I am about to have a new bath with a shower over the top installed. We don’t have a shower cubicle or space for one.
We are going for a slide rail/handset-style shower only for various reasons.
The thermostatic valve I will be fitting is a HIX Thermostatic Concealed 2 Outlet Shower Valve Vertical which is designed for systems starting at 0.2 bar. Hopefully, this is a good choice.
This is my current cold water reading off the bath tap hand shower nozzle for pressure: (I got very similar readings from the garden hose tap)
Static: 1.7 bar
Dynamic: 1.0 bar (Measured with the sink tap running - hopefully, I did this right)
Flow rate: 10-12 litres/ min (10 or a touch more at showering temp, 12 at cold).
All fed from a Valiant Ecotec24 Combi - this is a ground floor maisonette.
The one thing I can’t decide on is a showerhead. Obviously, the pressure is ‘OK’ but not amazing by any stretch.
I was looking at Kohler shower range, but I am a bit worried they all recommend min. 1 bar they might give a bit of a rubbish shower. Someone in a bathroom shop suggested the Grohe which is supposed to give excellent flow at 0.2 bar, but it is only a 100mm head and given we don’t have a rainfall shower, I am worried it might be a bit rubbish as a daily shower?
I’ve heard/ read that Aqualisa shower heads with wide bore hoses are meant to give the best flows of anything out there?
Any advice is most welcome!