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How Beneficial Is Karndean Flooring?


When you are thinking of the right flooring for your kitchen or bathroom, then Karndean is highly popular due to the appearance and structure. If you’re looking for something that looks good as well as being practical, then this material is a great choice, due to having the ability to look like natural flooring (with authentic looking knots and wooden grains). Practically, this material is useful due to not resorting to any shrinking or warping problems. Karndean flooring will keep the right size and shape no matter the condition, due to resilience. It also benefits from low maintenance, which is great for those with busy lifestyles. There is no need to stain or sand them, they can be simply mopped and swept. You won’t have to worry about hygiene, as the likelihood of bacteria lingering is low, due to it being easy to clean!


Karndean flooring is beneficial due to its ability to keep warmer than most hard floorings, so with the addition of underfloor heating this is a plus. You also don’t have to worry about slipping due to its textured material, therefore giving a better grip unlike other materials like wood or stone when they get wet. This material is also simple to repair, as any damaged areas can just be removed and replaced without ruining the rest of the floor, Ideal for Wet rooms in Farnham and the surrounding areas.


Tips on changing Bathroom Tiles


If you’re not sure what materials to use when updating your bathroom, then you may want to give tiles a try. Tiles are a great option due to their durable, water-resistant nature and simple maintenance. Tiles are a great addition, as they come in various designs and colours. You can choose whatever tiles you want, depending on the look you’re going for, be it a warm style, or a cool modern look. You could also have a groovy pattern, or go for a more monochrome look. The various materials tiles are available in means you have a wide range of choices. This includes the shapes and sizes as well. So, you could have small glass mosaic type tiles, or large porcelain ones!


Tiles are also beneficial due to being simple to clean. Due to being water-resistant, they can get splashed and soapy without getting affected. Painted walls can develop mould and mildew if they get damp (as well as getting discoloured) whereas tiles do not. If they do need a clean, then everyday multi-purpose household sprays can be used for a quick clean. Porcelain or ceramic materials are particularly durable due to their strong surface; therefore, they are unlikely to chip. The grout that holds the tiles will deter water from seeping through and causing issues.


With these great benefits, it is definitely worth considering tiles over paint. Paint can be cheaper initially, but in the long run tiles are more financially efficient, particularly due to the lack of maintenance. Their sophisticated look and personal style will keep your bathroom looking fresh and appealing to any guests who visit, your property. Call us today for all Bathroom upgrades and Bathroom wet rooms in Guildford.


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?

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.


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.


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.


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


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 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.