Whether it’s for relaxation or for bathing the dog, the bathtub is a defining feature in your bathroom. There’s a massive range of options depending on how you plan to use it, so don’t rush into a decision. Really think about how you can balance style and function.
“A lot of people want to go with an inset bath because they’re cheaper. They may be cheaper, but the cost of tiling and finishing may end up making it similar to the cost of a free-standing bath.”
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We know from years of experience that the main considerations when choosing a bathtub are: use, size, style, shape, weight, budget and materials. Basically, it’s all about balance.
For a reno, space is probably a limitation. For a newbuild, you must get the balance right – not too big, not too small. You also want the style and shape to balance with the rest of your space.
Is your bathroom as solid as a rock? Some are limited by how much weight they can hold, particularly in apartments. The material of the bathtub and volume of water it can hold will affect the weight.
Then you need to balance all this with your needs and budget.
Phew! You’ll have earnt your relaxing bath after this.
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People have strong opinions about baths. They absolutely MUST have one no matter how small the space. Or, they dream of a beautiful, statement tub. Or, it has to be deep enough so their knees don’t get cold. Don’t worry we have all bases (and knees) covered. Our range expands across a full spectrum of sizes, uses, shapes and budgets. We have practical tubs and luxurious ones. If you need help deciding, simply ask our showroom consultants.
A good bath can last forever. We can help you find a bath to suit your needs and add value to your home.
We know many of our customers prefer to shop local. Most of our baths are made by longstanding and trusted Australian brands, including Raymor, Fienza and Decina, among other trusted local and international suppliers. These brands all focus on quality and style. They take different measures to guarantee durability, reinforcement, scratch resistance, sanitary grade finishes, compliance with Australian standards, plus elegance and innovation. All with affordable and statement options.
Materials and colours
There is so much to choose from. Baths come in fibreglass, acrylic, porcelain, enamelled steel, composite stone, copper or even wood, and that’s not everything. Lighter materials like fibreglass sit at the more affordable end of the range. More luxury materials, like stone or concrete, are not only a higher price, but also a heavier option and better able to resist damage.
While most baths are acrylic high-gloss white, you can also get white with a stone-look finish. This gives you an extra level of elegance at a fraction of the cost of actual stone! If you want something striking, you can opt for matte grey or matte black, or a stunning black and white contrast. Every material has a different feel, which can affect comfort as well as price, look and longevity.
Who knew there could be so many different shapes for baths? Sloping backrests, corner shapes, deep soaker style, round, oval, clean sharp edges, ultrathin, traditional, clawfoot… *inhale*… dual recline style, droplet design, baths with lumber support, baths with moulded arm rests, flared skirts, panel style details... We could go on, but we’ve run out of breath. You get the point. Even with limited space, you can really make a design statement by finding a unique style that ticks all your other boxes. Special features and functions Yes, we have spa baths. Other functions like bubble massage, whirlpool jets, hydro or chromatherapy can add even more luxury to your bath and bathroom.
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Can I install it myself?
We always advise you use a licensed plumber to protect yourself and your warranty.
Does a freestanding bath have to be secured to the floor?
Yes, they should be properly installed by a plumber and/or a builder. Whilst they’re extremely heavy and unlikely to move much, it is safer for them to be properly secured.
Can I put a freestanding bath where a built in one was?
We like to make anything possible! You may need to move plumbing and add tiles, so it’s not