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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.