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Bathex at UK Bathrooms

Quality assisted living bathroom accessories

Who are Bathex?

Bathex are a UK family run business who offer high quality, assisted living bathroom accessories. Bathex assisted living accessories are not only highly functional, making your every day life a little easier, they are also stylish. The products are all made from superior materials and are available in beautiful finishes in both traditional and contemporary designs. Bathex manufacture superior shower seats, Bathex hinged support rails in polished steel, Bathex grab rails in stainless steel, Bathex shower rail in chrome finish plus lots more.

Bathex Distinction

Bathex Distinction range consists of the contemporary Yardley collection and the more traditional Knowle collection.

Whilst both Yardley and Knowle benefit from the same high quality, graceful and low profile fixturing, Yardley products display a more angular design and Knowle products portray classic curves. All Yardley and Knowle products in the collections are backed by a manufacturers warranty and are available in a range of finishes and options.

Bathex Yardley

Contemporary in style with a modern angular appearance. Included in this range from Bathex are the Bathex Yardley Double Towel Rail in Stainless Steel adding convenience with a hint of luxury to any bathroom. The Yardley Grab Rail is 35mm in length and made in stainless steel with a trendy Matt Black finish.

Yardley toilet roll holders are also available to co-ordinate your finished bathroom look. Also part of the Yardley range is the new Arch rail that benefits from the use of natural curves. Yardley Arch is compatible with showers and baths and designed for stability and convenience in your bathroom space.

Bathex Knowle

Bathex Knowle offers a modern twist to a classic design. Knowle products work well when space is at a minimum with low profile mounting plates and projections. The Bathex Knowle grab bar and toilet roll holder is finished in sleek sateen polish. It provides a stable and firm grip due to its smart design giving that extra bit of assistance when needed.

What are Bathex products made from?

Bathex products are made from either mild steel or stainless steel. These materials are similar in strength and durability but behave differently when exposed to moisture.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel products will give you the confidence that the product can be used in wet rooms, showers and bathrooms where water exposure is potentially high.

Mild steel

If you opt for a product made from Mild Steel you can be confident that the product will be durable in dry environments.

What finishes are available for Bathex products?

Bathex products are available in various high quality finishes and colours from Mirror Polish to Sateen Polish, Powder Coated Paint Finish to Chrome Plated Finish.

Can I rely on the wall mounting to be safe?

Bathex products are relied upon to provide safety and security in what can often be a vulnerable situation. It is important that products are mounted correctly. There are a range of mounting options designed to be secure yet remain stylish. The three main options are:

  • Low-profile concealed fixings – low profile fixings and entirely hidden
  • Concealed fixings – to give an improved visual appearance the fixing is hidden but has a large footprint for securing the product.
  • Exposed flange fixings – mainly used in public installations or where it is acceptable for the fitting to be exposed.

Other products from Bathex

Bathex manufacture a range of high quality bathroom accessories including the Bathex Friction Action Folding Shower Seat. This means that you can enjoy a leisurely and relaxing shower and feel safe and secure. The stainless steel frame will complement either modern or traditional bathrooms and the mirror polished back plates add a sense of luxury to the shower seat. When not in use the seat can be folded to an upright position and it can also be removed for easy cleaning.

 

Jaylux

Introducing Jaylux Shower and Bathroom Panels

Jaylux are a family-owned UK manufacturer of DuraPanel, the clever alternative to tiling your bathroom space. Jaylux DuraPanel is quick and easy to install, has no need for grout, is easy to clean and allows you to create waterproof walls with seamless joints.

Transform your bathroom with the Jaylux range of naturally inspired surfaces. From beautiful white marble to the stunning new graphite.

What is Jaylux DuraPanel?

Jaylux DuraPanel is a complete waterproof wetwall solution for your bathroom, ensuite and kitchen.

 Charisma Marble

Where is Jaylux DuraPanel made?

DuraPanel is manufactured in the UK, in Jaylux’s very own factory in Perth.

 Travertine

What is Jaylux DuraPanel made of?

Jaylux DuraPanel is made from 9mm waterproof plywood core with a 1mm decorative high pressure laminate bonded to the face of the panel.

 Ferro Graphite

Do the bathroom panels come with a guarantee?

A 10 year manufacturers guarantee is supplied with all bathroom shower panels.

Medium Linen

Why choose Jaylux bathroom panels?

Jaylux bathroom panels are:

  • Completely waterproof with no need for grout
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Suitable to retrofit onto existing tiles
  • Duralock is available for all decors
  • Over 50 decorative finishes are currently available

Jaylux DuraPanel Premium Collection in Dark Linen

Are Jaylux shower panels easy to fit?

The Jaylux DuraPanels are easy to fit. The clever tongue and groove system is machined using the latest technology to ensure precision accuracy. Anyone competent at DIY will be able to install the panels. Simply cut the panels to size and fix them to a wall or even install them over existing tiles.

 Gunmental Shimmer

How do I clean Jaylux DuraPanel?

Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to clean the shower panels. A little detergent and warm water to wipe down after use should be all that is needed. Any limescale can be cleaned off by using a mild solution of water and white vinegar.

What is the most popular Jaylux Durapanel finish?

DuraPanel White Marble is a best seller. The finishing look is classy and sophisticated. DuraPanel Premium Silver Cloud is also very popular, your wall will resemble a gorgeous silver cloud with a gloss finish.

Update your bathroom with 100% waterproof panels from Jaylux. This superb range of naturally inspired finishes will help you to create the space of your dreams.

Price Watch

Introducing UK Bathrooms Price Watch

In the current economic climate, prices are rising from month to month. Due to manufacturer’s costs increasing constantly, manufacturers are having to increase retail prices and pass some of the cost onto consumers. In some cases, this is often far higher than inflation. Here at UK Bathrooms, we are constantly watching prices and aim to offer some of the best pricing available in the UK.  

There is nothing worse than planning your new dream bathroom, adding everything to your basket and then when you are ready to purchase finding that some of the items you were hoping for now have increased in price by sometimes 20%. If budgets are tight it might mean that you cannot get exactly the bathroom you dreamed of.

UKB Price Watch has been set up to keep our customers informed of any planned changes to prices. As soon as we know, our customers will know.

Over the next few months, some brands have announced price increases between 2.5% and 20%. We’ve already added this information to our website, we’ll add others as and when we are notified.

If you have the space and you are planning a new bathroom in the next few months it may be worth purchasing now before any more price increases and storing goods until you are ready.

Our team will continuously chase manufacturers to get the latest in terms of planned price increases so we can let our customers know as quickly as possible.

How to choose the best radiator for your home

Choosing the best radiator can be somewhat daunting for many of us. UK Bathrooms have put together this little buying guide to help you decide which radiator you need.

We all like to be warm and cosy in our homes, no matter which room or space we spend time in – and one thing that we need to get right is the heating. Room temperature settings are very much a personal choice – according to the World Health Organisation 18 degrees is the comfortable setting for healthy adults! A little cool perhaps for some!

This simple guide looks at the best brands, designs, colours, functions, styles etc so that you can easily find the best radiator for any of the rooms in your home, whatever their size and shape!

There is a plethora of radiators available which as I say can be somewhat daunting but the good news is this massive choice means if you get it right you’ll end up with the best radiator for your home. Consider best type of fuel, location for your new radiator, heat output required for the space, finish and style.

 

 

 

One of the first questions you should ask is where is the radiator going, which room and where inside the room.

Best radiator for your living room

Your living room/lounge is the room where you most want to be warm, cosy and be able to relax and feel comfortable. It may well be one of the rooms where you need a radiator to fit in with your décor and style more. As your living room is usually one of the larger rooms in your house you’ll need to consider BTU Rating of suitable radiators, 5000 or higher being the most favoured. When narrowing down the choice think about your style, traditional or contemporary? Traditional column radiators look amazing in a more traditional setting and vertical flat panels look great in a contemporary styled room. Check out the Zehnder Charleston Horizontal Column Radiator for that more traditional look or the Apollo Milano Horizontal Flat Panel Radiator for a more contemporary style.

Best radiator for your bedroom

A small – medium sized bedroom will need a radiator with a BTU rating of 1000-3000, larger bedrooms will need more. Radiator designs can be matched to your style easily. Opt for a designer radiator from leading brand Bisque. Arteplano is a real eye-catcher and a work of art. Available in a copper or brass finish this ultra-modern minimalist wall hung radiator is available in 3 sizes with a BTU of up to 3548.

 

Best radiator for your bathroom

Heated towel rails are by far our biggest sellers for bathroom heating.  And again there is a great choice of these available on our website. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to not check the heat output of their towel radiator. Believing this will be good enough to heat the room. Check your BTU rating to make sure the heat output is sufficient. Or include underfloor heating in your bathroom makeover and so only using your heated towel warmer to do what it says on the tin!

 

What radiator fuel type should I opt for?

When you have decided where your radiator is to be located in your home and what style of radiator you want then you need to think about what is the best radiator fuel type. Central heating radiators use water heated by the central heating system. Electric radiators obviously need an electrical feed and you can also buy dual fuel radiators which use both. Especially useful in the summer months when your central heating may be switched off but still need to dry towels.

Heat output and BTU rating

Usually the bigger the radiator the higher the BTU rating. Meaning that the larger radiators give more heat output. If the BTU rating is high enough to heat the room you can be more flexible on where you actually position your new radiator. As a rule the best place would be in a central location so that heat is more evenly distributed.

What are the best radiator brands?

When it comes to radiator brands then UK Bathrooms offers the best of the best. With leading radiator brands such as Zehnder Bisque, SBH, JIS or Apollo. All are renowned names within the radiator industry. Many of the leading bathroom brands also produce great radiators that can be used in rooms other than the bathroom too. Burlington, Crosswater and Abacus included. UK Bathrooms have our own Essentials range of radiators at great prices.

Best colour for radiators

If you intend for your radiator to be part of your room design and style then the colour and finish is going to be important. Nowadays there is a vast choice in radiator colours. Some brands such as Zehnder offer a personalised colour service where you can match the colour of your radiator perfectly to your colour scheme. Popular with customers are the moment are the coloured radiators in brushed brass, gold, pink and blue finishes.


Buy the best radiator you can afford. It needs to last and to perform as well as look good!

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.

Best lead times in the bathroom industry

Our lead times are the best in the industry! Being honest about product availability is key….

 

Challenges past and new

The last 12 months have been challenging for everyone and the team here at UK Bathrooms have faced each new challenge with one aim. To ensure we offer the best possible service we can to our customers.

We’ve dealt with many issues from driver shortages, lack of skilled installers and an industry wide stock shortage. Impacted by the global health crisis and Brexit we are facing yet further slowdowns in our supply chain from some of our brands.  This is a challenge for the entire industry and may be long-term, we certainly don’t believe there is a quick fix.

We are ‘approved retailers’ for the brands that we sell on our website, as such our lead times are the best in the industry. We’re confident that we can supply customers quicker, or as quick as any other retailer. But we do get somewhat ‘frustrated’ at retailers who are still taking sales from customers for products that simply are not available for their stated delivery time.  We believe this is wholly unfair and we’re flagging up all those responsible to the brands involved – asking them to step in and protect the consumer and their brand.

Integrated stock feeds

We have integrated our stock feeds into our website from our suppliers so that we can give you the most accurate delivery times possible.  We do not think it is fair to our customers to sell these products with a false lead time, unlike other online suppliers who continue to do so.

So basically what does this mean for you?

What you see on our site as far as delivery lead times is as accurate as it can be – provided by live feeds from suppliers.  If a product is shown as ‘Out of Stock’ – then that means it is not available, and we’ll do our best to recommend an alternative for you.

We know how much time it takes for you to choose your new bathroom and how important it is to create your dream space.  We know you will be disappointed if you can’t get the basin or tap that you’ve set your heart on – however we have the largest selection of luxury bathroom brands and literally thousands of products, so we’re pretty sure we can offer you a great alternative – if you’re struggling and need advice email our sales team – [email protected] their product knowledge is vast and they’ll be able to help.

Bathroom trends for 2022

As winter approaches and Christmas draws nearer, it’s a good time to look at the exciting bathroom trends we can look forward to in 2022.

Green will be seen

Green will be seen in our 2022 bathrooms. From pastels to sage green, emerald green to forest green – it’s a great colour to ensure your space looks fresh and encourages your positive wellbeing. Try green tiling to your walls and floor. Or a bold wallpaper with green hues to bring your bathroom completely up to date.

Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green

Farrow and Ball recently unveiled their top 5 colours for 2022. Breakfast Room Green, Babouche, School House White, Stone Blue and Incarnadine being named. These wonderful hues offer a great mix of form, function and comfort. Breakfast Room Green is most definitely the cheeriest of all the F & B greens to date.  Use on all four walls in your bathroom to make the space look bigger.

 

Biophilia

The trend for biophilic bathrooms is going to continue in 2022. Bathrooms are busy places. We start and end each day in the room but there is a growing need for bathrooms to be a safe haven, a place to relax and reduce stress levels.

A biophilic bathroom uses plants to introduce nature. Not only do they help to de-stress they also help to purify the air.  It’s not all about plants though, look to introduce natural materials into your new bathroom design. Wood, stone, cork and bamboo can all be used on floors and furniture. Or just add wooden accessories to add a pure, simple and natural aesthetic.

Wooden Floor Tiles

Beautiful natural wooden floors as a finish for the bathroom is definitely a growing trend.  Wood effect tiles are practical yet bring the instant warmth and coziness of a wooden floor. Watch out for our new tile ranges – COMING SOON to UK Bathrooms!

Black Bathroom

We’ve seen a huge trend for black in our bathrooms over the last few years and it will dominate in 2022. Use black furniture or accessories or make a real statement with a freestanding black bath. Add black tiles to your shower wall to create a stunning contrast.

Leading traditional bathroom brands such as Burlington and Imperial have recently launched their black bathroom collections which includes bathroom basins, wc’s and furniture. These pair exceptionally well with gold finished brassware and accessories – if you’re aiming for an opulent, luxurious style.

Overall

In 2022 we will definitely see a trend for earthy natural colours and finishes. Stick to one hue and create that nature-inspired zone where you and your loved ones can relax and de-stress.

Crosswater Bathroom Sale Now On

NOW is a very good time to buy your new bathroom…

                             …it’s THE Crosswater Bathroom Sale.

THE Bathroom Sale is now on at UK Bathrooms. With hundreds of luxury bathroom products available with discounts of up to 50%. So now is an excellent time to buy a new bathroom.

However, curating your ideal bathroom can seem like a daunting task, with important features often being overlooked. When designing your bathroom there are many aspects to consider. These include space, style, design, and storage, to the all-important finishing touches.

Crosswater Bathroom Bundles

Bringing together a beautiful collection of their bestselling products, Crosswater has created a selection of stunning bathroom bundles.

Available in a wide range of themes, including modern and traditional, these bundles  have been carefully put together to offer imagination and inspiration. They includes everything you need to achieve your perfect bathroom.

The Calming Compact House Bathroom Bundle

If you are looking to replace your house bathroom check out the Calming Compact bundle.

The gorgeous finish of the KAI vanity unit with matt black touches is an ultra-elegant way to piece together a modern bathroom. This suite is completed with Crosswater MPRO accessories that deliver a sophisticated statement. The suite contains a harmonious selection of bathroom additions too with flush plates, basin wastes, shower trays to toilet roll holders.

Bathroom bundles are an excellent way to reach your desired look at a discounted price and help you create a space you’ll love down to every detail.

Where is the best place to relax? (#AllMyFeels)

Studies have shown that there is no better place to put oneself in a happy mood and reconnect with yourself than in the shower. Our daily lives cause unnecessary stress and strife. Life may be difficult. And often striking a balance between work and pleasure is not easy. According to YouGov PLC, 40% of people use showering to escape reality and drain away bad feelings. hansgrohe’s latest campaign ‘#AllMyFeels’ focuses on enriching peoples everyday lives. Introducing a collection of shower pipes, hand showers, shower sets and overheads. To ensure your showering experience is the best that it can be.

hansgrohe, with its many award-winning products. Is German engineering at its best. Developing innovative technologies, products and features. This leading brand does everything it can to make your experience with water the most beautiful and the most enjoyable.

Woman standing in a running shower with pure joy, smiling as she uses the Crometta shower from hansgrohe #AllMyFeels

hansgrohe showers to help you relax (#AllMyFeels)

The main protagonists of this collection are the Raindance Select S120 3jet with PowderRain hand shower. The Raindance Select S with PowderRain Showerpipe, and the Crometta E Showerpipe 240 1jet with Thermostat.

 

#1 The Raindance Select S120 3Jet with PowderRain

The Crometta Shower pipe from hansgrohe, which is of a square, large surface area. #AllMyFeels

QuickClean is included in this shower set, which means less limescale and more enjoyment. Limescale deposits and grime vanish in an instant with QuickClean. Remove any dirt from the flexible silicone nozzles by rubbing them.

The big spray disc will provide an unforgettable showering experience. It will surround and cocoon you in a true water fantasy, guaranteed to brighten your emotions. Not only that, but it also has a Select option. This allows you to choose between gentle water droplets and an energising massage.

 

#2 The Raindance Select S with PowderRain Showerpipe

A woman using the hansgrohe Raindance Handshower. point it towards her as she uses it to wash her hair #AllMyFeels

hansgrohe has created a beautiful Matt Black finish for their Raindance Select S Showerpipe 240 1jet. Allowing you to establish a distinctive designer look in your bathroom.

The Raindance Select S is designed for high-pressure systems. It is appropriate for exposed installations in bathrooms. The thermostatic mixer is simple to use. And the temperature control has a 40-degree safety limit to prevent the water from becoming too hot.

 

#3 The Crometta E Showerpipe 240 1jet with Thermostat

Woman smiling with enjoyment as she stands washing her hair with the raindance shower from hansgrohe #AllMyFeels

QuickClean was used to create the Crometta, as well as the Raindance S120. Not only that but it uses EcoSmart Technology. This allows you to conserve water and energy. By using up to 60% less water than traditional products while maintaining the same level of comfort.

As a result, you may save money on water and electricity. While also conserving precious resources. At the same time, you’ll be able to keep your mind at ease.

As our lives get busier and we face even more challenges take time for yourself ‘Meet the beauty of water. #AllMyFeels’.

 

Looking for something for a furry friend? Click here for our blog post on hansgrohe’s DogShower.