Saba 1500mm Freestanding Solid Stone Bath

How To Copy Roman Bathroom Design And Make It Your Own

It is well known that the Romans had elaborate bathroom designs.  We may have all of the latest modern conveniences and technology, however we haven't really done much to improve on the original ideas that the Romans came up with.  It is said that Roman Emperor Caracalla's bathing site spread across 28 acres.  Although we can't expect to have such amazing bathing facilities inside our own houses, there are numerous things that can be done to help provide your bathroom with a Romanesque feel and look.

If you look at pictures illustrating a Roman bathroom, the floor is most likely the first thing you will notice.  One of the most striking features of a Roman bathroom is the impressive mosaic tiled floor, with tiles made from ceramic or stone.  The Romans were very innovative.  They used heated hollow bricks under the floor tiles for warming the bathroom floor up.  Today we have modern heating technology that allows us to heat our floors without a lot of hassle.  This makes it very easy to copy the bathroom floor style of the Romans in whatever way your budget allows for.

Another thing that was very impressive was the Roman bathtub.  They were usually made of carved marble and were freestanding.  Today, there are freestanding bathtubs for sale that are quite similar to the ones the Romans used.  They can provide your bathroom with that distinctive Roman feel.  For example, the Saba freestanding 1500mm solid stone bath would look very impressive in a bathroom with a Roman style.  This amazing bathtub is available in different shapes.  A majority of homeowners have the faucets put into the centre of the bath.   That way people are able to comfortably bathe together without having the taps get in the way.  A single bather can also stretch out and not bang his feet or head on the bath fixtures.

Prior to having any solid stone bath installed, you will need to be sure that your bathroom floor can handle it.  These tubs are quite heavy.  Stone might not be the best choice if the building you live in is older.  Fortunately, there are numerous freestanding acrylic bathtubs available in the marketplace.  They are much more lightweight than the stone baths are.  An acrylic bath, along with some other design elements, can be used to copy the style of a Roman bathroom and provide you with an impressive final affect.

You also need to think about your colours if you are wanting to recreate the Roman look.  Romans tended to go with ivory, rust and olive colours.  They also used contrasting colours like black and white, or gold and deep rich green.  You can use many different kinds of surfaces, including glass, granite and marble to achieve an impressive Roman look.

Many decorative features were used by the Romans, including wall murals and stone fountains.  Another fabulous touch would be to add a chaise lounge to the bathroom if space allows for it.

For individual serious about design, columns could be added that went from the bath corners up to the ceiling.  That would certainly be the ultimate Roman bathroom design.  However, if you are on a budget, you probably will want to skip it.