Hello, this is the Blog for Bathrooms at Source Online shop and my name is Simon and i will be waffeling on about various aspects of the bog flogging industry.
Stainless steel bathroom shower the most popular UK configuration
Inox is our best selling stainless stell range,
mostly i guess because it is pure stainless steel and not plated brass.
I keep getting asked what is the most popular setting for a brushed stainless steel shower?
Rather than a bulky slide rail kit, but still with the ability to be flexible for your showering needs.
What are the British standard shower hose sizes?
Well the standard size is 150cm and this comes in most bath shower mixers and shower sets that you buy as a complete set.
If you want to go bigger then you can get a 1.75 or a 2m and even a 3m and 3.2m hose (and search for them like 1.75 shower hose etc)
If you want to go smaller the you can go 1.25 1m (although this seems permantley out of stock) 0.8m, 0.75 and our own 0.5m hose
A really small hose like the 500mm we do is mainly to look good with no big hanging down hose that people dislike so much.
Being so small it would be difficult to use unless it`s fixed position as 500mm is tiny, but it does look really neat :)
At last someone has produced a Traditional pull out of the bath handset and hose kit
This product from Crosswater rather cleverly collects the water that runs down the hose,
and sends it to the bath waste (has to be a Crosswater one of course).
Crosswater Belgravia Follow Me Traditional Pull Out Of The Bath Handset Kit BL812C
Pull out of the bath handset kit with handset, hose and escutchion (cover plate)
Cross Contamination Shower Hose too long in a Hospital
Which shower hose should i buy to stop this cross contamination.
We keep getting asked this as we sell the shortest shower hose in the UK (0.5m)
This is not the right option in this case.
The 0.5m hose is really for people who hate the long looping shower hoses and want something that looks neat.
They realise at this length the hose is mmostly decorative.
In a hospital patients would be going mad as it is so short and would lead to much frustration.
We would recommend either a 0.8m or a 1m hose as this can be used to shower with but should be short enough to not cross contaminate.
If you are a hospital or doing a spec for a hospital then please do not buy the very small 500mm (0.5m) shower hose.
Should i buy a one or two door Quadrant shower enclosure?
Simple answer = 1 door
Why? = Because a two door, although they look good they always come off the runners and need constant maintenance.
as with all new branded shower doors please only use soap amnd water or Ecover as otherwise you will take the clear shield coating off.
Will a shorter shower hose improve your shower pressure?
Well the short (parden the pun) answer is yes.
But there are some variables in that answer,
but if you were replacing a longer shower hose with a shorter shower hose,
and they both had the same bore (hole inside measured in mm) then the water will come out a bit stronger.
This is because it has less distance to travel and less kinks to navigate that slow down the flow of water.
I personally think that our 0.5m shower hose is too short to replace a normal sized showering hose.
As there is just not enough play for it to be used for general showering.
however a 0.8m or a 1m shower hose may suit you very well indeed.
Goodbye to our warehouse lass artwork
Our artwork is going from our warehouse.
Sadly we have had one of warehouse doors taken down and replaced with a normal door.
It is progress and far more practical but i will miss our warehouse lass :(
A side wall mounted heated towel rail - what a good idea
The Midhurst from JIS is one of the best ideas for years in the bathroom industry.
What a good design idea.]
Probably not suited if you have toddlers around the house.
But this design frees up wall space and you will be able to dry your towels much easier
than a conventional rail, where you sometimes have to squeexe them down the back.
made out of stainless steel and has a 25 year guarantee
Vado`s long awaited Red dot winner the Kovera range is finally here.
This tap and shower valve range were incredibally hard to get from the original design concept to the finished article.
Other tap makers have tried and failed with this design, but Vado are the industries tortoises.
They are very thorough and have come up with a sure fire winner here.
With cutting edge design combined with Vado`s tried and trusted excellence in producing well made taps.
They have to be well made as Vado offer a 12 year guarantee on them.