What is a concealed shower mixer?
A concealed shower mixer, also known as concealed shower valves, is a type of shower control system that is designed to be installed within the wall, hiding the majority of its components from view.
This creates a sleek and minimalist appearance in your shower space, with only the control handles or buttons and the showerhead or faucet exposed.
Key Features of Concealed Showers:
The main advantage of concealed shower valves/mixers is their concealed or hidden installation. The essential components, such as the thermostatic valve, diverter valve, and water pipes, are installed behind the wall.
This not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also saves space and reduces clutter in your bathroom.
They often come with thermostatic controls, allowing you to set and maintain the water pressure and a precise water temperature.
This feature ensures that you won’t be exposed to sudden temperature fluctuations, providing a safe and comfortable showering experience.
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Many internal mixers have a diverter that enables you to switch between different functions or outlets, such as a fixed showerhead, handheld showerhead, body jets, or a combination of these. This adds versatility to your shower setup. ( Make sure you choose a suitable one for your water pressure)
They have a sleek and contemporary design that complements modern bathroom aesthetics. They are available in various styles and finishes to match the rest of your decor.
With fewer exposed parts, they are easier to clean and maintain. There are no visible pipes, valves or connections that can accumulate dirt and grime.
Installing concealed showers requires proper planning and often involves some construction work, as it necessitates embedding the valve and associated plumbing internally. This should ideally be done during the initial construction or remodelling of your bathroom.
Maintenance and Repairs
While they hide and are generally easier to clean, accessing and servicing them may require opening up the tiles or walls, which can be a bit more challenging and costly compared to exposed systems. Regular maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your internal mixer. If you encounter any issues, it’s recommended to hire a professional plumber in North London who specializes in mixer repairs.
Choosing the Right Concealed Shower Mixers:
Determine the full range of shower functions you desire, such as a rainfall shower, handheld shower, body jets, or a combination. Ensure the mixer you choose supports your preferred setup.
Decide whether you want a thermostatic mixer with precise temperature control or a manual mixer with separate hot and cold controls.
Invest in a reputable brand known for durability and reliability. Quality components and craftsmanship are crucial for long-lasting performance.
Choose a finish and style that matches your bath decor. Options may include chrome, brushed nickel, matte black, or other finishes. ( shower towers, triple control, stainless steel effect, single control, brushed brass, WRAS approved, stylish, traditional, there is a wide range of choices available.)
Consult with a professional plumber or contractor to assess your bathroom’s suitability for concealed installation and to get an accurate estimate of installation costs.
In summary, concealed shower mixers ( even with shower heads, and concealed shower sets) offer a contemporary and space-saving solution for your shower control needs. Their hidden design enhances the aesthetics of your bathroom while providing precise temperature control and versatility in shower functions.
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