Posted on: 13th Sep 2013
We’ve recently added six stunning, free standing roll top baths to our range. Let us introduce you to our new arrivals:
The Harding Roll Top Bath is a gorgeous slipper style bath. Made from white acrylic, the bath has a 250 litre capacity. Slipper baths are especially luxurious, blending timeless, classic bathing with a beautifully curved design.
The Positano Roll Top Bath is a stunning contemporary piece. Inspired by chic Italian style, the bath is oval shaped, with beautiful flowing lines and a generous 301 litre capacity. The design screams opulence and it really makes a statement in any contemporary bathroom.
A luxury bath you certainly can afford, the Harrison Roll Top Bath is also oval shaped and modern in its design. With a larger 330 litre capacity, it has ample room for relaxation – perfect for those looking for a roomier bath.
You’ll go overboard for the Nelson Roll Top Bath, which exudes modern chic, with its angular, square design
Posted on: 19th Jun 2013
So called because of its shape, the slipper bath is an iconic style of bathtub that originated in the Victorian era. At this time, bathing and cleanliness were acknowledged as easy ways to improve health and reduce disease.
The slipper baths were initially found in washhouses and bathhouses, where the working classes could finally bathe alone with either hot or cold water. Later, slipper baths found their way into the home and are still popular today thanks to modern plumbing systems.
A Public Bath
Traditionally, the bath has one end deeper than the other, with the taps located at the shallower end to give the bather space to relax at the other. This also affords them a certain amount of privacy, which was very useful when they were found in public washhouses, and kept the water warmer for longer.
Unlike most modern bath units, slipper baths tend to be designed as free-standing units and look good placed in the centre of a bathroom. The edge of the bath usually has a rolled top to make getting in and out easier and the unit stands upon feet to raise it from the floor.
A variation on this common style is the “double” slipper bath (also known as a “boat” bath) where both ends are high and the centre dips, resulting in a symmetrical form.
Modern Slipper Baths
While originally made from cast iron with an enamel coating, slipper baths are now available in a variety of materials; from copper to ceramic and even stone or wood