Introducing The New Drench MATTE Shower Screen Collection

With Christmas on the horizon, what better time to unwrap a few early presents? Our latest treat comes in the shape of a brand new range of coloured shower screens: the Drench MATTE collection, boasting four stylish ranges of fixed shower screens in a wide choice of matte colours.

drench matte frame lite shower screen in white close up

All four shower screens boast their own unique style and character, from the oriental look of Suzhou to the eye-catching geometry of Hexagon. In this article, we take an in-depth look at each one of these fabulous ranges and explain the many different options at your fingertips.

Which styles are available?

Hegagon drench matte shower screen in grey close up

All Drench MATTE fixed panel shower screens boast a singular design in high quality materials and finishes. Fans of minimalist design will love the Border range. It looks exactly as the name suggests, with an elegant slim outer metal frame to keep things simple. The Suzhou range, meanwhile, draws from traditional Japanese room dividing screens, adding an exotic flavour to your bathroom.

There’s also the Frame Lite range, an updated version of Drench’s classic Frame range inspired by industrial Crittall style windows. Last, but not least, is the dazzling Hexagon range, boasting a hexagonal frame feature quite unlike anything in our Drench collection. All four ranges come with optional support bars in a matching colour and finish, available at an extra cost.

What colours are available?

Pale Pink Border shower screen from Drench MATTE collection

The MATTE shower screens collection is available in 12 standard matte colours. These include bold colours such as Lemon Yellow, Tangerine and Pale Pink, ideal for homeowners looking to make a splash. More discreet options include Graphite Grey, Forest and Latte. All MATTE shower frames are powder coated, ensuring a luxury matte finish worthy of the luxurious designs.

What’s more, the Border range is available in a choice of 6 metallic finishes inspired by on-trend brassware and modern taps. These brushed anodised finishes ensure a gorgeous industrial sheen that doesn’t corrode over time. Take your pick from steel, brass, chrome and bronze effects with stunning light and dark textures.

What makes the glass special?

Suzhou shower screen with frosted glass by Drench

Drench shower screens are renowned for their virtually indestructible glass panels. The new MATTE range is no different, with 8mm toughened safety glass as standard. Drench have coated each glass panel with “Enduro Shield”, a quality chemical coating that reduces the build-up of calcium oil and soap deposits.

All MATTE shower screens come with clear glass at the basic price. However, if you’re looking for something a little different, there are extra options available. Room H2o customers can upgrade their order with fluted, frosted or grey tinted glass – each adding 30% to the standard cost.

How much does the Drench MATTE collection cost?

This very much depends on which range you choose, as well as the width of your screen. The Border range starts from £662.50 at 700mm, rising to £839.00 for the 1200mm screen. The Hexagon range starts at £959.88 for the 700mm wide screen, with the 1200mm version rising to £1,447.50. The full list of prices can be found on each product page.

How long does delivery take?

Lemon Yellow hexagonal shower screen frame by Drench

Drench’s MATTE shower screens are available to order now via our website. The rough lead time for all MATTE products is 6 weeks, with mainland UK delivery as standard. Unfortunately, customers living in Scotland are not currently included in the delivery area.

We do not currently have any new MATTE shower screens on display in our Dorset showroom. However, we do have a black “Deco” shower screen with matching black taps and shower controls, plus a decorative fabric laminated glass screen.

To learn more about the exciting new Drench MATTE range, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team, or visit the showroom in Wareham. As the exclusive provider of MATTE shower screens until early 2020, we are currently the only place to buy these game-changing products.

Why You Should Choose Karndean Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of style and practicality for your bathroom flooring, look no further than Karndean luxury vinyl tiles. At Room H2o we’re delighted to be a Silver Karndean retailing showroom, offering our customers a wide selection of these fabulous products in both wood and stone effect vinyl formats.

Karndean Art Select Fiore stone effect tiles

We were awarded our Silver Karndean Approved Retailer status in October 2018, after proving ourselves to have exceptional knowledge of Karndean products and showcasing a large range of luxury vinyl tiles in our Dorset showroom.

Karndean vinyl flooring collection in Dorset showroom

Why choose Karndean wood and stone effect vinyl?

Vinyl plank flooring is becoming increasingly popular in bathroom design. With advances in digital printing, wood and stone effect vinyl is an amazingly realistic alternative to the real thing – offering practicality alongside style and versatility. Easy to look after and cost-effective, wood effect vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for busy households and works alongside any theme or style of décor.

Blonde oak effect vinyl flooring planks by Karndean

Thinner than real wood or tiles, Karndean luxury vinyl flooring is ideal for areas with different floor heights, and far warmer under foot than tiles – lovely for creating a cosy and welcoming ambience in the bathroom. They are also compatible with electric underfloor heating, unlike real wood. And, speaking of bathrooms and wet areas, Karndean vinyl is waterproof and highly durable, requires no sealing and means you can bring the warmth of wood into moist areas of the home where timber would not be suitable.

Karndean’s stone effect vinyl flooring is every bit as appealing as its wood effect counterpart. We offer a huge range of handcrafted stone effect tiles – all made with the very latest digital printing techniques – to give an inspiring natural stone look to your bathroom. As you’d expect from Karndean, the tiles in this collection are highly durable, easy to clean and compatible with underfloor heating. Popular styles include the Portland Stone tile with its pale clay tones and realistic granular surface finish, and the larger, smokey-grey Fumo tile. There’s also the Art Select range, which takes in marble, slate, limestone and travertine effect tiles in a variety of colours and finishes.

Karndean Knight Portland Stone effect vinyl flooring

If these benefits aren’t enough to convince you that bathroom vinyl floor tiles are the way to go, they are also exceptionally easy to look after. With no grout lines you don’t have to worry about dirt being trapped, and they are much quicker and easier to install than other bathroom floor tiles. What’s more, Karndean prices make luxury vinyl flooring accessible to everyone!

Karndean’s fabulous vinyl flooring collections

Summer Oak wood effect Karndean vinyl floor planks

With an array of styles and gorgeous colours, the Kardean range offers something to suit all tastes. At Room H2o we have a wide selection in our showroom, allowing you to see the beauty of vinyl for yourself, including a new display we’ve added to showcase the gorgeous tones and effects of the Karndean Art Select and Karndean Van Gogh ranges, both of which will also be available to view online soon. Karndean Art Select is a premium range of wood planks, parquet and stone tile styles, with detailed surface texture and grains; while the Van Gogh collection has been specifically designed as a perfect alternative to wood floors for larger rooms. Both are perfectly suited for domestic and commercial settings, where high traffic demands a floor of both style and durability.

You can view the beautiful range and all Kardean Knight tile prices on our website now, including wood effect vinyl, parquet and stone effect tiles. The Kardean Opus collection offers beautiful wood and stone effect bathroom flooring, in both tile and planks in a fabulous choice of colours.

We also offer Karndean flooring installation in Dorset and directly employ our own experienced fitters, so you can be sure of exceptional levels of service and workmanship.

To see the range of Karndean luxury vinyl flooring, visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset, and keep an eye on our website for more products to be added soon.

Room H2o Launch New ‘Inspirit’ Coloured Shower Screen Range

At Room H2o, we’re dedicated to offering our customers the very latest in high-quality bathroom products, so we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our very own brand of coloured shower screens – Inspirit.

New Inspirit Vita Beige Shower Screen by Room H2o

Our new Inspirit brand shower screens bring a new dimension to bathroom design, with a stunning selection of colours and sleek finishes. The first collection we’re launching is ‘Vita’ – a stylish array of fixed designer shower screens in stunning colours ranging from black and graphite grey to beige and bronze.

Coloured shower screens of exceptional quality and style

Made exclusively in the UK to the very highest standards of craftsmanship, our Vita coloured shower screens are designed in partnership with our in-house bespoke showers team. With a 15mm slim outer frame, our designer bathroom and wetroom shower screens offer a gorgeous minimalistic look, alongside practicality. Suitable for both shower trays and wetroom floors, our Vita range comes with clear 8mm toughened safety glass, with an easy clean coating as standard, at a height of 2100mm. Various widths are available to accommodate most bathroom and wetroom designs – 800mm, 900mm, 1000mm, 1200mm and 1400mm. They also have a frame adjustment of 20mm for walls that aren’t square, and a colour-matched top support bar for rigidity and durability.

Black semi-frameless shower screen by Room H2o

Six fabulous colours to choose from

Our Vita collection includes stunning colours ranging from black frame shower screens to bronze shower screens – making them the perfect complement for any style of bathroom design. For a classic addition to both contemporary and traditional bathrooms, black offers understated style, as does the lighter touch of our white shower screens. For a slightly bolder look, grey shower screens and beige shower screens sit beautifully within any décor, while luxurious brown shower screens give a subtle twist on tradition. For a statement making design, our bronze shower screens bring a real wow factor to any bathroom or wetroom.

Room H2o Inspirit Vita 15mm white shower frame

Prices start from £720 including VAT and there is a lead time of three weeks, as we make our coloured shower screens to order. At the moment, we aren’t offering bespoke sizes or colours, however all of our Vita shower screens come with a lifetime warranty, giving you peace of mind that you’ll be able to indulge in a luxurious shower experience for years to come.

To see our stunning new collection of bathroom and wetroom shower screens, visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset. And, with our extensive range of products, you’ll be inspired for any project you have in mind.

Room H2o Now a Pura Signature Showroom

We’re delighted to announce we’ve taken our dedication to providing our customers with the very highest quality, luxury bathroom products to a new level – Room H20 is now a Pura Signature Showroom.

Deuco furniture display library in Pura Signature Showroom

Founded in 2004 and one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and ambitious manufacturers of bathroom products in the UK, we’re exceptionally proud to offer our customers Pura bathrooms’ exceptional products and to be awarded this status.

Being a Pura Signature Showroom means we now have a full display bay dedicated exclusively to Pura Bathrooms’ products. This is alongside the various Pura products we already showcase in our many other displays. We also now have a Signature display board, highlighting Pura Bathrooms’ key products, for ease of reference for our customers.

Inspirational designs from Pura bathrooms

Offering independent bathroom retailers (like us) a selection of brands designed to inspire, Pura products are not only stunning but also manufactured to the highest possible quality standards, and created with extreme thought and precision. Becoming a Pura Signature showroom required training on Pura’s products and how to demonstrate the features and exceptional quality to our customers. As the parent company, this also includes their brands Dueco bathroom furniture and Flova bathroom fittings.

Dedicated Pura bathrooms display

Pura Signature Showroom bathroom suite

With our stunning new display area showcasing the exceptional range of Pura bathrooms’ products, you can’t fail to be inspired for your bathroom design. Adorned with a selection of Pura’s fabulous products, you’ll be able to envisage your dream bathroom. And, with our Virtual World’s bathroom design service and our bathroom installation, we can help you make this dream a reality. The Flova Levo Mixer, Pura Alma semi-recessed basin, Pura Wave single-ended bath and Pura Grace illuminated mirror are just some of the products you can now see showcased in our Pura Signature Showroom.

Deuco worktops and cabinets selection

A further dedicated area featuring luxury taps and showering equipment from the Flova bathroom fittings range gives you the opportunity to see the high quality of these products, which feature the latest in water-saving Neoperi technology. Our display boasts 25 different door and cabinet colours and textures, and 19 different worktops (including 14 laminates and five solid surfaces). There are also 29 handles to choose from, in stunning finishes of chrome and brushed metal – you really will be spoilt for choice when you visit our Pura Signature Showroom.

For inspirational bathroom ideas, why not visit our Pura Signature Showroom in Dorset and see these fabulous designs for yourself?

Roper Rhodes 20% Off Sale at Room H2o Until 28th February!

We’re delighted to announce all of our Roper Rhodes products in our Wareham showroom are on offer at an amazing 20% off! But hurry, this we fabulous sale is only on until 28 February!

Roper Rhodes Burford grey shaker style fitted bathroom furniture with basin and toilet

As one of the leading brands of luxury bathroom furniture and bathroom productsRoper Rhodes boasts over 30 years of experience in designing and developing stunning bathrooms. And, at Room H2o, we’re proud to be the leading supplier of these stylish products in Dorset.

With the perfect combination of style and functionality, our Roper Rhodes products and furniture are hugely popular and work perfectly within both modern and traditional bathrooms. From toilets, taps and showers, to cabinets, mirrors and other accessories, the Roper Rhodes range offers something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Roper Rhodes R2 modern grey gloss freestanding washbasin and vanity unit

To celebrate this amazing 20% off sale, we’ve dedicated a selection of displays in our showroom in Wareham, Dorset, to showcase the stunning design and versatility of the Roper Rhodes collection. One of the most popular ranges we sell is what is known as the ‘R2’ products – these are not only of exceptional quality, but are very keenly priced. The most popular being the ‘Muse’ range, in white – we have fitted many of these items as part of our bathroom design and installation services.

Roper Rhodes Muse glass white fitted bathroom furniture with semi recessed basin

To see these fabulous products, visit our large showroom where our two display bathrooms feature a selection of vanity units, toilets and wash basins in a variety of fabulous colours, styles, materials and finishes. We also have many other bathroom products and furniture from Roper Rhodes on display around the showroom.

Modern grey Muse fitted bathroom furniture with integral worktop and basin by Roper Rhodes

Don’t forget – this fabulous 20% off sale ends on 28 February, so what are you waiting for? Visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset today and see the beauty of these products for yourself.

2019 Interior Design Trends

As we welcome in a new year, we also embrace a world of new interior design trends. In 2019, we’ll be seeing exciting developments in colours, styles, fixtures, fittings and gadgets. Here we take a look at the themes and innovations that are going to be emerging at the top of bathroom design trends over the coming months.

Destination: Luxury

Luxury freestanding bathtub with walk in shower

One of the hottest bathroom design trends for this year will be the ‘destination’ bath. Taking luxury to a whole new level, the freestanding bathtub is evolving into its own haven of tranquillity. With clever positioning and accessories, the destination bathtub turns bathing into a significant event.

Warm and welcoming

Light timber bathroom and large mirror

Bringing nature into the home has long been a popular interior design trend. While bathrooms can often feel cold and clinical, wood injects a sense of warmth and comfort. Wooden vanities and accessories aren’t a new idea, but this year’s designs will embrace reclaimed and light wood, with clear stains highlighting the beautiful detailing of the knots and grains.

The industrial vibe

Exposed gunmetal taps in industrial bathroom

Exposed hardware and piping are on-trend, with pewter and gunmetal tones giving fixtures texture and depth. Refined concrete has been drumming up a lot of interest at design shows, for a softer take on what can been seen as a cold and stark bathroom design trend.

“Exposed hardware and piping is coming into the bathroom in a very beautiful way. We used to see it a lot in older and antique homes, but it has come back in a more clean-lined and sleek way.”

Brady Tolbert, Creative Director at Emily Henderson Designs

Sleek showers

Inline black grid shower enclosure by Drench

When it comes to shower enclosures, it’s all about style and function for 2019’s must-have bathroom designs. Sitting perfectly within the industrial look and, in fact, any contemporary theme, is the grid design shower frame. Matte black grid showers, like those from the Drench FRAME range, will be sought-after. Giving a more modern, urban feel than plain glass, the grid shower brings a new dimension to the bathroom and made-to-measure options make this style accessible for any space.

Mediterranean inspiration

Mediterranean bathroom with wall hung WC pan

Tile trends will be drawing on influences from Moroccan and Spanish designs and colours, for both walls and floors. We’ll see creative feature walls and splashbacks, as well as stunning flooring designs used to create fabulous temples of indulgence.

“The Moroccan-patterned tile has been a popular choice for kitchen splashbacks and fireplace surrounds for years now. Increasingly, though, it’s showing up in large swathes as bathroom flooring. You get the feel of tile with all the colour and style of a bold rug.”


Chic colours and patterns

Chocolate brown feature wall in modern bathroom

Colour will certainly be trending this year, with warm greys, blues, greens, dusky pinks and a subtler take on the classic black and white. But we’ll also see earthier tones, such as chocolate brown – a stylish option for those who prefer a more neutral palette. This year will see the continued popularity of patterned tiles, which may be reflective of 2019’s renewed focus on artisanship and craftsmanship. From tiles that catch the light to reveal a subtle pattern, to bold geometrics and intricate designs pieced together using a variety of colourful tiles.

Innovative technology

Smart shower controlled by mobile phone

Bathroom fixtures are evolving to offer far more than just practicality. ‘Smart showers’ allow you to see the exact temperature of the water, set various timings and flow types, and create personalised messages. And, as the perfect complement to the ‘destination’ bathtub mentioned earlier, we’ll even see electric fireplace inserts for the ultimate pampering experience.

Feeling inspired by the 2019 interior design trends? Visit our large showroom in Wareham, Dorset, and see our fabulous range of bathroom products and tiles.