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Bathtub Buying Guide

The bathtub plays an essential role in the bathroom. A bathroom that does not have a bathtub is seen as lacking and deficient. A well placed bathtub will be a fantastic focal point in any bathroom. If you look online or your local bath store you will be met by a plethora of choices. There are just so many bath tubs to choose from, how is one to pick the one that is most suitable for them. Well, have no fear, because we have created this article to help you decide the best tub for you.

1700mm Luxury Large Single Ended Bath Straight Bathroom Bathtub Panel Set
1700mm Luxury Large Single Ended Bath Straight Bathroom Bathtub Panel Set
List Price: £231.99
Sale Price: £144.99
You save: £87.00 (38%)
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Crafted from high quality acrylic
  • Warm to touch finish
  • Choice of tap positioning - drill to suit
  • Set Includes: Bath, leg support set & front bath panel
1600 x 700 Small Designer Square Single Ended Bath Straight Bathroom Bathtub
1600 x 700 Small Designer Square Single Ended Bath Straight Bathroom Bathtub
Sale Price: £119.99
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Made with High Grade Acrylic
  • Warm to touch finish
  • Choice of tap positioning - drill to suit
  • Set Includes: Bath & leg support set
1700 mm Luxury Square Double Ended Bath Modern Straight White Bathroom Bathtub
1700 mm Luxury Square Double Ended Bath Modern Straight White Bathroom Bathtub
Sale Price: £169.99
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Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Length: 1700mm
  • Made with High Grade Acrylic
  • Choice of tap positioning - drill to suit
  • Warm to touch finish
1700 mm Left Hand L-Shaped Straight Shower Bath with Shower Screen + Panel BL221
1700 mm Left Hand L-Shaped Straight Shower Bath with Shower Screen + Panel BL221
Sale Price: £232.99
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Crafted from high quality acrylic
  • Choice of tap positioning
  • Warm to touch
  • Set Includes: Bath, front bath panel, end bath panel + fixed glass shower screen with towel rail
1700 mm Right Hand L-Shaped Straight Shower Bath with Glass Shower Screen BL129
1700 mm Right Hand L-Shaped Straight Shower Bath with Glass Shower Screen BL129
Sale Price: £199.99
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Crafted from high quality acrylic
  • Choice of tap positioning
  • Warm to touch
  • Set Includes: Bath + fixed glass shower screen
Premier BPR105 Athena Bath Panels, Gloss White, 1700mm
Premier BPR105 Athena Bath Panels, Gloss White, 1700mm
List Price: £118.00
Sale Price: £59.99
You save: £58.01 (49%)
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Features

  • Designed for use with our range of straight baths
  • Choose from 1700mm and 1800mm size options
  • Available in 6 different contemporary finishes
  • Co-ordinate with matching vanity, WC unit, tall unit & mirror unit
  • 5 year manufacturer's guarantee
Luxury Sliding Bath Shower Glass Extending Screen Reversible Door Panel
Luxury Sliding Bath Shower Glass Extending Screen Reversible Door Panel
Sale Price: £89.99
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Features

  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Reversible for both left and right hand fitting
  • Exending tempered safety glass
  • 180 Degree pivot hinge
  • 10mm inward wall adjustment for uneven walls
1700 mm Straight Shower Bath Glass Sliding Screen Bathtub Square Design Enclosure
1700 mm Straight Shower Bath Glass Sliding Screen Bathtub Square Design Enclosure
Sale Price: £159.99
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

Features

  • Bath formed from top class, sanitary grade acrylic
  • Includes bath screen
  • Increased Insulation keeping bath water hotter for longer
  • Warm to touch finish
  • FREE 10 year warranty for your peace of mind
[Basin Tap and Bath Tap] Hapilife Modern Monobloc Bathroom Sink Mixer Faucet and Tub Filler Tap Chrome
[Basin Tap and Bath Tap] Hapilife Modern Monobloc Bathroom Sink Mixer Faucet and Tub Filler Tap Chrome
List Price: £169.99
Sale Price: £88.99
You save: £81.00 (48%)
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Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Features

  • Healthy and safe copper materials,contains
  • Bathroom tap set contains: Basin mixer and bath mixer. Suitable for stylish, modern and elegant bathroom
  • Mini 0.5 bar, 1 bar recommended for basin tap; Bath tap :1-10 bar water pressure is recommended
  • Supplied complete with fittings and detailed product manual: easy to install for DIY or professional plumber
  • 10 Years Warrany and 30 return policy: We promise you get the item you order or your money back


The first thing you have to tackle when it comes to choosing a bathtub is hone on your exact requirements. This is a fundamental step and seems so obvious that most people actually skip over it or do not give it much thought. There is no point in spending a lot of money on a tub that has fancy features which you are never going to use.

Think also about the size of the tub you want. There are going to be many factors that determine what size you get but the most important is going to be the space you have available in your bathroom. If you are lucky enough where space is no problem, then you need to give consideration to how the size of the bathtub will affect the style and decor of the room. You also need to take costs into consideration. Not just the cost of the initial purchase. A larger bath tub is going to cost more than a smaller one, but you also need to think about such things as water usage. If you get a very big bath tub you will require plenty of water every time you take a bath. You can get tubs that are designed to fit two people, these are fantastic for a couple or you can go for a tub made for a single person. This allows you to relax and have a bit of 'me' time to yourself.

What material your bath is made from is also another thing to think about. Nowadays, baths are made from lots of different material such as the traditional cast iron, steel and acrylic to wood, marble and granite. Each has its pros and cons, and which you opt for will depend on how much you want to spend, how much time you are willing to spend to maintain it and how long you want it to last. Acrylic bath tubs are the cheapest available; they are lightweight and retain heat well. They can however discolour easily so attention should be paid when cleaning them and what cleaning products are used. For a long lasting quality bathtub look for steel baths or cast iron baths. These tend to be heavier especially the cast iron and cost a bit more.

The above are some of the things to think about before you embark on your journey to purchasing the bath tub of your dreams. The important thing is to know what you want, how much you can spend and to do your research before splashing out.