Exposed Valve Mixer Showers
An exposed mixer shower is the classic solution to showering - though not as popular now as it once was. The main difference between an exposed shower and a concealed one is the valve itself being visible rather than built in to the wall. This exposure means that the shower itself can have many different accessory options, including rigid riser kits or exposed shower kits that connect directly to the visible parts of the shower. Some of the main differences between these exposed mixer showers include the valve design and operation - examples include "sequential" valves that control both flow and temperature in tandem and "concentric" designs which include 2 independent controls that are positioned inside one another, often giving the appearance of just a single control. For the more traditional valves, you may find that a diverter can switch the flow of your shower between a drencher head, a shower handset and even a tap spout!
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