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Staying safe in the bathroom—expert advice

Posted by Adam Chard in DIY Advice | 1 month ago 3 min read

With most accidents happening in the home, keeping your bathroom as safe as possible is our top priority. But what can you do to help prevent accidents? We asked our friends at Ideal Standard, the UK’s No 1 bathroom brand, to pass on their advice.

The bathroom is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. No matter your age, it should always be a sanctuary offering a safe and peaceful experience. So, when it comes to designing the perfect space, comfort and safety also need to be top priorities when it comes to selecting fixtures and fittings.


Keep it constant

When it comes to controlling water temperature, thermostatic mixers are a key consideration. If you’re not sure what they are, they’re taps which use an integrated mechanism that regulates the flow of hot and cold water to maintain a constant temperature. They’re durable and reliable and also reduce the risk of being burned or scalded by hot water.

Ideal Standard taps

Thermostatic mixer taps and showers keep water temperature consistent


Peace of mind

The integrated temperature control in thermostatic mixers provides reliable protection against scalding, improving the safety of fixtures in the bathroom. Thermostatic mixers provide a range of benefits for a variety of consumers, from families who want to make sure their young children stay safe to older people who are worried about using the bathroom alone. If mobility issues are a concern, they give extra protection if it takes people a little longer to turn off a tap. A constant temperature also makes it more comfortable for people to make sure they’re washing their hands properly, a key factor in maintaining good hygiene standards across the home.


How Ideal Standard can help

Ideal Standard recognises the huge safety and comfort benefits that thermostatic mixers can bring to the bathroom. All of our shower mixers have a temperature control button which can be set at installation, normally at 40°C, to guarantee maximum comfort and safety for all family members. Our Ceratherm collections all come with thermostatic valves built in, and offer a wide choice of models to suit every bathroom. Ergonomically designed, all of our thermostatic mixers are easy to use and clean making them a practical and convenient choice for a wide variety of bathrooms, with no compromise on looks.

Ideal Standard Ceratherm 100 exposed thermostatic mixer shower

The Ceratherm 100 thermostatic mixer shower features a valve that remains cool to the touch

Our Ceratherm 100 mixer shower (pictured above) in particular, is an excellent choice for families with young children. This model also features innovative cool body technology, meaning the space between the core of the fixture and the metal body is filled with cold water providing families with maximum protection against surface burns.

Ideal Standard understands that the perfect bathroom needs to be practical as well as visually pleasing and this means that safety and comfort need to be taken into serious consideration. Through the use of thermostatic mixers, households can guarantee that family members won't experience unexpected scalding, giving peace of mind to parents and enhancing independence for the elderly. The mixers ensure that comfort and style is always maintained, providing households with a relaxing and tranquil space.

Ideal Standard Concept Freedom exposed thermostatic mixer shower

Featuring lever pin handles which can be turned easily, the Concept Freedom thermostatic mixer shower is ideal for those with restricted mobility


Safe bathroom design from Ideal Standard

Designed with safety in mind, discover the full Ideal Standard bathroom range at Victoria Plum today. Simply click on the image below to begin browsing.

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More bathroom safety advice

At Victoria Plum, we're serious about bathroom safety. All our products meet strict British safety standards, to ensure your bathroom is safe for the whole family to enjoy. If you're searching for more articles on bathroom safety, why not check out our anti-slip tile advice, tips on creating a baby-safe bathroom and discover other ways you can keep safe in the bathroom.

And, to demonstrate our commitment to safety, not just to you but also to our colleagues, why not read about our recent international safety award?

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in DIY Advice | 1 month ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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