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Shower Buying Guide

by Gary Dooley on June 03, 2021

Bathroom renovations are exciting projects, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of products and technical terms being used online, it can be stressful and demotivating. We’re here to help! At Bathzoom we try to make your experience as simple and easy as possible while supplying you with quality products at affordable prices. 


PLANNING 


When it comes to choosing a shower, good planning is imperative. You may have measured the amount of room you think you may need, but take into account the amount of room needed for opening or moving elements such as shower screens and doors that open inwards. Checking your water pressure is a good idea to ensure you opt for a shower head that can deal with the strength of the water output. 


SHOWER HEADS 


The main types of shower head include handheld, handheld on a slider rail, fixed (mounted on the wall) and ceiling mounted, or those that are combined with a series of body jets. Temperature and pressure is most commonly controlled by a thermostatic tap, which will detect changes in water pressure and temperature and respond accordingly. Some models will also allow you to preset the temperature so that when you turn the shower on it is exactly as you want it to be. This is ideal for families with children to reduce the risk of the water being too hot. 


Most shower heads come with multiple spray options. Huge shower heads are becoming more popular, designed to totally drench the showerer in seconds. Multiple-jet showers are another trend on the rise, comprising not just one shower head, but a host of side jets and sprays.


SHOWER TRAYS 


Unless you are opting for an over-bath shower, you will need a shower tray or base, so the waster can easily drain away. Ceramic trays are regarded as the best option, being strong and stable, but there are a host of other options available on the market. When installing a tray, remember that you will need to be able to access the waste for maintenance so take this into account when having these fit in your bathroom. 


If you need help deciding what shower type will best suit your needs, our team is on hand to help! Check out our range of showers and get in touch if you have any queries.