Thermostatic Showers Buying Guide
With so much choice, where do you start when buying a thermostatic shower? This thermostatic shower buying guide answers all your questions, so you’ll be fully clued up when you’re ready to splash out on a new shower.
Thermostatic showers have done wonders for the showering experience. Their brilliance lies in the fact that if someone turns on a tap or flushes a toilet elsewhere in your home, your thermostatic shower maintains the temperature you’ve chosen. You won’t have to brace yourself for a freezing or scalding surge of water. Instead, you can simply relax and enjoy your shower in peace.
Thermostatic showers really come into their own for families with children because they often feature anti-scald technology that ensures a safe showering experience for all the family. In this thermostatic shower buying guide, we’ll give you all the essential know-how you’ll need to choose your ideal thermostatic shower from Bathroom Takeaway.
CHOOSING A THERMOSTATIC SHOWER
Thermostatic showers usually feature two or more handles; one to turn the water on and off and the other to control the temperature. As soon as you’ve found the perfect temperature for you it’s simply a case of leaving the temperature handle in that position and the next time you switch on the water supply it’ll be just how you like it.
While they all share similar functionality, there are several different designs for you to choose from, each with their own distinct advantages. Let’s take a closer look at the features and benefits of some of the most popular kinds of models available, in order to help you buy a thermostatic shower that’s right for you.
BAR VALVE SHOWER SETS
Bar valve shower sets are one of the most popular types of thermostatic showers because of their user-friendly but chic designs. Selected models in our range feature clever “Cool Touch” technology, which circulates cold water around the valve, making it safe to touch at all times. Our bar valve shower sets include either a slide rail kit and adjustable shower head, rigid rail riser and fixed shower head, or a combination of the two with fixed and hand-held showerheads for the ultimate convenience.
EXPOSED SHOWER SETS
What is it about chrome that makes it just so irresistible? Chrome is undeniably cool, there are no two ways about it. The polished chrome pipework of an exposed shower set looks incredible in any bathroom and it’s a timeless look for a reason. It’s easy to clean and extremely hygienic for starters. It’s also incredibly corrosion-resistant, which means your shower set will withstand years of wear and tear, which is an essential factor in any busy bathroom.
CONCEALED SHOWER SETS
If you prefer a “less is more” approach to your shower setup, then a concealed shower set could be the one for you. Concealed shower sets hide all the pipework behind a wall for a clean, uncluttered look and feel. In most cases, that reduces your showering kit to just a showerhead and control handles, so you can simply zone out and relax in total comfort. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the design though, you’ll still enjoy the exceptional performance when you buy a thermostatic shower in this range.
TWIN HEAD SHOWER SETS
Two heads are often better than one, which is exactly why twin head shower sets are so appealing. If you’re the type of multi-tasker who likes to luxuriate under an invigorating fixed shower head on the one hand but also craves the close control and efficiency of a hand-held shower head for precision rinsing on the other, then this is almost certainly the shower for you. Featuring easy clean rubber jets, in-built anti-scald technology and durable double Interlocked chrome shower hoses, these stunning shower sets give you double the benefits.
THERMOSTATIC BATH SHOWER MIXERS
Thermostatic bath shower mixers are the undisputed champions of flexible bathing. If you’ve got the space for a bath but still want the convenience of a shower, then these versatile shower bath solutions give you the best of both worlds. The practical bath shower mixer tap gives you the freedom to switch between soothing soaks and refreshing rinses in an instant. Perfect for busy family bathrooms, our thermostatic bath shower mixers come with our 10-year ‘Fit and Forget’ guarantee – just like all our thermostatic showers, in fact.
THERMOSTATIC SHOWER VALVES
Of course, if you don’t need a complete shower set, you can buy the thermostatic shower valve on its own. You’ll find a comprehensive selection of bar, exposed and concealed thermostatic shower valves to browse at Bathroom Takeaway. All of our thermostatic valves are suitable for UK plumbing systems with a minimum pressure of 0.5 bar and we recommend employing a professional plumber to fit yours for absolute peace of mind.
BENEFITS OF THERMOSTATIC SHOWERS
Here’s a recap of reasons why you might want to consider buying a thermostatic shower:
- Thermostatic valves let you set the temperature and flow with amazing accuracy. You can enjoy an invigorating shower just how you like it, each and every time.
- Thermostatic shower valves include anti-scald technology, which cuts the flow entirely if your cold water supply ever fails. This makes them safe for all the family.
- Thanks to the clever thermostatic technology, you can be confident that you’ll experience a constant water temperature, even if taps or appliances are used elsewhere in your home.
- Our thermostatic valve bodies are constructed from durable materials to ensure you get plenty of years of enjoyment from your shower.
BUY A THERMOSTATIC SHOWER AT BATHROOM TAKEAWAY
Bathroom Takeaway is one of the UK’s favourite online bathroom retailers. We’re committed to bringing you the best value bathroom products all year round, as part of our Everyday Low-Price Promise. We’re also passionate about delivering your products with the best possible service. We make buying a thermostatic shower, or any other of our 200,000 products, as easy as 1-2-3 without ever compromising on quality.
Based in Trafford Park, Manchester, we have a 10,500 pallet warehouse with state-of-the-art electronic order and picking systems to ensure you receive your order in full and on time, without any hassles or headaches. With free delivery on orders over £299 and a no-quibble 30-Day Money Back Guarantee if you change your mind, is it any wonder that more than 1,000 customers have given us a 5-star rating on Feefo, who have awarded us Quadruple Gold Trusted Merchant status.
Now that you’ve pored over this thermostatic shower buying guide, you’re armed with all the knowledge you need to strike out and buy your ideal thermostatic shower. If you’re keen to get started, why not browse our collection at bathroomtakeaway.com. For further details about any of our products, please visit us at our Manchester or Birmingham showrooms or give us a call on 0333 305 8200.