There’s more to choosing a shower than simply picking the one that you like the look of.you must do your homework first and consider practicality,before you can possibly turn to aesthetics.
Taking a systematic approach
Different types of shower are compatible with different plumbing systems,so answering these questions will help you narrow down your choice of products.Seek professional advice if you’re at all unsure.
There’s nothing more disappointing than a trickle of water overhead,when you’re hoping for a deluge.Make sure you find out your water pressure before you choose a shower and then check the manufacturer’s guidelines about water pressure requirements for any particular shower.Your water pressure will be linked to the type water supply system you have,and can be boosted by a pump.In general,you’ll need at least 0.1 bar of high-performance showering experience.
Although choice is in some measure influenced by your water system and water pressure,styling may also be a priority.Very few electric showers and power showers have been given the designer treatment,and are more likely to add panache to your bathroom.Electric showers tend to be limited to white plastic boxes:mixer and power showers come in solid brass plated with chrome,nickel,gold or polished brass.The latter metals obviously offer a traditional look,whereas sliver metals predominate on pared-down modern designs.
Out of sight
A value controls the flow water:this is the part you open and close by turning the handle,dial or tap.Choose from an exposed valve,which protrudes from the wall,or a concealed model-buried in the wall and covered with an attractive plate,which sits flush with the surface.Concealed valves are neater looking and the pipework that runs from the valve to the fixed shower head is also hidden-ideal for minimalist and contemporary bathrooms.
Testing the temperature
Valves are either manual or thermostatic.Thermostatic valves are more expensive but they are an excellent safety measure and are particularly needed on mixer showers where the cold water can suddenly divert to another source and possibly cause scalding.
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