baths are usually built-in with a front bath
panel along the long edge and an end panel for the foot
of the bath if needed, or inset into a tiled platform. Although
you will find rectangular baths made from steel or cast iron,
the most popular choice is acrylic, since this is a lightweight
yet very strong material which is easily moulded into the
required shape and design, particularly with detailed designs
such as rope twists and angular edges, soap dishes etc. It
is also a material which can be made to colour match with
the rest of your bathroom suite, although white is without
doubt the most popular colour choice today.
Rectangular baths are either single-ended, where the taps
and plughole are at one end, or double-ended, where the taps and plughole are in the centre on one side of the bath. Some
baths are supplied without tapholes to give you more freedom
with your choice of taps, but this may mean more DIY at home.
Sizes vary from short tubs of 1 metre long or less up to a very
spacious 1.8m or more, and up to a metre wide in some cases,
though a very popular bath size is 1.7m by 70cm or 75cm. The
Portland bath is 1.524m x 75cm which is great for small bathrooms
and the Vermonte Double Ended bath from Heritage with its art
deco styling measures 1.8m x 80cm, perfect for two to share!
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