What types of commercial showers are available?
There are a variety of different commercial shower types available for use in a commercial washroom and changing room, designed to suit the varying needs and specifications of different sites and projects.
For commercial installations the three main types to consider are:
- Fixed Concealed/Exposed Shower Controls and Heads
- All-in-One Shower Panels
- Commercial Electric Showers
On exposed set-ups, chrome piping connects at one end to a shower control with a back or bottom inlet and to a showerhead at the other, both of which are fixed on to the wall.
Concealed set-ups operate in a similar fashion, though all pipework is concealed behind either ducting or a stud wall. All that is visible is the shower control and the showerhead. This is obviously preferable for areas that may be more susceptible to vandalism such as public changing areas.
All-in-one shower panels are, as the name suggests, single, solid units that contain the control mechanism, the showerhead, and all the pipework which runs between the two. Although they are usually push-button controlled, different models have different features such as sensor-operated units, temperature control, and integrated thermal mixing valves.
Commercial electric showers follow the basic principals of domestic electric showers. They are more attractive and stylish than the other shower types but are also less vandal-resistant, making them more suitable for use in higher specification washroom with limited or known users as opposed to high turnover, public washrooms.