Getting to Grips With Shower Valves


Shower valves are an important aspect of your showering experience, this is the part that helps you manage your water flow and temperature. Of course you want your new shower valves to blend in with your overall design and complement your shower, which is why you need to know the different options available.

Exposed Shower Valves

The exposed shower valves are stylish and elegant and will look fantastic in any bathroom design. These are generally a bar with a valve on each side, the one side will determine the water flow while the other determines the temperature. The advantage is that everyone in the house can manage the temperature they prefer and the pressure they require.

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The exposed shower valves come in cylindrical designs, square and deluxe options. Depending on your overall bathroom style, you will be able to pick the one that best works with your other bathroom fixtures and fittings.

Concealed Shower Valves

The concealed shower valves are very modern and stylish, perfect for that minimalistic bathroom design. These valves are a plate which is attached to your shower wall with two or three dials. Each dial has a purpose, one will be for the water flow letting you determine what water pressure you prefer, one will be for the temperature giving you the chance to make your shower as hot or cold as you wish. If you choose a concealed shower valve with three dials, you will use the third to manage the shower jets or extra shower head that you have placed in your shower.

Dual Concealed Shower Valves

These shower valves are very stylish, perfect for modern or traditional bathrooms. The valves are round in shape with two levers, the levers manage your water flow and temperature.

There are four dual concealed shower valves to choose from, two of which have a cross head for managing the water flow, the same as you would find on many traditional taps. Perfect for all bathroom designs offering elegance and sophistication to the space.

How to Choose

With so many shower valves to choose from it can be a difficult decision on which is right for you. The best solution is to take your overall bathroom design into consideration along with the taps you have already chosen for your basin or your basin and bath, keep the shower valves in line with those designs to ensure you have the same style flowing throughout the space.

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