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.
You can`t go wrong with this deal on the link below if you combine in with the slide rail kit in accessories.
This type of shower valve is called a bar shower valve and is the easiest to fit in the bathroom game.
Also as it comes with 150mm centers, if ever you want to change the look or replace it is very easy to do so.
Simply turn off the water and take off one bar valve and put another in it`s place.
The fact that this shower valve is made by Crosswater who are probly the biggest shower valve supplier in the UK gives it added credence.
Whats more we 10 of these in stock and can get it out to you the next working day.
Well this unusual but not cheap and we really like it.
It is basically a bar shower valve with a waterfall cascading feature.
The thisng is it really works as i am always getting asked for a short projection one of these.
And without the protrubing bath spout this only comes out 111mm from the wall.
So basically more bath for you th bathe in :)
A bidet toilet is a fancy new contraption that combines a bidet and a toilet.
Traditionally a bidet was a stand alone item that either camme with one tap hole with a bidet tap on it.
Or with no tap holes and you used a shower hose with a trigger on the end of it connectected to a thermostatic mixer valve.
This was called a douche valve and was obviously better with warm mixed water.
But really neither of these were ideal as they required a combination of squatting and aiming which is not ideal.
Also most bathrooms in the UK do not have the space for a stand alone bidet.
So various companies have come up with the bidet toilet which means you can sit down on the toilet,
and after you have finished your business a arm comes out beneath you and squirts warm water up at you.
They even have a hairdryer function which dries you afterwards meaning very little paper is used.
We have a working one in our Wandsworth showroom and i must admit if i had the money i would get one.
It must be a man thing but i love a remote control and you can change the direction and force of the water used.
Of course they are very expensive bits of kits and don`t always have the longest guarantees.
All in all you are probably looking at 2K minimum with the cistern and flush plate as well.
and of course there is the extra cost of fitting as this toilet needs electric power running to the back of it.
In 20 years these are probably what we will all have as there won`t be any trees left on the planet.
But for now they are a luxury that if you have the money then why not?
But be warned the first time you use it you will end up making a gasp as it is an unusual sensation.
Can you buy Laura Ashley Bathrooms online?
Well the simple answer is no and that is because Laura Ashley don`t want thier products sold online.
However you can view them online at https://bathroomsatsource.com/category/laura-ashley-bathrooms/
or come into our Wandsworth London Showroom to view our Laura Ashley Displays.
Please phone us on 020 8870 0066 first to make sure we have what you want on display.
and then get a discounted price from us and we will send them on a pallet to you wherever you are in the UK.
Please note that you will have to check the delivered goods with 24 hours for any damages caused by transit.
We send quite a few pallets across the country now with Laura Ashley basin units on them.
We do not send many toilets but the basin units and the taps seem to fly out.
Can we take this chance to wish all our current, past and future customers a very Happy New Year 2019
From all of us at BATS bathrooms.
Bathrooms At Source Christmas Opening Times 2018
We come to that time of year when most of us are off until January the 2nd 2019
As all our suppliers are closed until then.
You are quite welcome to place orders online and we will process them in the first week of January.
We will have a skeleton showroom staff in on the 27th to the 28th from 9.30am to 1pm
We hope you all have an excellent Christmas and a happy new year
We love Vado as it is a sell it an forget it.
There are always problems with shower valves,
either with the installation or the cartridge failing them.
And you can only tell what a manufacturer is like when you get a problem.
Vado have got this covered as they have the best technical team in the business
and they are on 01934 744 466 (option 3)
They also have some very well made how to fit a Vado shower valve and how to change a valves cartridge videos
This and a 12 year guarantee on the cartridges makes them a no brainer for us.
Well that depends on how long you are staying in the property you are in.
If you are staying there for life then get a stainless steel heated towel rail like a JIS
If you are staying there for 6 months then you can buy the cheapest on the market.
The reason being is that stainless steel rails will last 25 years at least no matter where you live onland.
Whereas the cheaper rails are made with less metal and will therefore corrode earlier.
The problem with a corroding rad is that is might leak
Of course not living in London and the South East of England will help with a longer life for you rails.
So will fitting a water softner and having all new pipework as this makes the water that passes through them less corosive.
Well you decide what colour this Vos shower valve is?
They call it a brushed black colour but we say gunmetal grey.
Before this colour came out i would of had |Inox taps if i was doing my bathroom again.
But now i would have this finish from the Vos range,
even though i know getting a matching mirror will be a pain in the butt.
I just think it will age really well where i don`t think ranges like the Crosswater Mpro brushed brass taps will.
Brushed brass is the in colour in the bathroom industry at the moment
But what does the colour brushed brass look like?
Well the honest answer is that it depends on which brand you buy.
The 3 taps below are from 3 different brands are 3 different versions of that colour.
The one on the left is from an American tap brand called Graff.
The one in the middle is Vos from Just Taps Plus.
And the one on the right is MPRO from Crosswater
Now we look at these taps every day just as you would do in your bathroom,
and the general feeling in the showroom is the the Graff and Crosswater versions are a bit gaudy.
We all prefer the more muted tones of the Just Taps Plus Vos tap.