Corner Baths

Corner baths are an increasingly popular style of bathtub. Rather than a more familiar rectangular shape to the tub, corner bathtubs are more oval in shape, and their design is ideal in bathrooms where you might have more freedom to be slightly more daring in your style approach.

Waterlux Lagoon Corner Bath 1200 x 1200mm

The Waterlux Lagoon Corner Bath 1200 x 1200mm

Many consumers are now choosing corner baths when they buy a new bathroom suite, and the consensus seems to be the idea of choosing a bath which is a little “different” than usual.

Measuring a Corner Bath

The width and length of a corner bath refer to the sides which will be in contact with the walls of your bathroom. Most models include detailed diagrams to help with choosing the correct size for your bathroom.

Left Hand & Right Hand Corner Baths

The Left Hand Waterlux Orlah Corner Bath

The Left Hand Waterlux Orlah Corner Bath

The right hand Waterlux Orlah Corner Bath

The Right Hand Waterlux Orlah Corner Bath

Some corner baths are of a slightly offset design. That is, one side is slightly longer than the other. This gives the bath an even more interesting appearance, and is also useful in bathrooms which may lack the space for a typical corner bath.

Shower Baths

Whilst many of us take the option of choosing between a bath tub or a shower cubicle in their bathroom, sadly this can lead to disappointment when a sudden yearning for a change ends in disappointment and a sad sigh. So, a simple compromise it to install a shower bath in your bathroom.

Although, on the surface, a shower bath appears to be a bathtub with a shower attachment or shower head installed near the taps, a standard bath tub isn’t usually designed with the intention of us standing at one end.

Shower baths are often shaped with a broader width near the waste pipe to offer more freedom of movement (and shop us banging our kneecaps first thing in the morning…). Occasionally, a textured surface is included in the design to prevent customers slipping whilst taking a shower.

One sporadic concern raised by customers is the risk of a “standard” shower screen being unsuitable for the curved shape of some shower bath designs. That worry is eliminated by shower screens designed to match the contours of the bath precisely, or a folding shower screen that can be purchased separately.

Shower bath sizes at First Bathrooms range from 1500mm to 1700mm in length, and many are available in both left-hand and right-hand versions (see images).

Waterlux 1700 x 700mm Straight Shower Bath - a bargain at £169.99 (including shower screen & panel)

Waterlux 1700 x 700mm Straight Shower Bath – a bargain at £169.99 (including shower screen & panel)


Turin L Shape 1700mm Shower Bath Suite Package Deal (Right Hand Bath)

Turin L Shape 1700mm Shower Bath Suite Package Deal (Right Hand Bath)


Waterlux 1700 x 700mm Shower Bath Including Screen And Bath Panel (Left Hand)

Waterlux 1700 x 700mm Shower Bath Including Screen And Bath Panel (Left Hand)

Bath Sizes – Our Handy Guide

Bath sizes vary greatly depending on type & design. Small bath tubs may be designed to be deliberately smaller in scale than their full-size counterparts. A curved shower bath may be designed to double as a shower tray, whilst a corner bath can be left-hand, right-hand or squared!

With the majority of bath manufacturers quoting their bath sizes in millimetres, it can be a little difficult to visualise your new bath in your bathroom. And we’d be somewhat upset if our valued customers bought the wrong sizes of baths!

So, we’ve created a guide which gives an approximate conversion between millimetres and inches. The left column are standard bath sizes, and the right column is that measurement in inches. Please bear in mind that we’ve approximated the inches for convenience.

Milimetres Inches (approx)
700 28″
750 30″
800 31″
1200 47″
1300 51″
1400 55″
1500 59″
1600 63″
1700 67″
1800 71″
1900 75″