Hello, this is the Blog for Bathrooms at Source Online shop and my name is Simon and i will be waffeling on about various aspects of the bog flogging industry.
At last a major brand has won the race to bring a complete range of matt Plack brassware to the UK.
Crosswater have lauched the MPRO matt black colour range of taps.
The range consists of Taps both basin and bath and a comprehensive range of shower valves.
The best thing about this range about from it`s designer look is that it is actually help in UK stock.
it is available to buy in showrooms or official online stockists like ourselves.
we have some of this range on display in our wandsworth London showroom and more to come.
To see all this range simply click the pale blue title of this blog.
Saneux have established in Croyden in South London since 1999
Saneux are one of the hottest brands in the bathroom world.
They have gone from selling rebranded GSI ceramics to stunning new original designer ranges,
that would grace any bathroom in the country.
They are a company growing at a massive rate.
So while they outgrew their warehouse several years ago, attempts to outsource the warehousing
did not work and now it is back in one building (and that benifits this family run company).
There are now thousands of pallets of stock in an overstock warehouse.
This type of system needs excellent managing and Saneux have a system in place to cope with this.
Run by a very knoweldgeable man called Paul.
I have been down to see the warehouse recently and the design studio they have down there.
What impressed me most was not just the facilities or the good organisation,
it was the way the staff no matter what job they do are treated the same by the owners.
We at Bathrooms at Source get a daily delivery from Saneux in the mornings and sometimes one later on as well.
That is because we sell copious amounts of Saneux as it not only looks good, but also offers our customers
quality goods with a proven back up record.
A lot of the so called big British brands sghould take notice of how Saneux looks after their customers.
The bottom line is we like them as they are friendly and knoweledgable to deal with,
and our customers like them because there bathrooms look stunning and they work well.
Sonia Bathroom Accessories who are they and where do they come from?
Sonia are a Sanish company and thier bathroom products are made and hand finished in Spain.
They started doing bathroom accessories in 1991 and by now they have gotten pretty damn good at it.
We would say thier designs are more cutting edge and have more of a swish designer feel than Gedy (who have the famous designers).
The S6 Black and S Cube really are lovely to look at, and we know because we have sold thousands that Sonia products work really well.
Here in the UK they are distributed direct to the customer from a delightful company in Essex called Bathroom Origins.
Who also provide all the customer service, spare parts and technical advice in this country.
Not only that but they have thier own ranges of illuminated and non illuminated bathroom mirrors and cabinets.
On top of that they are really nice and efficent people to deal with.
Providing a fast direct dispatch for your bathroom accessories.
Rather than import Chinese accessories like a lot of the Big British brands like Crosswater and Vado do.
They source quality European brands that have been around for decades and not only have the designs
but the infastructure and European stock together with good old fashioned quality customer services,
and their accessories look pretty good and last for ages (which always helps).
Gedy Accessories who are Gedy and where do they come from?
Gedy are Italian and their accessories are made in Italy,
and distributed in the UK by Bathroom Origins in Essex.
Who also act as Gedy UK for any guarantee issues and product inquirys.
Set over 50 years ago they have generations of expeirience of making high quality bathroom accessories.
We have been selling Gedy accessories in our London showroom for over 10 years and 4 years online.
Often you can only tell how good a compnay is when someething goes wrong.
We have sold thousands of Gedy accessories and on the odd occassion when something has gone wrong,
they have been excellent in their response. Not only in just replacing with the same product,
but also some advice on how to clean an accessory that looks like it is rusting but is not.
Gedy soap dispensers etc are unlikley to rust because Gedy use an anti rusting mix of metals called Chromall.
They also have some of their ranges designed by famous designers such as Matteo Thun.
So the combination of design, quality and customer services are unrivaled in the UK bathroom industy.
Short Shower Hoses for Hospitals to Avoid Cross Contamination
When we started importing our 0.5m Stainless steel polished chrome shower hoses,
we thought they would be used (as customers have asked us for years) as a neat alternative to longer looping hoses.
These really were for making a bath shower mixer look much neater than all that flapping hose lying around.
As these hoses although very well made they are not the most practical as they are so short.
But we have had several medical practises take them for the sole reason of stopping patients cross contaminating from the shower cubicle to their room.
With these hoses there is not moving them anywhere much so the risk of cross contamination is much less.
What has surprised me is that when they started getting used for this i thought that we would start getting loads of returns as they would be jerked around loads by patients.
But as of 26/02/2018 we have not had one single hose returned to us in over a year and 530 sold so far.
If you want to bulk order the hoses for this purpose please click on the link below,
or phone Simon or Marc from the online team on 020 8870 0066 (option 2)
It is possiable to buy black Zucchetti taps in the UK buit it is hard to find images of them.
The image you see for this blog is th N finish which is a shiney black finish and noramally only on the Isy range of taps.
By far the more common Zucchetti black finish is the N.1 matt black finish which is very popular in the Pan range.
Zucchetti UK in London do keep some stock but it is mostley polished chrome,
but they are starting to stock more of matt black built in parts (that go in the wall) that your plumber needs first.
The quote 6 - 8 weeks lead time for the N1 items but we have often found that they come in about 4 weeks but not always.
But please be aware the factory in Italy closes down at Easter, Christmas and all of August.
So ordering near those times leads to an even longer wait, but it is worth it as they are beautiful taps and showers.
Please email the address at the top of this page for more info on
At last someone has come out with a short spout deck mounted basin mixer tap.
Not only that but it is made out of pure stainless steel.
Not made of brass and then plated as with some other ranges.
When taps are made out of brass and then plated a brushed stainless steel coulour,
they tend to have a slight rose type glow beneath them
We have got both the Inox taps and other manufaturers brushed stainless steel taps in our showroom.
When they are put next top each other then about 85% of people choose the the Inox version in the flesh.
Our Leigh is doing well in his product training
After 10 years on the job and during his weekly product training.
Leigh was delighted when he knew the answer that this was indeed a bathroom cabinet with lights
His little beaming face showing his delight.
Leigh is modelling this years artic warehouse hoody and hat combo (available to buy from us for a knockdown £280)
Lovers of Thomas the Tank Engine might notice a certain resembelance to the fat controller
But as i am known as Blakey, i can hardy dish out any stick.
We are main dealers of Inox brushed stainless steel taps in the UK,
and we get asked if another companys range called Amox are the same taps.
Well for more than 90% of that Amox range then they are indeed Inox from Just Taps Plus that have been rebranded.
This is something that used to go on a lot years ago in the bathroom industry.
It is a way of protecting their orders from cross quoting from other bathroom companies.
But the bottom line is that for the majority of the Amox products then they are indeed the Inox range from Just Taps Plus