There is no getting away from it, there really is something luxurious about the sight and feel of a corner bath – and particularly one which comes with a whirlpool facility, as many tend to do these days. Corner baths are more unusual than traditional rectangular single ended baths and double ended baths but they are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the trend for en-suite bathrooms where the space available is often smaller than a traditional bathroom.
And indeed, it is in the realm of space and positioning that corner baths come into their own. They are perfect for awkward shaped or square rooms where it would be impossible to fit a rectangular bath, for instance. Fitting neatly and unobtrusively into a ninety degrees angle, the corner bath allows the householder to bathe in comfort while still having enough space in the bathroom to move around in without bumping into other furniture. Ironically, although it takes up more space overall than a typical rectangular shaped bath, the corner bath makes up for it in neatness and it can actually give the illusion of additional space in a small and awkward-shaped bathroom.
In terms of size, corner baths tend to start at around 1200mm, with the largest stretching to 1500mm. The majority of the baths we sell here at Bathroom Supastore are made from reinforced acrylic. This retains heat, provides a smooth, easy to clean finish, and comes in a variety of contemporary colours.
Corner baths are usually available in either a right-handed or a left-handed option in terms of where the taps and waste are placed, although it’s also possible to purchase a corner bath with a central tap fitting.
Whirlpool and Jacuzzi corner baths
The spa-like whirlpool corner bath or the Jacuzzi corner bath is a favourite of hotels and leisure centres the world over and there is no reason why householders can’t indulge in this luxury hydrotherapy bathing option in their very own bathroom with either water or air jets ready installed in their corner bath.
Offset corner baths
Slightly larger in size and roomier to bathe in than the traditional triangular-shaped corner bath, the off-set corner bath sits along a rectangular wall in the same way a single ended bath or double ended bath would. Its other side, however is long and curved so that it still retains a space-saving advantage.
Just as with rectangular baths, corner baths come fitted with panels in order to disguise unsightly plumbing.