Shower Faucets - Design Choices
What options are available?
Temperature control is one of the most important thing in the shower – hence the need for good shower faucets. Many years ago, the standard in bathrooms was to have two separate faucets, one controlling the hot and one the cold water distribution through the showerhead. The problem with this is that it is very hard to find a suitable and satisfactory temperature without lots of readjustment.
The most common shower and tub faucets currently available on the market is a single lever faucet which allows for easy control of the water temperature. Users simply need to swivel the lever from the centre (where the water will come out tepid), to either side where it will come out gradually hotter or colder the further from the centre they turn.
While the two-faucet design is still used in some instances, a single lever faucet is much safer for users as it helps to eliminate possible scalding.
Most shower fittings come as a complete package that will include a matching showerhead and a faucet set. They come in a wide variety of finishes with everything from polished brass and nickel through to satin and brushed chrome, all designed to suit the tastes and needs of most consumers, whether they are going for a modern or yesteryear look.