>> May 28, 2013
The majority of modern bathrooms include both a bath tub and a shower. However, a separate shower unit can make a huge difference and can really finish off a bathroom. There are a number of different types of shower enclosures and actual shower types on the market and deciding which is best for you will really depend on your personal requirements. Below is a closer look at the range of different type of showers on the market.
Digital showers are one of the most popular and advanced design on the market. They rely upon technology and come in a number of stylish designs. Showers are controlled by a digital panel which communicates with the power supply to adjust the flow and temperate of the unit. The power unit is usually separate from the actual shower and is stored in an airing cupboard or loft. It means that no plumbing whatsoever is on show which many homeowners will appreciate. Both electric and mixer showers can be digitised.
Mixer showers rely on both the hot and cold water supplies in your home and often deliver higher flow rates than their alternatives. They are the perfect option for any household with a ready supply of hot water via a combi-boiler for example. Regular adjustments such as handrail and adjustable shower head can be added.
Electric showers only draw upon your cold water supply and heat it up themselves as and when required. This makes them one of the most economical options and there will be no risk of hot water being wasted. Flow performance may be slower than mixers but you can simply choose a higher kilowatt model.
Power showers use water from both your hot and cold supplies, they differ from mixer showers as they include an additional integrated pump to boost the flow rate considerably. The force of the water is considerably faster than in any other instance without compromising the water pressure as the pump creates this rush.
A shower tower is a wall-mounted panel which again draws from both your hot and cold water supplies. It offers an innovative range of showering experiences from multiple body jets to regular fixed head shows. A shower tower has an extremely high flow rate so are only able to be used in conjunction with high pressure systems.
Eco Shower Options
There are specifically designed showers on the market which aim to be energy efficient. There are both electric and mixer variations and they are designed to meet the complex Code for Sustainable Housing. They offer up to 50% less water usage than a standard shower.
These are available in most of the different bathroom retailers both on the high street, at retail parks and online. Looking at the different options on the market will help you decide which is best for your home and you can always check with a sales consultant to see if you’re making the right choice. In addition to your actual shower you’ll also need to think about the unit you’re choosing to go with it.