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.

10 Different Things To Add To Your Bath And Their Health Benefits

July 6, 2017

Baths can serve all manner of purposes, from stress busting soaks to lullaby lounges. But did you know that you can actually have a bath that heals ailments or makes you look younger for longer? Take a look at this infographic to improve your future bath experiences.   10 Different Things To Add To Your…
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Soakology | Useful Tips To Know When Adding A Downstairs Bathroom

Useful Tips To Know When Adding A Downstairs Bathroom Investing in a downstairs bathroom is a great way to make the most of under-used space such as a dark and dusty cupboard under the stairs, or perhaps an empty utility room.   Adding an additional bathroom can help to increase the value of your house…
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10 Ways To Maximise Storage Space In A Small Bathroom

Storage is one of the first things that you have to compromise on when you have a smaller bathroom. Keeping surfaces clear and having a place for everything to be put away is more important in a smaller space, as too much clutter can make the room feel even more cramped.  Check out our ideas…
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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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Four Tips To Update Your Bathroom On A Budget

4 Tips to Update Your Bathroom on a Budget The average adult spends approximately 30 minutes per day in the bathroom, and 1 in 4 of us spend over an hour in there each day. We would probably all spend longer than that if we had a brand new bathroom to relax in, but this…
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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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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 Clean Your Whirlpool Bath | Soakology

How to Clean Your Whirlpool Bath Whirlpool baths are one of the most indulgent items which you can include in your home, but there’s no denying that they present a slightly greater challenge than normal tubs when it comes to cleaning. After all, there are more crevices due to the number of pipes and jets,…
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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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Installing And Fitting A Thermostatic Bar Shower Valve

There are many different types of shower valve available on the market but without a doubt the most popular is the thermostatic bar valve. This video and article gives a good overview on fitting one of these common types of shower valves to your wall. http://www.ratedpeople.com/c/advice/diy-guides/guides-bathroom/guides-bathroom-shower/fitting-a-shower Troubleshooting You’ve followed the steps but there is always…
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Installing A Shower Door or Cubicle

We Brits love showers! More and more now we are replacing the family bathtubs in our homes with walk in showers and shower enclosures. There are of course many different types of cubicle, from the sliding quadrant to the rectangular hinged and these are fitted in differing ways depending on the manufacturer. This  article gives…
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Installing Fitted Bathroom Furniture

Fitted bathroom furniture is a great way to create storage and hide pipework often making a neat and tidy run of furniture with a basin and toilet incorporated. You can combine wall units, mirrors and different elements of furniture together to give exactly the right amount of storage, work surface and mirror space for your…
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Replacing A Shower Hose

The shower hose which connects the shower system with the handset is subjected to a lot of wear and tear with it often being stretched and bent in various directions meaning it may become kinked or even develop a split. A lot of hoses have a ridged surface so they are not the easiest to…
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Putting Up A Wall Cabinet Or Mirror

Mirrored wall cabinets and bathroom mirrors have become a ubiquitous feature of the modern bathroom. We have so many lotions, potions and general cosmetics these days it is great to have somewhere discreet to place them, tidied away from the prying eyes of our guests. Of course bathroom cabinets and mirrors come in all shapes,…
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Your Essential Guide To Grouting

When grouting is done well nobody notices it. But when it is done badly, becomes stained or cracked, that’s when people start to take notice – and for all the wrong reasons. Grout works in many ways in your bathroom – locking tiles in place, keeping out water, protecting tiles from dirt and giving walls…
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Tiling Your Bathroom Floor

A well tiled bathroom or wetroom floor is a stylish surface that is easy to clean and maintain, and it will look good for many years. When selecting your tile design remember to ensure the surface of the tile has the right balance between being easy to clean and having an element of non-slip. Tiles…
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How To Remove An Existing Toilet

The road to a sparkling new bathroom worthy of artistic praise begins with clearing out the old and creating your ‘blank canvas’. This article provides some helpful advice on how to remove an existing close coupled toilet. http://www.diyfixit.co.uk/plumbing/toilet-removing.html Before you begin, take a peek at our terrific range of sparkling new loos. You will need…
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How To Install A Close Coupled Toilet

There are many different types of toilets, available however generally you can sort them into five different categories: ● Close Coupled – this is where the cistern is attached and sitting directly on top of the pan. ● Wall Hung – this arrangement is where the toilet pan is hung on the wall or on…
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How To Fit New Bathroom Taps

New taps can really refresh a bathroom, and contemporary fittings are generally much easier to use than some of the older models. However, many DIYers find the task of installing new taps something of a challenge. In fairness this is mainly due to inaccessibility and awkwardness of the pipework; it is actually a relatively straightforward…
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How to Prevent Mould from Growing in Your Bathroom

Once mould begins to establish itself within your bathroom, it can be extremely hard to shift. After all, your bathroom is naturally going to become filled with moisture several times a day, and it is moisture which mould thrives upon. The best thing to do is take the steps listed below to ensure that mould…
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Make Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Sanctuary

Everyone deserves to have at least one room in the house where they can totally relax, free of worries, concerns, and distractions. This is increasingly becoming the job of the bathroom, a place where people can wind down after a long day while gently immersing themselves in a warm bath. To make that sanctuary feel…
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Make Your Bathroom Safe for Children

Bathrooms which are going to be regularly visited by young children need to be slightly adjusted to make sure that they are both accessible and safe for use. Bathroom renovations can be quite costly – never something welcomed by parents – but there are plenty of easy ways to make yours child-friendly, and they won’t…
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Budget Bathroom Upgrade Tips

There are many good reasons to remodel and update your bathroom.  This room gets a lot of use and even small improvements can add to the feel of the room. Its also worth noting that remodelling and updating the bath adds more to the value of your home than upgrades in almost any other area.…
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How To Clean Your Bathroom Basin

It doesn't take long for the bathroom basin to become covered in toothpaste, soap, make-up and mineral deposits. Because our basin is used so frequently it is good to keep it clean, sparkling and germ-free. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes once a week to keep a basin looking as good as new. When…
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Kids' Bathrooms - The Do's and Don'ts

If you are lucky enough to have enough space in your home that you can have a kids' bathroom then you're on to a winner. Having dedicated 'adult' and 'children' bathrooms really can make life a whole lot easier; it is also the perfect opportunity to have a little bit of fun with the design.…
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How To Unblock A Bath Tub

When your bath tub drain gets blocked it's something that you should get sorted before the problem becomes more serious. However, it's not necessarily a job that requires a plumber - save yourself some cash and tackle the problem yourself. Here's how. The anatomy of a drain  Unlike the U-shaped drain below a sink, most…
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How to Deep Clean Your Shower

The whole idea of having a shower is to come out feeling cleaner than when you went in. If your shower feels like it could do with a bit of attention, then you need to don your rubber gloves and give it a deep clean. Depending on how dirty your shower currently is will depend…
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The Secret To Gleaming Mirrors And Glass

A statement mirror hanging on a wall can do wonders for the look and feel of even the most compact bathrooms. However, this is only true if the mirror is shiny and smear-free. But having mirrors, shower enclosures or windows so clean they sparkle doesn’t have to mean you’ve got a back-breaking job ahead of…
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Unblocking Toilets, Sinks And Drains

Modern sanitation systems are under more pressure than ever before with more people using them than ever in the history of mankind. Despite the advancement of toilets over the years into the modern toilet, they are still only designed to cope with small quantities of toilet paper being flushed down them, anything bigger or thicker…
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