will often guide the size of bath you choose. What is most important is how you desire your bathroom experience to be. With such a vast array of designs, sizes, materials and styles to choose from, your perfect bathroom is just out there waiting for you.” – Lisa Watson.

For a blog post about the success of our 3D design service, please read here.

 

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Trojan Whirlpool Baths

Providing the ideal of luxury and wellness in your home Trojan whirlpool baths are now available at UK Bathrooms.

Health benefits of a whirlpool bath

We’re all aware that a bath is one of the best ways to de-stress and unwind at the end of a long day, but a whirlpool bath can provide you with a number of health benefits. The integrated jets will massage your muscles and hydrotherapy gently massages and stimulates joints to ease any aches and pains.  A whirlpool bath will also help to improve blood circulation throughout your body.
Whirlpool baths also actively reduce the hormone cortisol. The more cortisol in your bloodstream, the higher your blood pressure and the higher your stress levels.
And let’s not forget our skin, every single day skin absorbs pollutants and a whirlpool bath provides the relaxing experience to draw out these pollutants helping you to feel refreshed. Enjoying a whirlpool bath in the evening will encourage the production of melatonin in your body which will help you sleep better.

Improved technology in whirlpool baths

Invented by the Jacuzzi brothers in the 1950s, whirlpool bath technology has significantly advanced over the years and today they are quieter and have excellent drainage systems. More importantly they are no longer just a luxury to be enjoyed by the rich and famous.
So how does a whirlpool bath work? Very simply, a system of pumps sucks your bath water into a system of jets, these powerful jets then propel the water back into your bath, mixing it with air which produces the lovely bubbles that help soothe and relax our body and mind.

Trojan Cascade 14 Jet Double Ended Whirlpool Bath

Trojan have become one of the largest manufacturers of acrylic baths in Europe.  Their reputation for manufacturing high quality products continues to grow as they set the standard in bath manufacturing. The Trojan Cascade 14 jet double ended whirlpool bath incorporates a hand built 14 jet system which is operated via a deck mounted chrome pneumatic control ensuring a powerful hydro-massage effect. The system has a high flow pump keeping noise to a minimum and a child proof filter stops the water flow in seconds in case of a blockage.

This affordable luxury for your bathroom is available with a choice of either 6 or 14 jets, single ended or double ended, with or without side and end panels.

“The warmth of sunlight to bathroom décor” – introducing Burlington’s Medici Collection now available at UK Bathrooms

Ivoire de Medici – a mellow tint of old ivory is a luxury bathroom colour introduced in 1929 by the Standard Sanitary Corporation of America and said to bring “the warmth of sunlight to bathroom décor.” First achieved by potters in Italy, working for the famous de Medici family in Florence, Burlington Bathrooms have now lovingly crafted a capsule collection of their time-honoured pieces featuring this warm, subtle, natural coloured ceramic, reminiscent of bygone eras.
This beautiful Burlington Medici range is now available at UK Bathrooms and includes the Medici Batello Freestanding Grande Bath, made from tough composite stone it measures 1690 mm x 800 mm and with the claw feet option is 690 mm high. With prices from £1259.30 this bath is a real scene setter, gorgeous curves and sloping ends ensures it is the perfect bath to soak and relax in. With a Clearstone coating preventing any scratching or staining the bath is easy to maintain and clean.

The range also includes a large Edwardian basin made from vitreous china the warm ivory coloured ceramic is strong and durable. Easy to keep clean and maintain with its smooth surface and supplied with a single tap hole. The stunning stand has a stylish chrome finish and includes a towel rail. Available for £856.98 in VAT.

The medium level WC has a unique stay-clean NANO glaze coating which give it an ultra-smooth finish, its soft closing seat with chrome hinges is included, handles are an optional extra. The dual flush cistern is water saving and fixed by a chrome bracket helping to create the Edwardian, traditional style. Available from £125.30 inc VAT.

 

We all need colour in our lives… ColourKast from BC Designs

We are excited to now supply beautiful bathroom products from premium brand BC Designs. BC Designs prides itself on quality, innovation and originality. Started in 1999 the company has become a well-respected bathroom design house that offers beautifully crafted products to all areas of the bathroom market. Their bath collections, including the Cian and Acrymite ranges, have been imitated, but never matched.
And now the British bath manufacturer has unveiled ColourKast, a collection of eight decors which will be available across all its Cian baths and basins. The colours span jewel shades, earthy tones and pastel hues. These include Gunmetal, Khaki Green, Mushroom, Powder Blue, Light Fawn, Industrial Grey, Satin Rose and Powder Grey.Cian is a solid surface that is seamless, durable and made from one material throughout. Each bath is floor mounted, but BC Designs is also developing a stand for selected models.
Design director at BC Designs Barrie Cutchie said ‘Colour in bathrooms is a huge trend right now, and we expect it to develop over the coming months. ColourKast will offer retailers and consumers choice with the eight different shades but combined with original and established bath shapes that retailers know sell well. Customers can either match or contrast their basin or each piece is striking enough to stand alone.”

So what are the key benefits of ColourKast that are exciting us here at UK Bathrooms:
*Most Cian baths can be ordered in ColourKast – and at the same price as white
*Choose from an exclusive range of colours
*It is a colour throughout material providing all the incredible benefits of solid surfacing
*Cian® Solid Surfacing’s superior process technology ensures a solid homogeneous, 100% non-porous surface
*All products are renewable and repairable due to the impermeable surface. Minor scratches and scuffs can be easily removed
*ColourKast baths are manufactured with a silk matt finish only – white versions are available in a polished finish
*Most of Cian® baths have a unique integrated waste overflow system built into the walls of its baths
*All products carry a 25-year warranty
*Cian® baths can be fitted on heated floors, unlike many models on the market
*Matching ColourKast wastes can be ordered to suit – as well as various plated finishes

If you’d like to find out more contact our sales team.

BEAUTIFUL BATHS FROM BC DESIGNS…

We’re excited to introduce the BC Designs range of luxury, high-end, designer baths in a variety of materials including Acrylic, Cian, Copper, Nickel and Tin. Available in space saving options just 1500 mm to large, opulent 1800 mm their freestanding bath range is truly stunning and now available from UK Bathrooms.

A centrepiece of many beautiful modern and traditional bathrooms, the freestanding bath can be found in a variety of styles, from the square, angular, ultra-modern designs through to the more curvaceous boat baths shown here. For luxury bathing the new metal designs in Copper, Tin and Nickel are made in the traditional hand crafted manner that has been used for centuries.

         

Tin Boat Double Ended Boat Bath                  Nickel Double Ended Boat Bath              Copper Double Ended Boat Bath

 

The stunning boat bath shown below with its unique aluminium plinth is a true statement piece and will add style and elegance to your new bathroom.  This bath is available in polished white as standard with the option, at an additional cost, to be hand painted to order from a choice of paint colours. The aluminium plinth is also hand polished to achieve the best possible finish.

Acrylic boat bath with aluminium plinth

 

Perrin and Rowe’s luxurious products at UK Bathrooms

Forming in 1978, Perrin and Rowe’s achievement of the sustained level of growth and innovation has allowed them to provide outstanding examples of excellence. This is also combined with cutting edge precision engineering in their products. All of their products are manufactured in the UK and are made from the highest quality raw materials available.
It enhances their authenticity as a company, which keeps their promise of maintaining their luxurious brand. Their outstanding products help to radiate UK Bathroom’s traditional product offering. Perrin and Rowe, therefore, provide some of the World’s finest bathroom collections.

Perrin & Rowe Products:

Brassware and ceramic materials hold a true mark of international quality. This kind of finishing is something that UK Bathrooms highly promotes, enticing customers to view more.
As UK Bathrooms have the full range of Perrin & Rowe’s bathroom collection, if there are any items that you are interested in please don’t hesitate to contact UK Bathrooms or press the website link at the bottom of the page to view more on our website.

The Bathroom collection:

This exquisite collection is individually hand built and ensures a flawless finish and unbeatable performance, which relates to any of UK Bathrooms product offerings. Their pristine, solid brass taps, showers and accessories complement their re-owned style, quality and durability.

Basin and Bidet taps:

These brass bathrooms basin and bidets taps highlight classical styling and engineering excellence.

Bath Taps:

Style, substance and splendour are what these bespoke bath taps are made from.

Bathroom Accessories:

Accessories to give your bathroom a final finesse of style.

Shower components and sets:

The shower components and sets are beautiful and offer convenient combinations.

If you would like to find out more information please visit our website or call us on 01765 694 720

Winter Sale – Find your perfect bath here!

UK Bathrooms winter sale has started! Why not kick off your new year from planning your dream bathroom?

You can save up more on all bathroom ranges during the whole month, hurray!!

Here are many aspects you need to consider when choosing the perfect bath, especially space, comfort and the style of the bath.

We are going to introduce 3 different types of baths to help you find the ideal design.

Free standing bath

A freestanding bath tub is fully finished from all angles, so you are not restricted in where you want to place your bath. You can locate one almost anywhere in the space you have so it can take pride of position in your bathroom interior design.

Shower bath

When space is your biggest concern, a shower bath would be the best choice. This ClearGreen Ecocurve Contemporary Shower Bath will definitely do a great job for you.

Its gently sloping back support is set at a 135-degree angle, which will provide you with optimum relaxation and comfort.

Whirlpool Bath

Whirlpool bathtubs provide you with a better level of stress relief compare to regular bathtubs. From the combination of massage jets and warm water, it helps your blood circulation and eases your sore muscles. You can choose from all sorts of features such as whirlpool air jets, or comforting air spa systems with inline heaters to keep your spa-feature bath toasty and warm.

 

Treat yourself to your dream bathtub for a fresh start to 2018!

Peruse our bath selection here.

Christmas presents from UK Bathrooms

UK Bathrooms has been a successful high-end bathroom retailer for over 20 years.

This Christmas we want to offer our loyal customers Christmas presents from Villeroy & Boch tableware.

Offer 1:

When you spend over £500 on an order you will receive a complimentary Villeroy & Boch Crystal Ovid glass set,

which includes: 4 x Red wine goblets, 4 x White wine goblets and 4 x Champagne flutes.

Offer 2:

Or, when you spend over £1500, you will receive a Villeroy and Boch Maxima set of 24 pieces worth £430.00

In the Maxima set you will get 6 x Bordeaux goblets (perfect for gin and tonic), 6 x Burgundy goblets, 6 x White wine goblets and 6 x Champagne flutes.

 

 

That is 24 gorgeous wine glasses to add a warm festive sparkle for your Christmas dinner table.

But wait, this is not the only Christmas surprise from us, there is MORE!!

OFFER 3:

 

When ordering any bath or vanity unit (except Roca and Ideal Standard) you will receive this beautiful Villeroy & Boch coloured Delight tea light holder.

They will be the perfect company to create an even more relaxing atmosphere when you are taking a lovely warm bath this winter.

 

Check out the selection of baths here!
Find out all different choice of vanity units here!

 

We hope you enjoy these gorgeous presents from us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at UK Bathrooms!

 

Terms and conditions:

  1. UK Bathrooms reserves the right to withdraw or change the promotion at any time before the end of the promotion period.
  2. The offer is limited to one free V&B glass set or one free V&B tea light holder per customer, per order.
  3. If the order is more than £500 (exclude delivery fee), the customer will receive a free V&B Ovid glass set, if the order is over £1500 (exclude delivery fee), the customer will receive a free V&B Maxima glass set.
  4. If the order is more than £500 and includes a bath or a vanity unit, the customer will receive only a free V&B Ovid glass set.
  5. If the order is more than £1500 and includes a bath or a vanity unit, the customer will only receive a free V&B Maxima glass set.
  6. When ordering any bath or vanity unit, except Roca and Ideal Standard, you will receive a Villeroy & Boch coloured Delight tea light holder.
  7. Villeroy & Boch coloured Delight tea light holder is available in 7 colours, the colour to go with an order will be automatically selected by us.
  8. Transit damage to promotion items is not covered, there are no replacements offered for damaged promotion items. We do not accept returns of the promotional items.
  9. The promotion items are limited, first come first served. Once stock depleted the offer will end!
  10. Only applies to order made online. Does not extend to quotes

 

Clearwater adds five new natural stone baths to its range

Clearwater Baths stunning range of Natural Stone freestanding baths just got bigger! The company has been busy fine-tuning and replacing models within the range based on their innovation and consumer preferences. The five new sleek models are all made from natural stone, which is sure to add luxury and elegance to any bathroom.

The Natural Stone range has been a huge success for the company and adding five new models into the mix will give consumers even more choice when it comes to bathroom renovations. The natural stone used in these baths create a strong structure without the need for thick ledges or surrounds.

The Clearwater Natural Stone bath range includes contemporary and traditional designs, that have been hand polished for over 10 hours each, providing a warm and tactile finish. Each Clearwater bath comes complete with a full 10 year guarantee and are built from one piece, meaning that there are no unsightly joints or seams to detract from the stylish designs. There is also a range of Natural Stone basins to complement the freestanding bath range.

The Clearwater Natural Stone Bath collection is great value for money and creates the perfect focal point for any bathroom. Check out the new baths in the range below:

Lonio classical bath

Lonio classical bath

Armonia

Armonia bath

Vigore

Vigore bath

Puro

Puro bath

Puro with plinth

Puro bath with plinth

For more information on these baths or any other product on our website, you can talk to our talented sale team on 01765 694720.

Luxury baths you’ll want to lay back in and relax!

There are numerous ways in which people relax, but the one that always seems to be the top the list for most is laying back in a warm soapy luxurious bath. With this in mind we have come up with three suggestions for baths which we are confident will relax you.

Vileroy & Boch have over 250 years of inventiveness and foresight as so you would rightly expect them to know a thing or two about producing a bath that will relax. The Villeroy & Boch La Belle Inset Bath fits the bill perfectly featuring a very contemporary look with the geometrical style, this bath is without doubt perfect for a modern and minimalistic bathroom. A comfortable 200 litre capacity the exclusive Villeroy & Boch is manufactured with Quaryl which gives a smooth pleasant feel, but nonetheless a vital non slip surface. We have not included taps or shower head in the price as the options for this bath are wide ranging.

Villeroy & Boch La Belle Inset Bath

If you are looking for something that is certain to give a wow factor to any bathroom, why not install the stunning Clearwater Lacrima Natural Stone Freestanding Oval Bath? This company manufacture a wide range of natural stone baths, we can guarantee that any one of them would be a feature in any bathroom, but we particularly like this one. Uniquely these baths are made from a single piece of 18mm thick stone, hand polished until it is silky smooth. Should the bath be scratched at any time the surface can be easily restored by polishing. Users will find that this bath has a larger internal bathing space than a conventional bath and because it does not have feet, the depth is also greater. For peace of mind, Clearwater gives a ten year guarantee on the bath.

Clearwater Lacrima Natural Stone Freestanding Oval Bath

For many the Edwardian and Victorian era was one of elegance and the last bath we feature displays all of that. The Burlington Emperor Slipper Bath is pure and elegant, the Emperor bath can be described as fit for a King; this bath is crafted into an exquisite slipper shape that provides the user with a luxurious soak. The capacity of this slipper bath is generous and the 242 litres will ensure that you enjoy a warm soak within this curvaceous bath, the shape also gives plenty of back support for your added comfort. The bath can be fitted with either deck mounted taps and we supply a template for this, or a tall free standing bath mixer, which will ensure that the sophisticated look of the slipper bath remains.

Burlington Emperor Slipper Bath