Understand the different types of baths

In today’s busy world, the simple act of taking a bath is one of life’s little luxuries.

Whether you’re an adult looking for a me-time escape, or a parent looking for somewhere to get those little ones squeaky clean, the perfect bath can make all the difference.

These days though, as with most things, choice is abundant, and it’s important to consider your own specific needs, along with space allocations and budget constraints, when choosing which bath is right for you.

Recessed or alcove baths

These are what most of us would consider standard, and are found on most Australian households. Generally, they’re installed against a wall on two or three sides. It’s design has remained fairly consistent over the years, with the option of a single or double ended bath available.

Single ended baths are described as such because one end is used for the tap faucet, so it can’t be leaned against. In other words, there’s only room for one. Double ended baths have the faucet located in the middle so both ends can be leaned against - perfect for children or couples.

Shower Baths

Designed to save space, shower baths can be a little smaller than the average bath and usually come in a P or L shape.

Screens or curtains are used to keep shower water contained for general use, and can be helpful when the kids jump in to use the bath.

  • Space saver
  • Extra room for showering

Freestanding baths

As the name suggests, freestanding baths aren’t connected to any walls for support.

Often aesthetically pleasing, freestanding baths come in a wide range of innovative shapes and sizes, and can be selected to suit the style of your home.

  • Avoid risk of decay and fungus
  • Place in centre to become a Focal point of bathroom

Clawfoot and pedestal baths

The timeless design of the Clawfood bath remains ever popular. Per the name, the clawfoot bath sits on four clawed feet, and came into popularity during the late 19th century.

These days, clawfoot baths come in a range of alternative designs to suit your personal needs.

A variation on the clawfoot bath is the pedestal bath, which again reflects its name, sitting atop a pedestal.

  • Central point of bathroom

Corner baths

Designed for smaller bathrooms or those with an unusual shape, corner baths are triangular, fitting into a corner like a wedge.

They come in a range of sizes, from small through to larger designs, which can feel quite luxurious. Corners baths are normally offered with a right-hand or left-hand option.

Whirlpool baths

Enjoy the benefits of a spa with a whirlpool bath, which include a number of water jets and bubble streamers.

Whirlpool baths are most often corner baths but can a variety of shapes and can be enjoyed with hot or cold water.

Bath sizes

SMALL 900MM-1699MM

Choose small size to make bathroom appear larger


This is the most common size

LARGE 1800MM-2400MM

Relax and stretch in a large bath





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