Frequently Asked Bathroom Questions

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FAQ Header Image (How can I unclog a shower drain?)

You can try three relatively easy methods to unclog a shower drain.

Firstly, get rid of any hair that might be residing in the drain, and pour boiling hot water down the plughole.

If that doesn’t sort out the problem, try using a combination of baking soda and vinegar to clear out the drain.

And if the drain is still clogged at this point, you have the option of using a plunger, plumber’s snake or a chemical drain opener to tackle the issue.

FAQ Header Image (Why is my shower pump so noisy?

Shower pumps can prove noisy if there is an issue with them – namely a blockage or a jam – causing a clicking or buzzing sound to emanate.

Sometimes, debris can infiltrate a shower system or home water system, blocking a filter or jamming an impeller in the process.

Pressure results in turn, creating the buzzing or clicking noise when the shower is in use.

Category: Shower Pumps

Realistically, a shower door should be no smaller than 550mm in width, which would be a suitable option in an especially compact bathroom space.

The typical shower glass thickness for smaller single frameless shower doors such as this will be around 8mm. As such, it keeps the cost of the product and the weight as low as possible.

FAQ Header Image (What water flow rate is needed to operate an electric shower?)

The water flow rate for an electric shower must be 8 litres per minute.

Also, a minimum mains water running pressure of 1 bar is needed, whilst the maximum static pressure should be 10 bars or less.

Category: Showers
FAQ Header Image (Why is my power shower so noisy?)

Power showers can be noisy, giving off a buzzing or clicking sound, when the shower pump is jammed or blocked.

This happens as a result of dirt or debris building up within the shower system, possibly blocking a filter or jamming the pump.

Pressure is created by the unwanted debris on the system, leading to a buzzing or clicking sound emerging when the shower is in operation.

To combat the sound, give the inside of the system a thorough clean to rid it of any grime or dirt.

Categories: Shower Pumps, Showers

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FAQ Header Image (What is a bathroom vanity unit?)

A bathroom vanity unit is a piece of bathroom furniture which includes a basin or sink in addition to cupboard space for storage underneath.

Often boasting a minimalist design, bathroom vanity units can cleverly mask key pipework to provide a neater overall aesthetic.

Available in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and born of a variety of different construction materials with a range of finishes too, there’s a bathroom vanity unit option to suit any bathroom layout or interior.

Explore our Buyer’s Guide To Bathroom Vanity Units to find out more.

FAQ Header Image (What types of bathroom vanity units are there?)

There are several different types of bathroom vanity units on the market, and each broad style will be better suited to some bathroom layouts in comparison with others.

Buyers can choose between freestanding and wall hung bathroom vanity units, corner vanities, as well as basin and combination vanity units.

For a more detailed insight into each sort, take a look at our Buyer’s Guide To Bathroom Vanity Units.

FAQ Header Image (What colour bathroom vanity units are there?)

Bathroom vanity units come supplied in a wide variety of colours, including black, white, blue, anthracite grey and much more.

In addition to traditional colour schemes, some bathroom vanities sport the natural finish dictated by their construction material. For example, wooden bathroom vanity units can often be left unpainted, with light oak or distressed wood finishes in particular proving popular.

If you would like a more detailed insight into bathroom vanity units and the colours they are available in, take a look at our Buyer’s Guide To Bathroom Vanity Units.

FAQ Header Image (How much do bathroom vanity units cost?)

Good quality bathroom vanity units from Big Bathroom Shop can cost anywhere between £90 and £2050, dependent upon a multitude of factors.

As you might expect, smaller styles of bathroom furniture such as cloakroom vanity units will tend to be towards the lower end of the pricing scale.

Larger components, and especially the likes of vanity unit sets which incorporate additional items like toilets and mirrors, will tend to be at the opposite end of the cost spectrum.

For further information regarding bathroom vanities and the contrasting values of different designs, explore our Buyer’s Guide To Bathroom Vanity Units.

FAQ Header Image (Can you put a bathroom vanity unit on a floating floor?)

Freestanding bathroom vanity units can be fit to a floating floor.

This type of bathroom vanity unit will need to be fixed to the flooring first, however a laminate will be unable to float beneath a bathroom cabinet or vanity model. First, the cabinet will have to be installed, surrounded by a finishing moulding at the edges to fill the expansion gap.

Our Buyer’s Guide To Bathroom Vanity Units offers a more detailed insight into that style of bathroom furniture, and how specific types are best suited to particular layouts.

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