In our new shower/wet room we have an existing toilet bowl and cistern
which are grey/blue, we don't want to replace them if we don't have
So, we'd quite like a pedestal washbasin in a similar colour but I
can't find *any* coloured ones except from one company selling old
ones at ridiculous prices. Does no one manufacture coloured suites
When I did mine last year, I had three large catalogues of stuff to
select from - and I don't recall seeing any non white stuff in there
with the exception of some free standing baths in copper, bronze and
other similar finishes on the outside. So if there is coloured choices
out there, I would expect them to be very limited...
That seems a little mad, as surely these days, with all these home make over
shows, people might like to have green pink or whatever stuff. There is no
extra cost in making glazed ceramic in colours unless we have suddenly
forgotten about getting the colour the same all over, but this goes for
white too as the stuff they are made of is hardly brilliant white so always
needs some pigment.
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On 31/07/2019 17:17, email@example.com wrote:
Strangely, white tiling in bathrooms seems to have gone out
Blame 'Homes under the Hammer'. They always mention the presence
of plastic double glazing, CH and white bathroom suites as a 'good
On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 13:33:05 UTC+1, Chris Green wrote:
I like the art deco effect stuff, but that looks either period or intentional.
And when I was a child we had a blue suite with black tiled walls in our bathroom.
Lashings of hot water from the town gas Ascot whoomphing away in the cupboard and baths by candlelight during the power strikes.
On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:16:11 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A mate of mine still lives in the house his parents bought in 1950 (we
lived next door). Although not short of a bob or 2 & very handy (retired
engineer), he has done hardly any modernisation. The growler, sink & bath
are the original fetching shade of pink.
He has lots of relics/ongoing projects.
A 1985 Capri 2.8i
His late dad's 1969 Cortina
The boiler is a 40+ year old floor standing Glow Worm.
I suppose the old adage "if it ain't broke...." applies to the boiler &
On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:33:05 UTC+1, Chris Green wrote:
Could you replace the pedestal washbasin with a blue vanity unit with stainless steel insert to go with the grey, or a glass washbowl on top?
But from what I've seen on rightmove, places where new bathrooms have been fitted keeping an old coloured suite always look like a job skimped and an opportunity missed.
Blame the Scandinavians - white sanitaryware was all the rage over
there while we were still reveling in pastel pinks and vomit greens.
Then there was the trend here towards all things Scandinavian,
including white sanitaryware, and the rest is history...
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