How To Make Your Bathroom Eco Friendly: a Promise of Luxury

Posted: Feb 20
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The chaos of the past few years has created a new era for self-care and wellness. An eco-friendly bathroom is the epitome of both these things, providing a total sense of relaxation away from the stresses of everyday life.

After all, what could possibly be more relaxing than knowing your comfort isn’t at the expense of the world around you, but in tandem with it? Read on to find out how you can have both luxury and sustainability with Bayliss Bathrooms.

The ‘au naturel’

The bathtub is a central point of any bathroom. Therefore, when choosing your bath, you need to have the right materials in mind.

Most bathtubs are made using a highly sustainable, synthetic plastic called acrylic; sustainability here refers to its durability, not its eco-friendly nature. This material is not only damaging to the environment but can also detract from the glamour of the rest of the room.

Using eco-friendly materials when it comes to your bathtub is an excellent way to add personality and character. Volcanic limestone offers a great alternative for baths and basins, as it is made up of extremely hard strands, creating a durable and strong material, with no flexing or creaking. Due to its insulating properties, it will also keep your bath warmer for longer, and its naturally glossy surface makes it easier to clean.

Otherwise, why not maximise your space with a luxury wet room, removing the confinements of a bath or a shower, and scrapping the use of excess materials altogether?

Not only does this design imitate a spa setup, but it also works perfectly to enhance smaller spaces. This minimalist design allows for the addition of more accessible features, such as a built-in shower bench.

Consulting a bathroom interior designer about this is a great way to cohere your bathroom into one continuous and harmonious space.

Set in stone

When it comes to tiling, matching floor and wall tiles are a stylish and elegant choice for your luxury bathroom. Not only do they have the ability to enhance a small space into a sleek and spacious bathroom, but they are also more eco-friendly when compared to materials such as vinyl.

Marble has been a popular choice for this for many years, and for good reason. The extraction and production of marble has a very low carbon footprint. Not only this, but its natural imperfections mean that there is very little material discarded. It is one of the simplest ways to infuse a luxurious and eco-friendly feel into your bathroom.

Although marble can be a great material to use, have you ever considered porcelain tiles as another eco-friendly but lower maintenance alternative to a natural stone product? Porcelain tiles have thermal properties which can help to maintain your bathroom’s temperature and increase energy efficiency, and their ability to retain heat makes them the perfect option for underfloor heating.

The material is also fully recyclable, making it an extremely sustainable material to use if you’re looking to add a green touch to your bathroom renovation – it even has a lower environmental impact throughout its lifecycle, from the extraction of the raw material to its energy and water efficient manufacturing process.

As leading bathroom fitters in Edgbaston and wider Birmingham, we can help with this process. There are many different materials and sizes of tiles, so to have someone tailor this to your space is a guarantee of your vision becoming a reality.

Under pressure

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing rainfall experience or an energetic morning spritz, an EcoSmart shower head is quickly becoming a staple in every bathroom.

Forget the myth that an eco-friendly shower means a weak flow. The main principle of an EcoSmart shower head is to combine water droplets with air before it comes out of the faucet to maximise water usage.

This technology has been taken even further by targeting the flow of water (some even including a massage mode) and producing ultra-fine droplets. Therefore, the luxury of an ordinary high-pressure shower head is stimulated with 60% less water used.

This water reduction naturally translates to the reduction of energy bills, allowing the eco-friendly bathroom to improve your life not only physically and mentally, but also economically.

Let’s get personal

Between all the shower heads, materials, and products, there is a lot to think about. Fortunately, there is a solution. Bayliss Bathrooms are created for this very purpose: to bring your vision to life and create the eco-friendly haven of your dreams.

Our methodology is thorough, involving understanding your concept, visiting your home, presenting their design, and then if accepted, installing and project managing your creation. Our works are as unique as they are beautiful, promising expertise and attention every step of the way.

If you’re interested in working with one of the best luxury bathroom fitters in Birmingham, or if you’re thinking of contacting an architect for a bathroom remodel, get in touch!

Call us on 0121 362 1800, email enquiries@baylissinteriors.co.uk, or pop into our Birmingham showroom today.