Tag: baths

Choosing The Bath For You…

Choosing whether to include a bath in a bathroom can stir up quite the debate. For some, it’s a fixture hardly used. For others, it’s a must have, especially for a family with young children. Here are some tips on how to choose if and what bath is right for your bathroom, lifestyle and budget.

A freestanding bath or spa bath will create an instant focal point in the bathroom but will typically be more expensive than a built in bath. The inclusion of this trending style will modernise a space and can also add resale value to your property.

A freestanding bath or spa bath has no limitations on where they can be installed, making them extremely versatile and easy to work with within a space. However it is recommended that a 150-300mm gap be left around the bath to allow for easy access and cleaning.

Decina’s freestanding baths or spa baths come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any bathroom layout.

If space is limited in your bathroom, but you still love the freestanding look, a back-to-wall or back-to-corner freestanding bath style is a great option.

These baths sit back, flush against the tiled wall so there is no need to worry about that extra space allowance around the edge of the bath. Furthermore a back-to-corner freestanding bath fits perfectly into a corner along two of its edges.

Decina’s back-to-wall and back-to-corner freestanding baths also feature a tile bead so they can be fully integrated into the tiled wall, creating a water tight seal around the edges.

An inset bath or spa bath is most likely the type of bath you grew up with. It’s been modernised since then with extra length and a variety of shapes to choose from, but it is still characterised by a tile bead around the edges so it can be fully integrated into the tiled wall, creating a water tight seal around the edges. This style of bath or spa bath is ideal for a bathroom that lacks space or for a shower over bath installation.

An island bath or spa bath is still built-in like an inset bath or spa bath, but it can be set away from all walls, positioned anywhere in the bathroom in its own hob, creating a ‘island’ style focal point. This style of bath or spa bath in its hob, offers an edge around the bath rim that is ideal for seating, storage or styling.

If your bathroom doesn’t have enough space for a separate bath and shower, combining the two gives the best of both worlds. The most popular shower baths are inset baths with extra width and an anti-slip pattern on the entry and exit zones. These baths can also easily have a glass shower panel or screen installed directly on their tile bead to keep water contained during showering.

Additionally this bath style on a smaller scale can be used as a deep shower base or a fixture easily accessible for those less mobile.

The incorporation of a spa bath creates a day spa feel in your bathroom, along with hydrotherapy and therapeutic benefits.

Available in an exciting range of freestanding or built-in styles and shapes Decina can also help customise your spa bath with an array of technology and design innovations.

White is classic and ever popular, but black creates instant interest and if you fancy black tapware or accessories throughout your bathroom a black bath will create a cohesive look.

All Decina baths and spa baths are manufactured from sanitary grade acrylic or pressed metal.

The main difference between these two manufacturing materials is that sanitary grade acrylic retains heat better, is lighter and can have additional hygiene and maintenance properties adhered to the surface while pressed metal is generally more scratch resistant.

When it comes to choosing the right bath or spa bath for you and your bathroom, the options really are endless, but Decina makes choosing easier than ever. So make a start and check out their full range now.

CREDIT: Rebecca Senyard @plumbette

Bath Bliss!

At Decina baths are our thing and we also know how to use them best! These all natural, ultra-indulgent DIY Rose infused bath bombs are simply divine. They combine beet powder, dried rose petals and essential oils that perfectly pamper and create blissful baths you’ll wonder how you ever did without before.

Here’s what you’ll need…
– ½ cup baking soda
– ⅛ cup arrowroot powder
– 2 teaspoons beetroot powder
– ¼ cup citric acid
– ⅛ cup pink Himalayan salt (fine)
– 1 teaspoon rosehip oil
– 3 teaspoons sweet almond oil
– 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
– 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
– 1-2 teaspoons witch hazel
– Bath bomb moulds (these never fail)

1. Add baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric acid and pink Himalayan salt to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend and remove any clumps.

2. Add beetroot powder for a natural pink colour and whisk once more to combine.

3. In a small mixing bowl combine rosehip oil, sweet almond oil and eucalyptus essential oil. Then slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.

4. To test the consistency of your mix, scoop a small amount into your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery adda  ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.

5. Once the bath bomb mixture is ready, place a pinch of dried rose petals in the base of one half of a bath bomb mold, then scoop each side of the bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Press the two sides together and let stand for 2 minutes. Once set gently release the bath bomb. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again.

6. Allow the pressed bath bombs to dry uncovered for at least 8 hours. Then store in a dry place or container until your ready to use them.

This mixture will make 6 x large (140 gram) bath bombs or 12 x small (70 gram).

So what are you waiting for? You can gift these gorgeous balls of bliss or simply keep them all for yourself in case of emergency.

RECIEPE CREDIT: lifenreflection.com

Introducing Summer 2020…

Summer 2020 has arrived in a blinding array of fresh, bright whites and stunning new finishes, perfect for seeing the next decade in. But it’s more that just good looks, very good looks in fact! This collection of new products by Decina also features an exciting range of new and exclusive innovations and technology, that will have you wanting more.



From humble beginnings, established back in 1989, Decina has been designing and manufacturing innovative bathroom ware for 30 years and we couldn’t be happier to be celebrating this exciting milestone as an 100% Australian owned and operated company. With a comprehensive product range of over 600 styles of baths, spa baths, showers, toilet suites, basins, tapware & accessories Decina is proudly stocked across 1,740 locations Australia wide.

Manufactured to stringent Australian Standards, a winning combination of experience, premium materials, innovation and rigorous testing, creates products that are far superior in style, strength and safety, for a guaranteed long lasting, luxury bathroom.

But that’s not all from us… We are currently building for the future with a new purpose built 9,000 square meter manufacturing site. Located on the outskirts of Brisbane on a 2 hectare landscaped site. Due for completion in mid 2020 this world class facility will be the first of its type in the country, making Decina Australia’s only Inset and Freestanding bath and spa bath manufacture, with a 4.0 automated acrylic bath and spa bath moulding, assembly line, spraying and laminating plant. Stay tuned…