Hot Stone Therapy with DADOquartz Freestanding Bathtubs

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August is Women’s month, giving us an opportunity to honour and acknowledge women who are strong and resilient. The best way to spoil women as society’s nurturing influencers is to nurture them – by giving them a moment to breathe. And there is no better place to do that than in one of DADOquartz’s freestanding bathtubs.


Two of the most rewarding pamper treatments for any woman are a relaxing bath (preferably in a luxurious freestanding bathtub), and a hot stone massage. 

The ancient practice of hot stone therapy began approximately 5,000 years ago. The placement of heated stones on the body is said to relax tense, aching muscles, relieve anxiety and insomnia, and have general destressing benefits. Every woman deserves such a treatment!

At DADO AFRICA we have gone a step further. DADOquartz has harnessed the power and healing properties of heat in each DADOquartz bath which has a high insulation capacity, enabling the tub to heat up quickly and the water to remain warm for a longer period of time. 

DADOquartz has high heat retention properties allowing our freestanding baths to be warm to the touch. No need to refill your bath with hot water while you are bathing. DADOquartz ensures an extended hot bath experience. How? Our baths are not just solid surface … DADOquartz is solid through and through.

Our freestanding bathtubs promise the benefits of relaxation and a hot stone treatment all in one while highlighting the essence of a woman’s natural beauty.

Benefit #1 – Hot Stone Therapy

The magical experience of lying on a massage table and having a hot stone treatment is a wonderful treat. Finding the time, however, to book a hot stone massage is a challenge in a modern woman’s daily schedule. 

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DADOquartz freestanding bathtubs offer the soothing experience of a hot stone massage

This comforting and soothing experience can be reproduced by lying back in a bathtub and letting your stress and anxieties melt away. The smooth and warm natural stone feel of each DADOquartz bath simulates the luxury of a hot stone therapy session.

Being spoilt in a spa-like environment becomes a reality – in your own home – in our freestanding bathtubs. Why should you not spoil yourself every day? 

Benefit #2 – Beautiful Relaxation

There is nothing more alluring than a woman’s natural beauty and no better place to celebrate that than relaxing in a freestanding bathtub and soaking away the stresses of the day. 

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Ultimate relaxation in a DADOquartz freestanding bathtub

A bathtime meditation ritual is a powerful stress reliever, leading to inner peace and harmony – a temporary escape from daily stress factors. The elegant shape and feel of all DADOquartz freestanding bathtubs invite you to immerse yourself in luxury. 

To optimise the pampering experience, lie back in warm water fragranced with essential oils, dim the lights, light some candles, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Your senses will slowly become attuned to your environment – the delicate feeling of water against your skin and the pressure of the warm tub against your back.

This is your time to focus only on the present moment – soothing your nervous system and inducing a sense of gentle restfulness. 


DADO AFRICA’s range of freestanding baths and basins are proudly manufactured in South Africa from our own unique DADOquartz material.

DADOquartz freestanding baths are individually finished by hand for a truly smooth and refined finish, ensuring the most luxurious bathing experience. Boasting no veins, the matte or polished satin appearance gives DADOquartz its natural beauty. 

To view our freestanding bathtubs and find the ideal luxury bath that suits your style and personality, visit our store locator.


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DADO Freestanding Bath Mixers – Quality Guaranteed

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One of the most important considerations when purchasing bathroom ware – be that large investment pieces, mixers or accessories – is the long term benefit to your home. That means factoring in warranty solutions. This warranty fine print becomes your quality assurance of the product you are buying. 

DADO’s Aqualine mixers are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to guaranteeing the quality of their freestanding bath mixers.

When renovating or upgrading an existing bathroom, or designing a new bathroom, your to-do list needs to prioritise a warranty comparison of products. The time spent doing this due diligence – tedious as it may be – is likely to impact the investment value of your purchase. 

Warranty or Guarantee – What’s the difference?

Deconstructing the terminology may seem technical, but understanding the nuances is beneficial. You’ll know exactly where you stand and what the manufacturer’s after-sales commitment is – protecting your consumer rights.

So, what is the main difference between a guarantee and a warranty?

A warranty is a formal, written assurance, given to the customer regarding the state and quality of the product, committing to repair or replace the product should it be found defective. A guarantee is a promise made to the customer whereby, within a shorter period of time, the product can be refunded, replaced or repaired.

An important consideration for both warranty and guarantee claims is the way the bathroom ware piece was installed. Ensure your bathroom ware pieces are properly and professionally installed, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. DIY shortcuts are not going to help you in the long-term. This may mean an extra expense at the outset, but it follows the wisdom of the old adage: ‘Penny wise, pound foolish.’

DADO Aqualine Mixers – We are the difference!

DADO’s freestanding bath mixers stand head and shoulders above the crowd and their competitors. Not only because they are stylishly beautiful, come in a classic rounded shape and modern square shape, offer freestanding bath solutions, and basin options that come in 2 heights, but because they now come with a 15-year warranty!

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Freestanding mixers have become statement pieces in contemporary spaces. They uniquely enhance the overall design. DADO have taken this into consideration when offering their 15-year warranty promise on their Aqualine basin and bath mixers.

They are stylish investment pieces, and as such, you would like them to last a long time, especially since they are used daily in the home.


The 15-year warranty on DADO’s Aqualine freestanding mixers applies to normal domestic use and only if the assembly and maintenance instructions have been observed. Within this 15-year warranty period, DADO will deal with all manufacturing faults that can be attributed to an error for which the manufacturer is responsible. All the installation and warranty details can be downloaded here.

Freestanding bath mixerWith this DADO quality assurance and commitment on their range of Aqualine freestanding mixers, you can trust the beauty and design functionality of their products.

The Aqualine square freestanding bath mixers with their minimalistic soft, linear style, will add a touch of class and luxury to any modern bathroom.

The Aqualine round freestanding bath mixers become gorgeous companion pieces and accents to classic bathroom styles – complementing DADO’s freestanding baths and basins with spherical or curved shapes.

The comprehensive elegance of DADO’s freestanding mixers was highlighted in a recent blog titled: Modern Baths and Basins – Adding Mixers to the Mix.

With a 15-year warranty on all DADO’s Aqualine mixers, you can rest assured that your bathroom will boast quality statement pieces for years to come. We can guarantee that!


DADO’s range of freestanding bathtubs and basins is proudly manufactured in South Africa from our own unique DADOquartz material. Each bath and basin are beautifully complemented by DADO’s Aqualine freestanding mixers.

To find the perfect design solution of luxury and quality for your bathroom, visit the store locator.

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What Modern Bathtubs are made of – 8 Reasons to Love DADOquartz

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The design identity of contemporary bathrooms demands high-end quality, style, beauty and a timeless aesthetic. Modern bathtubs are one of the key investment pieces to achieve this brief. At DADO, our freestanding baths are made from our own unique DADOquartz material, bringing form and function together with elegance and transforming your space to one of noble luxury.

Modern bathtubs have undergone a radical evolution but, no matter how beautiful and tempting, they do not fall into the category of ‘impulse buys’. Due diligence is required and we have done that – providing you with 8 solid and persuasive reasons why a DADOquartz bath is worth the investment.

DADOquartz is used to manufacture our perfectly crafted bathtubs and basins. It gives our products exceptional hardness and distinguishing longevity. Additionally, DADOquartz offers further features and benefits, for modern bathtubs, that cannot be overlooked.

1. Exceptional Strength 

Modern bathtubsDADOquartz is engineered and tested in accordance with stringent technical criteria making the DADO bathtubs and basins exceptionally strong.

As a variety of silica, quartz ore is crushed and combined with resin and other natural materials to create our exclusive material, DADOquartz. The strength of a DADO bathtub is further enhanced by the fact that DADOquartz is full-bodied and is a solid structure product made of the same material through and through leaving no room for veins or fissures that could compromise its strength.

Further to this, DADO bathtubs and basins have high impact resistance, which means that they will not easily crack or break, an impressive characteristic.

2.  Clean and Hygienic

DADOquartz is a non-porous material making it resistant to micro-organisms and bacterial growth, giving you sustained peace of mind.  

The smooth satin surface of DADO baths and basins is remarkably easy to clean, a significant advantage for our modern and busy lifestyles.

3. Attention To Detail

Luxury cannot be mass-produced. All our DADO modern bathtubs are individually finished by hand, achieving a smooth and refined look that is elegant and sophisticated.

Extra care and our commitment to finer detail go into each individual DADOquartz product.

4. Easy Installation

DADO pioneered an incredibly innovative bathtub design feature, the Plumber’s Gap. DADOquartz baths are designed with a plumber’s space underneath each tub, ensuring that no holes have to be drilled into the floor on installation.

The exception being DQ+ range and DADO Angela and Acanthus baths where the conventional methods of bath installation are required. DADO modern bathtubs win hands down when it comes to the practical concerns of saving time and installation costs.

5. Warm To The Touch

Modern bathtubsNot only is DADOquartz material warm to the touch, but the bathtubs also have a high insulation capacity allowing the tub to heat up quickly and the water to remain at the desired temperature for longer.

These practical ‘green’ environmental and energy-saving features make it a winning material in our modern era. Relaxation and saving the earth come together in perfect bathing harmony.

6. Perfectly Crafted

DADOquartz is the perfect material for modern bathtubs,  it is a void-free structure and is free from hairline cracks and is resistant to scratches, stains and abrasions.  

An additional characteristic of the material is that it is UV resistant meaning that no discolouration will take place over time. As part of the integrity of good old-fashioned craftsmanship, stringent technical criteria are followed to ensure the perfect product.

 7. Natural Beauty

Modern bathtubsThe natural beauty and satin finish of DADOquartz stone is its ultimate benefit – no outside layer or gel coat is sprayed onto the material.

Its natural matte stone appearance and satin finish are strikingly beautiful and for a little extra glamour, the range is also available in a gloss finish, which is a polished sheen and luxurious look.

8. Quality Assurance

Modern bathtubsTo further demonstrate our confidence in the quality and reliability of the DADOquartz material in all our products, every DADO bathtub and basin is backed by a lifetime warranty. DADO bathtubs are the epitome of style meeting quality.

8 benefits and features of DADOquartz modern bathtubs, 8 compelling reasons to love DADOquartz leave you with no alternative but to head to DADO and our store locator to view all our freestanding baths, basins and mixers.

For a comprehensive and technical look at DADOquartz as a quality material, the following blog will answer all your questions.


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Modern Baths and Basins – Adding Mixers to the Mix

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Looking to transform your existing bathroom? Changing your taps and mixers is a  simple and effective design trick for modern baths and basins. These seemingly small changes can dramatically update, revive, and modernise your bathroom with a big impact. Building your bathroom from scratch? Mixers are an intrinsic consideration in the overall mix of functional and design elements.

At DADO, we have stepped into the mix with our stunning range of Aqualine mixers to complement our modern baths and basins. Look no further than our gleaming square and round bathtub and basin mixers to add that touch of finesse to the visual harmony and functionality of your contemporary bathroom.

The right style

Although mixers are relatively small investment pieces, they are an integral design component in achieving the desired style of your bathroom. If you have chosen a modern style when it comes to your large investment pieces and finishes, then you need to choose mixers with a modern twist to seamlessly enhance the design. Mixing modern bathtubs and basins with retro mixers can be quite tricky and people often get it very wrong.

Modern bathrooms, by definition, are unfussy and calming to the eye. That certainly doesn’t mean you are restricted when it comes to options. Modern mixers come in a variety of styles and finishes – from square and round, curvy and angular, to slim-line and substantial – all adding to the overall sleek and minimalist style you are after.

If you want your bathroom to make a statement – you need to be style savvy when it comes to the selection of mixers for your modern space. Pairing modern mixers with modern baths and basins will achieve unity of form and function.

The right size

modern baths and basinsIn the world of bathroom mixers, size makes a difference.. It is not a one-size-fits-all game. Modern baths and basins have undergone a huge evolution and mixers have kept up. Modern basins especially, have earned the title of becoming fashionable bathroom features, unlike the drop-in, under-counter variety that we grew up with. Style trends have elevated basins to sit on top of vanity counters and be appreciated in all their design glory. This means you will need a taller mixer for beauty and function to work together.

DADO’s Aqualine mixers perfectly accommodate the natural flow of water into your modern basins with grace.

Both our square and round mixers come in 2 height options – high or low – giving you flexibility to create a beautiful and user-friendly bathing space.

The right shape

modern baths and basinsAll those who appreciate linear, structural design will love DADO’s Aqualine square mixers. Thanks to their geometric lines, they make an unforgettable and bold impression in your modern bathroom. Perfectly suited for rectangular shaped bathtubs and basins. 

Modern lines can also have a softer appearance. DADO’s Aqualine round mixer, features a  graceful design that represents modern individualism in your bathroom space. They are a stunning match for both oval and round shaped bathtubs and basins.

Aqualine square and round bath and basin mixers are crafted to easily coordinate with any modern bath and basin. Their chrome–plated and high quality finish will create a striking silhouette, adding a contemporary wow-factor and designer touch, backed by a 5 year warranty.

DADO – The right choice

If you love beautiful bathroom design and recognise the importance of excellent quality, then DADO’s Aqualine mixers are for you. They are the ideal complement to DADO’s freestanding modern baths and basins, manufactured from our own unique DADOquartz.

DADO is committed to timeless luxury and enduring quality, and that includes our chrome–plated mixers. Be inspired by the beauty and versatility of DADO’s range of Aqualine square and round bath and basin mixers. Read more in our  blog about the addition of Aqualine mixers to DADO ’s full design solution for your modern bathroom.

To view our entire product range, download our brochure or visit the store locator to find a store near you.

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Freestanding Basins and Mixers – You can’t have one without the other

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When considering famous couples throughout the annals of history, Antony and Cleopatra and Romeo and Juliet are likely to top the list. And where would Queen Victoria be without her Prince Albert? Each perfectly complemented by the other and their stories beautifully intertwined. You just can’t have one without the other. At DADO, we too, have joined the list of famous couples, with our freestanding basins and brand new Aqualine basin mixers.

This perfect partnership is causing much ado, and rightly so. The elegant and contemporary pairing of DADO’s gleaming chrome plated Aqualine mixers, with their beautiful range of satin smooth freestanding basins and baths adds a desirable design element to any bathroom

Behind (or next to) each bath and basin is a gorgeous silver mixer, completing the look. DADO knows that when it comes to partnerships, one size (or shape) doesn’t fit all. That is why our Aqualine mixers come in square and round, and tall and short, to ensure the ideal fit for your bathroom design and each of the freestanding basins and baths in the stunning range.

Modern square

The sleek and stylish Aqualine square bath and basin mixers are definitely turning heads.

Freestanding basinsWhen it comes to clean lines and contemporary designs, pairing the square mixers with DADO’s modern freestanding basins and bathtubs is a marriage made in heaven.

Dressed in chrome, the freestanding square bath mixers stand tall with a stately presence that will elevate your bathroom design to the next level of luxury and sophistication.

As partners to any of DADO’s modern basins and baths, they add a touch of contemporary class that promises to give your guests the wow-factor.


The newly launched Aqualine square basin mixer is a fabulous companion piece and comes in two height options – high square (300mm) and short square (149mm) – making statement pieces of the DADO freestanding basins

Classic round

For more gracious companions, with a regal demeanour, enter the Aqualine round bath and basin mixers. A gorgeous paring for any DADO bathtub or basin, with a round or curvy design, they are especially suited to a more classically styled space.

freestanding basinsThe round mixer adds a much welcome accent, enhancing the luxurious look of your bathroom. This stunning bath mixer shines with a chrome coating, making any of DADO’s classic freestanding basins and baths look beautiful while bringing a timeless finishing touch.

The round basin mixer is also available in two heights – short (159mm) or tall (311mm) and will be the renaissance of a beautiful romance in your bathroom sanctuary.


The DADO brand is committed to timeless luxury and enduring quality. The chrome-plated Aqualine basin mixers are the newest addition to our popular freestanding bathtub mixer range, and perfectly complement the striking designs of each of DADO’s freestanding basins. All our freestanding baths and basins are proudly manufactured in South Africa from our own unique DADOquartz material.

With our Standard, City, Classic and Compact freestanding bathtub and basin ranges, and the recent release of our Aqualine freestanding bath and basin mixers, we are at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends and have a full design solution for every bathroom.

To view our entire product range, download our brochure or visit the store locator to find a store near you. It is likely to be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.



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Freestanding Bathtubs: RIO – Where Rhythm and Energy Meet

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Carnival celebrations and a vibrant energy consume the Rio landscape during the month of February. Nestled at the foothills of the Sugarloaf mountain range, Rio de Janeiro boasts one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Relaxing in DADO’s striking and similarly named Rio freestanding bathtub will conjure up these images of breathtaking scenery, sultry beaches and samba rhythms.

Inspired by this city’s sprawling metropolis, scenic coastline, designer boutiques and trendy bars, the Rio freestanding bathtub epitomises celebrating and enjoying life to its fullest. No matter how you party, the carnival vibe can now be translated into your bathroom experience, leaving you energised and invigorated.

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Eclectic energy

To locals, Rio is fondly known as ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (Marvellous City). At night, the city comes alive with the vibrancy of fun, music and dancing. Brazilians are known for their passion and for embracing life. The fusion of Latino cultures creates the lavish colourful energy found in the city.

The edgy and contemporary design of the Rio freestanding bathtub embodies the liveliness of the city. This glamorous bath will add a lively atmosphere to any bathroom space. The Rio is the bathtub of choice for homeowners who embrace style and sophistication, but have resolved to not take life too seriously. The model offers an eclectic influence, without compromising on the elegance and style that has come to be expected of a DADO bathtub.  Rio’s lifestyle is all about enjoying every moment – and that is the desired experience that the Rio freestanding bathtub delivers on. At the end of the day, a marvellous bathing opportunity awaits – re-energising you for a night of dancing.

Relaxing rhythm 

Tapping into the rhythm of relaxation after a long night or busy day, is an art. This is where Rio de Janeiro surprises with a balanced and laid back lifestyle. Embracing a carefree attitude, relaxation becomes important amid a bustling and frenetic city. Strolling the beaches, sipping Caipirinhas, playing football on Ipanema Beach or taking a trip up Sugarloaf Mountain will channel a much needed relaxing rhythm into your life.

freestanding bathtubDADO’s Rio freestanding bath brings all this into your bathroom – and it does so in style. Relaxing in the beautifully shaped bath will cocoon you in calmness. Available in matt pearl white,  gloss white, or one of 8 custom colour overlays, the Rio freestanding bathtub brings a little bit of Latino magic and fun into your bathroom.

Like all DADO bathtubs and basins, this model is impeccably crafted, hand finished and has no veins or fissures. Add the Rio basin as the perfect partner to complete the experience.

Celebrate with a DADO freestanding bathtub

A bathroom space should never be overlooked when it comes to adding timeless sophistication and style. DADO’s luxury bathroom ware, comprising freestanding bathtubs and basins, are manufactured in South Africa from our own unique DADOquartz material. Each freestanding bathtub and basin has a natural matt stone appearance and silky satin finish. To read about the other baths featured in the City Range series, visit our blog page.

If you want to invite a sophisticated party vibe into your bathroom, then the Rio freestanding bathtub will certainly be the design centrepiece which brings that energising spirit. Visit our store locator or download our brochure.


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Freestanding Bathtubs: DUBAI – Where Luxury and Glamour Meet

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From the biggest mall to the tallest building in the world, the dynamic city of Dubai never fails to impress. From supercars to solid gold cappuccino foam, it is ever evolving as a celebrity city. It is no wonder that the stylish Dubai freestanding bathtubs and basins from DADO have come under the spotlight and taken centre stage – following in the footsteps of the iconic city they are named after.

Dubai is renowned for its forward-thinking architecture and extravagant lifestyle embodied by the Burj Al Arab, the only 7-star hotel in the world. Nicknamed the ‘playground of the rich and famous,’ Dubai is certainly a city of contrasts, balanced by vibrant cultures that live and work together and grounded by a robust religious community. It really is the key Middle Eastern metropolis.

DADO’s freestanding bathtubs are the epitome of innovative design and ingenuity. It is this bold ‘outside-the-box’ philosophy that is seen nowhere more clearly than in the smooth curves of the Dubai bath, where 5-star luxury and glamour meet.

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One-of-a-kind glamour

There is no denying the unique quality, glitz and glamour of a city that arises out of the desert on one side and boasts the sea on the other side. Fast cars, decadent hotels, impressive skyscrapers and sophisticated shopping, make every visitor to this city feel like the world is their oyster. This feeling translates into the beautifully designed Dubai freestanding bathtub, made from our own unique DADOquartz material, which offers pure and seamless glamour. The elegant satin finish of DADOquartz baths, available in a natural matt stone or gloss finish, are handcrafted to ensure a smooth, luxurious bathing experience.

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Dubai is the very definition of luxury. With oil industry magnates and business cartels, one doesn’t struggle to find extravagant opulence. But there is another side to Dubai. Stepping back in time and wandering through the spice souks or relaxing on sunny beaches, Dubai is the perfect place for an indulgent escape.

Of course, not everyone can hop on a private jet and sip champagne all day, but with a DADO bathtub and an imagination, the experience can come pretty close.

Perfectly designed for comfort, the wider shape of Dubai freestanding bathtubs will wrap you in extravagant luxury.

The fast-paced lifestyle of Dubai slows down as the sun sets over the Persian Gulf coast. This moment of reflection and calm can be yours as you set aside the stresses of the day and relax in a bathtub that is meant to make you feel like a celebrity. No design detail is overlooked and the Dubai freestanding basin is the elegant counterpart to give your bathroom a palatial feel. You can feel like royalty – all it takes is DADO’s Dubai freestanding bathtub.

To read about the other baths featured in the City Range series, visit our blog page.

DADO’s One-of-a-kind freestanding bathtubs design

Established in 2007, DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand, manufactured from unique DADOquartz material. Innovative and sophisticated craftsmanship is showcased in the modernity and timeless design features of our bathtubs. The natural matt stone appearance and satin finish add to the luxury and elegance of all our freestanding bathtubs and basins. To read about the other baths featured in the City Range series, visit our blog page. All DADO bathtubs and basins carry a lifetime warranty of 25 years.

If luxury and glamour are the elements that define your bathroom design style, download our brochure or use our store locator to find a retail store near you today.

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Freestanding Bathtubs: LONDON – Where Romance and Vibrancy Meet

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The London bath, from DADO’s City Range of contemporary freestanding bathtubs, will capture your design imagination as much as  London ‘Town’ captures your inner desire to be part of a bigger, age-old story, filled with a vibrant energy.

Wandering the streets of London, it is impossible not to be affected by its historical charm and power of storytelling. This is balanced by a sophistication and cosmopolitan energy that completely captivates visitors and locals alike.

The bustle of Piccadilly Circus, the rush of the Underground and alleys haunted by the music of buskers, create an unexplained harmony that calms your senses. The ageless romance of London and its zen-like green spaces are the design inspiration for DADO’s London freestanding bathtubs and basins, which are part of the City Range.  

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Romantic Elegance

Many romantic novels and movies have been set in the iconic city of London. Ancient architecture, Jane Austen and Notting Hill also provide the authenticity and old-world feel that keep us connected to a time when the world moved a little slower. DADO have respected this in the classic and timeless design of their London freestanding bathtubs.

The beautiful oval shape adds a chic touch while providing comfort and tranquility amid a busy lifestyle. As you lie back against the satin-like feel of our unique DADOquartz material, your inner romantic will surface. Images of the love story between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the sounds of the Thames, will relax and reinvigorate your spirit.  Whatever your romantic fantasy, DADO’s London freestanding bathtub is the place to let your imagination roam free.

Eclectic Energy

Freestanding bathtubsThe edgy and eclectic design vision of the London bathtub and basin represent this city in a unique way. The cosmopolitan feel of the London bath perfectly illustrates the city’s diversity and its history of celebrating the new and experimental. The bath’s sleek lines applaud this design creativity and innovation and will take centre stage in any bathroom.

The London modern bathtub is the perfect design choice for a bathroom where traditional and eclectic work together to create a space to breathe and unwind. It has taken its cue from the modern Sky Garden building with its oval shape, and the grandeur and engineering mastery of the Westminster Underground Station, all balanced by traditional stone architecture.

DADO Freestanding Bathtubs and Basins

The DADO luxury bathroom ware brand was established in 2007. Manufactured from unique DADOquartz material, our freestanding bathtubs and basins are renowned  for their timeless and sophisticated design features. A natural matt stone appearance and satin finish, absent of any veins or fissures, show off the craftsmanship in each of our baths. To read about the other baths featured in the City Range series, visit our blog page.

If the city of London’s chic sophistication and cosmopolitan forward-thinking energy appeal to you,  download our brochure or browse our store locator to find a retail store near you today.

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Freestanding Bathtubs : AMSTERDAM – Where Innovation and Heritage Meet

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Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs and basins, part of DADO’s contemporary City Range, are in perfect harmony with the Dutch city of Amsterdam’s vision and quality of life.

Amsterdam – affectionately called the ‘Venice of the North,’ – is an iconic location built around water, where meandering canals form the heart and soul of the city.  Urban and aqua engineering transformed this European cultural hub into an innovative city that has not forgotten its heritage or the legacy of its past. This dynamic city has been DADO’s inspiration in the design of the Amsterdam bathtub’s slim, rectangular form and soft curves – a nod to a modern, yet timeless feel.

Art Appreciation

The creative design process of the Amsterdam freestanding bathtub was sensitive to the DNA of the city and Amsterdam’s rich art history, dating back to the 13th century. The numerous art galleries and museums dotted throughout the city are a testimony to its cultural richness and significant influence on the world’s art and design landscape. This has been beautifully blended into the frameless lines and artistic simplicity of the bathtub’s shape. It stands out as an artwork would in a gallery; where one’s first response is to stand back and admire it in all its glory.

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Quality, crafted pieces are timeless by nature, and always worth the investment. Blending modern and traditional, Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs deserve pride of place in your home as sculptural works of art.


Lifestyle Choice

Amsterdam has garnered a strong reputation for its quality of life, epitomised by its healthy work/life balance. This is reflected in Amsterdam being nicknamed the ‘City of Bikes,’ with 2 out of 3 people in this global city cycling to work, shops and schools. 

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Through DADO’s Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs, ingenious design and bathing functionality have been merged together to create the perfect harmony to your bathing space. It offers a tailor-made solution to people with busy lifestyles who need to balance their work schedules with relaxation. The Amsterdam bath need not only be appreciated from afar. This stunning bathtub, boasting a natural matt stone appearance and quality handcrafted finish, brings lasting elegance into your home. All that is left is to fill with water to enjoy a luxurious bathing experience and let the stresses of the day soak away.


Small Village Feel

Freestanding bathtubsThe ‘village-like’ charm and cultural diversity of Amsterdam is its allure. For locals and tourists alike, it is easy to feel at home in this city, surrounded by water. At DADO, we believe the smaller elements, like the Amsterdam basin, will be an ideal complement to freestanding bathtubs, creating a sense of cohesive harmony in your bathroom.


The tranquillity of the city’s water canals is seamlessly translated into your contemporary bathroom space, allowing you to pause and experience the calmness and healing properties of water in style. To get a feel for each of these iconic cities represented in the City Range, take a trip to our recent blog which highlights each city’s personality and pairs their distinctive styles and features with your bathroom’s unique theme.


DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007. Our freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from our own unique DADOquartz material. We are known for our timeless sophisticated designs like the Acanthus, Moloko and Deonne bathtubs and complementary basins.

If Amsterdam’s philosophy of life appeals to you, captured by the timeless, yet contemporary style of Amsterdam freestanding bathtubs, request a quote or venture on to our store locator to find a store near you today.


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What to look out for in a good quality bath

Quality is a huge determining factor when it comes to the purchase of long-term investment items such as a bathtub. In the purchase of items such as this, it is in the consumer’s best interest to do thorough research about the options that they have available to them. This includes assessing the quality of the products to ensure that they will, indeed, last as long as you expect them to. It would be a dangerous assumption to make if you consider your perceived quality to equate to true quality without examining your options.

The quality of a product refers to the calibre of that item as compared to its available alternatives in the market. It is where durability and composition meet to, not only meet customer expectations but to effortlessly exceed them. Quality is the difference between buying a bathtub every few years because it has cracked, chipped or otherwise deteriorated in its short lifespan, and enjoying your bathtub for more than 20+ years.

The key criterion to consider when making a bathtub purchase is the material from which it is made. The material options available in the market include plastic (ABS), acrylic, cast-iron, enameled steel, cultured marble, proprietary composites, and stone. For the purpose of this article, we will be comparing the proprietary composite DADOquartz with other solid surface materials in the high-end of the spectrum that one would consider when finally building one’s dream bathroom space.

To ensure that the product you are buying is of a high-quality one needs to consider characteristics such as ‘full-bodied’, ‘solid body’ or solid surface within the bathtubs.

  • Ensure the product has full-bodied construction

Full-bodied construction means that the product is made of the same material through and through. If you were to cut the product in half across any axis, you will find the same material on the inside as on the outside. You cannot go wrong with stone bathtubs in this criterion.

Full-bodied products are made from granite, marble, onyx, travertine, basalt or sandstone. These bathtubs are truly one of a kind and they have the most full-bodied construction because they are carved from a single solid piece. This makes them one unique work of art but a pricey one at that.

A more affordable and equally full-bodied material would be proprietary composites. These are stone, mineral and resin mixtures that are moulded into a single solid bathtub like DADOquartz bathtubs. Full-bodied bathtubs are made of a non-porous material with no fissures, veins or other imperfections.

Figure 1: DADOquartz solid material with no fissures, veins or pores

Some composites, however, do not completely qualify as full-bodied. This is because it is made from a material such as crushed fillers mixed with resin, set and then followed up with a gel coat. The material is quite durable, but should the product become scratched it would be irreparable and it would also be revealing the often-unpleasant subsurface material.

Figure 2: Other solid material with fissures, veins and pores – the surface can crack or break easily.

If you find that the product has differing materials in other areas, this could mean irreparable cracks or that the structural integrity of the article could be compromised.

  • Surface coatings

This criterion investigates the true surface of the product and scrutinises the thickness of the product’s rim. Judging this measure ensures that the surface that you have associated with quality is truly the material that the product was fashioned from and not simply a coating to cover up a different material. What you can do to verify this is to have a look at the bottom and the side of the products to see that there are no colour and material variations.

The surface of a bathtub or basin will almost always look smooth and even, as this is part of the customer’s expectations, which breeds perceived quality. However, this smoothness needs to be consistent throughout the product’s surface. If you turn a basin upside-down and find bubbles, veins, and crevasses in the material, this should be a red flag.  Bubbles show that the fibre matrix is not a stable as it should be, this could lead to cracking and product failure in some cases. It would also be possible that one of these bubbles could show up on the surface of the product at a later stage.

Most bathroom ware products made from solid material are typically layered with a gel-coat finish which is equivalent to a paint finish. This also allows these products to be manufactured in a range of solid colours and with a high gloss finish. Although scratches on this surface can be buffed out, with time, the gel-coat finish, as with all paint finishes,  can become brittle and expose the material underneath, leading to cracks. This material doesn’t stand up as well as proprietary composites like DADOquartz that has no additional coating on the products because of the quartz material used in manufacturing. The DADOquartz bathtubs and basins are non-porous meaning that they are free of hairline cracks, ensuring a surface that is resistant to micro-organisms and bacterial growth, easy to clean and silky smooth to the touch.

Figure 9: Example of visible coating

The quartz used in DADOquartz bathroom ware is a high-quality stone that is crushed and mixed with resin and minerals and then moulded into a single solid piece. This piece undergoes extensive tests to ensure that there are no fissures, veins or other imperfections that could compromise the strength or appearance of the product. This results in a durable, long-lasting, scratch and stain resistant bathtub that has no need for any additional treatment or coatings.

  • Product Thickness

When it comes to the thickness of the bathtub an easy way to compare the strength to weight ratio of a bathtub is to look at the thickness of the bathtub’s rim and waste. Although styles and product designs may differ to accommodate details such as shape or an overflow system, material with high strength characteristics will be able to produce very thin bathtubs without any concern.  DADOquartz bathtubs are available with a  rim width as thin as 10mm, an illustration of the material’s strength. The manufacturer of DADOquartz bathroom ware is able to produce exceedingly slim bathtubs without compromising the structural integrity of the bathtub due to the unwavering strength and resilience of the material.

DADO bathtubs and basins made from DADOquartz

With a StandardCity, Compact, and Classic freestanding bathtub and complementary basin range, DADO is at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends and stands out in terms of quality. Using the latest manufacturing technology and innovation, DADO’s freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from the unique DADOquartz material. As a testament to the exceptional durability of all our products, we back our work with a lifetime warranty of 25 years on all bathtubs and basins. Visit our showroom today, and find the next centerpiece for your bathroom.


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