Starting the day jumping into a shower is a regular habits that most of Americans own, it usually help us to waking up happily but also clean. When it comes to get an invigorating start, At FinishBuild we think that, getting a spare time to relax yourself in the shower in the morning or evening, helps to soothe our tired bodies and wash away the activity of the day. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a hot shower in a beautifully designed contemporary bathroom that gives you an amazing experience. Therefore, we have prepare plenty of basic notions that you definitely appreciate in order to lead your lifestyle to a nomadic whole new level of cleaning yourself.
First of all you need a shower system in your bathroom that provides effective performance. But how can you tell which one is the best for you? We have the information you need to gather from on different types of showers available nowadays in the market. There is a huge variety of showers, showerheads, and shower systems for you to choose from renovating you are into renovating bathroom system, models and functions.
What is a Shower System?
A shower system is a prepackaged shower systems or you can customize your own, generally, when it comes about a shower system we are referring to valves, showerheads, hand showers, body sprays, water outlets, and volume controls. These components will vary in the number of valves that are used, however, these valves can be in either single handle to control water temperature and flow rate, or dual handled with water temperature controlled by one hand, and water flow rate controlled by the other. When a single valve is used, the best choice is a thermostatic temperature control valve, for example, both for optimal performance and in consideration of the safety of the user.
Your shower system will also have one or more water flow or volume control valves. This is a type of valve that turns water on or off; water flow is adjusted from the off position into increasing amounts of water flow. Your shower system can have an independent shower volume control for each outlet that is installed in the shower – such as one each for the showerhead, hand shower, and body sprays.
Types of showers
Digital showers: What we like about FinishBuild digital mixer shower is that takes water from both the hot and cold water supplies and mixes them to achieve the preferred temperature. Thermostatic mixers include a thermostatic device which will accurately maintain the temperature.
Its power unit is usually installed in a loft or airing cupboard which allow you to adjust flow and temperature by a control panel. These control panel is fitted within a 10m radius giving you more freedom in your bathroom layout. Digital showers are an interest option for boost your bathing rituals, they are very smooth regarding design and in addition are available in either mixer or electric variations. The wireless models offer you a sense of freedom, at the same time as the remote range is connected to the control unit by a completely hidden wire.
Electric showers: FinishBuild Electric showers, work on a cold water supply and heat the water on demand, however if hot water is require, can easily be heated by an element providing hot water instantly. They are extremely economic with a 99.7% energy efficiency and hot water wastage free. Regarding installation, we recommend a higher kilowatt rating for better flow performance, for proper performance.
Mixer showers: The benefit of FinishBuild mixer showers is that come with a diverter which gives you the option for multiple outlets from the shower unit draw from both hot and cold water supplies and usually deliver higher flow rates. This make of mixer showers an ideal alternative for homes with readily available hot water such as a large capacity hot water cylinder. Shower mixer showers include fixed head, adjustable head, and handset on a riser rail
Power showers: This shower arrangement allows massage fans to vary not only from both hot and cold water supplies but an integrated drive system to boost the water-flow rate. With the ability of choosing water-strength preference, power showers offer you low pressure to strong/high flow rate shower.
Eco showers: Eco-friendly shower systems are design to be Mother’s nature best friend, saving up to 50% of water consume, eco showers come with a fitted flow regulator, with a focus on water efficiency.
Electric shower: In an FinishBuild electric shower product, hot water is created by a boiler device. It has its own heating system which helps to generate hot water, water is heated up as it passes through an integral heater within the shower unit, rather than coming from the hot water cylinder, therefore there is always enough hot water to go round. This shower can be used at any time without requiring the need to switch on the boiler. For very practical uses, electric shower can enhance your guest bathrooms if you are not into fitting ad extra system for adding comfort and hot water on cold days.
Regarding design, Showers can be:
Fixed Showerheads: The fixed showerhead is the most frequently FinishBuild options for household installations. There are two types: the fixed showerhead and the hand-held showerhead. The fixed showerhead which is mounted as a permanent fixture to the shower unit’s wall, this showerheads are usually constructed to allow for adjustment of height so that short or tall people can comfortably use the same shower. On the other hand, fixed showers most commonly come in single handle, two handle and three-handle shower systems.
Hand-Held Showerheads: Hand-held showerheads are connected to the shower unit’s wall via a flexible hose or tubing to allow for freedom of motion when in use. FinishBuild definitely suggest you to get one of these design style if you happen to have little kids at home, since they are very functional you can also use it for limited mobility users or furry four footed babies (beloved pets). Hand held showers also make cleaning the tub, shower, and surrounding areas a piece of cake.
Water Saving Showerheads: This option of showering appearance allow you to reduce you water and gas expenses. The trick is that flow is measured in a standard pattern in order to maintaining gradual water income during the bathing time.
What should I take into account before getting a Shower System?
Before installing a shower system, FinishBuild recommends you to consider:
- Water pressure course: You will need to install enough shower outlets to fully accommodate the number of outlets that you install (just in case you have a multifunctional shower option system. At least 50psi for a shower system that has three outlets or more you be necessary.
- Last but not least, you should also count with a loyal 100 gallon hot water heater to guarantee you an adequate supply of hot water (although a 50 gallon hot water heater is sufficient for showers of eight minutes or less).
- Take into account that if your plumbing system is connected to a water softener, this can restrict the hot water flow needed for your shower system to perform fine.
- The drain in your shower should also be large enough to dispel the volume of water that a shower system can put out. Optimally, your shower system should feature one 3” drain and two 2” drains.
To sum up we might like to add, that no matter what shower system you have or you would like to have, knowing about the plumbing and drainage structure would definitely add a 60% of your success in the showering arrangement performance.