If you think about the bathroom, you may have a look around the store bathroom and was surprised by the number of choices you have. Even choosing a bathroom shower valve can be a confusing choice. So here is a guide to tell you what’s what when it comes to the bathroom to determine the choice of showers.
Manual shower valves
This is the most basic type of bathroom. Most showers have a manual single lever control that you use to control the water flow and temperature. They are very easy to use and are generally less expensive.
Thermostatic shower Valve
The great advantage of thermostatic shower valve is that it can provide a constant flow of water, even temperature and overcome fluctuations in the flow and temperature of the hot and cold water feed. Most thermostatic valves have an anti-scald safety features extra and will cut off the water flow if the cold water supply fails.
Hidden and Exposed Valves
Hidden / Exposed refers to the way the shower valve mounted on the wall. A concealed shower valve built into the bathroom wall so largely hidden and only valve control lever visible. Exposed valve mounted to the shower wall so that the entire mechanism is visible. Many shower valves can be mounted in either the open or hidden.
Double shower Valves
Unlike the single lever valve, dual valve has two controls, one to control the water flow rate and a second control for water temperature.
Shower Valves Triple
A three has three control valves; one for the flow of water, one for temperature and a third who usually Diverter. Diverter is useful if you have two shower heads. It’s becoming more common to have a fixed shower head above the shower and handheld shower head as well. Diverter valve three bathrooms allow you to choose the water fed to the shower head.
Sequential Shower Valve
This is one we get a lot of questions about. A sequential valve has a single lever that works somewhat like the keys on your stove. When the lever is fully anticlockwise bathroom off. When you rotate the lever turns the shower on. With sequential valve “in” means fully on so you have full pressure directly. When you rotate the lever further you increase the temperature of the water.
A recent newcomer is the shower panel or shower tower. This is a unit that contains everything you need for a sensational shower. Specifications vary but usually include shower valve (often thermostatic), a diverter, fixed shower head, hand shower and body jets. shower panel is easy to install but may require water pressure high enough to work well so you might want to install a shower pump too.