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.
What a clever idea this Jenny Mirror cabinet is from Svedbergs in Sweden
It has the neatness of a round mirror but places to store items so your bathroom looks uncluttered
Metal Mirror cabinet with storage space and fold out door
Door folds out on a splinter bar (whatever that is? sounds painful)
Of course being Svedbergs the quailty is never in doubt but getting it to you quickly might be,
as most stock comes from Sweden to a UK distributor and then to us.
But ther is no doubting the design and syle of this white or black mirror cabinet
Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail Bathroom Accessories
A bit random this one but there are some new accessories coming out from Bathroom Origins this summer.
As soon as i saw this range it just made me think of Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail.
I can`t wait to see what they are priced at?
I think everyone who has ever done a medevil reinactment will want a set or perhaps they just use real goblets?
J L Bathline are based in North London and supply us with our superbly made Violek accessories.
They get regular shipments from Greece and i have to say they are a very friendly company to deal with :)
Sometimes you really don`t know what a product is like until you have seen it in a real bathroom.
that is espicially the case with new coloured taps such as the MPRO matt black range from Crosswater.
But as you can see from below, these taps look quite striking and they really do stand out and make chrome seem quite boring.
Although we are not convinced about the tiles chosen to go with this black shower valve set.
Are there any Black Bathroom Accessories in Stock in the UK 2018
Everyone seems to have sold out of them and waiting for stock like the Crosswater MPRO
The only range which seems to be in UK stock (is the best looking as far as i am concerned)
and it is the Sonia S6 Black range which we have on display in our Wandsworth, London Showroom
The S6 range is made in Spain by Sonia (not the 80`s podgy singing Sonia)
I suppose it is a lot quicker to re stock from Spain rather than China :)
We have got the Crosswater Mpro coloured taps on display in our showroom
and our local photographer has just taken a picture of them.
So if you want to know what they look like in the flesh.
We have them at 128 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, London, SW18 4DJ
Now this is the side you don`t norally see in our family business.
Terry and sarah are the faces you would normally see,
but the buisness would be lost without their big sister rachael and their mum Pam
Well this Just Japs combo comes with the wall outlet (which allows mixed water from a shower valve through it).
It also comes with a hand shower and a shower hose.
This is a product for people who often only want to use a hand shower evry so often in their bathroom.
Whose main shower comes from a fixed shower head above but do not want all that clutered look of a traditional slide rail kit.
There seems to be a lot of people selling branded black bathroom accessories, but nearly no one has gothem in physical stock.
Partly because the major brands like Crosswater underestimated the demand for black toilet brushes and toilet roll holders etc,
and we were swamped by orders when they came into stock.
The only major brand with UK stock is the Spanish brand sonia (click on the blue title above to see this range).
We have this range on display in our South London Showroom in Wandsworth.
Where do i measure what projection i need for my bathroom basin tap?
Getting the right size basin tap is not as easy as you may think.
We always reckon that the spout should not come more than halfway into the lower bowl section of your basin.
To make sure you do not go over this mark measure the distance between the center of tap hole to the niddle of the bowl section of your basin.
This is what tap manufaturers call the basin mixers projection.
So simply look for one that is less than that distance but easily clears the rim of your basin.
Other general points to take into account is the pressure through the taps.
Too little and the water will drip out (check your pressure at home against the tap you are buying)
A normal Combi boiler combined with mains cold pressure will give you over 1 bar pressure normally.
Too much pressure and the water will spill out over everyones trousers (leading to men staying longer trying to dry off and look like they have not peed themselves)
If it is too much pressure ask your plumber to turn down the flow of water reaching the taps which will reduce the splash effect.