The Benefits Of Walk In Shower Enclosures
Walk in shower enclosures are now very popular in the UK. Original they where designed for people with reduced mobility and then people seen the advantages of the enclosure. One of the main benefits is there’s no door to leak or future maintenance problems with hinges and corroded handles. They save water as less time is used in the shower, requires less space then conventional enclosures and brings a real luxury feel to your bathroom. Please visit Firstbathrooms.co.uk to see the complete walk in showers enclosure range at great prices.
Bathroom Renovation Guide
Bathrooms and en suites may be the smallest rooms in the house but to carry out a refurbishment involves almost every trade from plumbers to tilers, painters and plasterers. And the key to getting it right is organisation. These small projects have a tendency to drag on, so to ensure the contractor and his crew are out of your hair as swiftly as possible make sure you have bought everything before the builder starts. This means all materials can be delivered as soon as they are needed on site. This will avoid unnecessary delays. Think about the details that you would like to include and discuss all of them before work starts. For example, if you want a recess in your shower to hold shampoo and shower gels, be clear about this from the outset as it will be difficult and costly to install after the tiler has started.
Calculate the floor and wall areas separately and allow a minimum of 10 per cent extra for wastage. When getting a quote for tiles make sure that the supplier includes grout adhesive and tile trims as this can be an unwelcome extra cost once you have committed to a particular tile.
When choosing shower doors there are a number of options: off-the-shelf or the bespoke frame-less glass screens and doors that are made to order and need to be measured once all of the tiling is finished.
Another important consideration is the power source for lighting around mirrors and shaver sockets. A great idea if you are fitting a mirrored cabinet is to get the contractor to install the socket inside the cabinet so that your toothbrush or shaver can be stored inside while charging keeping surfaces free.
Please visit Firstbathrooms.co.uk for all your bathroom installation needs.
Our guide to help prevent you from getting the flu or cold this winter 2014.
Germs get into our homes all the time – on people, food and pets and sometimes through our water supply. It is difficult to know whether there are enough germs to create or cause an infection as it depends on each individual, how contagious the germ is and if the conditions mean it can spread easily. You should clean the kitchen before the bathroom and you should clean the sink and shower first and the toilet last. You should also have separate cleaning cloths for the kitchen and bathroom, and for the toilet and the bath/sink. The bathroom is a high-risk area for infection. There are a lot of things in the bathroom that carry germs and if you touch these things the germs can get onto your hands and move to another area, such as the kitchen, or onto another person.
To prevent infection you should:
• Always wash your hands after using the toilet or bathroom
• Make sure you keep your bathroom clean
• Use hot water and detergent for cleaning your bathroom
• Use separate cloths for cleaning the bathroom
• Clean your sink first and your toilet last
• Clean the areas that you touch regularly, such as your toilet, flush and taps
• Clean your toilet bowl regularly with a lime scale remover. You shouldn’t use bleach as it can stop good bacteria breaking down solids if you have a septic tank or bio-unit.