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How To Choose The Best Shower For Your Bathroom

Find out how to choose the best shower for your home

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Tuesday 12th April 2022

With many different showers available, it can be tricky to know which one is right for you and your home. Should you choose an electric shower or a mixer shower? A power shower or a digital model? We're here to help you find the right shower for your water system that also meets any other requirements you may have.

Things to consider when buying a shower 

Firstly, you'll need to consider what type of system you have in your home and the water pressure. This will impact your shower's power and may determine the type you'll need, as some models only work with high or low water pressure.  

Low pressure showers 

Gravity fed systems are standard in older properties and can easily be identified by a cold water tank in your loft and a hot water cylinder in your airing cupboard. They are also known as vented systems. 

The benefits of a gravity system are that they are compatible with any shower in our range, including mixer, digital, electric and power showers. This is the only system suitable for a power shower. 

High pressure showers  

If you have a combi boiler or unvented system, hot water is produced directly from the mains supply. You can choose from electric, digital and mixer showers to suit your preference. 

Cold mains supply 

An electric shower is the only compatible option if your central heating system doesn't include hot water storage. 

Choosing the best shower for your home 

Whether affordability, temperature control, size or design are important factors, we're here to guide you through the pros and cons of different types of showers. 

Electric showers 

Electric showers heat water from your cold supply using a built-in heating element, pushing it through the showerhead once the water has reached your selected temperature. Electric showers are suitable for all systems because they draw directly from your cold water supply.  

They are relatively easy to install and ideal for small bathrooms, as the wall-mounted box takes up minimal space. As well as being one of the most affordable showers in our range, electric showers can save you money long-term on utility bills, as they only heat the water you use.   

Depending on your preference, you can choose between manual and thermostatic electric showers. Thermostatic models are an excellent choice for families with children, maintaining a consistent temperature even if someone flushes the toilet or runs a tap elsewhere in your home.  

Mixer showers 

Mixer showers take water from your hot and cold water supplies to create the perfect temperature. They are compatible with gravity-fed and mains pressure systems.   

Our mixer showers feature revolutionary Mira Magni-flo™ technology, delivering up to three times more water flow even at low pressure. This makes them an excellent choice for most homes. Like electric showers, you can opt for manual or thermostatic models. 

We stock mixer showers to suit every budget, so why not add a modern touch to your bathroom with this popular style? Some models feature concealed hoses and riser bars, giving a more discreet appearance. Dual mixer showers offer an enhanced showering experience thanks to their two showerheads. 

  

Digital showers 

Digital showers are best for houses with a plentiful supply of hot water. Although similar to mixer showers, they allow you to set the temperature in advance. No more waiting for the water to heat up before you step in the shower! 

Our digital showers give you the best possible showering experience, thanks to their range of innovative features, including wireless controllers and customisable presets. 

 

Dual showers 

Dual showers allow you to switch between an invigorating handheld showerhead and an indulgent rainfall showerhead. They are available across our mixer, electric and digital shower ranges, so you can find the right option for your home design, plumbing system, budget and lifestyle. 

Power showers 

Having low water pressure doesn't mean settling for an unsatisfying shower experience, as power showers are compatible with gravity-fed and low-pressure systems. 

They mix water from your hot and cold supply to create your desired temperature and are available in manual and thermostatic models. Although they are often confused with electric showers, the key difference is that power showers have an internal pump for boosting water flow.  

Like electric showers, they have a wall-mounted box with integrated temperature controls, taking up less space. This makes them an ideal choice for small bathrooms or en-suites.  

Now that you've found your perfect shower, why not discover the best shower temperature to enhance your experience further? Or, if your chosen system requires a pump, explore the best shower pumps here.