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Matching Bath Material To Your Style And Budget

Everyone has their own distinctive style, and this doesn’t stop when it comes to the bathroom. A bathroom can be the prime opportunity to announce a trend that you’re a fan of, especially as a newly installed one will present a strong, uniform style. If you’ve decided you’d like a freestanding bath to accompany your existing style or one you’d like to achieve, then we’re here to help. We’ve looked at the most commonly used bath materials, so you can decide on the best bath material for both your style, and your budget.

Choosing the best bath material

Choosing the perfect freestanding bath comes down to a range of factors. If you’re hoping to achieve a certain look in your bathroom then the material you choose is an important part of making the design look cohesive throughout. However, another important consideration is the budget you have available for your new freestanding bath. Having a limited budget may mean you have to make compromises but, fortunately, there are plenty of options available to help you achieve your perfect bathroom style. Whether your budget is at the top end or limited, there’s bound to be the ideal freestanding bath to match your tastes.

The modern bathroom

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If your style tendencies tend to fall in line with more contemporary fashions, then having bathroom fittings that embrace a modern and sleek style will be particularly important. Staple design features in a contemporary bathroom include clean shapes and functionality, combined with high-quality products.

To give your modern bathroom an extra push in the style stakes, a stone resin freestanding bath is an elegant solution, available in a range of colours and shapes to suit your space. If, however, this material is a little out of your budget another excellent material is reinforced acrylic. This material is just as adaptable to different shapes and colours and has the added benefit of being lighter, too.

Rustic or cottage style

A rustic style bathroom will likely feature a lot of exposed wood, bricks and wooden beams, with warm lighting and quirky features designed to your exact tastes and preferences. With this style of bathroom, cosiness is a key design trait, as well as having authentic, or authentic looking, fittings. To engage with this bathroom style, it’s important that the bigger features in your bathroom illustrate the design trend as much as possible. For this reason, the material of your freestanding bath should be just as indicative of the style.

Image of cast iron as best bath material

Choosing a cast iron freestanding bath will help to add to the vintage look of your bathroom, as the tooled look of the bath is both attractive and authentic looking. The claw feet often attached to these types of baths will also help you to achieve a grander look. However, these types of baths tend to be more expensive. If you’re trying to stick to a strict budget, then an ideal alternative would be a double-skinned acrylic freestanding bath with a stone resin infill. This type of bath will tie together the look that you’re trying to achieve without the high costs associated with a cast iron bath. The acrylic used in the structure of the bath helps to keep costs down, whilst the stone resin upper ensures the bath fits in perfectly with your chosen aesthetic.

Looking for inspiration

If you’re undecided on the look you’d like to achieve with your bathroom then choosing your freestanding bath first can be a good place to start. There are a wide range of different bath materials available, so no matter what your budget may be, you’re bound to find the best bath material for your home.

If you’re working with a smaller budget, then acrylic models are a good place to start looking to see what aesthetic you prefer. Other freestanding bath materials include Lucite, Cast Iron, Natural Stone, Stainless Steel and more. Looking at the different materials will help you to decide on the perfect style for your bathroom, as well as giving you a good idea of what your budget can stretch to. Once you’ve found your ideal bath you can then build a bathroom style that makes the most of the unique style statement your new bath makes.

For advice on the range of materials we supply, and the best bath material for you, please feel free to contact one of our friendly team members on 03300 882 803.

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