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We understand that showering is much more than just a boring daily task - it's a chance to completely unwind and indulge in pure relaxation after a long day. We want to make sure your showers are nothing short of amazing. That's why at Bathroom Supplies Online, we have got you covered with everything you need for an extraordinary shower experience. From luxurious shower trays to stylish shower enclosures, and all the essential shower accessories in between, we've got it all just for you.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Showers: Types, Accessories, and Kits

Showers play a vital role­ in our daily routines, offering both a refre­shing start and a relaxing end to our day. At Bathroom Supplies Online­, you'll find a huge selection of showe­ring essentials, each boasting unique feature­s and benefits. Let's e­xplore the fascinating world of showers, with a particular focus on e­lectric showers, mixer showe­rs, digital showers, shower accessorie­s, and shower kits. 

Electric showers are a popular choice due to their convenience and efficiency. They work by drawing cold water and heating it as it passes through the unit, providing a hot shower at any time, independent of the household's hot water system. This feature makes them an excellent choice for households with a high demand for hot water or those with a smaller hot water system. Electric showers are also energy-efficient, as they only heat the water being used. However, they typically have a lower water pressure compared to other types of showers.

Mixer showers blend hot and cold water to reach your desired temperature. They are connected to both hot and cold water supplies and offer a more powerful flow than electric showers. Mixer showers come in two types: thermostatic and manual. Thermostatic mixer showers maintain a constant temperature even if other water sources are being used in the house, making them a safer option. Manual mixers, on the other hand, require manual adjustment of water temperature.

Digital showers are the epitome of shower technology, offering precise control over temperature and flow. They work similarly to mixer showers, but with a digital control unit that can be placed anywhere in the bathroom. Some models even offer remote control or smartphone app control. Digital showers can be either electric or mixer, and many come with additional features like touch screens, LED displays, and pre-set options for different users.

Below is the stunning Marflow Vossen.

Shower accessories enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your shower. Showerheads are a crucial accessory, with options ranging from basic single spray patterns to multi-functional models with various spray modes. Handheld showerheads offer flexibility, while rain showerheads provide a luxurious, spa-like experience.

Every day shower accessories we sometimes take for granted is the handy shower basket. These give you a convenient spot to place your soap bars, toothbrush, shower gel and more whilst you're taking your shower. At bathroom supplies online, we have a huge range of stylish and affordable options, so look no further if you're in the market for something like this.

Shower glass doors are essential for keeping water contained. Anti-slip mats and grab bars enhance safety, while shower caddies and soap dispensers provide convenient storage. For a touch of luxury, consider adding a waterproof speaker or a shower stool.

Shower kits are a convenient option for those looking to install a new shower or upgrade an existing one. They typically include a showerhead, a hose, and a riser rail, but more comprehensive kits may also include a mixer valve or an electric shower unit. Shower kits come in various styles and finishes, making it easy to find one that matches your bathroom decor.

Pictured above are some fantastic options from Vado.

Whethe­r you prefer the simplicity of an e­lectric shower, the powe­r of a mixer shower, or the high-te­ch features of a digital shower, the­re is a wide range of showe­r systems available on our website to cater to your ne­eds. By selecting the­ appropriate accessories and a suitable­ shower kit, you can create not only a functional but also a very e­njoyable and personalised showe­ring experience­. It is important to keep in mind that the be­st-suited shower for you depe­nds on your specific requireme­nts, preference­s, and the existing infrastructure of your home­.

Shower Enclosures:

Shower e­nclosures are vital components of e­very bathroom, serving both practical and aesthe­tic purposes. Our selection of e­nclosures come in various styles, size­s, and materials to perfectly comple­ment any bathroom design. Here we will de­lve into the differe­nt types of shower enclosure­s, their advantages, and important considerations whe­n selecting one from us.

Showe­r enclosures, also known as shower cubicle­s or stalls, are specially designe­d to confine water within a specific are­a - typically the shower space. The­y can either be standalone­ structures or fitted into a corner of the­ bathroom. Additionally, there is a range of style­ options available including framed, semi-frame­d, and frameless designs.

Below you can see an absolutely gorgeous Minos enclosure from Dawn Showering, one of our best sellers.

Frame­d shower enclosures are characterised by sturdy metal frames that provide­ structural support. Typically crafted from aluminium or steel, the­se enclosures can be­ customised with an array of colours to match your bathroom decor. Framed mode­ls thrive on durability and cost-effective­ness while being re­latively easy to install – a popular choice among home­owners.

Semi-framed shower enclosures offer a balance between both robustness and a sleek appe­arance, semi-framed showe­r enclosures strike an ide­al balance. These mode­ls feature metal framing around ce­rtain parts of the structure but leave­ the door frameless for a more­ contemporary look. The advantage lie­s not only in their modern aesthe­tic, but also affordability compared to fully framed or framele­ss counterparts.

Frameless shower enclosures are the epitome of modern bathroom design. They use heavy-duty tempered glass that is strong enough to support itself without the need for a frame. The result is a sleek, minimalist design that offers an unobstructed view into the shower. While frameless enclosures are the most expensive option, they are also the most aesthetically pleasing and can add significant value to your home.

On the left is the classic Burlington Quadrant shower enclosure, and on the right is the best selling Novellini Young enclosure.

Shower enclosures also come in a variety of shapes, including square, rectangular, neo-angle, and round.The shape you choose will largely depend on the size and layout of your bathroom.For example, neo-angle enclosures are perfect for small bathrooms or corner installations, while round enclosures are ideal for larger bathrooms with more space.

When choosing a shower enclosure, there are several factors to consider. First, consider the size of your bathroom. You'll need to ensure that the enclosure fits comfortably within the space without making it feel cramped. Second, consider your bathroom's design. The enclosure should complement the overall aesthetic of the room. Finally, consider your budget. While frameless enclosures may be more desirable, you must keep in mind they tend to be more expensive. It's important to find a balance between cost and style that works for you.

Shower enclosures are a truely crucial component of any bathroom. They offer privacy, functionality, and can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room. Whether you prefer the traditional look of a framed enclosure, the modern appeal of a frameless model, or something in between, there's a shower enclosure out there that's perfect for your bathroom.

Shower Trays:

One essential element that can elevate your shower experience is the shower tray. Let's explore the many different types of shower trays available in the market and on Bathroom Supplies Online, including square, rectangular, quadrant, offset quadrant, and walk-in shower trays.

Let's start off with a brilliant example from one of the top brands in the UK, the i.life Ultraflat S from Ideal Standard (pictured below)

Square shower trays are timeless classics that bring a symmetrical and sleek look to any bathroom. Their compact design makes them ideal for smaller bathrooms or en-suites. Square shower trays are available in various sizes, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your space. Their straightforward installation process and versatility make them a popular choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of sophistication to their bathrooms.

For those seeking a more spacious showering experience, rectangular shower trays are the way to go. With their elongated shape, they offer ample room for movement and a luxurious showering experience. These trays are available in a wide range of sizes, allowing you to create a shower enclosure that fits your specific vision. Whether you prefer a minimalist design or a more intricate aesthetic, rectangular shower trays can transform your bathroom into a stylish oasis.

Pictured on the left is the grand Roman Lumin8 Colossus Shower Tray, and on the right is the TrayMate Linear Offset Quadrant.

Quadrant shower trays are an excellent choice for bathrooms with limited space. Designed to fit snugly into a corner, these trays maximise space utilisation without compromising on style. Their curved front edge adds a touch of elegance to your shower enclosure, making it visually appealing. Quadrant shower trays are available in a variety of sizes, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your bathroom layout.

Offset quadrant shower trays offer a clever twist on the traditional quadrant design. With an off-centre waste position, these trays provide a larger showering area while still fitting neatly into a corner. This design ensures a comfortable and spacious showering experience, even in compact bathrooms. Offset quadrant shower trays are available in various sizes, making them a versatile option for any bathroom.

If you desire a modern and open feel in your bathroom, walk-in shower trays are the perfect choice. These trays eliminate the need for doors or enclosures, creating a seamless transition between the shower area and the rest of the bathroom. With their low-level design, walk-in shower trays offer easy access for people of all ages and abilities. They are available in a range of sizes and styles, allowing you to customise your shower space to suit your preferences.

Below is the stunning, yet affordable MX Elements Walk-in Tray.

Shower trays are not just functional but also serve as a design statement in your bathroom. Whether you prefer the classic square and rectangular shapes, the space-saving quadrant and offset quadrant designs, or the open and modern feel of walk-in shower trays, there is a perfect option to suit your taste and bathroom layout. Upgrade your showering experience by choosing the right shower tray that blends style, functionality, and personal expression. Transform your bathroom into a tranquil oasis that reflects your unique personality and enhances your daily routine.

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