Selecting a new bath can be somewhat of a task, as there are many things to consider such as size, material, shape and style. The extensive choice of bathtubs available makes what seems like a simple task a little overwhelming. Additionally, no bathroom is complete without accessories to add the perfect finishing touch, which is your next challenge.
If you are in the process of purchasing or have purchased a new bath, you might be wondering what accessories you might need to complete the look of your bathroom. Below you will find everything you need to know about accessorizing your bath.
What style of Tap will best suit my bath?
When planning your new bathroom there is so much to consider that choosing brassware and can become a little overlooked. Opting for a stylish pair of taps for your bath can add a real sense of style to your bathroom. However, while a set of beautiful taps can make an elegant addition to your bathroom, it’s equally important to choose taps that are of good quality, durable, practical and that will last. Additionally, you’ll need to select taps that are right for your bath.
Many baths come straight from the manufacturer undrilled, allowing flexibility for a plumber to drill tap holes precisely where you want your taps to be positioned. On the other hand, if you have purchased a pre-drilled bath, the number of holes and style of your bath can dictate the style of taps you choose. For example, if your bathtub has only one tap hole, you’ll need to select a mono mixer tap. If you’ve got a freestanding bath with no holes, you might opt for a classy floor standing tap. To help point you in the right direction here is a guide to the different styles of bath taps available.
Bath Filler Taps
Bath filler taps are not so dissimilar to mixer taps, in that they also mix both hot and cold water. Bath filler taps typically feature two handles or levers to control flow and temperature. Their practical design helps us to find the perfect temperature of water when filling our bathtub. Bath filler taps are available in a range of styles and finishes from modern to traditional to waterfall and monobloc.
Bath Shower Mixer Taps
Bath shower mixer taps are a practical combination of a bath filler and a handheld shower head. The shower head that stretches from the tap allowing you to wash the whole of your body. Bath shower mixer taps are an easy solution for updating your bathroom. If you your bathroom is limited for space, bath shower mixer taps are perfect for both shower and bath enclosures. Bath shower mixer taps are available in an extensive range of styles including deck mounted, wall mounted and floor mounted.
3 Hole Bath Taps
3 hole bath taps are ideal for making a statement in your bathroom, featuring a perfectly modern asymmetric designs.3 hole basin taps feature two separate controls and one central spout. They are available in designs ranging from timeless traditional to eye-catching contemporary chic 3 hole bath taps offer a luxury look, unique to the standard bath taps you'll find in many other bathrooms.
4 & 5 Hole Bath Taps
4 hole bath shower mixers comprise of a shower handset, bath filler, a handle for control over flow and temperature and a diverter to switch between the shower and bath. A 5 hole bath tap features a spout, a valve to moderate between hot and cold water, shower handset and a diverter to change the flow between the spout and the shower handset. 4 & 5 hole bath taps are mounted to the deck of a bath, with an extendable shower handset that pulls out for ease of use.
Wall Mounted Bath Filler Taps
A wall mounted bath filler tap is the perfect solution for when your bath does not come with tap holes. Minimalistic in design, wall mounted bath filler taps feature a number of handles to control the flow and temperature of water used to fill the bath. The sleek design of wall mounted ball fillers makes them the perfect choice for the contemporary style bathroom.
Deck Mounted Bath Taps
Deck mounted bath taps despite their complicated name are a popular choice for two-hole baths and work especially well in contemporary style bathrooms. As their name suggest deck mounted bath taps are designed to fit on the deck of the bath. Deck mounted bath taps feature 2 separate valves for hot and cold water that mix in the body of the tap before flowing from the spout. If you have no need for a shower to be attached to your bath, deck mounted bath taps could be the perfect choice for your bathroom.
Pair of Bath Taps or Pillar Taps
Pillar taps a tradition in bathrooms, are separate taps that individually control hot and cold water flow. A pair of bath taps are a good choice if you have a little extra space to play with, and of course have a two tap-hole bath. Bath pillar taps are available in a range of modern and traditional designs, an excellent option for any potential bathroom update.
Freestanding Bath Taps
Freestanding bath taps make the ultimate style statement, perfect for complimenting a freestanding bath. Freestanding bath taps are not only elegant in design, they are ideal for providing space saving functionality. Freestanding bath taps offer a decadent style to work with freestanding baths, that don’t have any tap holes.
Bath Monobloc Mixer Taps
Bath monobloc mixer taps are a slightly larger, higher flowing version of a basin mixer. Monobloc bath mixer taps abolish the need for having two separate taps for your bath. Bath monobloc mixer taps are an excellent way to save on space, and will fit perfectly with the minimalistic styling of the contemporary bathroom.
Waterfall Bath Taps
Waterfall bath taps offer the ultimate in luxury, and are ideal for creating a statement in your bathroom. Having waterfall bath taps in your bathroom creates a cascading waterfall effect that makes bath times something to look forward to.
Thermostatic Bath Shower Mixers
Thermostatic bath shower mixers provide you and your family with a safe bathing temperature. Thermostatic taps can make a great addition to your home when children or the elderly could be prone to burning themselves. Thermostatic bath taps are part of the Governments Part G (Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency Regulations) that all baths should be supplied with a temperature gauge of no more than 46° C.
Bath spouts come either wall or deck mounted, for use with side bodies, manual valves or thermostatic shower valves, with diverters to add to your bathroom design. Bath spouts offer an elegant yet minimalistic way of adding that extra touch of luxury to your bathroom.
Bath Panels & End Panels
If you have chosen a straight or inset bath for your bathroom, you might need to consider purchasing a bath panel and end panel to hide the side of the tub and pipework underneath. Bath panels and end panels are available in an extensive choice of finishes including MDF, oak, white gloss, wenge and much more in-keeping with the style of your bathroom.
Shower Bath Screens
Shower baths are an excellent space-saving option if limited space restricts you from having a separate tub and shower enclosure. It’s worth keeping in mind you’ll need a stylish bath screen to go with it. An elegant glass shower screen is the perfect finish for your bathroom and also protects your other bathroom fittings from being splashed with water.
Another over-looked bathroom accessory is a bath waste, as many baths do not come with them. Bath wastes typically combine a bath plug, plug hole and overflow pipe. Most bath wastes fit with the majority of tubs, so you don’t need to worry about the pipe being compatible with your bath. However, if you’ve got a double-ended tub you’ll need the appropriate type of waste.
Drench have everything you could need to compliment your new bath. Whether it be a pair of taps, a waste or a bath panel you are sure to find what you need here on our website.