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Julie, Interior Designer, Manchester
A shower set is no doubt necessary bathroom equipment, so for use in a shower or bathtub, you're going to need:
You can also install optional accessories with certain types of a bath or a shower. These accessories can be anything from a soap dishto storage shelves.The shower handset is of variable quality with many models available on the market. Depending on the model you select, they may be a multi-jet and include watersaver, anti-lime, and other features. The hose attached to these handsets is of paramount importance.
You want to make sure that it has sufficient length to accommodate your use but not so long as to become cumbersome or tangled.
Additionally, you want to avoid materials that are prone to wear or breakage as these will limit the lifespan.The shower column is a more elaborate arrangement that offers built-in hydromassage nozzles. It is sometimes called a hydromassage shower column.
The shower head or handset is the flagship product of the shower set. They can be found at all prices and in all forms. Let’s look at the selection criteria:
The shower hose is also of great importance. Whichever model you choose, the basic design is always the same. The shower hose is made of flexible plastic that connects the mixer to the shower head.
This hose may then be sheathed in an outer hose which differs from model to model in material, quality, and design. To choose your shower hose, there are several criteria to consider:
The top trend of the moment is the hydromassage columns.Consisting of the same accessories as the classic column, it offers a panoply of jets fixed to a central column.Between 4 and 8nozzles direct multiple water jets along your body and, depending on the model, these may be fixed or adjustable.
Hydromassage shower columns offer relaxing or invigorating jets.
The installation of a hydromassageshower column does require a few specifics. It should be a shower cubicle, not a bath, and there should be a shower wall facing opposite the jets to avoid spraying water all over the room.
When choosing your shower set, on the water supply side, you have a choice between three models of shower taps:
Shower units are available in a variety of materials, but the specifics depend on the model.
While the choice is usually between metal or synthetic materials, here are a few of the most commonly found options:
Yes, depending on your needs or desires, you can find a shower set that offers a multitude of features. The high-end models offer a combination of features.
If you’re willing to look, you should be able to find exactly what you want:
And all in premium materials.
For ease of use, do not forget to check that your pressure and flow systems are compatible.It's necessary to have a flow of about 15L/minute with a pressure of 3 bars. Pressure below 2 bars is too low to be functional and pressure above 5 bars is too high and require a pressure reducer to be installed.What is the risk if the pressure is too low? You will not be able to use more than one water point at a time. While this seems like a small concern it becomes extremely inconvenient and problematic very quickly.
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Julie, Interior Designer, Manchester, 30 guides
After years of DIY, renovation, designing, I decided to turn my passion into my career. Starting in 2006, in the South-West, I helped people with renovation or contruction projects. My expertise and my curiosity led me to look further into innovative ideas for myself and my clients. Indeed, to live your passion is also to transform the space you live in and the objects you use daily. My family love my creations and ideas that I bring into their lives! My favourite thing to do: use colour to brighten up interior space. But also tips to hide away clutter. Your home is just never big enough, is it? It is thus a great pleasure to share my tips with you, so that you also can take as much pleasure as I do when starting up your next project!
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