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6 Great Bathroom Design Ideas with the Bathroom Collection

April 16th, 2024 | Bathroom Accessories

Thinking about redesigning your bathroom or wet room? This in-depth guide will show you the six key steps to transform your bathroom into an oasis of warmth and tranquillity using Warmup’s energy-saving Bathroom Collection products. You’ll discover:  

  • How to maximise the space of your bathroom with ease   
  • The benefits of installing electric towel rails in your bathroom  
  • How to ensure a steam-free mirror every morning  
  • Why underfloor heating systems and wall heaters are ideal for bringing warmth to cold wet rooms  
  • How insulation is essential for enhancing the energy performance of your bathroom 

Step 1: Install heated towel rails for a touch of luxury 

The Bathroom Collection brings together a range of innovative bathroom heating solutions to make your bathroom the cosiest room in your home while increasing its feeling of spaciousness.  

There is nothing better than a warm towel after a shower or bath, so if you’re refurbishing your bathroom then consider installing a heated towel rail to add a touch of luxury. Our range of electric towel rails offer stylish design with great functionality and are available in a selection of styles to suit bathrooms of any size and design theme. These towel heaters utilise our electric heating wire technology to quickly warm your towels up to an optimal temperature with even heat dispersion. Because of this, the rails are liquid-free, meaning there is no risks of leaks and their high-quality stainless-steel construction mean they are also resistant to staining and corrosion. 

Is a single-bar or multi-bar electric towel rail better for me?  

A small bathroom doesn’t mean having to compromise on style and functionality and our Single-Bar Towel Rails are the perfect accessory for smaller wet rooms or en-suites. They provide great value for money and you can install them in a modular fashion too, using more than one in your bathroom for a sculptural design statement.  

A large family bathroom needs efficient and functional design and our collection of Multi-Bar Ladder Towel Rails are big enough to warm up all your household’s towels. They use a more traditional ladder-style design and there are three sizes to choose from; a 4-bar, a 6-bar and an 8-bar, so you can find the ideal rail to fit the dimensions of your bathroom.   

Can I install heated towel rails anywhere in my bathroom?   

There are three distinct “zones” in a bathroom when it comes to construction work that could be affected by the room’s water supply: 0, 1 and 2. Zone 0 is the area in a bathroom that has direct contact with a water supply, such as the sink, shower or bathtub. Zone 1 is the area beyond this centre of the water supply; extending 2.25 metres from the finished floor level and is the same width as the shower or bath. However, if a shower head extends beyond this, then Zone 1 continues to this height. Zone 2 is the same height as Zone 1 but extends 0.6 metres beyond the width of the shower or bath.   

Products that are to be installed in ‘wet’ rooms typically feature an IP rating which stands for Ingress Protection and is the degree of protection for a products ability to withstand penetration by solid foreign objects and resistance to moisture. Our range of towel rails have an IP55 rating which means they can be installed within Zone 1, 2 and outside of zones. As with all electrical installations, the circuit must be protected by a 30 mA Residual Current Device (RCD). All electrical connections must conform to the current BS 7671 Wiring Regulations and final connections to the main electricity supply must be completed by a Part P qualified electrician.  

Step 2: Install a mirror demister for clear mirrors after a hot shower 

Many bathrooms and wet rooms are without adequate windows and rely on small fans to extract moisture from the air. During and after a hot bath or shower, this trapped condensation will form on the surface of your mirror. So, to combat this, install one of our Mirror Demisters to transform your mirror into a clean and clear heated bathroom mirror. Warmup’s Mirror Demisters take the form of a flat, electrically heated film that attaches to the back of a mirror. They are fast to install, offer rapid heat-up times and are available in a wide range of sizes. You can even install more than one demister on the same mirror, making them perfect for heating large bathroom mirrors – their tessellated design also means they can easily be positioned across the back of mirrors.   

Step 3: Install underfloor heating for energy-efficient, discreet heat 

With our wide selection of underfloor heating systems, you can enjoy beautifully heated bathroom floors on a cold winter’s morning. Bathrooms are an ideal room in your home to heat with an electric or water floor heating system as they remove the need for bulky radiators and are especially practical when using with stone or tiled floors. Choosing the best system for your requirements is dependent on a few things: the size of your bathroom, the layout of your bathroom and the chosen floor finish.   

Should I install electric or water floor heating in my bathroom? 

Electric floor heaters are great to install in bathroom renovations as they offer a quick installation – you can fit a new system in under a day. Water systems are perfect if you’re building a bathroom as part of a new-build project or your bathroom is being renovated as part of a whole house renovation. You can find the best floor heating system for your needs in our expert underfloor heating buying guide.  

How do I control UFH in my bathroom? 

All our underfloor heating systems should be controlled using a system-dedicated thermostat. Warmup’s Smart Controls feature our SmartGeo technology which ensures your bathroom is heated to the right temperature, at the right time for you, automatically – helping to reduce energy wastage and saving you money.  

Step 4: Install floor insulation to provide even greater energy-savings 

To maximize on the energy-efficiency of floor heating in your bathroom, we always recommend installing good quality insulation. Our high-quality floor insulation will reduce heat-loss in your bathroom and significantly improve the responsiveness of the heating system – helping to keep your bathroom warmer and saving you even more money on your energy bills.  

Step 5: Use wall heating for 360-degrees of warmth 

The StickyMat 3D System brings gentle heat to tiled bathroom walls and when used in conjunction with a Warmup underfloor heating solution, provides 360 degrees of luxurious warmth to the space. Wall heating is ideal for adding to the heated area of wet rooms and bathrooms and has the added benefit of helping to prevent condensation from forming on bathroom walls, keeping the room drier and fresher.  

The wall heating system takes the form of an electric heating mat featuring our renowned heating wire ready-taped on to a self-adhesive backed mesh – making it quick and easy to install by your installer. It is a low-profile heater that won’t have any impact on your wall levels and can be easily tiled over with your chosen bathroom wall tiles. The StickyMat 3D System can be controlled using one of our underfloor heating thermostats and is available to purchase in a range of sizes. 

Step 6: Install insulation to improve the responsiveness of wall heating 

Warmup Insulation Boards can double as tile-backing boards too; perfect when using with our StickyMat 3D Wall Heating System. They are available in a range of a thicknesses and will maximise on the energy-efficiency of wall heating, providing you with lower running costs compared to more traditional forms of bathroom heating.  

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instant, accurate, flexible

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Warmup offers an extensive range of electric and water floor systems compatible with all floor types, rooms and projects.

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  • ✓ Ideal for zones less than 25m²
  • ✓ Ideal for single rooms
  • ✓ Does not alter floor levels
  • ✓ Great for renovations

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  • ✓ Ideal for larger zones over 25m²
  • ✓ Rapid auto heat loss calculations
  • ✓ Compatible with existing central heating systems
  • ✓ Great for new-builds

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