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It is evident that we seasonally update rooms of our home, with the latest colour trend or some festive décor but our bathrooms are deprived of this consideration and investment, bathrooms are typically renovated every 10-15 years.  This means when choosing your bathroom décor and interiors it needs to stand the test of time.

Fashion trends are so strongly influenced in our lives today it has poured into the bathroom world over the past few years and the ON TREND colours are changing so often if is hard to keep up with the ever changing styles. The key is to keep the fixtures and fittings in your bathroom neutral and add the ON TREND pop of colour or design where it is easy to change, this makes a lasting impact.

Here are a few tips on having an ON TREND BATHROOM…

Starting with the walls, not everyone has their bathroom fully tiled, so to add some texture and character you can easily just tile the splashback behind the Basin and if you can spend a little extra in the shower area or over the bath, there is some really nice décor tiles and mosaics available to give you that WOW factor.

The bathroom is one place that is so often overlooked as a space for wall art, adding a print or painting can instantly update your space and help to create an overall style in your bathroom. While we do not recommend hanging any masterpieces in a naturally wet environment, decorating bathroom walls with a few inexpensive prints, or even creating a gallery wall is a charming way to add interest and makes for a quick refresh.

By just changing your Mirror with a new led or framed Mirror this can create a new focal point in your bathroom, You can complement the room with some nice new bathroom accessories, then the finishing touch to blend in with your colour scheme is a few nice soft towels with a nice pop of colour.

Adding a nice light fitting on the ceiling is another option but be sure to buy a fitting that is safe for bathroom use, call to see our range on display at our 101 Bathrooms and our sales team will help reflect your room in a whole new light.

If you have someone handy in your home and you have bad lime in your home like I do, then your Bathroom Taps will be crying out for a change with such a wide range to choose from you are sure to be bang ON TREND as it’s not just the chrome as we know it in many styles, Gold is back and matt Black has joined the brassware world too.

Last but not least the Bathroom floor as your shower or bath may have taken up most of your bathroom floor space changing your floor tiles would not be costly and most bathrooms are tiled with ceramic tiles and not porcelain tiles which makes it cheaper again. If you really want to go bold the patterned tiles are so popular these days and Tilewise have a great selection of ceramic or R rated porcelain patterned tiles, hexagon tiles or wood effect herringbone tiles. These are also a good choice for a Bathroom as they have that (R rated) anti-slip grip.

A few small changes can help you achieve a whole new look to your Bathroom….

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Like any item with moving parts the click-clack in your basin waste needs regular cleaning.

 

 

 

The click-clack can then be cleaned using soapy water only to remove any foreign matter. It is a good idea to clean the waste hole while the click-clack is removed. Limescale has to be removed regularly as it can cause the click-clack to cease.

Never use cleaning materials which contain hydrochloric acid, formic acid, chlorine bleaching lye or acetic acid as they will cause damage to the mechanism and invalidate the product warranty.

When replacing the click-clack and push button do not over tighten.

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Modern sanitary ware, basins, toilets, taps, showers, baths, shower trays, shower doors, bath screens, wet room panels and towel rails consist of very different materials to comply with the needs of the market with regard to design and functionality. To avoid damage it is necessary to consider certain criteria when cleaning and maintaining all of these products.

When cleaning, the following points must be observed

  • Never use cleaning materials which contain hydrochloric acids, chlorine bleaching lye or acetic acid as they cause considerable damage.
  • Mixing different cleaning agents is generally not permitted.
  • Never use cleaning materials or appliances with an abrasive effect, such as cleaningpowders, sponge pads or micro fibre cloths
  • Limescale has to be removed by regular cleaning.
  • The use of spray cleaners directly onto products can enter openings and gaps in the product and cause damage.
  • Use soapy water only for regular cleaning.

Important

Residues of toiletries such as liquid soaps, shampoos, shower gels, hair dyes, perfumes, aftershave and nail varnish can also cause damage. It is best to rinse with water to remove residues. Damage caused by improper treatment is not covered by our guarantee.

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Need a Shower enclosure upgrade? With so many designs to choose from, you will have no problem finding the perfect one.

Although Attempting to install your new bathroom yourself may seem like a good way to save money on installation costs, we recommend hiring an expert. This guide on how to install a shower enclosure is intended to demonstrate how an enclosure is fitted.

Make sure the water is turned off before attempting any DIY in the bathroom.

Firstly, you will need to have a shower tray fitted if you have not got one already.  Here is a guide on how to install a shower tray.

If you are tiling the walls in the shower area, consider using (classi seal) flexi seal to seal the walls.

INSTALLING A SHOWER TRAY

  1. Position the shower Tray in the area you wish to fit your enclosure, use a spirit level to ensure it is perfectly level. (some shower trays require feet), if so, make sure to screw the feet on first) and inserting the waste outlet and trap.
  2. Connect the tray to the plumbing. you will need to attach the panel by fitting it into place to conceal the plumbing underneath the shower tray.
  3. Seal around the edges of the shower tray, and where the panel meets the floor and tray to ensure a watertight finish.

The Instructions below are a guide for fitting a square shower enclosure into the corner of the bathroom, where a door and side panel is needed. But the same principle applies to other types of shower enclosures.

You will need: Electric drill, Sealant gun, Silicone sealant, Spirit level, Screwdrivers, Door handles, Glass panels, Channels, Fixings

INSTALLING A SHOWER ENCLOSURE

  1. Place the wall channels at the corner edges of the shower tray and use a spirit level to make sure they are vertical.
  2. Use the electric drill to drill pilot holes in the wall. Once you have done that, insert wall plugs and screw the channels to the wall.
  3. Decide which side the shower door will be on (most shower doors are reversible), before taking the side panel and slotting it into the appropriate channel.
  4. Next, fit the shower door into the other wall channel – we recommend you get an assistant for this part.
  5. The shower door and side panel will now be in place on the outside edges of the tray. They will then need fixing together at the corner.
  6. Use the screwdriver to screw the panels into position with the supplied fixings and fit the handle to the door.
  7. Use the silicone sealant and sealant gun to seal the outer edges of the shower enclosure but avoid the inside edges.

DIY is a great way to save time and money, however to avoid disappointment, invalidating your warranty, and potential injury we recommend hiring a trained professional. This guide on how to fit a shower is for your information only and if you do decide to be bold and try it, we cannot be responsible for any outcome.

 

At 101 Bathrooms you will find a Variety of Shower enclosures, Shower Doors, Wet Room Screens and Shower Trays  in a range of shapes and sizes to suit any bathroom, small or large.

Quadrant enclosures, Pivot Shower Doors, Corner shower cubicles, Bi-Fold Doors, walk-in showers – Wet Room shower panels.

We stock a wide Variety of quick fitting installation doors From Leading Brands Flair and Merlyn. Check out the video below

 

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SHOWER DOORS FROM ONLY €39.00

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As we lie back enjoying the lovely waves of Heat in Ireland, now is a good time to get your home heating sorted for those cold winter months ahead. If you are thinking of cost-effective ways of heating your home a pellet stove is a popular choice for homeowners as they are budget and environmentally friendly.

Here are some advantages of having a wood Pellet Stove in your home

Clean & friendly to the environment – The stoves are built with a computer system that ensures clean burning. This leads to a very low ash content and very low carbon emissions as they are CO2 neutral certified. The amount of the carbon dioxide emitted during the burning process is equivalent to the amount absorbed during the growth of the trees. Pellet stoves also emit very low toxic chemicals and smoke compared to gas, traditional fossil fuel stoves, or wood. Furthermore, pellets are made from recycled materials, especially biomass waste like nutshells, wood, and sawdust.

Efficient – Wood pellet stoves are becoming more and more energy efficient. Some of the more advanced systems have an efficiency rate of up to 90%, which is better than any alternative fuel burning heater. Wood pellets are considerably more economical than either oil or gas when producing the same heat output.

Steady Prices – Wood pellets are composed of leftovers wood material and is economically competitive with other fuels used for heating, Which makes them cheaper to buy, and the great thing is that unlike all other fuel types, they do not experience dramatic price fluctuations throughout the year. With more stable prices, it is easier to plan for the costs of having a pellet stove.

Simple to use – If you have ever used another form of heater, you will find that it is easy to make the switch from your old heater to a pellet stove. There is not a lot to their operation, so even if you don’t have the instruction manual for the pellet stove, you will find that you will be able to operate it with no problem.

Controllable – Pellet stoves are completely controllable thanks to heat settings and fan speed settings. Turning the heat down means that you will be able to use the pellets more slowly and turning the fan down will enable you to enjoy a more comfortable heat. If you are sitting in the same room as the pellet stove, you will be able to turn down the temperature so that the air is more pleasant.

Compact – Wood pellets are small in size and can be fitted in many rooms in your home. The pellets come ready to use, they are packed in bags that are convenient to put in storage and stockpile. They are easy to store and produce a minimal amount of ash.

Visit our Showroom in Tullamore and see for yourself

We understand due to the lockdown restrictions from the coronavirus, Covid19 has put a lot of our plans on hold but our Showroom is open, You are welcome to our showroom to see the working models of our Pellet Stoves and good news the Rita Pellet Stove is ON SALE  now, don’t delay as this offer is only while stock last…

If you would rather find out more from the comfort of your own home contact us any time for more information – you can be sure that we will deliver the most efficient heating solution for your home.

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A small bathroom does not mean that you can’t have the WOW factor. If you have a small ensuite, a cloakroom WC or a compact bathroom, 101 Bathrooms have a wide variety of products to suit your style regardless of your bathroom size.

COLOUR SCHEME
Colour scheme is very important when it comes to bathroom design. Choosing the correct colours in a smaller bathroom requires a bit of thought.  Neutral colours tend to work well in smaller bathrooms and can always be enhanced with a small splash of colour from bathroom fixture or a tile design.

LIGHTING
Light plays a big part in a bathroom as when natural light reflects off surfaces, it creates the illusion of a larger space, but what if you have no window? Which is very common in small bathrooms.  Investing in good lighting in the bathroom will reflect light around the room.  Look for “cool white,” “bright white” or “daylight” bulbs that minimize shadows for the greatest output around your bathroom. Mirrors with lights will also create great reflection. I personally put a Mirror over my bath to create maximum illusion.  Gloss Tiles are another great way to reflex light around a room.

STORAGE
Toiletries are things we use daily, but they can also make a small bathroom look extremely cluttered and highlight a lack of space. We recommend investing in a bathroom storage cabinet to store all your essentials.
These days bathroom storage is available in so many ways, from side storage to overhead store or opt for under basin storage. Lets talk compact Basin units, available in all styles and colours, so if you like the classic look or a trendy pop of colour the world is your oyster or if you prefer to stick with the traditional basin & pedestal 101 Bathrooms can point you in the right direction.
One thing I would advise when you are picking a basin make sure it suits your needs and is big enough for the bathrooms requirements, for instance if it is a downstairs loo and you are just washing your hands the size of the basin doesn’t matter too much but the basin if for your main bathroom for daily washing and grooming then you need a bigger basin.
If you opt for a basin and pedestal you could maximise your space by using a semi pedestal and still have storage as we also have some great overhead Mirrored Bathroom storage cabinets with an open bottom shelf leaving your most needed products handy to reach.

TOILET
So normally in a compact room most people would recommend a wall hung toilet or back to wall toilet as it will help you to achieve a minimalist look and creates a more spacious appearance. As the cistern of a wall hung toilet or a back to wall toilet is hidden the toilet commands less space giving you more room to move around. Another advantage in choosing a wall hung toilet is that the toilet pan does not touch the floor, not only does it open up floor space but also makes it easier to clean, but saying all that this is not always a working option for some people so I would recommend you go chose from our wide range short projection toilets that give you the extra space required at less the price.

SHOWER DOORS
Shower enclosures can be found in many different shapes and sizes that can work very well in small bathrooms. Choosing a shower enclosure isn’t a straight forward process so we recommend taking some time to see what kind of shower enclosure is applicable to your bathroom needs.  Looking at the shape of your Bathroom and the space you have, corner entry shower doors are a good option. if you prefer a look of luxury without demanding space a quadrant shower door is the one for you, with clean curves and a large amount of internal space, quadrant shower enclosures can feel slightly roomier than rectangular or square alternatives. Want to create a wet room in your bathroom no problem, we have curved wet room panels too.

BATHS
When we think of smaller bathrooms it often leads us to start making sacrifices due to a lack of space. Many people have children who love bathing and parents may prefer to shower which makes the choice between the two even harder. However, compromises do not have to be made. A shower bath will offer the best of both worlds and take up a lot less space.  I have a child and very little space in my bathroom so I opted for the Trojan corner bath and bath screen, which my daughter loves the funky shape and chose a bath shower mixer so we still have the option to shower.

Your Stunning awaits at Tullamore, take a Trip to our 15,000sq ft 101 Bathrooms Showroom for some inspiration.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank the front-line healthcare workers for their continued efforts and our team for working hard in supporting the HSE during these critical times.

Thank you to all our customers for returning to us, we had a busy week and it was great to put faces to the names of all our new customers we connected with during the lockdown..

As a supplier of sanitaryware and plumbing products, we have a duty to continue to supply essential items to ensure a decent level of hygiene is maintained in homes across the Ireland. Additionally, we also need to ensure that those who are mid-renovation continue to receive the items they require to complete the work, we look forward to seeing all our customers and helping them complete their Homes.  If you do not feel safe leaving your home or are still self-isolation please do not hesitate to contact our sales team for assistance.  We also have an online shop to browse at your leisure.  https://heatwise.ie/

We will endeavour to ensure we are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the virus. Having strictly followed the Government’s guidelines, we are in a safe position to continue to supply heating & Plumbing products Bathroom products and Tiles.

 COVID-19 FAQs

Q: Is your showroom still open?

A: Yes our Heatwise – Tilewise – 101 Bathrooms 15,000sq ft showroom is OPEN., with all precautions implemented.

 

Q: Can I still order online?

A: Yes, you can still place an order with us, and we will dispatch this as usual.

 

Q: Can I collect my order?

A: Yes, you can collect your orders from our showroom. However, please be aware we have introduced strict social distancing rules in order to keep both staff and customers safe;

Please be aware most of our products are housed in a separate off-site warehouse, Please make sure your order is ready before you call to collect your order.

Remember, we do offer a free delivery service to Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Offaly & Westmeath.

Thank you and STAY SAFE.

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We know that there is nothing so welcoming on cold day than a warm home with a welcoming wood floor. Real solid wood flooring typically costs a pretty penny, but luckily there is a more affordable alternative that offers everything that the real thing does at a fraction of the cost.  We’re talking of course, about wood effect laminate floor , which are easily installed and look great from day one. They’re extremely durable too, meaning that their rich wood quality stands the test of time and allows them to be used in any room in the house and even in commercial properties.

 

Whether you are looking for a stylish, affordable floor for a bedroom or you’re looking for something durable for a high traffic area, whether it is for domestic or Commercial use, we will have something for you. Trends and colours change over time. If your prefer a modern grey laminate, elegant laminate herringbone or you want a more traditional oak style floor; you will find our selection of floors on our website, offer you only the leading floor brands such as, Balterio, Kronospan and Berry Alloc.

 

When you have found the ideal floor for your home, we can deliver it to your door. For more information on any of our products click here to contact us where we will attend to whatever query you may have.

Browse our full range of Laminate flooring,  When you have found the ideal floor for your home, we can deliver it to your door.  **SALE NOW ON **

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Benefit from Grant’s Multiple Package Solutions offering in three easy steps: Send your planning drawings to mick@heatwise.ie or call 057 9351207 A member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss requirements You will receive full property specifications with recommended products all available from Grant, Heatwise the Wise choice for Heat pumps. […]
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Benefit from Grant’s Multiple Package Solutions offering in three easy steps:

  1. Send your planning drawings to mick@heatwise.ie or call 057 9351207
  2. A member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss requirements
  3. You will receive full property specifications with recommended products all available from Grant, Heatwise the Wise choice for Heat pumps.

 

The answer to your home heating needs
Building a new home and finding the perfect heating system can be daunting, however Grant can help make the process hassle free by providing the full home heating solution using products from their extensive portfolio.

Aimed at helping those designing or building a new home, Grant’s Multiple Package Solutions includes a free of charge home heating design service which identifies the heating requirements of the property, followed by full product specification and supply.

Using their specialist knowledge and experience in identifying the full heating requirements of the property, the Grant technical team can also maximise efficiencies through the combination of different technologies including the highly efficient Grant Aerona3 R32 air source heat pump, Grant pre-plumbed hot water cylinders and modern heat emitters including Grant Uflex underfloor heating, Grant Afinia aluminium radiators and Grant Solo fan convector radiators.

 

Features & benefits
Whether you are a homeowner or work within the trade and are planning a new build project, there are number of important choices to make including the size and scale of your design, construction materials required, types of finishes available and of course, selecting the best home heating system. It not only delivers greater overall efficiencies and long-term savings but also helps you meet environmental standards outlined in building regulations. Helping to ease the process Grant provide the full home heating solution by combining specialist knowledge with an extensive product portfolio. Following an easy process, you can save time and have the property’s full heating requirements designed, quoted and supplied by Grant.

Availing of the free of charge design service, you can learn more about how combining an Aerona³ heat pump with other products in the manufacturer’s innovative product offering can help your heating system achieve optimum efficiencies.

 

Grant Aerona³ R32 Air Source Heat Pump Range | Grant Ireland

Features & benefits
The new Grant Aerona³ air source heat pump uses R32 refrigerant which has a significantly lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) than other typical refrigerants. R32 is a single molecule refrigerant which removes the risk of temperature glide. The enables the system to recharge and recycle with greater ease thus leading the system to be more efficient. The Aerona³ R32 is our most efficient heat pump to date but still incorporates all the features and benefits of our existing Aerona³ range such as DC inverter driven, built in weather compensation and base tray heating element to prevent against freezing.

How the Aerona³ Heat Pump works
Air source heat pumps use basic thermodynamic principles to convert thermal energy contained within the air we breathe to heat energy that can be used to provide heating and hot water. This “ambient heat” is replenished by the sun making our heat pumps both effective and environmentally friendly. How the Heat Pumps work Grant Aerona³ heat pumps use an air to water system which uses energy absorbed from the air and transfers it to a water based heating system. The process uses the same vapor/compression cycle that extracts heat in a domestic fridge. A refrigerant with a low boiling point is exposed to external air temperatures in an evaporator. The liquid boils off to a gas and absorbs the thermal energy of the air.  This gas is then compressed increasing the heat energy contained within the refrigerant, before passing through a heat exchanger where it condenses back to a liquid form, whilst transferring the heat to the water of the heating system. The liquid refrigerant is then re-circulated through the evaporator and the cycle is repeated.

Fit for the Future
With the recent fluctuations in price and supply of fossil fuels, air source heat pumps offer both an environmentally and economically sustainable alternative. Home heating accounts for approximately 30% of CO2 emissions. The heat source used by Grant Aerona³ heat pumps is entirely renewable which helps reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere and, in doing so, lowers the carbon footprint of the household.

Lower Heating Costs
Compared with other domestic heating methods, the Grant Aerona³ can benefit homeowners by creating annual savings on fuel bills. The units can deliver over four times the amount of energy for every 1kW of electricity used depending on the flow temperature and the climate conditions prevailing at the time. Homes utilising this type of heat generator will obviously have a lower dependency on fossil fuels, making them less susceptible to rising fuel costs.

 

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