Making the right choice from the available selection of shower valves is very important as they’re not only responsible for managing the pressure and temperature of your shower, but they can also play a large part in the design of your bathroom. They are fundamental to your shower, controlling the flow and they’re very reliable, having been manufactured from the safest and most durable materials. They really are at the centre of your shower’s efficiency.
The best way to choose the right shower valves for your bathroom is to first decide whether you want them to be exposed or concealed. Exposed shower valves have to be controlled by hand and are called exposed because they’re fitted to a wall and can’t be hidden or concealed inside it. The pipes are not exposed however, and these shower valves can look really effective in a traditional setting or scheme, thanks to their ability to be used with a rigid riser rail and shower head.
Concealed shower valves are usually a little more decorative and are perfect if you want your bathroom to be a chic minimalistic design with a stylish finish. As the name suggests, the workings are concealed inside the wall with just the controls visible on the surface.
Then you can choose manual or thermostatic shower valves which can either be of the exposed or concealed variety to suit your taste. Manual shower valves will usually give you a basic level of control by turning the water supply on and off, and the temperature up or down. Thermostatic shower valves will give you more scope as you have greater control over water pressure and temperature. The temperature remains constant so there will be no nasty surprises if someone is using a tap elsewhere in the house!
Browse our wide range of shower valves at Bathroom2u to be inspired.