Shower cabins are an excellent alternative to ordinary bathroom, which is explained by the convenience of installing and operating this plumbing equipment. Today it is a huge range of shower cabins from foreign and domestic manufacturers.
In the modern market of sanitary equipment, there is a large range of shower cabins, which differ in some functions and appearance.
By the type of design, the plumbing equipment of this species is divided not by several options.
- Open designs without ceiling are the easiest way of equipment. Such devices are installed in the corner of the bathroom. Shower corners consist of pallet and special fences with doors.
- Closed boxes are a hermetic design fenced from all sides. Such equipment can be equipped with a variety of useful features.
The appearance of the equipment largely depends on the type and shape of the pallet. Low and high pallets allocate in dimensions. The height of deep pallets can be thirty centimeters. Products with low walls (up to twenty centimeters) are greater popularity thanks to easy to operate.
The following types of pallets are distinguished in the form:
- trapezoidal shape;
- Asymmetric form.
The size of the plumbing device depends on the dimensions of the pallet. When choosing a suitable equipment, it is necessary to take into account not only the area that equipment will take, but also convenience for humans in the process of water procedures.
Mainly produced products with the following parameters:
- Compact – up to 1×1 m;
- Average – up to 1.3×1.3 m;
- Large – 1.7×0.8 m.
The height of the shower design can vary from 1.7 to 2.5 meters.
Recommendations for choosing
When choosing a suitable design, it is important to take into account not only its functionality, but also design. The cabin must harmoniously fit into the bathroom interior. Dimensions and shape of plumbing equipment depends on the room area. For a small bathroom, a suitable option is a compact shower corner. In the room of a large area, dimensional closed boxes with a semicircular or asymmetric pallet look better.
Each shower cabin has a door in his configuration. Folds are sliding and swinging. Sliding structures are most convenient to operate, especially when it comes to a small bathroom. When choosing plumbing should not forget to pay attention to its quality. High-quality equipment guarantees a long service life and compliance with goods to all stated characteristics.
Before buying a shower cabin, it is important to familiarize yourself with the well-known manufacturers and their goods. The main leaders in the art are German, Finnish and Italian companies.
Shower cabins from Germany are quite expensive, due to the high quality of the equipment and a long service life. Among the popular German producers presented in the Russian market, several companies can be distinguished.
- Lagard. Firm produces multifunctional elite cabins. The equipment is characterized by an original design and modern mode management system and functions.
- Huppe. The company produces plumbing in the middle price range. However, the relatively low cost of the equipment does not affect its quality, functionality and design. Partitions and Huppe Cabin Doors are equipped with glass, which is characterized by high dirt resistance.
- AM. PM. Firm specializes in the manufacture of premium plumbers. Most of the company’s Cabin models am. Pm is equipped with hydromassage function. Plumbing equipment has not only a variety of useful features, but also executed in beautiful design.
- Wasserfalle. The company is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of sanitary equipment worldwide. Shower cabins of this company are equipped with high-strength glass and have high technical specifications.
Italian shower cabins are considered one of the best products among other products. Plumbing from Italy differs not only by high quality, but also original design. Multiple companies are leaders for the production and supply of shower cabins.
- Jacuzzi. The company manufactures multifunctional elite shower cabins using the most modern advanced technologies. Plumbing is equipped with a large number of useful features and is distinguished by excellent quality.
- Albatros. TOWipania produces premium shower cabins. Plumbing equipment has a practical, simple, but at the same time an attractive design. Cab design is characterized by high strength and durability.
Finnish shower cabins are available in different price range: from standard to premium class. However, both elite and inexpensive models have excellent performance and high quality. Among the popular Finnish manufacturers of shower structures can be distinguished by several companies.
- Ideal Standard. The company produces a wide range of various bathroom equipment. Representative offices of the company are open in many European countries.
- Geberit. The company is the world leader in the production of plumbing. On the territory of Finland, a separate representation of the company operates, which produces high-tech shower cabins under the IDO brand.
The Russian market of sanitary equipment presents a wide range of shower cabins. The quality and technical characteristics of plumbing with world leaders compete manufacturers from various countries.
- Spain. Spanish shower cabins on the Russian market are mainly represented in the average price segment. Despite the low cost, the quality of plumbing at a fairly high level. Among the popular Spanish manufacturers, you can allocate firms: Roca, Esbano, Alvaro.
- Czech Republic. Czech manufacturers produce shower cabins both economies and extra-classes. World fame received Ravak and Luxus.
- Poland. Polish Shower Cabins manufactured by Cersanit and Radaway combine original design and high quality.
- Sweden. Swiss production of IFO and Gustavsberg firms are most popular in the world market.
- Russia. On the territory of Russia there are not so many manufacturers of shower cabins. The leaders in this industry are River, “Radomir”, “Triton”.
- China. Plumbing equipment of Chinese production is mainly produced in low price segment. Budget shower cabins have no bad quality, but may require additional care. For example, glass in the cabin can be treated with an anti-duty agent to prevent rapid surface pollution and divorce formation.
About how to listen and install a shower cabin, you will learn from the following video.