Different Types of Showers

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Here at soak.com, we stock most types of showers giving our customers the best choice possible. But how do you know which shower is most suitable for you? 

Here’s a little guide to the types of showers available for you to choose from.

Different types of showers available at soak.com

Thermostatic showers

Our first type of shower is the Thermostatic mixer which works in a similar way to mixer showers in that they take the water from both hot and cold taps.

Their main selling point is that they regulate the temperature and flow to keep them consistent. This means that if someone in the house is using another tap, you won’t suddenly experience bursts of freezing cold or, more importantly, scolding hot water.

If exceptionally hot water were to pump out, the shower would shut down immediately – the perfect solution for young families (we know you don’t have eyes in the back of your head!). Thermostatic showers are available in concealed and exposed designs.

Exposed showers

Exposed showers are a type of shower fitted outside the wall saving problems later down the line as you do not have to take a wall out to install it. Exposed showers also have a choice of different sized heads and have a choice of square or round designs. We even have one with a built in shelf!


Concealed showers

Concealed designs instantly provide a modern aesthetic as the components are hidden behind the wall. This creates a clean, fresh and impressive design. You can choose from different sized shower heads, a waterfall head and square or round valves – the choice is yours! You can even enjoy body jets in your shower from the comfort of your own home!

Exposed showers available at soak.com
Concealed showers available at soak.com

Electric showers

Electric showers are a type of shower which provides a whole host of benefits. If you haven’t got a boiler in your home, then an electric shower could be the option for you as there is no need for it to be connected to hot water mains. Thanks to an ingenious heating element installed within the shower, the water is heated ‘on demand’ meaning you and your family can shower for as long as you like without running out of water.

Installing an electric shower is more energy efficient as they heat the water. This is in contrast to a home with a boiler water system that has to heat a whole tank of water, which wastes energy in the process. However, electric showers can also increase your installation costs as a qualified professional will need to manage the setup (but we think it’s worth it).

As soon as you step into your shower, you will already have your favourite shower settings waiting for you. Simply set the temperatures once and they will always be there! This saves time and hassle which is great if you’re looking to have a quick and easy shower. We think this is fab because time and money isn’t wasted as you get the shower levels just right. You can accurately regulate the temperature with the control dial and enjoy five different spray patterns to personalise your shower as you see fit.

Digital showers

If you’re looking for a shower that is packed with innovative new design features, then a digital shower may be the choice for you. Put simply, it gives an individual complete control over their shower experience.

The intuitive display options allow you to change the temperature with precision, regulate the flow and even save user preferences. Another great benefit is that, thanks to wireless technology, the box can be installed with ease, anywhere within the home.

Bar mixer showers 

Enjoy the best of both worlds with an included bath filler. Whether your preference is showering or bathing there is no need to compromise. Both of these options make it easy to replace old showers and provides a quick replacement item. They are also affordable yet you still achieve an exposed look. 

There are different design valves available and different handheld shower heads. You can also choose from deck mounted (at the end of your bath) or wall mounted. Some also have the option for a bath tap if that’s what you’re looking for!

Electric showers available at soak.com
Digital showers available at soak.com
Bar mixer showers available at soak.com

Find your perfect shower

Now you have a better idea of the right shower for you, take a look at our fantastic range of showers.

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