Thermostatic Shower Valves Guide

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Thermostatic Mixer Shower Kit, 200mm Square Head - Saltoro Premium

If you decide to opt for a minimalist look, the BathEmpire thermostatic concealed valves are a great option.

As the name suggests, all the pipework is installed behind the plaster wall, floor or ceiling (depending on the layout of your bathroom). This will leave your bathroom with a visually stunning, clean finish.

The key components of thermostatic concealed valves are:

The thermostatic concealed valves are sold as 1 Way, 2 Way or 3 Way mixers.

Each name refers to the number of outlets to which the shower is able to deliver water.

Concealed valves can be a bit confusing, so we have clarified the differences below.

One Way Thermostatic Shower Valves

These are ideal for a single main shower head.

Top dial

Turns on the water and controls the flow of water.

Lower dial

The lower dial allows you to set the water temperature from 20°C to 50°C.

Thermostatic Shower Valve - Round 1 Way Mixer - Basic Range - Stud Wall Only

Thermostatic Shower Valve - Round 2 Way Mixer - Finest Range

Two Way Thermostatic Shower Valves

These allow you to add a secondary outlet.

Top dial

Turns the water on and controls the flow from a primary outlet.

Middle dial
Allows you to set the water temperature from 20°C to 50°C.

Lower dial

Turns the water on and controls the flow from a secondary outlet.

You would require the two way thermostatic shower valves if your shower kit consists of:

  1. A primary outlet – Fixed shower head
  2. A secondary outlet
    1. Hand held shower head
    2. Body jets/bath filler

Thermostatic Shower Valve - Square 2 Way Mixer - Premium Range

Thermostatic Shower Valve - Square 3 Way Mixer - Premium Range

Middle dial

Turns the water on and controls the flow.

Lower dial

Allows you to set the water temperature from 20°C to 50°C.

Thermostatic Shower Valve - Square 3 Way Mixer - Premium Range

Three Way Thermostatic Shower Valves

These allow the most flexibility, as you can add a second and third outlet.

Top dial

Allows you to select from a fixed shower head, a secondary outlet and/or a tertiary outlet.

You can have either one working outlet or a combination of two working simultaneously.

It is not possible for all three to work together.

Thermostatic Shower Valve - Square 3 Way Mixer - Premium Range

You can set up a kit where two of these outlets can be used at the same time:

  1. A primary outlet – Fixed shower head
  2. A secondary outlet
    1. Hand held shower head
    2. Body jets/ bath filler
  3. A tertiary outlet –
    1. Hand held shower head
    2. Body jets/ bath filler

For a complete overview of our shower ranges, take a look at our Shower Buying Guide.

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What Next?

If you are wondering what combination of shower components to install in your latest bathroom remodel, here are the choices.

200mm Square Head - Shower Kit - Premium Slimline Range

Shower Body Jet - Round

Ready Made Showers

To make life easier, take a browse through our concealed shower kits.  There are many options to choose, from LED showers heads to bath filler bar mixer kits to shower body jets.

Shower Body Jets

What could more revitalising than an entire body shower?

Our massaging shower body jets can deliver an additional flow of water. You can select as many shower body jets as required, depending on the size of your shower.

We currently stock a range of round and square designs, finished in heavy chrome.

Want a speedy installation?

If all these options seem overwhelming, take a look at these bathroom packages where we have combined together all the necessary shower components to simplify the job for you.

From quadrant shower enclosures to shower baths, we have taken the best designs and combined them in an easy to use package.

Harper Straight Bath Package, Round Double