Bathrooms Explained

Deciding on the style of your new bathroom is often difficult enough, but understanding all of the components you need to complete the project, as well as the industry jargon is another matter entirely!

We’ve tried to help by providing both this Bathrooms Explained page as well as the Glossary that can be found at the bottom of the page. We’ve also tried to complete the research for you by providing clarity on the various product guarantees offered by the retailers. The box below highlights by product area the guarantees that come with the product. Please be aware that many of these do come with specific terms and conditions, so it’s always best to check out the individual retailers websites or ask store staff first before making the purchase.

 
Sanitaryware - WC & Basin
10 Year Lifetime (20Years) 10 Year 25 Year
Accessories - toilet seats/wastes etc.
1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Basin & Bath Taps
10 Year 10 Year 5 Year (3 Years for Gold) 10 Year
Baths (excluding Whirlpool)
10 Year 10 Year 10 Year 10 Year
Shower Enclosures & Trays
1 Year Up to 10 Years Up to 12 Years Up to 2 Years
Featured Shower
Triton Brillio Bar Mixer 5 Year Metro Mixer 10 Year Navas Bar Mixer 1 Year Rayo Bar Mixer 2 Years
For more information
www.diy.com www.bathstore.com www.homebase.co.uk www.wickes.co.uk

 

Products Explained

Soft Close Mechanism

Soft Close Mechanism

The term given to toilet seats and furniture doors and drawers that contain a special hinge or runner mechanism which slows the movement of the seat, door or drawer as it closes. The mechanism is actually hidden within the hinge or runner and prevents the seat from closing with a sudden thud, instead letting it fall gently into place.

Basin Mixer Tap

Basin Mixer Tap

A tap which mixes both cold water and hot water to make the ideal temperature.

Dual Flush Toilet

Dual Flush Toilet

A toilet which can flush a reduced volume of water, normally 3-4 litres, in addition to providing a standard flush, that can save a significant amount of water over time.

Thermostatic Bar Mixer Shower

Thermostatic Bar Mixer Shower

A mixer shower blends hot water heated by a boiler or immersion heater with cold water to reach the required temperature. Mixer showers are most suitable in areas with high pressure, combination and gravity fed systems and are available as both concealed and exposed systems.

Pop-up Waste

Pop-up Waste

Often supplied with Monobloc Mixer Taps for both basins and baths, negating the need for an untidy plug and chain. An operating rod is normally concealed behind the mixer to lower and raise the plug.

Showerbath

Showerbath

A bath that provides conventional bathing with the additional facility for over bath showering. Usually available as a left or right hand option, dependent on which end of the bath is to be used and comes in both L and P shapes.

Full Pedestal Basin

Full Pedastal Basin

A washbasin supported vertically by a column from the floor and designed to partially hide the plumbing with sometimes additional screws to fix it to the wall.

Bath/Shower Mixer Tap

Bath Shower Mixer Tap

A single body fitting that needs two tap holes for both cold and hot water supplies which it mixes together for the ideal temperature within the body of the fitting.