Baths Archive

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

Three exciting new products at ukBathrooms

As one of the country’s leading online bathroom providers, we are always on the lookout for new products to add to our extensive portfolio and we have just added three new items which we would like to describe to you.

Bathroom mirrors can be used to create a feeling of space, but naturally they perform a very useful function when we shave, adjust make up and comb or brush our hair. The Bauhaus Essence Backlit Oval Mirror will create a subtle soft lighting mood to your bathroom and can be hung in either a portrait or landscape configuration. The lighting is provided by low wattage, low cost LED lamps which are simply operated through an infra red switch. Condensation on the surface of the mirror will not cause a problem either, as the Essence has de-mister pads which will quickly ensure that this are condensation free. The mirror is available in two sizes 500mm by 800mm or 400mm by 800mm.

Bauhaus Essence Backlit Oval Mirror

Free standing baths are now a feature in many bathrooms and whilst the retro styled Victorian and Edwardian baths offer a period of elegance, modern freestanding tubs are very much today’s bathroom choice. The April Haworth Double Ended Freestanding Bath is a bath that display pure elegance and class and is from the design team of the market leaders April. Displaying subtle curves and natural lines, designed to allow you to lie back comfortably whilst you soak and ease away the day’s stresses and strains. This beautiful white bath is designed for use with floor standing or wall fitted taps, ensuring that the clean lines remain unbroken.

April Haworth Double Ended Freestanding Bath

We believe that bathroom cabinets are a must have item for every bathroom to keep toiletries and other items stored and easily to hand when needed. We feature a large number of cabinets on our web pages, but this latest comes complete with Quattrocast basin. The Aqua Arc Bathroom Cabinet with Basin is available in four distinctive colours, black, ocean, reef and white in either a left or right handed configuration. The very clever and elegant use of space is provided by a single drawer and two cabinets which will give plenty of space for bathroom toiletries and other essentials. The interior is fitted out with a glass shelf and the doors are soft closing. A stylish and spacious cabinet that is sure to enhance any bathroom or en-suite shower room.

Aqua Arc Bathroom Cabinet with Basin

Essential ‘P’ Curved Shower Bath Pack

The shower bath is an ideal solution for a bathroom where it would be difficult to have a separate shower cubicle. The “P” shaped bath allows the user plenty of space in which to move around whilst taking a shower without being intrusive in the bathroom.

There is another advantage to having the Essential ‘P’ Curved Shower Bath Pack as it allows more room to stretch out and also give plenty of elbow room to the user. These baths are luxurious and have been designed with comfort in mind for the bather and room for taking a shower. They are moulded in high quality Luctite acrylic and the bath is available in either left or right configuration. The material is warm and very easy to clean and has the benefit of a five year guarantee.

The package also includes an elegant toughened glass curved screen to prevent water splashes and also has a chrome towel rail fitted to it. The bath is available in two sizes 1500(w) x 750/900(d) mm or 1700(w) x 700/850(d) mm in the case of the end of the bath not being fitted close up to a wall a matching end panel is available from the extras list with a fitting kit and water seals included in the package.

The 1700 version complete package is available from us at a discounted price of just £329.95 which is a massive saving of 58% on the recommended price of £780.00 saving you £450.05; we are never beaten on price at UK Bathrooms.

Essential P Curved Shower Bath Pack

Zehnder Vitalo Spa High Efficiency Radiator

Walk into a room with a Zehnder radiator in it and you can sense warmth by just looking at the beautifully artistic design created by carefully chosen and well known designers King and Miranda. With the Zehnder Vitalo Spa it is not just about how the radiator looks though, even if it represents a thing of beauty with the gently curved profile and very cleverly and thoughtful  towel slots, guaranteed to be a pleasing addition to any bathroom.

Zehnder Vitalo Spa High Efficiency Radiator 1

This exceptionally efficient radiator conducts the heat by copper piping which Zehnder have woven into a honeycomb of aluminium. The heating is conducted from the flat surface which makes the radiator very easy to keep clean and looking good. The high quality materials used in the construction make the Vitalo corrosion proof and the gleaming white finish will not be spoiled.

Zehnder Vitalo Spa High Efficiency Radiator 2Offered in seven sizes at 1200 to 1800mm in height and with a choice of widths from 490 to 690mm wide, the choice will depend upon the size of room and heat output that is required.

The Vitalo is suitable for all modern heating systems, ranging from condensing boilers to heat pumps.

Naturally this radiator is offered at our unbeatable web prices along with all other Zehnder items, for example the 1200h x 490mm version is priced at a low price of £570.18, a saving of £99.82 a remarkable 15% below the recommended price, again proving that our prices cannot be bettered.

Vado Identity Waterfall Basin Tap with Digital Control

Vado is a proud and successful British company which manufactures a selection of mid to high end products, which includes taps, mixer showers, bathroom accessories and valves. The company is part of the Norcross Group that has a long and successful track record with its customers as well as architects, designers, retailers and wholesalers. Vado is innovative and many of its products are acclaimed market leaders in design and efficient operation. None more so than the Vado Identity Waterfall tap which is very cleverly digitally controlled. The tap is operated with a touch control panel and has subtle LED lighting for both the control panel as well as a backlight for the water flowing down the elegant open waterfall spout, which is temperature sensitive and ranges in colour from cold which is blue through to purple and for hot it is naturally red! The touch controls for the mixer tap include seven temperature settings with three controlling the flow of the water as well as an off touch setting. A water saving device automatically shuts off the water supply if no controls are touched for fifteen minutes. We are offering this elegant Vado mixer tap with free delivery within a period of between three and five days, and at a price which is unbeatable anywhere, together with finance if required. The mixer tap is covered by the Vado guarantee on their Identity range for a period of 12 years.

Vado Identity Waterfall Basin Tap

Choosing the right bath for you

Baths have been falling out of favour with the British public recently. With barely any time to sit and relax, few people want to spend their spare hours wiling away their time in a bath. But taking that time to spend a little bit longer on yourself can be a relaxing experience that it’s worth making an hour or two for every so often, especially with the gorgeous baths out there right now. Here are some options to create a relaxing bath time environment.

You can choose from a number of modern design baths, Phoenix have a wonderful range in a number of different colours and designs, check out the full range we have at UKBathrooms.

Phoenix 3

If your bathroom is a little on the smaller side, your best bet is to go for something that saves on space. There are a number of baths that can be inset into your units so that they fit in flawlessly when covered with wood or panelled tiling to give the illusion of a larger room. If you’re also a fan of showering, it can be a good idea to get one integrated into your bath so you don’t have to use up extra space in the bathroom adding one in.

For those that have a bit more room and want their bathroom to look stylish and on trend, a freestanding bath can work wonders. A roll top bath with central taps and claw feet will provide the perfect focal point for a spacious room from Clearwater Baths which have a wonderful traditional look. Or for a more modern look, try a sleek white tub with smooth edges.

Clearwater Baths 2

If you’ve got younger children, keeping them clean and tidy can sometimes be a problem if your bath doesn’t suit your needs. Make sure that you’ve got one that has easy access so you can lift your baby or toddler in and out easily. Some also have a raised platform inside which is perfect for sitting the little ones on so they don’t slip under the water.

To stand out from the crowd and for a bit of extra luxury in your life, choose either a corner bath or a whirlpool one, or even one that combines the two. It’ll give your bathroom a spa-like feel; it’ll be somewhere to come home to at the end of a long day to relax like the whirlpool Phoenix Monaco Bow Fronted Corner Bath!

Phoenix Monaco Corner Whirlpool bath


Affordable Luxury: Radiators and Towel Rails from Zehnder

Since the early 1930’s when Robert Zehnder became the first person to invent and successfully market the tubular radiator, a far more efficient product than the cast radiators of the time, the Zehnder Company has been innovating and introducing heating and cooling products which have been market leaders. A new range of their products is being distributed by UK Bathrooms and features a collection of cloakroom towel drying radiators that is sure to elegantly and efficiently enhance a period or modern cloakroom.

The Zehnder Stellar Stainless Steel Cloakroom Radiator is a classically modern towel drying radiator manufactured from stainless steel which has many advantages over some other materials, for example it out performs chromed steel on outputs. Strong and durable, stainless steel won’t suffer flaking either, and due to the material’s natural resilience and elasticity, it can absorb impacts far better than mild steel. The specification for this ladder style cloakroom towel dryer/radiator is 788 mm high x 300mm wide.

Zehnder Stellar

The Zehnder Subway on the other hand is a classic contemporary radiator with a broad appeal and is offered in five finishes, its classic lines can be supplied in white, volcanic, quartz beige, quartz brown and chrome ensuring that you can match other items in the cloakroom or bathroom. The overall size of these small charming radiators is 613mm high x 450mm wide.

Zehnder Subway Cloakroom Radiator

The Zehnder Altai Spa Cloakroom Radiator is an entirely new concept form Zehnder and again it is offered in a choice of colours, white, volcanic, quartz beige and quartz brown and it has the advantage of an immersion heater which can be fitted to it so that it will work in the summer months when the central heating is turned off and is supplied in a convenient cloakroom size of 480mm high x 400mm wide, ideal for the smaller room.

Zehnder Altai Spa Cloakroom Radiator

The Charleston Spa is a move toward the more traditional styling of radiator with the emphasis on heating the area but also offering a very neatly designed chrome towel rail attached. In keeping with the more traditional styling it is offered in white that should blend with any decor, but for a more contrasting finish it is available in volcanic, which is similar to a charcoal colour. The radiator comprises of six traditional columns and is 742mm high and 306mm wide and projects 90mm from the wall.

Zehnder Charleston Spa Cloakroom Radiator

The Zehnder Lambeth Traditional Towel Warming Radiator really is a beautiful retro style radiator, very reminiscent of the iconic photographs of classy hotels and period films that we see at the cinema or on our television screens. This style of radiator is a move in a different direction for Zehnder, but do not be taken in by the fact that it looks somewhat old fashioned. It is a highly efficient radiator, which serves a dual role, heating the room and drying and warming the towels. The cleverly designed wall or floor mounted radiator is 952mm high x 683mm wide and the wall mounted version is 686mm high x 673mm wide. This along with all Zehnder products are offered with a full manufacturers guarantee.

Zehnder Lambeth Traditional Towel Warming Radiator


Eco friendly taps

During the recent dry hot spell of weather that we have been enjoying it serves as a timely reminder that water in this country is a precious commodity and although it might not seem so in the winter period reservoirs do run low and water companies have to begin reducing pressure.

With this in mind many companies are now manufacturing eco friendly water saving devices and amongst these are taps for use in basins and baths. Bristan are amongst these and the chrome-plated Bristan Jute Eco-Click Mixer Tap is a pleasant modern design which offers water saving and also can prevent scalding. This basin mixer tap includes a special temperature limiter that prevents the user from scalding, which is set at the time of the installation of the tap. With aerator flow and a device which adds resistant to the taps to discourage the user from increasing the flow, it saves both water and the temperature setting device means that you are also saving money by using less energy to heat the water. Two eco features in one.

Bristan Jute Eco-Click Mixer Tap

Duel fuel towel rail elements

With the summer here it is a good time to consider fitting a dual fuel element to you towel rails in the bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite areas. By using one of these elements, you can still have warm dry towels when you shower or bathe without the need to have the central heating system operating and they are quite economical in use. Dual fuel heated towel rails give you the choice of two different energy sources on one rail, electric or central heating. Dual fuel is a great benefit in the summertime and is economically a good option and becoming ever more popular.

In the field of radiators the SBH name is synonymous with quality and service and the SBH dual fuel elements are available in four wattage outputs, depending on the size of your present towel rail and the degree of heat that you need. These are 100, 300, 400 and 600 watts the item consists of an electric heating element plus a ‘T’ piece connector and all can be used with a matching digital temperature controller. This element is really useful for when your central heating is off during the summer months.

UK Bathrooms customers should be completely happy with SBH products and they will provide an immediate replacement service for any item that might be found damaged or faulty.

Stunning taps and accessories from Crosswater

There are companies that can claim to have been in the business of making taps and accessories for the bathroom for longer than Crosswater, but few can lay claim to making products that all carry a ten year guarantee. There are 531 products within the Crosswater range and obviously the best way to see these is to look through them at the pages of the Crosswater section at our web site. To give you some idea of one of the taps within their range the Crosswater Water Square Basin Mixer is one example of demonstrating that a basin mixer tap does not just have to be functional, it can be eye catching also and this one certainly is, delivering a river of water mixed to the right temperature to your basin.