Sometimes the factors which imbue a product with luxury can only be established by studying technical specifications. In other cases, this characteristic may be perfectly evident and patently discernible at first glance – this despite both products being basically similar in essence. The bath is one such item.
A bath is a bath, right? Well, yes and no. Some may say that merely having a tub and indoor plumbing is a luxury. It is certainly so when compared to standing under a waterfall to wash, getting into a river or other body of naturally occurring water, or hauling water from a similar source and decanting it into a rudimentary tub.
Basic Feature and Function
In essence, every modern bathtub is a relatively big, hollow item of sanitary ware which is waterproof and capable of accommodating a human body, partially submersed in a large volume of water within which to perform ablutions – the essential, fundamental purpose of a bath.
Nevertheless, there is an enormous difference between these practical, functional mainstays of all bathrooms, particularly those which are currently on offer in the South African market place. It all really boils down to where and from whom you buy your bath, luxury or basic.
When You have a Choice
It’s always worth your while to check on the quality of items like sanitary ware, tiles, carpets and built-in cupboards when purchasing a property from a developer, who may advertise that buyers are welcome to exercise their own choice, thereby customising what may otherwise be one of numerous identical dwellings.
In such instances, an allowance for these finishes is usually contained within the overall property price. First-time buyers often don’t realise that the allowance only covers the developer’s limited range, a range on which he has negotiated discounted prices based on a bulk order quantity, which may consist of second-grade goods.
If you prefer luxury fittings and finishes of top, world class quality, you’ll have to pay the price difference
from your own pocket after locating a specialised South African outlet from which to buy.
Buy from Leading Bath and Sanitary Ware Specialists
OXO Bathrooms is a leading specialist in the design, manufacture and export of world-class bathroom appointments, based in the heart of Italy, longstanding home of superior design art and master craftsmanship.
One glance is all that it takes to recognise all that sets our products apart from the rest, each item being a masterpiece in its own right. Stringent quality control takes place throughout each step of the manufacturing process and on finished products at the factory. No second-grade product leaves the factory gate to be discounted elsewhere. Any item found to be sub-standard in any way is recycled, since everything we distribute is immaculate – the best or nothing.
Bath Structure – What You Don’t See
An aluminium foil layer is incorporated inside the bath’s body, ensuring that heat is retained for up to 40 minutes – more than long enough for a relaxing soak in the middle of winter. All composite layers, including 3 of acrylic, are fused into one solid structure, weighing between 70kg – 130kg, and are supplied with premium bottle traps, overflows and pop-ups as standard.
If superior aesthetics, quality, durability and easy maintenance are important, there’s only one obvious supplier for South African customers who want to buy a luxury bath and complementary sanitary ware – OXO Bathrooms.