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Free Standing Baths

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Hudson Reed, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2008 by bathroomsuites

Free Standing Baths and Roll Top Baths.  What’s the Difference?

 Luxury free standing roll top baths have adorned the finest properties in the world since the 18th Century. The  Paris Bath Collection by Abstract Bathrooms combines authentic period styling with the latest production techniques, to satisfy the modern lifestyle.

The inspirational Ultimate Bath Collection from Abstract Bathrooms has become the benchmark for the bathroom industry. These superb ultra minimalist, design lead, contemporary free standing baths are made from 8mm reinforced acrylic and are finished to exacting standards.

When choosing a reproduction roll top bath there are some general rules that apply to each individual bath. The majority of people that buy a reproduction traditional free standing roll top bath are trying to restore their period properties back to there former glory. The baths usually fall in to one of two categories, either British or French. The styling of the reproduction baths are derived from the original baths, a typical British bath would be single ended ( taps at one end ), the roll of the bath on the more grandiose baths would be anywhere between 4″ and 7″ and would be a major factor when purchasing one of the original baths. The feet of the baths were not as ornate as the French baths, although a nice ball and claw foot or lions paw foot was commonplace. There are some fantastic examples of these original roll top baths at companies like the Water Monopoly of London and Drummonds of London. The original baths were made from cast iron, and vitreous enamelled at more than 800 degrees centigrade. This service is still available through unique enamelling services of Ribchester in Lancashire. The French baths were and still are the Crème de la crème of free standing baths. The original French roll top baths are smaller than the British baths as the French were a smaller race than the British. The bath legs on the French baths are design classics, with wonderfully ornate detail. The best examples of these rare baths are usually found in the French Châteaus or in our own British stately homes. Wentworth Woodhouse a privately owned stately home in South Yorkshire, England , houses a fabulous collection of original baths that have been sympathetically restored by Traditional Bathrooms Limited.

The same principles apply when choosing your reproduction free standing bath. Is the bath right for the property? The proportions of the bath, how it stands, the symmetry of the bath, the ornateness of the legs. The roll widths on the reproduction baths aren’t as wide as the originals as the acrylic tries to go back into it’s original form and can cause delamination. 

Traditional Roll Top Free Standing Baths – Types And Styles

Single Ended Roll Top Baths

British baths with  tap holes at one end of the bath. The original baths were between 5 foot and 8 foot in length either parallel or tapered ( like a coffin in shape) the larger single ended roll top baths were used as shower baths also known as Canopy Baths and Plunger Baths . These baths are probably the most comfortable of all roll top baths.

A good example of the reproduction bath would be the Oxford Single Ended Bath made by Qulaceram this example is made from twin skinned acrylic and is sandwich filled with resin throughout the cavity.

Roll Top Slipper Bath

French style baths originally this type of bath didn’t have legs and sat straight on the floor. The bathing position of this bath is more upright than that of a single ended bath. Good examples of this bath are the Tiffany Slipper Bath from Qualceram a superb bath made from stone cast resin with an inner skin of 5mm acrylic.  A  less expensive option would be the Balmoral Slipper Bath from the Paris Collection by Abstract Bathrooms. This bath is made from twin skinned 5mm acrylic and is reinforced at the base. Don’t confuse this bath with similar looking baths as this bath has a superior specification.

Roll Top Double Ended BathsFrench in it’s origin although there are British an American versions. The original French Baths are easily distinguishable as they didn’t have any tap holes. The Paris Bath from Traditional Bathrooms Limited is a superb bath made from stone cast resin with an inner skin of 5mm acrylic and the most fantastic bath legs you are ever likely to see.  The less expensive option would be the Balmoral Double Ended Bath from the Paris Collection byAbstract Bathrooms. This bath is made from twin skinned 5mm acrylic and is reinforced at the base. Don’t confuse this bath with similar looking baths as this bath has a superior specification. Unusually this bath is available in a 1500mm size.

Roll Top Bateau And Boat Baths

The epitome of French design flair and possibly the most stylish baths ever made. The first examples of these stunning baths were developed by Jacob Delafon of Paris the original baths sell for thousands of pounds and are as popular now as they were when they were first developed circa 1850 to 1900. The reproduction baths are available with or without legs, the best examples of the bateau baths on legs are the Paris Bateau bath from Abstract Bathrooms be sure to choose a bath without tap holes for that authentic look. The Boat baths sit on an integral plinth and go right to the floor. Although a little expensive the boat bath from the Clearwater-Collection is a faithful reproduction of the original boat bath with the Abstract Bathrooms boat bath been a better value bath.  These baths are at home in both contemporary and traditional settings as there style transcends decades of interior design genres.

This article was written by Steve Ratcliffe the Managing Director of Traditional Bathrooms Limited, a UK Bathrooms And Bathroom Suite Superstore that specialise in Free Standing Roll Top Baths. For further details please contact Traditional Bathrooms Limited at :http://www.victorianbathrooms4u.com/contact_us.phpLuxury designer free standing roll top baths, at affordable prices delivered free throughout the UK. We offer free expert advice on all aspects of your bathroom renovations and a genuine guarantee that we will not be beaten on price.I am sure that when you have read this article, you will be in a position to make an informed decision as to which freestanding roll top bath you would like to buy.

Discounted Bathrooms, Bathroom Suites and Merlyn Shower Enclosures are available from Traditional Bathrooms Limited.

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Roll Top Baths, Which One?

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Hudson Reed, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2008 by bathroomsuites

Freestanding Roll Top Baths have graced the finest properties in the world for more than a century and are as iconic today as they were in the Victorian era.

Over the past few years the Bathroom Industry has seen massive technological advances, from high definition televisions to infra red saunas and state of the art steam cabinets. The authentic styling of the iconic Roll Top Freestanding Bath has withstood the test of time and aesthetically remains unchanged from the baths of the Victorian era. However there have been significant improvements within the manufacturing process with the robustness, durability and heat retention properties of the reproduction Roll Top Baths having been enhanced.

The twin skinned acrylic Roll Top Baths are predominately imported from the far east, they will typically be made from 3.8mm twin skinned acrylic with a resin infill at the base of the bath. The appearance of this type of bath will be similar to that of the twin skinned European baths. The advanced manufacturing methods and quality of workmanship in the far east as become superior to that of the europeans. Don’t make the mistake of associating quality with price! The lower cost chinese baths are often superior to the european baths and represent excellent value for money. Don’t be fooled by suppliers claiming that their baths are british made when the are actually made in china and assembled in the UK.

This freestanding corner bath available exclusively from Abstract Bathrooms, show’s how advanced the chinese manufacturing processe’s have become. This bath has been formed from one single sheet of 6mm acrylic.

 

This Traditional Bathroom Suite features stonecast resin roll top baths. This type of bath is made in the same way as the cast iron original roll top baths were made. These baths weigh approximately twice the weight of the acrylic roll top baths and they are very robust.

The most popular styles of traditional roll top baths are the slipper baths, the double ended baths the bateau baths and the boat baths. All of the aforementioned baths originate from France and are as desirable now as they were when they were first developed.

The Slipper Bath

The slipper bath (also known as the sabbot bath) is charecterised by having a raised back, available in sizes from 1550mm to 1750mm in both twin skinned acrylic and stone cast resin. A minimilist, no tap hole version of this bath is now available from Abstract Bathrooms.

The slipper bath featured below is the twin skinned acrylic balmoral roll top bath.

The Double Ended Bath

The Double Ended Roll Top Bath, as do so many other classical freestanding baths, originates from France. Also known as a lovers bath the larger examples of this bath can accomodate two people. When choosing a Double Ended Roll Top Bath the important charecteristics of the baths are the ornateness of the legs, the detailed ball and claw leg would command a higher price should the bath ever be resold. The width and curvature of the roll and the proportions of the bath. Some of the best examples of the orginal baths can be found at the Water Monopoly Of London and Drummonds Architectural Salvage.

The double ended roll top bath featured below is the twin skinned acrylic balmoral roll top bath.

Boat Bath

Paris Bateau Bath

 

 

 

 

 

Discounted Bathrooms, Bathroom Suites and Merlyn Shower Enclosures are available from Traditional Bathrooms Limited.

 

Uk Bathrooms Superstore About Us

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Hudson Reed, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2008 by bathroomsuites

Bathrooms Bonanza! At Traditional Bathrooms, we are passionate about bathrooms and bathroom suites. We have developed a range of bathrooms and bathroom suites that combine superb design with high quality and low cost. Our bathrooms offer both style and functionality. Our website has been developed so that you can view all of our bathrooms and bathroom suites at the press of a button. Traditional Bathrooms Lmited are the parent company of abstract bathrooms distribution a company dedicated to the supply of high quality affordable bathroom products.For free bathroom advice you can call one of our customer care team on 01405 818500 alternatively you can buy online 24/7 from our bathrooms website www.victorianbathrooms4u.comGreat Bathroom DealsTake a look at our bathroom suite special offers for some great package deals they represent superb value for money and we offer a genuine guarantee that we will not be beaten on price.We value your business! our philosophy is simplistic we offer the best products at the bet prices with the best service. We realise that without our customers we wouldn t have a bathrooms business.Whatever your bathroom suite requirements, we have the bathroom suite for you!

Discounted Bathrooms, Bathroom Suites and Merlyn Shower Enclosures are available from Traditional Bathrooms Limited.

Discounted Bathrooms, Bathroom Suites and Merlyn Shower Enclosures are available from Traditional Bathrooms Limited.

Bathrooms at Google Pages

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Hudson Reed, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , , , , on May 19, 2008 by bathroomsuites

We have posted a new single page uk bathrooms website @ http://bathrooms2008.googlepages.com/home The idea behind the webpage is that it may help with position of our commercial website:

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The amount of bathrooms related traffic that our website receives from Google is truly amazing.

I have just realised that Google relates to the two words Go Ogle go and look! easy heah perhaps we are on our way to realising our potential.

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Uk Bathroom Suites Sale

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Hudson Reed, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2008 by bathroomsuites

Traditional Bathrooms Limited have introduced a range of sixteen contemporary luxury designer bathroom suites to their product portfolio. The modern bathroom suites are high quality low cost bathroom suites with free UK delivery. You can click here to view or purchase these fabulous bathroom suites.

Coming Soon!

The Ideal Standard Ethos: At Ideal Standard, we believe that creativity is the catalyst to constant evolution in the world of the bathroom.

As Europe’s leading contemporary brand, we create bathroom designs integrating audacious functional solutions with styles that allow everyone to express their own personal flair. Ideal Standard is dedicated to enhancing the total environment of your bathroom by combining innovation and beauty for a unique body and mind experience.

Welcome to the new era of Ideal Standard. Award-winning designers including Robin Levien, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield and Seymour Powell have created designs that lend style and luxury to your home.

Ideal Standard continues to invest the most advanced technology to ensure that innovative products work perfectly and look beautiful. Each piece of porcelain is made to the highest standards. Ideal Standard also makes mixers, taps and shower fittings from solid brass as well as a full range of baths and shower enclosures. So for the complete bathroom, live the ideal with Ideal Standard.

Clearwater collection free standing roll top baths

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2008 by bathroomsuites

Traditional Bathrooms Limited offer the best prices on the Clearwater Collection range of luxury free standing baths. With more than fifty free standing roll top baths to choose from we are sure you will find the right product at the right price.

Please visit our website: www.victorianbathrooms4u.com to view our full range of baths.

All Clearwater baths are proudly manufactured in the UK ensuring the quality is first class. With over 40 different designs of freestanding baths ranging from the ever popular traditional Edwardian and Victorian to the contemporary Nouveau and Shanghai we remain committed to giving the customer a full range of top quality baths. Design work is carried out by our in-house design engineers. A full design service is available to both new and existing customers.

Clearwater Collection are ISO 9001 accredited and pride themselves on quality finished baths.All Clearwater baths are hand made and go through rigorous inspection processes. The final stage of the process is to brand the Clearwater Collection bath with its distinctive Clearwater badge which serves as a unique hallmark of excellence.All Clearwater Collection baths have a life time guarantee (on manufacturing faults) and any one of the many baths can incorporate our patented Clearspa system or can be up graded to the Supa Spec option.

 

Hudson Reed Develop Eco Freindly Taps

Posted in bathroom, Bathroom Furniture, Bathrooms, Bathrooms, Free Standing Baths, Google Bathrooms, Hudson Reed, Royce Morgan Free Standing Roll Top Baths with tags , , , , on May 17, 2008 by bathroomsuites
Hudson Reed Go Green!   Date: Friday 02 May, 2008
News Summary:

Hudson Reed have introduced a fantastic new range of water saving flow regulating Products.

News Content:

Introducing ‘Eco Flo’ In line with some of todays key environmental issues, we are pleased to offer a range of water saving devices that can be retro fitted into most of the Hudson Reed range of luxury designer taps and showers.

By installing Eco-Flo water regulators to your fittings, you restrict the maimum flow rate to 6litres per minute – in line with current environmental guidelines.

Not only will this help the environment, but it will reduce