Grohtherm 2000 exposed thermostatic bath/shower mixer
Thermstats and pressure balance valves blend the hot and cold water supplies and control the water flow to the showerhead. Thermostatic valves are more expensive, however they offer a number of beneficial safety features in return for the additional cost.
For safety and comfort, a thermostat is an essential part of every shower. It allows you to pre-set a preferred water temperature and maintains it for the duration of your shower.
A thermostat will adjust the water supply to the shower within the fraction of a second should there be a change in the temperature or pressure of the supplied water – for example, if someone were to flush a WC elsewhere in the home. A good thermostat will have a built-in safety feature to prevent the temperature for accidentally being raised above 38 degrees Celsius. Many also incorporate a diverter valve that allows you to switch between two shower outlets.
Grohtherm 3000 concealed thermostat
Pressure balance valves
Pressure balance vales work in the same way as basin faucets and can either be single control or dual control. They do not react to drops in water pressure or changes in temperature.
GROHE Allure pressure balance valve trim
The latest development in showering is the introduction of digital thermostats. These are operated by remote control – unlike a conventional thermostat, where the controls and the valve are connected to one another – allowing you to locate the thermostat wherever you choose. Individual user buttons allow you to pre-set your preferred water temperature and flow rate. Wireless technology ensures that there are no electrics in the shower area.
Diverter valves and volume controls
If you have more than one shower outlet (for example a hand shower and a shower head) you will need a diverter valve or volume control. This allows you to divert the water between the two outlets. If you have a third outlet you may also require a stop valve.
The number of shower heads you can have working at once depends on both the water pressure and the volume of hot water available. Call 1-800-891-0896 to talk to the Faucet Experts at eFaucets for expert advice on Grohe Faucets and Grohe Shower Faucets.
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The Grohe K4 collection of kitchen faucets
The kitchen is the central meeting point of every household. From breakfast to relaxing with friends, its design needs to meet the requirements of all of its users. Before you start, consider all the tasks and activities that you would like to use the space for and include an area for each of these.
Both the size and shape of your kitchen will help you to determine the best way to utilise the space. The principal activity zones: the sink, the cooker or hob and a preparation/serving area, should be laid out in a triangle and contained within an area that is uninterrupted by through traffic. This is often referred to as the work triangle and is the most efficient way to plan a kitchen, as it cuts down on time spent walking between these areas. It may be that you will need to re-locate some of the service points – e.g. water, electricity and waste pipes – within the space to create the best layout.
Locating the essentials
Ideally there should be an area of work surface, either side of the sink and hob. Freestanding range-style cookers give a semi-professional look. If you prefer built-in appliances, then consider locating a single or double oven in a tall unit as they are more convenient to use at this height. Remember that front-loading appliances, such as ovens and dishwashers, will require extra space in front of them for comfortable access. Locate this dishwasher adjacent to the sink, so that you can easily pre-rise dishes before loading the dishwasher.
Style and design
Consider the amount of storage space you will need for food, pans, tableware and small appliances. Locate wide pan drawers between the sink and the hob and allow adequate surface space for the kettle, toaster and other frequently used extras. Wall units often make a small kitchen appear smaller, so consider glass-fronted doors for a lighter feel, or combine them with open shelving. Tall pull-out larders are now popular and allow easy access to all their contents. Mid-height and full-height units can be used to house a built-in appliance as well as provide extra storage space.
Open-plan kitchen/dining areas are now a popular choice. If you have the space, include an island or peninsular unit to separate the work zone from the dining area. Here, choosing a different worktop material will add interest and help to define the two areas. This is also a good place to locate a breakfast bar for informal dining and a second sink.
For great kitchen faucets that will set the style for you kitchen and home, we recommend Grohe Kitchen Faucets.
Rainshower® hand shower
For maximum flexibility, choose a shower that offers a choice of spray patterns. Today’s hand showers are sophisticated pieces of engineering. They offer a selection of sensations, enabling each user to select their preferred pattern to suit their mood or the time of day.
Rain showerheads feature a generous number of shower nozzles creating a wide and delicate pattern to soothe the skin.
Enriched with air bubbles, Champagne patterns are soft and luxurious – ideal for a relaxing shower.
A Pure pattern is simply a wide stream of water delivered from the centre of the showerhead.
By reducing the number of nozzles used, the pressure of the water is increased. An intense spray for targeting areas.
The therapeutic of this pulsating pattern will relax and soothe the body and mind.
This all-encompassing spray is a great all-rounder and the perfect way to freshen up.
When it comes to showers there is no one better in the business then Grohe. The Rainshower® was made popular and trademarked by Grohe. We believe that Grohe shower faucets are the superior of the industry.