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The Benefits Of Underfloor Heating

 

Underfloor heating is a convenient way of keeping your home warm throughout, rather than relying on radiators. Radiators have convection currents which only affect the air, whereas underfloor heating gives out heat that affects the whole room, including the objects in the room, therefore being more beneficial as it will be more evenly spread and your comfort level will be higher, particularly as the moisture in the atmosphere will be conserved. This is something a radiator can’t do, which means the air can get dry. Controlling underfloor heating is easier, as you can control separate rooms rather than just using the one thermostat, even from your own smart phone. This means you can set it to your own preference depending on the room you’re in. By doing this you can save money on energy bills due to not needing to heat every room if you don’t want to.

 

Heat pumps use renewable energy, due to it being produced from the ground or air and then pumped around the system. Water can be heated up to 60˚C domestically, whilst giving out a more efficient, decreased heat within the pipes, which lowers excess heat, therefore saving money. The maintenance of this heating is low, due to not needing to be brought back up again once installed, even when pressure testing is done to stop leaks happening. Health wise, underfloor heating also means there is less chance of any allergies from dust or asthma playing up from the convection heating.

 

Overall underfloor heating is more convenient and practical than traditional radiator heat, though these are still a useful way of heating your home, often being used together, therefore giving you the option of how you want to keep your home warm. Why not visit our Bathroom Showroom in Camberley to view underfloor heating and new bathrooms.

 

The Benefits Of A Wet Room

 

The benefit of having a wet room fitted is the ability to open up the room. You can have the opportunity to expand the space, without having to worry about obstacles like the shower tray or cubicle.

 

If you have any thoughts on the design, then you can express them in the room through lighting (such as giving it a cosy ambient feel) or add features to the space (such as wooden materials). If not, you could choose a modern look and use materials such as steel or glass with lighting that has a cool tone. Whatever your ideas, you can use the room as a visual empty canvas.

 

The practical and sophisticated nature of a wet room can help to boost the value of your property, especially as it is useful to those who have a family or have mobility problems. They are easy to keep clean which is advantageous, as you don’t need to worry about the issue of mould growing in the shower tray. If you need to clean the floor, then mopping shouldn’t be an issue due to the lack of clutter on the floor. This will be particularly easy if you have a floating sink and a toilet that is fitted to the wall.

 

One particularly good benefit of a wet room is that they aren’t likely to develop issues with leaks or damp, as they have a watertight ability. You won’t have to worry about maintaining the room as often and the lifespan of the room will be longer than a usual bathroom. So, if you’re interested, then asking an expert for advice is a good idea, as they are simple to install and will help to give your property a modern lift. Call for free advice and book a free quotation for your New Bathroom wet room in Farnham.

 

The Importance of Aftercare in A Bathroom

 

You’ve just had your dream bathroom fitted, but you need to ensure that it stays as lovely and clean as when you bought it. With mould and mildew a common problem in many bathrooms, not only does it look bad, it can also bring health problems along with it. As the bathroom is the dampest room in the property, water after a shower or bath can settle, which is when mould sets in. Mould can affect the health of children, people with breathing problems, or the elderly.

 

Even if you have no health problems, mould can still affect your furniture, clothes and eventually damage your property. Generally, the colder months affect it the most, due to the shower steam coming into contact with cold tiles and mirrors.

 

The best thing to do is to stop it before it has even started. You could try keeping the room well ventilated by making sure the window is open before you turn on the shower. If you have an extractor fan, put it on for twenty minutes afterwards.

 

Check if any extra water is around and mop it up before it has time to settle, and remove the moisture in the air by keeping a dehumidifier in the room. Another thing to try is repainting the bathroom with mould resistant paint to defend the walls against the damp and condensation.

 

If your heating is working correctly this can help prevent damp, particularly if you also have underfloor heating, as it can lower the chance of condensation building up, helping to keep your home mould free. Call Grosvenor for advice and quotes on your new Bathroom or wet room in Guildford.

 

Bath VS Shower

 

A normal part of our routine is to take a bath or shower, but is one better than the other?

 

A shower is generally cleaner than a bath and when you’re in a rush, a shower is the quickest option. You can ensure an even, thorough wash where the water will get rid of oil or dirt and rinse it away down the drain. However, when you have the time, a bath is great for calming muscles and cleansing your skin. Baths can help you medically and help to speed up healing. For instance, an oatmeal bath can be had if you have eczema or other skin conditions. It can help to calm down any red sore skin and possible inflammation. If you’re not well, then a bath can help to relieve symptoms such as congestion.

 

There are benefits of a shower, even if a bath is more relaxing. They have their own medical advantages, such as improvement with circulation. They can also improve the blood flow in your scalp, helping your hair and skin.

 

So, whether or not you have a bath in your home, is dependent on your own personal preferences and whether you have the room. If you only have a small home, then just a shower will likely give you more space. However, if you want the benefits of both, then a shower bath combo is the best way to go, call us for details on these and Bathroom Wet rooms in Guildford.

 

Bathroom Trends Of 2021

 

Do you ever find that the number of items in your bathroom can be overwhelming? It could be a good idea to have lots of small storage areas installed, such as a new bathroom closet with lots of draws, particularly if you have all the numerous toiletries we all tend to accumulate over the year!

 

Changing the layout can be cathartic to someone who isn’t happy on an aesthetic sense, as this can be the room that a guest or family member are in and out of on a regular basis. Sometimes slight modifications such as changing the shower for a bath/shower combo can open out the room and make it seem more modern, therefore raising the value of the house at the same time.

 

Sometimes even the smallest change can make your bathroom feel more vibrant and spacious. Something as simple as changing the bathroom sink area (floating
sinks are a trend at the moment!) the sort of tiling you use, the size and style of the medicine cabinet, the sort of bath you have…can really brighten up the room. Call Grosvenor Merchants to quote your new Bathroom Wet room in Farnham.

 

How have bathrooms changed in the last half-century?

 
1960s
One main bathroom was most common, and throw-back pinks from the 50s were still present in many dated bathrooms. Mint green and blue became popular as well as psychedelia colour schemes in the late 60s.

 

1970s
New materials such as vinyl flooring and laminate surfaces became available. Some bathrooms had wall-to-wall shag carpeting, and there was a switch to more earthy colour schemes.

 

1980s
In this era of rising house prices and spending, the bathroom became a retreat in many homes. Many had corner whirlpool tubs, yet Victorian-style was popular too. Colour schemes common at the time were pastels such as teal and peach, or mauve and hunter green.

 

1990s
The corner bath continued to be fashionable but more bathroom furniture became popular such as vanity dressing-room style amenities with large mirrors.

 

2000s
For homes with a master-suite, it became more spa-like. Granite started to become popular as well as bronze fixtures and glass-enclosed showers.

 

2010s onwards

The most popular counter surface has become Quartz, and wood cabinetry in grey or white has become a modern trend. Customers as favouring free-standing baths, although many people are favouring a large luxurious walk-in shower in their main bathroom. En-suite bathrooms for one or more bedrooms are often required.

 

Technology also plays a main part in today’s bathrooms with smart-lighting, seat warmers, self-cleaning toilets and many more gadgets. What will the future hold? Call us today for Bathroom disabled access adaptations in Aldershot for your home.

 

ALDERSHOT RAILWAY STATION REJUVENATION

 

Aldershot railway station has been identified as being in need of improvement to help the transformation of Aldershot town centre, with the works being completed towards the end of the year.

 

Some improvements resulting from the scheme by Hampshire County Council will include:

  • Priority junction at the teardrop roundabout of Station Road and Arthur Street
  • Installing a tiger crossing to advantage cyclists and allow wider, level surfaces
  • New cycle route
  • Improve access to station
  • New two way traffic areas

 

The scheme for the railway station forecourt will improve public transport interchange as well as pedestrian links into the main town centre. If you are considering a renovation project or a new Bathroom in Aldershot, visit our showroom in Holder road, Aldershot.

 

Add value to your home by adding an en-suite bathroom

 

Even the smallest spaces in your home can be turned into stylish and practical en-suite bathrooms. It only takes a little imagination, planning and professional advice and will often add value to your home.

 

Today, smaller houses will often have a family bathroom as well as an en-suite one by using modern space saving products.

 

When offering your house for sale, a well-planned and correctly constructed en-suite bathroom can increase its desirability as well as add value to your home. The channel 4 Homes website implies that a typical four bedroom house with an en-suite bathroom can be worth as much as £10,000 to £20,000 more. If you are consider fitting a Bathroom wetroom in Guildford then call us today.

 

Crosswater Super Sale Now on!

 

Now is the perfect time to choose a new bathroom or shower unit as Crosswater have their annual super sale running from 24th September to 11th November.

 

With up to 60% of many items it is a great opportunity to upgrade or renew your existing Bathroom or Shower room.

 

Grosvenor Merchants who have a Bathroom Showroom in Aldershot are official suppliers of the Crosswater range of products.

 

Bathroom Trends 2018

 

Here are a few of the up and coming bathroom trends for the new season Indigo Blues

 

Hints of different blues are perfect for bathrooms, this years feature colour? – Indigo. Bold Bathrooms

 

Gone are the days of all white bathrooms, feature a bold, full-colour bath or basin to add some drama and luxury to your bathroom space. Sunken Bathing

 

Boutique hotel styled sunken baths are all the range in 2018. Indulge in a slipper shaped tub or make a statement by sitting it in the centre of your room. Matt Finish Furniture

 

Gloss is still the go-to for bathroom design, but for a larger space, muted grey-blue matt finishes add real luxury against wood or stone materials.

 

To embrace the 2018 bathroom trends, visit Grosvenor Merchants Showroom in Farnborough today.

Smart bathing

 

Aqualisa’s range of smart showers now include a remote control that ensures your shower temperature is at exactly the right level before you step into the shower. The smart technology extends to your bath, where once set up it will automatically fill the bath to the level and temperature required. A particularly useful safety feature for the family home.