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Choosing mixer valves for a concealed shower

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Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading bathroom design experts, and we help home owners and property developers choose bathrooms and fittings to suit their property every day. This includes concealed showers. But what are the important considerations for concealed shower valves?

What are the important considerations when choosing mixer valves for a concealed shower?

There are a number of important considerations to take into account when choosing and installing concealed shower valves. These considerations include:

  • The style of the control plate and handles- this will be the only visible part of your concealed shower so it is important that this fits with the style and design of your bathroom, and the colour scheme. For traditional bathrooms, more traditional controls can be a good fit, while for contemporary bathrooms, square designs with no additional details can be very effective. Control panels and handles are available in a range of colours, as well as the ever popular chrome, including black and copper.
  • The space- to create a concealed shower you will need to create a recess of at least 100 mm behind your tiling in your shower enclosure.If this space is not available, you do have the option of adding a thin stud wall at one end of your shower. This can be tiled, and will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the shower, and the bathroom on the whole, creating the perfect space to hide the valve and plumbing.
  • Maintenance- we are often asked about the ease of maintenance and repairs for concealed showers, as the valves and plumbing are hidden. Fortunately, this is much more straight forward than you might think, with the handles easily being removed providing access for cleaning and repairs if necessary.

For more information or advice get in touch with Preston’s bathroom experts today, here at Homematas. Or why not take a look at our range of bathrooms, showers, and fitted bathroom furniture online?