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Q. What is a concealed shower?
A. A concealed shower is the style in which all of the pipework and valve for the shower is concealed behind your tiles. You will see the handles and face plate only for the valve.
Q. Why should I choose a concealed shower?
A. A concealed shower neatly hides unsightly pipework behind your walls and creates a beautiful finish to your bathroom. Available in a huge range of sizes, configurations, and brands, as well as different features such as LED lights in the over head shower head, and at different prices points there is sure to be something that you love. Just bear in mind that a lot of the concealed valves will be thermostatic and will require a minimum bar pressure (your plumber should check this for you), and the more outlets that you have, the bigger the head, and for LEDs and massage jets the more pressure that you will require. All of the adverts will list under the technical section what the minimum pressure required is for that set. The more pressure that you have, the better the outlets will run.
Q. What style should I go for?
A. There is no right or wrong, this will be down to your preferences and what the rest of your bathroom is going to be designed like. You will also need to find out how many bars of pressure you have as this will largely determine what kind of set you can go for. It will also determine whether you can select a manual or thermostatic valve. As a general rule there is a much larger choice within thermostatic showers and this is where the real fun begins! There are modern or traditional styles to choose from, along with a huge range of options for the outlets - for example over head shower, side shower, massage jets and bath filler. And again, within the outlet categories (shower head etc) there is a huge amount of choice, ensuring there is something for every taste and style.
Q. Will I need anything else to go with my concealed shower?
A. The concealed showers will include everything listed in the adverts and for the amount of outlets you have chosen, however pipework, connections and fittings and fixtures will not be included.
Q. Are concealed showers suitable for use in cloakroom bathroom?
A. This will probably be a no as to be small enough to be classed as a cloakroom bathroom there wouldn't be enough space to install a bath or shower enclosure so there would be no use for a shower.