Our homage to the original French Boat baths that date back to the ‘La Belle Époque’ time of late 19th Century France. Deep set, inviting and lavish, the Caravel Bateau cast iron bath is one of our largest baths and can be finished in your choice of paint or design. The Interior is genuine Vitreous Enamel, an ultra-tough and resistant material.
At Hurlingham we believe that you should never have to settle or compromise but rather your bath should be an extension of your individual décor decisions. That is why we offer our customers a custom paint finish. We can replicate any paint hue including all of the Farrow and Ball range. Also you can choose from a full selection of liquid metal paint finishes.
For those more unusual selections all we need is a physical sample and we will transform your bath into the stand out item you desire in no time at all!
Choose from a selection of rich high quality leathers in a number of warm finishes to either create a full surround or a luxurious rim. Either one will create a beautiful bath which will be an attractive centre piece for any bathroom!
We cut the leather to the individual baths template (4 pieces in total) with each seam being stitched. Prior to fitting the leather the bath is sanded down to the smoothest possible finish to ensure there are no blemishes in the final finish. Once satisfied a first stage glue is applied to the bath and left to set. We then stretch the leather and apply the second stage of glue before bonding the leather to the bath itself which is then left to dry.
Only when the craftsman is fully satisfied the bath will have the final stage of water proofing spray applied which is repeated three times to fully protect the bath. This final process allows the bath to be used as much as desired without worrying about any damage occurring to the leather.
First we take a swatch of the material to ensure it is of a high enough quality to undergo the fitting and water proofing process. Once approved the cloth is transferred to the cutting table in preparation of creating the perfect templates for the bath. Aspects that need to be taken into consideration are the pile of the fabric and the best direction to have it applied to the bath. Also the pattern will need to be taken into account and a template created which best highlights the design.
Once we are happy we have the best possible templates we carefully cut out the various pieces. A heat proof adhesive is applied to both the bath and the fabric and the material is rolled into place and pressure applied to smooth out any imperfections or air bubbles. Throughout the entire process particular care is taken to ensure all seam lines are perfect. Finally three coats of a special water proofing spray are applied. This gives the bath a fully waterproofed exterior allowing it to be used just like any other item within the bathroom.
A similar process to the fabric exterior is used to identify suitable types of material. We then mark out the perfect line for the braid to follow and use this to attach the selected design to the bath. Again like before we then water proof the braiding to allow for everyday use within the bathroom.
Hand Gilded Finish
Our Hand Gilded service offers you a most unique and opulent finish. From a selection of real of faux gold, copper, pewter and bronze leaf, we give you the opportunity to create one of the most lavish and bespoke baths available, elevating the design of your bathroom to new heights.
The hand gilding of baths is a highly skilled process carried out over several phases. Several different leaf finishes are available, all of which can be bespoke to your requirements. Customers are welcome to meet our gilders to discuss their design objectives.
If a variegated leaf or paint finish is chosen, a completely random and irregular effect can be expected.
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Caravel Bateau Cast Iron Bath
Caravel Bateau Cast Iron Bath Dimensions
Will A Cast Iron Bath Be Too Heavy For My Floor?
As long as the building is structurally sound and meets building regulations, a Cast Iron Bath should not be too heavy for the floor. A cast iron bath filled with water and a person is about the same as having 4 or 5 people standing in your bathroom. If you are at all unsure then please do give us a call to discuss.
What Are The Benefits Of A Cast Iron Bath?
Cast Iron is incredibly strong and durable which means that they will last for many years. All of our cast iron baths have a vitreous enamel coating on the inside. Enamel is a very good insulator and this means that your water will stay hot for longer. Enamel is also extremely difficult to damage and cannot be easily scratched, cracked or dented. Our Cast Iron Baths weigh between 200kg and 300kgs when filled.
Do Cast Iron Baths Lose Heat More Quickly?
Enamel is a great insulator of heat and forms a barrier between and as the majority of heat is lost from the surface of the water then you should notice no more heat loss from a Cast Iron Bath than from any other kind of bath.
What Else Do I Require When Ordering My Bath?
We would recommend that when purchasing one of our freestanding baths, you also purchase our ‘exposed overflow waste’ and ‘shallow seal bath trap’. We cannot guarantee that if you purchase these items elsewhere that they will fit your bath.
Cast Iron Baths will be delivered to the kerbside outside the delivery address only. Your goods will be on a pallet and will arrive on a vehicle using a tail lift and lowered off the rear on to a pallet truck. The courier will move the goods with the pallet truck to an accessible kerbside location at the delivery address provided. Please note that the pallet truck cannot move over steps, deep gravel or rough ground and the courier is not permitted to take the goods into your premises. Please ensure you have arranged sufficient assistance (depending on the size of the Cast Iron Bath- we recommend 2-3 people) on the day of delivery to help you move the heavy goods safely into your premises.
For overseas delivery please call 0161 706 0551.
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About The Brand Hurlingham
Once upon a time in a small Lancashire village, a 17th century period house renovation project began. As the project unfolded, the owner of the home had dreams of beautiful bathrooms inspired by architectural design and artwork from the period. However, search as he may, he could not find anything that worked with his vision.
Never one to be beaten, he pooled his contacts and travelled the world to create his own range of products and from this day on, Hurlingham The Bath Company was created.
Take your own journey through the Hurlingham range and be inspired by the colours and designs from countries around the world. Specialising in period design mixed with contemporary additions, the Hurlingham fabric upholstered, gilded, stencilled and painted baths in addition to bespoke options are also available in an easy to use palette of pre-selected fabrics and colours, so you do not have to be an expert to get the interior designer look.