Posted 2nd April

Brits prefer showers over baths, survey finds

2nd April 2019 - 15:22pm
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A new survey commissioned by Victorian Plumbing has found that 57% of Brits prefer showering over baths, while just 32% favour the opposite.

Three quarters of those who prefer showers say they like them more because they’re quicker, while more than half said they feel cleaner after a shower, and 32% said a shower can “get them going” first thing in the morning.

For those who prefer baths, 70% said a bath helps them switch off, while 54% said it helps them get some “much-needed peace and quiet”. Close to half like to add bubble bath, while 16% will light candles and one in 10 will pour a glass to enjoy in the bath.

The survey – which questioned 2,000 UK adults – found that Brits tend to shower 20 times a month – spending around nine minutes and 20 seconds on average in the shower – and take eight baths lasting around 25 minutes on average.

“Like cats versus dogs or summer versus winter, it would seem that Brits are divided between being either a bath or a shower person,” said a spokesperson for Victorian Plumbing. “With the average time spent in the bath being almost half an hour and over twice as long as time in the shower, the nation’s preference for showers would suggest that more of us are looking for a quick way to get ready or wash away the day.

“Those who favour baths may have discovered the key to a more relaxed life though and one day the shower fans could be converted to their way of living.”

Which do you prefer? Take our Twitter survey to cast your vote in the battle between baths and showers!

Read more: Victorian Plumbing teams up with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen


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