Given the environmental situation in the world today, there’s been ever growing interest and investment into eco-friendly product innovation and your bathroom is no exception. Water saving is a hot topic in today’s media and there have been plenty of new products introduced to the market to help today’s modern consumer on the journey to saving water in their own home.
Here’s a quick breakdown as to the products that you may or may not have heard of: Water saving shower heads water saving shower heads is an interesting product for your bathroom. From the outside, they look just like any other ordinary shower head. There are two types you can find on today’s market. The first restricts the flow of water through the shower head itself, forcing less water to flow though per minute. The downside to this is that it might be a noticeable change to your shower, when really you want a pampering barrage of water flowing through. The second option is a shower head that injects air into the flowing water, making it feel as if the shower is using more water, but without the actual water usage.
Water saving taps Conventional taps tend to use a significant amount of water, especially if they’re left running throughout the process of brushing your teeth. Because of this, lower flow taps are available on the markets today which have a lever or button for reducing the water flow when you don’t need it. Also, much like some water saving shower heads, some water saving taps will now include an aerator which mixes the flowing water with air to make it feel like you’re using a lot of water when really you’re not.
A lot of Cross water taps now come with a water saving option, giving you the choice to save water when you’re buying new taps. Dual flush cisterns Surprisingly, the most water used in a bathroom is usually down to the toilet flush. As this can happen anywhere up to 10-15 times a day in a lot of UK homes, the water usage can build up really quickly. Most modern toilets will now come with a dual flush cistern, allowing a small or large flush whenever it’s necessary to do so.
Reinforced acrylic or steel baths lot of people around the UK still enjoy a long, relaxing soak in the bath and why not? We owe it to ourselves after a long day of hard work. The issue with a lot of baths in UK homes is that, due to the low quality of manufacturing materials, they don’t stay warm for very long. This leads to a lot of people topping up baths with hot water whenever necessary. Reinforced acrylic or steel baths are made from much higher insulating materials and keep water hot for up to 30 minutes longer.
Although slightly more expensive than conventional bathtubs, they can be a real money saver in the long term. This post was contributed by Island Bathrooms, a specialist bathroom retailer in the United Kingdom with two large showrooms in Bournemouth & Salisbury.