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Showers Buying Guide

Looking to make a splash with a brand new shower but don’t know where to start? Fear not, soak.com is here to guide you through the process. Whatever you are looking for, our easy-to-understand showers buying guide will help you make the right decision to suit your every want and need. Pop the kettle on, make a cup of tea (and maybe grab a biscuit or two) and get stuck into our Shower buying guide - start your soak.com journey today!

Posted by: Sunny, 03rd April 2019

Thermostatic Shower

Thermostatic mixer showers work in a similar way to mixer showers as they take the water from hot and cold taps. Their main selling point is that they regulate the temperature and flow to keep them consistent. This means that if someone in the house is using another tap, you won’t suddenly experience bursts of freezing cold or, more importantly, scolding hot water. If exceptionally hot water were to pump out, the shower would shut down immediately – the perfect solution for young families (we know you don’t have eyes in the back of your head!)

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Traditional Showers

A traditional shower will probably have more emphasis on graceful curves and classically-styled handles. Traditional styles are often chosen for their timeless appeal as they are less likely to look dated in years to come. If you’re after more of a vintage themed bathroom, a traditional style could be just what you’re looking for.

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Modern Showers

A modern shower is smooth, sleek and fits into a more minimalist aesthetic. This coincides with modern bathroom fixtures such as squared sink basins and sharper angled baths. A modern design also has hidden pipework to provide a contemporary, tidy and fresh feel to your bathroom.

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Exposed Showers

Exposed showers are fitted outside the wall which saves problems later down the line as you do not have to take a wall out to install it. Exposed showers also have a choice of different sized heads and have a choice of square or round designs. We even have one with a built in shelf!

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Concealed Showers

Concealed showers designs instantly provide a modern aesthetic as the components are hidden behind the wall. This creates a clean, fresh and impressive design. You can choose from different sized shower heads, a waterfall head and square or round valves – the choice is yours! You can even enjoy body jets in your shower from the comfort of your own home!

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Electric Showers

Electric showers provide a whole host of benefits. If you haven’t got a boiler in your home, then an electric shower could be the option for you as there is no need for it to be connected to hot water mains.

Thanks to an ingenious heating element installed within the shower, the water is heated ‘on demand’ meaning you and your family can shower for as long as you like without running out of water.

Installing an electric shower is more energy efficient as they heat the water. This is in contrast to a home with a boiler water system that has to heat a whole tank of water, which wastes energy in the process. However, electric showers can also increase your installation costs as a qualified professional will need to manage the setup (but we think it’s worth it).

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Digital Showers

If you’re looking for a shower that is packed with innovative new design features, then a digital shower may be the choice for you. Put simply, it gives an individual complete control over their shower experience.

The intuitive display options allow you to change the temperature with precision, regulate the flow and even save user preferences. Another great benefit is that, thanks to wireless technology, the box can be installed with ease, anywhere within the home.

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