Every shower cabin and walk-in shower needs a shower set. Whether you go for a basic shower kit or a shower panel with lights and body jets, shower sets should be both functional and attractive.
Shower heads are the part of the shower where the water flows. They are designed to be fitted to a flexible hose or rigid riser and differ from model to model:
- they can be round, square, rectangular or even star-shaped;
- they come in a variety of sizes with a standard diameter of 20 cm for round models and up to 50 cm on each side for square models;
- they can be made of various materials, including chrome-plated brass, chrome-plated ABS and stainless steel.
Some bathroom accessories are specifically designed with user comfort in mind:
- chromotherapy shower sets incorporate different coloured LEDs designed to alter the mood of the user;
- other models offer body jets with 4 to 8 fixed or adjustable nozzles integrated into a shower panel;
- it's also possible to find shower heads that produce a rain effect or micro bubbles.
Shower sets can also feature different types of valves:
- dual control mixers feature two different levers or taps: one controls hot water while the other controls cold water;
- single lever mixers comprise a single lever to control temperature when moved from left to right and flow rate when moved up or down;
- a thermostatic mixer valve comprises one handle with a temperature scale for accurate temperature adjustments – and to maintain settings for future use – and another handle to control water flow.
Your choice of shower set depends on a variety of factors including practicality, user preferences (shower head shape, design, etc.) and any additional features you might want (fine rain mode, body jets, chromotherapy, etc.). Finally, it goes without saying that you should take budget into consideration.