Which Kind Of Shower Should I Buy?

by Editor on May 1, 2013

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Choosing a shower for your new bathroom is an important decision. After all, you’ll be spending plenty of time in the shower, probably using it every day. Britain has some great bathroom manufacturers that offer good quality products including shower doors, for fair prices, suiting most budgets. Want to know what’s right for you? Then keep reading to find out what the different categories are…

Contemporary Showers…

One of the most popular choices in any bathroom update is a contemporary shower. These have all the latest modern gadgetry to make your shower both feel and look good. From dual headed showers, to rain showers, all companies offer contemporary shower ranges that are sleek and stylish. If you’ve got a modern bathroom, this is where your search will probably begin.

Traditional Showers…

Putting a shower into a traditional bathroom can often mean that you end up with something that looks very out of place, a jarring conflict between the modern shower and the old style bathroom. Traditional shower ranges helps to overcome that problem by putting the modern functionality of a shower into a traditional looking exterior. Traditional showers are designed to fit perfectly into older bathrooms; there are even Regency style showers. If you’re remodelling an older house, then this would be perfect for you.

Mixer Showers…

Mixers are probably the most common kind of shower in UK households. They mix hot and cold water together before it comes out of the shower head, giving you great temperature control. There are no electric systems in this kind of shower, so it’s easy to install and will fit into almost any kind of bathroom. It is important that your hot and cold water pressures are equal before fitting a mixer shower though, so it might be a good idea to have a plumber install it for you. If you need a basic, functional shower, then it’s probably going to be a mixer.

Electric Showers…

Electric showers are perfect for houses that don’t have much hot water storage, since the shower heats its own water. They do need to be both plumbed in and electrically connected though, which can make them more difficult than regular showers to install. However, you get simple one touch operation, as well as perfect temperature control, letting you know when your shower has reached your desired temperature. Electric showers are good for flats, where hot water is often limited, but they are also a nice luxury too.

Power Showers…

Power showers are similar in functionality to mixer showers, except that they also have their own water pump. This water pump allows the shower to get higher water pressure, so you can have the luxury of a hard, skin tingling shower. You do need to have your hot and cold water systems above the shower, so depending on where you live, a power shower might not be an option. But if you want a seriously luxurious shower, then it will probably be a power shower that you choose to go with.

About the Author

Phil Turner found a such a range of Bristan Bathrooms showers at QSSupplies.co.uk that he was spoiled for choice when he revamped his bathroom recently.

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