Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

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To keep your shower smelling fresh continuously, you can keep an open cup of white vinegar within the shower area whilst it is not in use.

The vinegar will absorb any mould, mildew and drain odours that might build up otherwise.

FAQ Header Image (How thick should shower glass be?)

Shower glass must be no less than 4mm thick.

The ideal amount of glass thickness for shower doors or enclosures is 6mm.

Generally, a shower door should be anywhere between 22 inches and 36 inches wide, which translates to between 55 and 91cm, or 550 and 910mm.

If you require a particularly large shower enclosure with a door that exceeds 36 inches in width, you might need to fit an extra panel to the door in order to adequately support the structure’s weight.

FAQ Header Image (My shower is quite noisy, is there anything I should check?)

Usually, when a clicking or buzzing sound emerges from a power shower, it is a telltale sign of a blockage within the shower pump.

To combat this, you should inspect the inside of the shower system for unwanted junk and debris that could be jamming the pump or blocking a filter.

Cleaning out this unwanted grime and dirt will help to alleviate the pressure on the shower, in turn eliminating a clicking or buzzing noise when it is in operation.

FAQ Header Image (What is the best thickness for a shower door?)

Typically, a stationary shower glass panel will consist of ½ inch thick shower glass.

For a shower door that opens inwards or outwards though, a glass thickness of 3/8s of an inch is preferable.

Although it may seem as though this makes for a thinner shower door, it actually makes for a thicker panel.

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FAQ Header Image (What is the best storage hack for an ensuite bathroom?)

The best storage hack for an ensuite bathroom is to introduce shelving into small alcove spots where possible.

In doing so, you can potentially remove the need for fitting bathroom vanity units or cabinets, also negating the outward projection of doors from such components, and thus maximizing space effectively.

To find out more, explore our blog, Excellence In Bathroom Ensuite Ideas.

FAQ Header Image (What are the main considerations for an ensuite bathroom layout?)

When planning an ensuite bathroom layout, you will initially have to decide which fixtures and fittings you deem as essential inclusions.

Typically, the available space within an ensuite bathroom dictates that freestanding bathtubs aren’t a viable option for example, so something like a corner shower cubicle could prove a realistic alternative.

Plus, as well as the key bathroom components, you also need to take into account potential hindrances such as door and drawer projections inwards and outwards. And how crucial fittings like toilets and sinks will be positioned for the most effective use possible.

Especially so in particularly compact bathroom en-suites, storage solutions should be another primary consideration. And the opportunity may exist to introduce space-maximizing, minimalist elements by fitting shelving within a small alcove, for instance.

To find out more, take a look at our dedicated blog – Excellence In Ensuite Bathroom Ideas.

FAQ Header Image (What is the best type of toilet for an ensuite bathroom?)

For particularly compact ensuite bathroom spaces, short projection toilets are the best options to select, with wall hung toilets and Japanese toilets prime candidates.

In addition to adding a stylish modern aesthetic to enhance the appearance of an en-suite bathroom, these toilets will also deliver a premium performance. And crucially, they won’t impact on surrounding fixtures and fittings, or the available space in general, within a smaller bathroom ensuite.

For further ensuite bathroom ideas and the best ways to implement them, take a look at our dedicated blog on the subject – Excellence In Ensuite Bathroom Ideas.

FAQ Header Image (Can you fit a bathtub in an ensuite bathroom?)

There is nothing to stop you from fitting a bathtub within an ensuite bathroom, provided there is adequate space to accommodate it, and allow free movement in and around the tub without impacting on other fixtures and fittings.

That said, the vast majority of ensuite bathroom areas are unlikely to be big enough to house a freestanding bathtub in particular, and will instead feature shower cubicles, for instance.

For more information and tips regarding key fittings for en-suite bathrooms, take a look at our blog, Excellence In Ensuite Bathroom Ideas.

FAQ Header Image (What are the best colour schemes for ensuite bathrooms?)

Personal preference should ultimately dictate which colour scheme you opt for within an ensuite bathroom. But certain tones tend to work better than others in typically compact spaces – namely, lighter and brighter shades.

Pastel hues and creamy colours are excellent choices to open up the room and provide a light and airy feel, creating the illusion of extra space in compact ensuite bathrooms. These sort of colours will also work better with any infiltration of natural light that could occur via windows.

And whichever colours you do opt for, look to implement similar shades as opposed to harsh contrasts to retain that open, calmer sense. Even in ensuites with a significant amount of bathroom furniture.

For a deeper insight, take a look at our blog – Excellence In Ensuite Bathroom Ideas.