How to choose the perfect bath

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Most of us love to have the perfect bath. If chosen correctly the perfect bath can help you to relax, unwind, de-stress, ease aches and pains as well as aid in a good night’s sleep, so it’s no wonder we are all drawn to a good bath! However, choosing that perfect bath is not an easy decision and as it can be an expensive one it deserves some serious consideration beforehand. Below are some of the factors you should consider before you purchase your bath.

Dimensions

If you are in the market for a new bath then you need to consider the dimensions of space that you have. Don’t make the fatal mistake of purchasing your dream bath without first checking whether or not it will even fit. Many people make the mistake of buying before they have checked and it can prove to be an expensive error if the company you buy from aren’t prepared to do a straight exchange for you.

Shape

There are now various shapes on offer when it comes to the perfect bath. With everything from the traditional roll top to a P shaped, L shaped, circular or even corner bath, the choices are endless. You may have an idea of what you think would look best in your bathroom but ensure the shape is right for the space you have.

Material

The materials on offer for baths are now quite vast and you have a multitude of options available to you. It is best to go and see different material baths and consider your decision. With everything from cast iron, acrylic and steel to copper and fibreglass, each having their unique benefits.

  • Copper baths – Ideal for their durability and low maintenance. Not only is copper easy to maintain but it also looks unique and stylish but can be expensive.
  • Steel baths -Are durable and solid. They can be cold when you first get in but are hard wearing and have a traditional and elegant look.
  • Cast iron baths – These baths will retain heat and are extremely durable lasting for many years. Cast iron baths are also not as easy to scratch, dent or chip.
  • Acrylic or fibreglass baths – These are by far the much cheaper option. They are light in weight because of the way they are constructed but can discolour very easily. They are the most commonly purchased baths.

Quality

Always consider the quality of a bath before you buy. You can find some real bargains on the market but these can often compromise on quality. You don’t want to have to replace your bath within a couple of years due to discolouring, scratches or cracking. Be aware that with acrylic baths there can be different thicknesses so it is advisable to check this before you commit to a purchase. When it comes to the perfect bath, sometimes it is worth those extra pennies to ensure it lasts.

Comfort

Make sure when you are purchasing your bath that you don’t forget comfort. Often people like to buy baths because they look unique, modern and stylish but then find that they are most uncomfortable to actually use. If you are going to purchase a new bath then it should be something you can use and enjoy. Don’t be afraid to visit bath stores and actually take your shoes off and lie down in the baths to test how they feel. Check the bath offers you the support you want and need.

Added extras

Baths are now becoming more and more advanced and added extras are something you need to consider. Baths now come with all kinds of added extras, from whirlpools and jets to i-pod docking stations and lights. Before you go ahead and purchase something very expensive with added extras, consider first the cost and how much you may use them. If you like to lie in a relaxing bath and listen to music then an i-pod docking station is a great extra for you to have. Think hard about what makes your individual bath perfect and go for that.

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