Bathroom FAQ: Square vs. Round?

Here’s a question we’re asked quite often by our customers: Should I purchase square bathroom equipment or round bathroom equipment?

There’s no easy answer here, after all it’s ultimately your decision and what works best for you. There aren’t a great deal of pros and cons between the two styles, and the differences fluctuate depending on which range(s) you’re looking at. From a style perspective, square bathroom equipment, whether they be taps, basins, toilets, baths, wastes, shower systems and anything else made for the bathroom are becoming more and more popular these days (2015). Round sanitaryware and taps can often be viewed as not necessarily an outdated style, but as a default “playing it safe” style, but again this depends on the range in question. For example the Roca Laura sanitaryware has a round “arc” like shape but due to the fact that the styling isn’t overly modern or overly traditional, it may not date as quickly as some of the ultra-modern designs of today. But of course that’s not to say that a round style can’t be sleek and modern, look at the Villeroy & Boch Subway 2.0 for example.

Equally, there’s no telling how long certain design trends will last. For all we know square bathroom equipment could be here to stay for a very long time. From a practicality standpoint, generally neither styles differ. In some cases, some prefer to purchase rounder equipment over square for small spaces such as cloakrooms where there may be a higher chance of hitting into a basin for example. In such a case, as an example a round wall hung basin may be a better choice than a square cloakroom vanity unit which may have potentially sharper edges.

For more information and to check out the products we have to offer, pop into our showroom today at 314-320 Smithdown Road.