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Easter Opening Times

April 14, 2017

We hope you all have a lovely Easter Holiday weekend. We are open Friday 14th April 9am - 5pm as usual. * We are closed throughout the weekend, including Easter Monday 17th. Then we are open Tuesday 18th of April 9am - 5pm as usual. Best wishes from The 'Soakers'
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10 Inspirational Bathroom Quotes To Display

Although it may be one of the rooms we spent the least amount of time in, the bathroom is a room for rejuvenation and relaxation. So why not further the comforting mood with a few inspirational quotes to pick up your mood? From quotes about cleanliness to quotes about self-love and relaxation, here are our…
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Confessions Of A Hotel Inspector: Bathrooms

After a career of over 17 years working as a hotel inspector, to say that I’ve bathed and showered in my fair share of bathrooms would be an understatement! In fact, it would be an interesting project to try and work out just how many bathrooms I’ve washed in during that time. There were certainly…
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A Bacteria Heatmap For Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is a space for relaxing, for recuperating and for cleaning away the stresses of the day. But just how clean are you getting, really? As it turns out, your bathroom is actually a haven for a plethora of deadly bacteria, all breeding in places you would never believe weren't sparkling clean. From your…
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How can you bring the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 into your bathroom?

When you mention the colour 'green' we tend to think of forests of lush trees, rolling lawns, brussel sprouts, pea soup and all the healthy ingredients that can be found in a delicious salad. It’s also the colour of the light that signals sanction to progress or move forward. Green is a colour that exudes…
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The Case For Transgender-Friendly Bathrooms

I used to be a paratrooper. Load, point, shoot, recover. It's how The Parachute Regiment taught me to fire a gun. I practised the drill so often, it became a natural act, performed without any thought or hesitation. It's the same reflexive, natural action that we perform as human beings when we go to the…
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Is 2017 Finally The Year Of Inclusive Bathroom Design?

Bathroom designs have come a long way from the traditional layouts we were used to seeing in the past. Now bathrooms can have floor to ceiling windows, sunken baths, floating toilets and even sinks balancing on the frame of an old bike. Anything seems to be possible when it comes to the bathroom designs we…
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Why Does Your Singing Sound Better In The Shower?

Let’s admit it, we all unashamedly attempt to belt out a tune while in the shower. No matter your vocal talents, or lack of, there’s something satisfying about singing into your shower head while covered in suds. And for some reason, your voice seems to sound better during your in-shower karaoke than anywhere else. But…
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5 Pieces Of Bathroom Smart Tech That Is Getting Cheaper In 2017

Your bathroom is usually a place of practicality and function and we probably spend the least amount of time in there than any other room. However, for some, bathrooms are a place to relax. Yours doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Nowadays there are all kinds of gadgets you can install to make your…
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Famous Bathrooms From Film and TV

Many of us are content with what we are shown on the screen when it comes to films and TV, needing nothing more than the story that is played out in front of us. However, for those that enjoy delving deeper into the underbelly of the silver screen, having a birds-eye view of the layout…
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All You Need to Know About Your Different Bathroom Towels

Unless you see yourself as the next Monica Gellar (of 'Friends' fame) with 11 different towel categories, this may not sound like the most thrilling of topics. However, it helps to know the difference between your bathroom towels with their various sizes and uses. Follow this guide to understand the average sizes, use and material…
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How can you bring the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 into your bathroom?

When you mention the colour 'green' we tend to think of forests of lush trees, rolling lawns, brussel sprouts, pea soup and all the healthy ingredients that can be found in a delicious salad. It’s also the colour of the light that signals sanction to progress or move forward. Green is a colour that exudes…
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Famous Bathrooms From Film and TV

Many of us are content with what we are shown on the screen when it comes to films and TV, needing nothing more than the story that is played out in front of us. However, for those that enjoy delving deeper into the underbelly of the silver screen, having a birds-eye view of the layout…
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Our Top 8 Most Gripping Toilet Reads

We’ve all enjoyed a good toilet read. From joke books containing the best toilet humour out there, to catching up with the ‘must read’ classics and current bestsellers, it’s safe to say that many of us find the water closet an optimum environment for catching up on some literature. But what are the toilet must-reads?…
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5 Non-Eco-Friendly Bathroom Products You Should Avoid

In this day and age, being environmentally friendly isn’t the easiest of tasks. It’s difficult to know what could be bad for the environment, especially if they’re products which are designed for your own well being. So, to send you in the right direction, here are 5 non Eco-friendly bathroom products you should avoid if…
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What are the benefits of soft close toilet seats?

What are the benefits of soft close toilet seats? Soft-closing toilet seats are a practical and quiet alternative to traditional toilet seats. The modern and functional design means that these toilet seats close slowly in a controlled manner without requiring assistance. We have outlined the main reasons why a soft close toilet seat is a…
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Find the perfect bathroom accessories

How to Find the Perfect Bathroom Accessories When remodelling a bathroom, plenty of attention is given to the sink, toilet, shower, and bath, but the truth is that the accessories you select will have just as big an impact on the end result. Your bathroom accessories will be the room’s finishing touch – for good…
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Choosing the Right Bathroom Fixtures to Create a Traditional Look

Choosing the Right Bathroom Fixtures to Create a Traditional Look Bathrooms are often crammed with modern conveniences, so it can be hard to give them a traditional appearance. However, if you’re remodelling your bathroom there are certain fixture choices which you can make to provide a perfect slice of period charm. Add a Freestanding Bath…
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Benefits of a heated towel rail

What are the Benefits of a Heated Towel Rail? A heated towel rail isn’t often seen as a necessity, but rather as a novel item used only to keep your towels a little warmer. However, they actually come with a long list of benefits, so you should certainly take the time to consider installing one.…
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What Are Thermostatic Mixer Valves?

What Are Thermostatic Mixer Valves? Thermostatic Mixer Valves (sometimes referred to simply as TMVs) are temperature control devices which are commonly installed in water outlets used in baths, showers, sinks, and bidets. They are designed to maintain your chosen water temperature, preventing sudden surges of either hot or cold. How do Thermostatic Mixer Valves Work?  …
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Bathroom Changes Which Lower Your Monthly Bills

People often wonder how they can refit their bathroom on a budget, but not so many consider which fixtures they can install to save money in the long-term. That’s a shame, because keeping this in mind when you’re redesigning can end up saving you significant amounts, and you’ll still enjoy a finished bathroom with all…
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Unique Space Saving Bathroom Cabinets For Storage

Bathrooms can come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re fortunate enough to have a bathroom near enough the size of a small ballroom, then you’re pretty much free to do as you like with the space that’s available to you. For most people, however, space is not such a luxury. Instead, the more common…
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What Are The Best Shower Cubicle Fittings?

With an extensive list of fittings and requirements that each bathroom has to have, remodelling it can be a bit of a nightmare as you try to work out where everything is going to go. The shower, bath, toilet and sink all have to be accounted for and measured, not forgetting the crucial element of…
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How To Add Value To Your Bathroom

How To Add Value To Your Bathroom Bathrooms continue to be one of the most heavily scrutinized rooms during property valuations and inspections. That’s bad news if yours is either shabby or outdated, but it also means that you can add substantial value to your property with a simple bathroom remodelling. Making the right choices…
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Why are Shower Enclosures Better than Shower Curtains?

Shower curtains are on their way out, with most people now opting for enclosures instead. There’s a good reason why people across the country are making the switch, even if it sometimes turns out to be a little more expensive. The truth is that enclosed showers are better looking, nicer to use, and easier to…
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Why Not Take Advantage of a Backlit Mirror?

No bathroom would be complete without a mirror. The guys need one to get a close shave, the girls need one to apply their makeup, and we all need one to admire ourselves in morning. That being so, it makes sense to make the upgrade from a traditional mirror to a backlit model. These fantastic…
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Is a Freestanding Bath Exactly What You’re Looking For?

So, you’re redoing your bathroom, and top of the list for renovations is the bathtub. Picking a new one has become a lot harder recently; freestanding baths have experienced a huge surge in popularity, and many homeowners have begun wondering if that’s the right way to go.  It’s all down to personal preference, in the…
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The Wonders of Waterfall Taps

Waterfall taps are not only a stylish feature, but they are an affordable option for many. Superb tap design is a mainstay of fine homes. Rather than choosing bath taps that are boring, bleak affairs of yesteryear, there are now taps available that are mini works of art. Waterfall taps are a good example, they…
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Soakology Illuminated Bathroom Mirrors

Every bathroom needs a mirror, whether it is used for shaving, applying makeup or just to enhance the room. We have a new range of Soakology mirrors that are backlit or feature LED illuminations so they are user friendly
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Stunning showers from Merlyn

With Merlyn’s extensive ranges of shower enclosures we are sure there is one for every bathroom no matter what size. If your bathroom does lack space you should explore the options of showers with sliding or in fold doors
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Our exciting new range of Reina radiators

Exciting news for Soakology as we have just introduced a new range of radiators on our website. With Reina’s innovatively designed radiators there is something for every taste and one to suit even the most stylish of bathrooms
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