Utilising Your Space

Plan Your Bathroom
You may think that your bathroom is too small to achieve the look you want, but Twyford can help you make the most of every inch available. And in many bathrooms, moving a radiator or boiler, or re-hanging a door, can make a real difference too. Bathroom suites are a lot more flexible these days, with slimline designs and clever new fittings to help you do more in less space. Measure your room, check what’s available and you may well be surprised at what’s possible with Twyford.

Select Your Products

Consideration is the where the toilet is going to be positioned. The location of your toilet is dictated by the soil pipe, find where the soil pipe comes into the bathroom rather than where the existing soil pipe connects to the toilet. Once the soil pipe has been located you can work out a logical place to put your toilet.

Entrance Door
Can it be moved? Can it be hung the opposite way or made to open outwards?

User Space

As a general rule, you need to allow the following space around the bathroom equipment:
Washbasin: 1000 x 700mm in front of basin
Toilet: 800 x 600mm in front of toilet
Bath: 1100 x 700mm in front of bath side
Bidet: 800 x 600mm in front of bidet

Following this you should decide which other products you would like to include, bidet, basin, furniture, bath or a shower. Do you need a bath and a separate shower? Or would a shower over a bath work better in your space? Would removing the bath altogether be an option, giving you room for a larger more luxurious shower? All these options come down to personal choice.

When you’ve got a clear idea about what you want, visit a good bathroom showroom stocking Twyford products and ask the experts if your bathroom ideas are feasible. It’s also an opportunity to see our designs and products ‘in the flesh’ and to get an idea of prices so that you can tailor your plans to suit your budget

Porcelain enameled baths

Porcelain enameled products should be cleaned regularly with warm soapy water. They can then be rinsed with clean water and, if desired, dried and polished with a soft cloth. Regular cleaning will prevent a build up of soluble salts. Some proprietary cleaners can have an adverse effect on the enameled surface and we strongly recommend that the instructions on the bottle of your chosen cleaner are followed.
Bleach will destroy the gloss surface of enamel and it is essential that it is not used. Strong disinfectants should be used with extreme care and in any case in the diluted form.

Shower enclosures & trays
Twyford shower enclosures and trays are designed to provide you with a luxurious showering experience. You can help to maintain their good looks and performance by getting into a routine of regular cleaning - it only takes a few moments after each shower to ensure that your enjoyment of our products lasts a lifetime.

Shower Enclosures
Shower enclosures should be cleaned after every use. To prevent limescale from building up, use a squeegee, a soft cloth or chamois leather - but no cleaning agent - to wipe off any water droplets left after showering. Residue left by bodycare products (liquid soap, shampoo, shower gel) can also cause substances to accumulate. Use water to rinse away residues after use. All sliding door track fittings should also be cleaned this way - to ensure that they continue to run smoothly.

Glass Products
Don’t allow limescale to build up - especially in hard water areas.If you do get a stubborn limescale build up, a mixture of 50:50. vinegar and water will help you to clean it away - but make sure all vinegar is rinsed off completely.Never use strong detergents or cleaning agents.  Cleaning materials should wherever possible be rated between PH4 and PH8.In no circumstances should you use any abrasive substances.Take good care of your shower enclosure...and you’ll enjoy the benefits for a lifetime.

Shower Trays
Maintaining the clean and attractive looks of your shower tray is easy. Clean with warm soapy water or mild detergent after each use, and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Gritty or abrasive cleaners should never be used, as they may mark the surface. Should limescale or fine scratches become a problem, apply T-cut with a damp cloth and then polish it off. The waste trap is designed for easy access and should be removed and cleaned regularly - every week if the shower is in daily use - ensuring that any debris is removed.

Stainless Steel products
Stainless steel products should be cleaned regularly to maintain the original surface appearance, to prevent corrosion and to maintain hygeinic conditions. Regular cleaning with warm soapy water or with mild detergent is usually sufficient, followed by rinsing and, if desired, drying with a soft cloth. The use of strong acids and disinfectants should be avoided. If proprietary cleaners are used, always read and follow the instructions on the bottle.
If the steel has become extremely dirty - perhaps following a period of neglect - proprietary stainless steel cleaners may have to be used. Do not use steel wool or steel wool soap pads since these may leave rust spots.

Wooden products
Bath panels, vanity units and seats are manufactured either in solid wood or veneered MDF (medium density fireboard). In either case the surface is varnished. The surface should be dried immediately after use with a soft cloth. Water should not be allowed to pool on the wooden surface for a long period. For cleaning use a soft damp cloth. Do not use scouring powder, scourers or abrasive cleaners. The polished surface of the wood can be preserved using a proprietary wax polish. Always read the instructions on the packaging of your chosen.