There is nothing more relaxing than a soak in the bath after a long day. BJ Mullen have an extensive range of fixed and freestanding baths from Clearwater, Heritage, Sonas and Burlington, among others. Choose from an array of styles, sizes and finishes to suit your bathroom and budget. So if you favour single or double ended, freestanding, corner, shower, whirlpool or roll top, come along to our bathroom showroom and let our experts take care of you.
When choosing a bath, a major initial decision is whether to go for a freestanding or inset. Freestanding require more space than inset because they’re not tucked neatly against a wall. The size of you bathroom may make this decision for you.
You can position a freestanding bath in the middle of the room or towards a wall. However, either way will they require more space than an inset. Freestanding baths make an excellent centrepiece for a bathroom and can be a practical choice for those with young kids due to the all-round access. There is a choice of different sizes
Inset, built-in or straight baths can fit into smaller bathrooms and make the most of the available space by fitting next to one or two corners of the room. They are available in different sizes.
Shower baths are like inset baths but have a wider end to make over-bath showering a more comfortable experience. For those who don’t have space for a bath and a separate shower cubicle this makes an ideal choice. P-shaped shower baths offer a curved showering end while an L-shaped bath is angular.
Corner baths have equal dimensions on the sides positioned against two walls. A corner or offset may maximise space in the bath, as well as the floor area outside it, in square or nearly square rooms.
Whether you opt for a freestanding or inset, BJ Mullen have both single and double-ended versions on offer.
Single-ended baths have taps and waste/plug at one end. They are designed for one person to lie in with feet towards the bath taps.
Double-ended baths have taps and waste in the centre. This means that a single bather has a choice of which way to lie. They are also a good option for taller family members, kids and sharers.
Baths come in a range of materials which can affect:
- How you need to care for it
- How durable it is
- How long water will retain heat
- Weight – a consideration for floor strength
Acrylic is widely used for baths, and is a more budget-friendly choice. It is easy to care for, more lightweight and retains heat well. It is durable and versatile and relatively easy to install. However, care must be taken to avoid abrasive cleaners which can scratch the surface.
Cast iron is very hard wearing and easy to clean. Bath water normally retain heats well in a cast-iron bath. However, as it’s one of the heavier bath materials, floor strength will need checked prior to installation.
Your bath may come with pre-drilled holes which will determine which type of taps you choose. Sometimes there are no holes in which case it can be teamed with wall-mounted or freestanding taps. BJ Mullen have a range of taps and bath fillers for you to choose from.