Top tips for choosing a bath


BATH MATERIALS

Acrylic

A modern material, easy to clean and maintain. It’s a plastic with a high gloss finish which is quite lightweight so there are not many restrictions as to where they can be installed. Fiberglass Gelcoat or Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) An even glossier, easier to clean surface which is cheaper than acrylic but can damage easily.

Cast iron

The ultimate bath material - looks great and lasts a lifetime. A beautifully authentic piece. The downside? Very heavy (especially when full of water) and can rust and chip.

Porcelain on steel

Similar in looks and heat retention of cast iron but again, much lighter in weight. The steel makes it susceptible to rust and chipping though.

Composite

An engineered material which is then coated in enamel. Gives you the look and same heat retention of a cast iron bath, but is much lighter in weight.

 

BATH STYLES

Freestanding

From roll tops with feet to sleek moulded modern versions, the freestanding bath really shouts luxury.

Built-in

A bath built into a corner or tucked into an alcove is a great space-saver. And with a vast selection of bath panels and panelling options, this doesn’t have to be the ‘compromise’ choice anymore.

Whirlpool

Often seen as a bit dated, we still wouldn’t say no to a bit of therapeutic home luxury at the end of a long week.

Tamsin Allen

Article by Tamsin Allen

Tamsin has a background in design, art direction and advertising and a love for interiors, helping build the Foam & Bubbles brand and managing all their social media channels is a job that never gets tiring for Tamsin. Creating a brand that strives to provide a unique experience with a light-hearted attitude continues to be fun to work.

 

 

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