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Allbits Baths Buying Guide

If you're looking for a bathtub for use in a busy family household, chances are you'll want to make the most of your bathroom space. If you have small children, a deep freestanding bath may not be the best option as you may struggle when it comes to bath time.

Alternatively, you might like enough room for two so choosing a double ended bath would be the best option for all-out comfort. Either way, who is going to use your bath is a practicality that shouldn't be overlooked.

Don't forget to find out the measurements of your bath before you buy it. You'll want to be sure that it will definitely fit in your bathroom and it's always worth taking a measurement of your bathroom door frame so you know your bath will be able to fit through the door.

Straight Baths

Probably the most common bath in UK households, a straight bath is a great practical option as it can fit snuggly into your bathroom layout and it has the biggest selection of sizes to choose from. We have a great selection of designs and sizes depending on your tastes and style, which you can view here. Double-ended straight baths are also available, allowing you the option to recline at each end, depending on your preference.

Shower Baths

If you want the best of both worlds a shower bath is a great solution.

L-Shaped Baths

Big or small, everyone wants to make the most of their bathroom space. L-shaped shower baths are the perfect solution for combining both shower and bath space. The unique L-shape design allows you more room at one end of your bath so that showering is a breeze.

P-Shaped Baths

Similar to L-shaped shower baths, P-shaped shower baths are a great space saver. The days of feeling cramped in the shower are over thanks to the added space and large curved glass at the one end of your bath. The sleek curves of this design will also bring added impact to your bathroom. P-shaped baths will look especially chic in more contemporary themed bathrooms.

Freestanding Baths

Nothing creates a sense of luxury like a freestanding bath. In addition to delivering a soothing experience, a freestanding bath is a great way to bring a focal point to your bathroom interior. We offer a wide choice of traditional baths and 4 feet choices alongside a large selection of contemporary baths and a selection of more unique colour baths.

If you're looking to relocate your bath as part of a bigger bathroom re-design, remember that existing pipework may not always be available. New pipes may be needed if, for example, you'd like your bathtub to be installed in the centre of your room.

Traditional Baths

Traditional baths are usually chosen for their timeless appeal and take influence from Victorian styling. In addition to the more classic design, these type of tubs feature curved-lines and softer edges. You may also find that these kind of baths come with ball, dragon or claw feet to help elevate your tub and provide that sought after vintage style to your bathroom interior. You can match these tubs with more conventional fixtures such as cross-head taps, high-cistern toilets, (that are more circular and bowl-like in shape) and basin pedestals as opposed to modern wall-hung designs.

Contemporary Baths

Contemporary baths tend to be more modern in appearance. Angular lines and interesting, unconventional shapes are what makes contemporary bathtubs stand out from the crowd. They look great when fixed with modern bathroom fixtures such as squared sink basins and sleek, minimalist taps such as chrome mixer or waterfall taps. If this design takes your fancy.

Bath Panels

Many baths have specific dedicated front and end panels. On each of our bath pages the relevant panel choices are available in the 'You May Also Need' sections.

Bath Wastes

A large variety of wastes are available. Ranging from the basic plug and chain to pop-up and clicker wastes.