This Nirvana deep soaking tub is set into the corner of the bathroom beneath the window of a client in Tunbridge Wells.
It’s a common enough position for a soaking tub, or indeed almost any type of bath, but the customer’s design ideas was a reminder that ceramic tiles aren’t the only solution when it comes to creating a stylish yet practical bath surround.
Here, the soaking tub is shown inset into a wooden panelled surround – an attractive option and a style that hints at the Japanese traditions that first inspired the modern deep soaking tub’s design.
The original Japanese ofuro baths were typically square or rectangular with upright wooden sides. Fitting a modern soaking tub into a wooden surround therefore preserves that visual link and often makes for a beautiful, naturalistic design.
It’s a combination that the company's customers have often chosen but it’s by no means the only alternative. Like many of its other baths, tubs can be installed into surrounds made of stone (such as marble or slate), or can be fitted with custom-made Ficore® panels. Some can even be set into the floor, either wholly or partially, depending on how much of a feature the bathroom designer wants to make of each bath.