Hydra Extra Large Freestanding Whirlpool Bath. 1850x1850mm.

Hydra Extra Large Freestanding Whirlpool Bath. 1850x1850mm.

The new Hydra extra large round freestanding whirlpool bath with digital controls now available from www.Firtbathrooms.co.uk. Size 1850x1850mm. This bath is suitable for 4 people and includes a thermostatic bath shower mixer with shower handset and external CD / MP3 input. Strong fibreglass construction. Touch screen smart digital controls with phone answering, temperature controls and water level check. Please visit www.Firstbathrooms.co.uk to see our complete bath range.

Carron Baths

The phrase “Best of British” is used in many situations – fashion, food, lifestyle, towns… But how often is it used to describe a bathroom furniture manufacturer? Not often enough, in our opinion! So, we’re going to suggest that Carron Bathrooms could be a contender for this title.

Carron Baths

Carron Baths are a bath manufacturer based on the banks of the River Carron in Scotland. Few can boast of a heritage dating back to the mid-1700’s, but Carron can. And their experience shines through with the style and quality of their baths.

With a series of different bath styles ranging from the more traditional “standard” bath, through shower baths and ending with their flagship freestanding baths, Carron have a range that can truly impress even the most demanding of customer.

Carron have also gone a little further, and patented their own method bath construction. Their “Carronite®” process means Carron can create an exceptionally strong bathtub which maintains heat longer than their competitors.

Carronite Construction

Carron also include a range of matching bath panels and bath shower screens. This guarantees the best function & style available by ensuring all their products are designed to work together perfectly.

At First Bathrooms, we’re proud to serve as stockists for Carron Baths. From our distribution centre, we’re able to provide our range of Carron baths with next working day delivery to UK mainland addresses. Simply place your order before 2pm weekdays and you could be enjoying the most relaxing long, hot soak as soon as tomorrow night!

The Benefits Of A Freestanding Bath Over Standard Baths

Baths come in all shapes, sizes and designs (much like the people who buy them!). Their styles are varied to ensure they blend in perfectly with your existing bathroom suite, so you don’t need to buy a whole bathroom suite to get that new look you’ve been promising yourself for such a long time.

One trick that many of our customers have discovered is replacing your current bath with a freestanding bath tub. Just as the name suggests, these top quality baths don’t need to be mounted against a wall, so they create an eye-catching design feature in addition to serving a purpose.

Usually, freestanding baths appear in larger bathrooms, where placing a freestanding bath away from a wall won’t compromise space. In reality, they’re also suited for an “average” sized bathroom and can still add a bit of a WOW factor without having to redecorate your bathroom.

With freestanding baths forming the top end of any manufacturer’s range of baths, the best quality materials and construction are always used, creating a bath tub which will outlast most others. Some manufacturers, such as Carron, have a unique manufacturing process to add further quality & durability.

Free-standing baths tend to be heavier than standard baths, in order to maintain their shape and strength when full of water. This has the added benefit of offering better heat retention & insulation, keeping your bathwater warmer for longer and allowing a relaxing hot soak at the end of a busy and tiring day at work!

Whilst there are freestanding baths which are completely freestanding, most will need bath feet or a stand or “cradle”, which are sometimes included with the bath and are available in a variety of colours and styles to suit your taste. We recommend that customers be aware that if you choose to buy a “cradle” type stand for your new freestanding bath, it’s generally better to buy one from the same manufacturer as the bath, as this will ensure a safe and secure fit due to manufacturers designing specific cradle designs for each bath.

typical freestanding bath withs "feet".

A typical freestanding bath with “feet”.

freestanding baths featuring a "cradle"-type stand.

A freestanding bath featuring a “cradle”-type stand.

freestanding baths without feet

A fully freestanding bath, not requiring feet or a cradle.

Freestanding baths are perfectly complemented by freestanding bath taps. These allow the bath to be sited away from walls and don’t require drilling tap holes in the bath sill. Often, a bath manufacturer will also have a range of freestanding taps which are a similar style and complement the design of your new bath perfectly. Fortunately, with freestanding bathtubs being “separate” from the bath itself, customers can choose any style of freestanding bath tap they wish, offering complete control over the precise look and feel of your bathroom suite.