We keep stock of only the finest French and English antique baths that come on to the market. All our baths, from antique roll top baths through to antique foot baths, are sourced through a network of traders and private sales, mostly for their beauty, but also for their range of sizes and rarity. These are usually antique cast iron baths, but when we can find them, copper, zinc, porcelain and teak too. Read more
We understand that the majority of our customers are looking for an exceptional piece, resurfaced to a high standard and updated to enable compatibility with contemporary plumbing methods. Integral taps and waste systems are stripped back to their base metal, then repaired and rebuilt, re-polished and re-plated with chrome, nickel or gold to order and pressure tested before leaving our premises.
At Stiffkey Bathrooms, we prefer to use acrylic enamel over vitreous enamel on our vintage bathtubs because of its versatility, economy and its lesser environmental impact. If aftercare instructions are followed, it can last for up to 15 years and if chipped, it can be repaired in situ.
Much of our focus is on the restoration of the inside of our baths, but we do offer the outside and feet stripped and primed in the price. However, for a fee we can oversee specialist paint jobs and effects for your antique bath, such as stencils and marbling.