Exposed Shower Valves

If you're looking for a traditional look or modern, clean design in your bathroom, an exposed shower valve is a great option. Depending on the design of the chosen shower components, the styles range from traditional to ultra modern. Thermostatic exposed showers have a built-in anti-scald mechanism that keeps your family safe from hot water fluctuations, which is an excellent safety feature. At HOUSE OF ENKI we have a great selection of shower systems with finishes including chrome and antique bronze. If you don't see the perfect combination of an exposed shower set that you're looking for in our online store, please contact us. We would be more than happy to help you find what you're looking for and provide advice on availability.

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Buying Guide & FAQs

Exposed shower valves are an excellent choice for those who want to add a touch of style to their bathroom. They offer a sleek and modern look that can really make a statement and at HOUSE OF ENKI we offer high-quality options for every budget. In this guide, we'll share everything you need to know about exposed shower valves, from how they work to what to look for when shopping. Contact us now if you would like any additional information.

What are exposed shower valves?

An exposed shower valve is a type of shower valve that is not concealed behind a wall or tile. This means that the valve is visible and can be easily accessed. Exposed shower valves are often used in modern and contemporary bathrooms, as they offer a sleek and stylish look.

Types of Exposed Shower Valves

There are two main types of exposed shower valves: thermostatic and manual.

Thermostatic valves are the most common type of exposed shower valve. They have a built-in temperature control, so you can set it and forget it and they maintain a consistent water temperature, even if the water pressure changes. This is ideal for those who want to avoid sudden temperature changes when someone else uses the water in your home.

Manual valves do not have a built-in temperature control, so you will need to manually adjust the water temperature each time you use the shower. This is not ideal for those who want a consistent water temperature, but this type of shower valve can be a more budget-friendly option.

What to Look for When Buying an Exposed Shower Valve

When shopping for an exposed shower valve, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Type

First, consider the type of valve you want. As we mentioned, thermostatic valves are the most common type, but you may prefer a manual valve if you're on a budget. You will also need to make sure that the type of valve you choose is compatible with your shower head.

Finish

Next, think about the finish. Exposed shower valves are available in a variety of finishes, from chrome to brushed nickel. Choose a finish that coordinates with the overall look of your bathroom and other shower accessories.

Ease of Use

Finally, you'll want to make sure that the exposed shower valve you choose is easy to use. This is especially important if you have small children or elderly family members who will be using the shower. Look for a valve with a simple design and clear instructions.

How do exposed shower valves work?

Exposed shower valves work similarly to any other type of shower valve. They are responsible for controlling the water flow to your shower head. When you turn on the water, the handle on the exposed shower valve will need to be turned in order to allow water to flow through. You can then adjust the water temperature by turning the handle in either direction. Once you have the desired water temperature, you can pull the handle to activate the shower.

What are the benefits of exposed shower valves?

There are many benefits to using an exposed shower valve in your bathroom. One benefit is that they offer a sleek and stylish look. Exposed shower valves can really make a statement in a modern or contemporary bathroom, and they come in traditional styles as well. Another benefit is that they are easy to use. Because they are not concealed behind a wall or tile, you can easily access the valve and adjust the water flow as needed. This also means that installation and maintenance are often faster, simpler and cheaper than other alternatives due to the ease of access. Finally, exposed shower valves are typically very durable and built to last.