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Frequently Asked Questions - Carron Baths

What are Carron baths made from?

Carron baths are made from acrylic reinforced with GRP. They are available in an extra strong variation known as Carronite. Carronite baths are finished with additional reinforcement that gives them all the strength of a steel bath.

Why should I choose a Carron acrylic bath?

Modern acrylic baths are far stronger than those of years gone by and Carronite baths are easily as strong as a steel bath. Carron guarantee their standard baths for 25 years and Carronite baths for 50 years. Acrylic is warm to the touch and the finish is durable. Minor scratches and scrapes can usually be polished out with a little elbow grease.

Your descriptions say a bath is one size, but the technical diagrams say something different. Why?

Baths are grouped by general sizes such as 1700x700mm or 1800x800mm for descriptive purposes and these measurements refer to the length and width along the sides and are intended as a guide only. Often the actual dimensions will vary from these sizes, particularly in the case of odd shaped baths such as the Ideal Standard Space or Bette Focus. As a rule, always use the technical dimensions available to be sure the bath you order meets your requirements.

You only have a choice of three colours available, are there any other choices?

We have selected these three colours - white, pergamon and soft cream - because of their popularity and availability. Carron can produce their baths in other colours by special order, however availability is restricted and delivery waiting times are long.

Will my bath have tap holes and where will they be?

Carron baths come from the manufacturer undrilled. Your plumber should be able to drill tap holes or we can drill standard tap holes for you. If you require tap holes please advise us by calling 01633 244555 when you place your order.


Some of the pictures include fittings, will there be a waste, overflow, taps and/or grips included with my bath?

The pictures are all just for illustrative purposes. Some baths have grips included as standard or available as an option, but in general, unless otherwise stated, fittings are not included.


I am interested in a semi-corner or offset corner bath, how can I tell the difference between a left-handed or right-handed version?

Different manufacturers "hand" their baths differently, so the only truly easy answer is to read the descriptions and view the linked pictures to decide which handing you need. To tell the difference between Carron handing, imagine you are stood facing the bath with the shorter of the two straight edges closest to you; if the long straight edge is to your right it is a left handed bath or if the long straight edge is to your left it is a right handed bath.


How can I tell the difference between a double ended and single ended bath?

Double ended baths usually have the waste situated somewhere near the centre of the bath and the ends of the bath are generally a mirror image of each other. The taps are intended to be fitted somewhere near the middle of one of the longer sides, either on the bath or wall mounted, and they tend to be large enough for two people to bathe together.

Single ended baths will normally have the waste situated at one end of the bath, with the tap fittings intended to be placed above this area. The end where the waste is will usually be straight in comparison to the other end which is almost always gently sloping for the comfort of a single bather.


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