There are many reasons you may choose a shower bath. Ranging in style and shape, shower baths are a practical solution ideal for smaller bathrooms.

We have written this guide to help you understand the types of shower bath available and which one will be the right choice for your bathroom layout.

Read on to discover everything you need to know about shower baths.

What is a Shower Bath?

Shower baths come in either a P or straight-edged L shape to create a showering and bathing area in one.

P-Shaped Shower Baths

P-shaped shower baths have a curved section at the shower end with a matching curved glass screen, providing you with extra space for showering.
Classically designed, P-shaped shower baths look equally at home modern and traditional bathrooms alike.

L-Shaped Baths

L-shaped shower baths use straight edges for a more modern, contemporary look. The square end gives ample room for showering.

Straight Shower Baths

For small bathrooms or the space conscious, a straight bath is the perfect solution.

Traditional Freestanding Shower Baths

It is possible to have a traditionally styled bathtub and shower. While this may not be the obvious choice there are traditional baths such as the Heritage Tilbury that give you the best of both worlds.

Do I need a Shower Bath?

There are several reasons you may decide to choose a shower bath.


A shower bath will normally prove to be a more cost-effective solution rather than buying a separate bath and shower enclosure.

Space & Versatility

A shower bath may be the perfect solution to help make the most of your bathroom space. Many bathrooms simply do not have the available floorspace to house a separate bath and shower. Fitting a shower bath gives you the convenience of a shower and also a full-length bath for a luxurious soak in one space.

Shower baths can be a good addition to a family bathroom. Catering for all age ranges and scenarios, a bath is a must for young families whilst allowing busy adults and teens to jump in the shower when required.

Should you have any additional queries regarding whether a shower bath is the right choice for you, feel free to speak to one of our expert advisors. They are contactable on Live Chat and phone (01524 841087).