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How to Choose the Right Shower Waste for Your Bathroom

by E Cavendish 14 May 2024 0 Comments
How to Choose the Right Shower Waste for Your Bathroom


Selecting the correct shower waste is crucial to ensuring efficient drainage and maintaining the cleanliness and functionality of your shower area. A good shower waste system not only prevents plumbing issues but also complements the overall design of your bathroom.

At Tapron Ireland, we understand the importance of this often overlooked component in your bathroom setup. Here’s a detailed guide to help our customers in Ireland choose the best shower waste system for their needs.

Types of Shower Waste

  • Standard Shower Waste: This is the most common type used in residential bathrooms. It typically features a small strainer or grate over the drain to catch hair and other debris, with a trap beneath that prevents sewer gases from entering the bathroom.

  • High-Flow Shower Waste: Designed for power showers and high-volume systems, high-flow wastes are larger in diameter, allowing for the faster removal of water. They are ideal for ensuring that the shower does not overflow during use, especially in systems with high water output.

  • Concealed Shower Waste: These are designed to be less visible, offering a cleaner and more streamlined look. Concealed wastes are often used in modern bathroom designs where minimalism and aesthetic are key considerations.

  • Decorative Shower Waste: Available in various finishes such as chrome, brass, and matte black, decorative shower wastes can be chosen to match other bathroom fixtures and accessories, enhancing the overall design.

choosing right shower waste

Factors to Consider When Choosing Shower Waste

  1. Size and Compatibility: Ensure that the shower waste you choose fits the diameter of your shower’s drain hole. Standard sizes are typically around 90mm, but it is crucial to measure your specific requirements.

  2. Flow Rate: Consider the flow rate of your shower system. A higher flow rate might require a high-flow waste to prevent water from pooling in the stall.

  3. Material: Choose a material that is durable and resistant to corrosion. Materials like stainless steel or brass offer longevity and are easier to clean.

  4. Maintenance: Look for a shower waste that is easy to clean and maintain. Models with removable strainers or baskets make it easier to remove hair and debris.

  5. Style and Finish: Select a shower waste that complements the style of your bathroom. With a variety of finishes available, you can choose a waste that matches your taps, shower fittings, and other bathroom accessories.

Installation Considerations

While some DIY enthusiasts may feel comfortable installing shower waste themselves, it is often advisable to hire a professional plumber, especially for complex setups or when installing a completely new system. A professional installation ensures that the shower waste is correctly connected to your home’s plumbing system, reducing the risk of leaks or water damage.

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Choosing the right shower waste is essential for maintaining an efficient, hygienic, and stylish bathroom. At Tapron Ireland, we provide a wide selection of shower waste options that cater to various needs and preferences, ensuring that you can find exactly what you need for your home.

Whether you're upgrading an existing shower or undertaking a full bathroom renovation, our expert team can help you select the perfect shower waste to complement your bathroom design and ensure optimal functionality. Visit us today to explore our range and take the next step in enhancing your bathroom experience.

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