Bathroom How To Guides

At Soakology we are passionate about both our customers and our products. As most people only change their bathroom once a decade they can’t be expected to navigate the many design changes and technical advances occurring over that time. That is why Soakology have created a pool of beginners tips, general information and instructions for our customers benefit called our ‘How to guides’. These are continually being posted with helpful articles to make your bathroom selection and installation as easy as possible. If there is an article you would like written for your particular bathroom dilemma or you need a beginner's tip for the bathroom please let us know and we will get right on it.

Home Spa Treatments For Sports Players

April 27, 2017

Being an athlete isn’t easy. Not only do you have to be seriously motivated, stick to strict schedules and diets and face being in the public eye all the time, but getting injured is a constant worry. To prevent having an injury, some athletes go to extraordinary lengths both before and after training to keep…
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Home Spa Treatments For Sports Players

Being an athlete isn’t easy. Not only do you have to be seriously motivated, stick to strict schedules and diets and face being in the public eye all the time, but getting injured is a constant worry. To prevent having an injury, some athletes go to extraordinary lengths both before and after training to keep…
Read More

How To Create An Outdoor Dog Shower For Less Than £50

Walking your dog in the winter weather can get seriously messy. The rain, wind and darkness means plenty of mud for your pooch to roll around in, amongst other things. There’s nothing worse than having to bathe your dog and then clean the entire bathroom. We’ve got the perfect solution- an outdoor dog shower. What…
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6 Things You May Not Know About Hand Washing

How often do you wash your hands? Probably a few times a day, and probably without even thinking about it. But there is an art to hand washing and the implications of unwashed hands can be terrible. We look at 6 things you might not have realised about washing your hands. 1. 80% of infectious…
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Keeping Clean Without A Bathroom: An Adventurer’s Perspective

Over the past 7 years I’ve undertaken many challenges and adventures throughout the world. From cycling in Vietnam on a £10 bike, learning how to survive in the Jungle with a Burmese Hill Tribe, trekking the Himalayas, competing in the martial art of Muay Thai in Thailand and becoming a scuba diving instructor. My insatiable…
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8 Bathroom Cleaning Habits To Enlighten Your 2017

Cleaning your bathroom can be a tedious task. For a lot of people, it can be the most dreaded of all the household chores to tackle the bathroom. We explore 8 ways to make it a bit easier for yourself this year and how you can sharpen up your cleaning habits. 1. Use natural ingredients…
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How To Make Homemade Air Fresheners For Your Bathroom

Everyone wants a home that they can’t wait to get back to and sometimes making your house into a home is as simple as making sure it smells good. If you find you don’t have the time or the inclination to make your home smell like freshly baked goods but would prefer to avoid the…
Read More

Bathroom Renovation DIY Tips

When it comes down to bathroom refurbishment or minor renovations, there are a gazillion ways to freshen up where you bath. But when it comes down to budgeting, both homeowners and tenants have to strictly plan and organize each and all handyman task in order to achieve the best combination of renovation and cost! What…
Read More

How to Make DIY Bath Bombs

There’s nothing better than getting in after a long day and treating yourself to a nice hot bath. To add even further indulgence to the experience, an expensive bubble bath or bath bomb is the icing on top of the cake. If you fancy testing your crafting skills, bath bombs are surprisingly easy to make…
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What Is the Perfect Ratio of Bath to Bathroom Size?

When it comes to bathroom renovation, the concept of bath size and ratios may seem like a tedious topic. But as much as you’d like to move on to fancy features and creative colour schemes, getting the right sized bath is one of the most important priorities in your bathroom. The bath is often the…
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Power Shower vs Electric Shower – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re not some kind of bathroom specialist or a professional plumber, chances are you won’t know a great deal about the inner workings of your shower. And no one would blame you; bathrooms can baffle the best of us. A topic that seems to cause great confusion is the difference between an electric shower…
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How To Master Your Bathroom Etiquette

As one of the most private and vulnerable spaces, both at home and in public, the bathroom is a minefield for ardent practitioners of social etiquette. Whether you’re afraid of offending someone with your dirty washroom deeds, or want to find out if the rest of the population share your bathroom habits- and pet hates…
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How To Fix A Shower Door

A shower door that keeps falling off its tracks and has to be lifted, shunted and tugged every time you get into the shower is not only irritating, it can also be dangerous. At best it could damage the tracks to such an extent that the whole door falls away from the shower unit. At…
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How To Reseal And Silicone Around A Bath

One of the most common places that leaks occur in a bathroom is around the bath tub. Very often there is an issue with the original installation of the bath, if the bath wasn’t filled with water before being batoned and tiled in during the original installation then the bath will be able to move…
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Repairing A Bath Chip

Steel baths can be terrifically hardy and resistant to wear and tear but over time, and particularly in rental properties, chips can occur. Having a chipped bath does not necessarily mean that you have to go out and spend a fortune on a new one, instead you could choose to resurface the area where the…
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Repairing A Toilet Flush System

Toilet flushing systems are a wonder of the modern age, they are simple but hugely effective at improving hygiene and human health. When they go wrong however they can cause us real headaches, not to mention water wastage and a huge bill! If you are suffering from flushing issues try reading this useful article for…
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Fixing A Running Toilet

There are few household sounds more annoying than the noise of a running toilet with its constant trickle, and this is just one of the issues associated with it. A running toilet is certainly not good for the environment and the costs of having one can be quite high especially if you are on a…
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How To Fix A Dripping Tap

There aren’t many things more annoying than the sound of a dripping tap. Calling in a professional will set you back around £70, but with the right tools and a bit of time you can fix the problem yourself – at a cost of £3 (or the price of a new washer), along with the…
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How To Create An Outdoor Dog Shower For Less Than £50

Walking your dog in the winter weather can get seriously messy. The rain, wind and darkness means plenty of mud for your pooch to roll around in, amongst other things. There’s nothing worse than having to bathe your dog and then clean the entire bathroom. We’ve got the perfect solution- an outdoor dog shower. What…
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5 creative ideas for making your bathroom feel more spacious

For the past decade, I have been working with several 5* hotel brands, designing public areas. The main focus has been on bathroom design. For guests, bathroom design and features, after the quality and size of the mattress, is the second most important aspect of staying at a hotel. Hours have been spent sketching bathroom…
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Bathroom Renovation DIY Tips

When it comes down to bathroom refurbishment or minor renovations, there are a gazillion ways to freshen up where you bath. But when it comes down to budgeting, both homeowners and tenants have to strictly plan and organize each and all handyman task in order to achieve the best combination of renovation and cost! What…
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5 Ways Technology Enhances Your Bathroom

Technology has been gradually encroaching on our lives over the past few decades, from most households owning a computer to being able to take phone calls on your watch. But one area that doesn’t tend to be appreciated is the bathroom. In most people’s minds, the bathroom is still a place where you find a…
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The Bathroom Renovation Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

New to bathroom renovation? Learn the basics with our latest cheat sheet infographic, from how to remove the old bathroom to tiling styles, tips and tricks for installation, and more.
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How to Fit a Shower in a Toilet or Small Bathroom

If you want to add a shower enclosure to a tiny bathroom – or even to a toilet room – it’s often tricky to get everything right. For a quick overview on how to make the most of your available space – and to end up happy with the finished product – just keep these…
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How To Fit A Heated Towel Rail

When fitting a heated towel rail in your bathroom you should first ensure you buy the correct one. Firstly this means checking the heat output is sufficient for your needs either to heat the room and dry your towels or just to dry the towels. We suggest using a heat calculator to work this out. Secondly…
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How to Fit a New Bath

Replacing and fitting a new bath can seem like a formidable task, but a homeowner with some experience and the relevant tools can get the job done themselves if they know how. The most important thing to do is plan ahead. Fitting a bathtub might be expensive, but any mistakes could cause flooding or structural…
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Beginners Tips To Installing Bathroom Wall Tiles

Most bathroom renovation projects require you to hire professionals, so it can be great to find one which you can complete yourself. Installing tiles – as long as they aren’t made of stone – is one task which DIY-ers can sink their teeth into, but there are still a few tips they’ll need to know…
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Your Guide to Silicone Sealing

The last thing you want in your bathroom is water getting into places it shouldn't be. You can prevent this from happening by silicone sealing the joins around the basins, bathtubs and shower trays. Here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to do it.  1) Clean the area  Use a knife or other sharp implement…
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How To Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger

Redecorating your home, no matter how well you’ve planned it all out and how enjoyable you find the process, is always a bit of a headache. What makes it even more so is trying to put your plans into action whilst still being careful that your designs don’t have an adverse effect on the feel…
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How To Effortlessly Create A Luxury Bathroom

  Creating a luxury bathroom can often be tricky, especially when budgets might be tight. We have created this How-to guide to help you create luxury effortlessly and without breaking the bank. See our tips below. Atmosphere Space and light are two characteristics of luxury bathrooms, but if they are lacking in your bathroom there…
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How To Find A Bath To Suit Your Bathroom Design

  Choosing a new bath to fit your existing bathroom design can be tricky. Whether you are adding a bath for the first time, or replacing an existing bathtub, there are several factors worth considering to ensure that you find the perfect bath. Measurements The size of your bathroom is the most important thing to…
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What You Need to Ask Yourself When Buying a Toilet Seat

What You Need to Ask Yourself When Buying a Toilet Seat Okay, the toilet seat will rarely be the most glamorous part of your bathroom, but it is well worth taking the time to find the right one. Individual needs will vary from person to person, but there are four main questions which you can…
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How to Shop Online for Your Bathroom Basin

How to Shop Online for Your Bathroom Basin Unless you’ve been living under a particularly out of the way rock, you’re likely aware that online shopping is now the norm for most products. In spite of this, many homeowners are reluctant to buy their bathroom basins online - even after taking the greater selection into…
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How to Find Your Ideal Bathroom Mirror Size

Every bathroom needs a mirror, and it’s typically best to go as large as you can. However, a mirror which is either poorly proportioned for the space in question will make a room seem hastily decorated, so follow this quick guide to make sure that you find the right size.  Start by measuring the vanity…
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Four Questions to Ask When You’re Planning an Ensuite

Four Questions to Ask When You’re Planning an Ensuite Adding an ensuite bathroom could be one of the smartest renovations you can make. It provides a private space away from the rest of the household and will almost always add value to your property. However, planning one can be tricky, so take the time to…
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How To Create A Hygienic Bathroom On A Budget

How To Create A Hygenic Bathroom On A Budget Most people agree that every room in the house should be as hygienic as possible, but how can you get that done on a budget? Here’s a number of cheap accessories which you can use to make your bathroom more hygienic. A Soap Dispenser Research has…
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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Hung Basin

Wall hung basins are fixed directly to the wall with no support underneath, and are often prized for their minimalist appearance. Here’s a quick guide to finding the right one. Consider the Room’s Layout Wall-mounted basins are frequently chosen by those whose bathrooms are a little on the small size. They represent a great way…
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The Benefits of Installing a Walk-In Shower

Walk-in showers are becoming more popular across the UK, with a number of benefits which can make them far more advantageous for homeowners than conventional alternatives. Here are just a few. Accessibility The most obvious advantage enjoyed by walk-in showers is that they’re very easy to get in and out of. You don’t need to…
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Home Spa Treatments For Sports Players

Being an athlete isn’t easy. Not only do you have to be seriously motivated, stick to strict schedules and diets and face being in the public eye all the time, but getting injured is a constant worry. To prevent having an injury, some athletes go to extraordinary lengths both before and after training to keep…
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How To Make Ridiculously Big Bubbles In Your Bath

After a long hard day, there’s nothing quite like a relaxing bath to improve your mood and ready you for tomorrow’s hurdles. A blissful bath time can only be improved with candles, quality reading material and of course, plenty of bubbles. When it comes to bath bubbles, it seems the bigger the better. With scientific…
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How To Display Art In Your Bathroom

Sometimes your bathroom can start to feel bland, tired and uninspiring. It should be a place where you can relax and have some ‘me time’ as well as getting clean. But have you ever thought about hanging art on the walls? We explored the best ways to display art in your bathroom and the ‘dos…
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8 Bathroom Cleaning Habits To Enlighten Your 2017

Cleaning your bathroom can be a tedious task. For a lot of people, it can be the most dreaded of all the household chores to tackle the bathroom. We explore 8 ways to make it a bit easier for yourself this year and how you can sharpen up your cleaning habits. 1. Use natural ingredients…
Read More

How To Make Homemade Air Fresheners For Your Bathroom

Everyone wants a home that they can’t wait to get back to and sometimes making your house into a home is as simple as making sure it smells good. If you find you don’t have the time or the inclination to make your home smell like freshly baked goods but would prefer to avoid the…
Read More

How to Make DIY Bath Bombs

There’s nothing better than getting in after a long day and treating yourself to a nice hot bath. To add even further indulgence to the experience, an expensive bubble bath or bath bomb is the icing on top of the cake. If you fancy testing your crafting skills, bath bombs are surprisingly easy to make…
Read More

Power Shower vs Electric Shower – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re not some kind of bathroom specialist or a professional plumber, chances are you won’t know a great deal about the inner workings of your shower. And no one would blame you; bathrooms can baffle the best of us. A topic that seems to cause great confusion is the difference between an electric shower…
Read More

Your Early Morning Shower Playlists: Relax, Sing and Smile

If there’s one thing that many of us struggle with it’s an early morning. Having to drag, or roll, our tired bodies out of our lovely warm bed is always a chore, and especially so when you’ve got a manic day ahead of you. We’re sure we’re not alone in having suffered an especially hard…
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7 Unusual Bathroom Cleaning Hacks That Actually Work

Let’s be honest, no one particularly enjoys scrubbing away grime in the bathroom. Understandably, toilets and plugholes are not things you want to spend a long period of your weekend cleaning. So, if you’d like to avoid devoting lots of time to this gruelling chore, here are 7 unusual bathroom cleaning hacks to make the…
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Silicone Vs Grout: What’s Best When Renovating Your Bathroom?

As an area that is constantly deluged by water, steam and condensation, the bathroom is in need of fittings that can stand these type of conditions on a daily basis. You also need to make sure that you’re using the correct products when installing these fittings, so that the finished result is smooth and watertight.…
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The Fabulous New Lara Freestanding Bath

The Lara is a beautiful shape for a freestanding bath and will add style and elegance to any designer bathroom. And it's not just beautiful it's also practical with a clever integrated shelf capable of taking tap fittings or essential bathing accoutramnets like shampoo or even a glass of champagne (or two...). Made from the highest quality materials the…
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