What are the perennial favourites at Roman, styles that last the test of time?
Our Lumin8 Colossus has always been one of our most popular products, the perfect shower enclosure as a bath replacement. It occupies the same wall dimensions as a standard UK bath, and its curvaceous nature bows out to create a spacious and indulgent showering space. It delivers effortless showering with doors eliminated and sweeping access. It is like a wetroom in its styling, whilst providing a more enclosed showering environment, which is preferred in the UK bathroom.
Is the way people use their bathrooms changing?
Wetrooms and Walk-In Shower Enclosures are fast becoming a must have product in the UK bathroom – in the past 10 years showering has seen a huge shift towards inclusive products, which have now become firmly mainstream. It has been well reported that within the UK we have an ageing population, and according to the latest UK census it is the highest it has ever been, with on in six people aged over 65. Alongside this Work and Pensions highlight that in Great Britain there are over 11 million people with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability. This is driving a trend towards making the home and the bathroom easier to use and more functional. Manufacturers are designing products to suit the needs of this market. When it comes to making a bathroom purchase, this market is looking for something which will last for many years, so they look for products which are of high quality, but also designed to make their lives easier as they grow older.
No longer can the older generation or disabled user be satisfied with an institutionally designed disabled product, they want to create a stylish and inviting bathroom, which also happens to offer easy access.
Style is always at the forefront of our designers’ minds when designing products and although we want to make our lives easier, we are not looking to install traditionally ‘disabled’ products. There are a range of stylish products now available, which also offer easy access – but Roman has designed these to give your bathroom a modern boutique look at the same time.
What changes have there been so far in bathroom styles in 2016?
Bathroom trends have seen a re-introduction in 2016 – shower enclosures have essentially always remained clear glass. Roman has launched a massive breakthrough which allows any image to be perfectly reproduced on to glass. Decem Expressions is a significant innovation in digital glass printing on wetroom panels – it is an exclusive technology to Roman. This new technology allows Roman to create unique designs on glass for diverse Projects. The final image on glass is simply as sharp as the digital image to create it. Whilst this has an obvious application for being something vibrant, new and different in the retail sector it is also a huge step forward for interior designers and architects who can now theme the shower enclosure or wetroom panel to link in precisely with any interior design concept.
What accessory is most popular from your collection?
Roman’s Shower, Tile and Bath Restoration and Maintenance Kit is the must have accessory for cleaning your bathroom. This 3 part kit has been designed to revitalise your bathroom. Use the Ultra-Scrub first to thoroughly clean bathroom surfaces – it can be used on glass, porcelain and ceramics. The second stage of the treatment, Ultra Shield, creates a barrier that will protect your bathroom surfaces, repelling water, stains and grime. Finally use Ultra Care to top up the protective barrier each time you clean your bathroom. The kit is ideal for use in hard water areas, and doesn’t include any harsh chemicals, making it kinder to the environment.