We've hand-picked these items because they are a great choice alongside the Crosswater Kai Exposed Thermostatic Straight Bath Shower Mixer Valve
Not only does this bath and shower valve deliver on looks but also safety and easy of use. Thanks to Ceramic Disc technology, the water flow and temperature valves will be incredibly smooth to use giving you more precise control of the temperature and preventing accidental jolting up to unsafe temperatures as previously experienced with older, stiffer valves. Crosswater have also included an automatic shutdown of water if your hot or cold water supply fails as well as a control limit of 38ºC with a manual override button, giving you peace of mind when your family are in the shower or bath. Using the conveniently placed diverter button, you can also switch the water flow quickly and with ease from your shower to your bath and vice versa.
- Exposed thermostatic bath and shower valve with wall unions for mounting on your wall
- Ceramic Disc technology makes the controls smooth and easy to use with no excess dripping
- Safety features include a 38ºC temperature safety stop with a manual override button, as well as an automatic water shutdown if your hot or cold water supply fails
- Separate flow and temperature controls
- ¾” outlet and inlet
- Included you'll receive an easy to use kit for easy installation
- Made from Brass with a Chrome plated finish
- Suitable for Medium and High Pressure systems only - minimum 0.5 bar water pressure is recommended
- WRAS Approved to TMV2
- 15 year manufacturers guarantee
|Global Trade Item Number||5055833618736|
|Type||Bath Shower Mixers|
|Brand Range||Crosswater Kai Lever|
|GuaranteeMore information||15 Years|
Please note that these guarantees are provided by the manufacturer, and will be subject to individual terms and conditions, for example avoiding abrasive bleach-based cleaning products.
If you need further info about a specific manufacturer's guarantee, please contact our team.
|Cartridge TypeMore information||Ceramic Disc|
|Number of OutletsMore information||2 Outlets|
Taps use either a ceramic disc cartridge or a rubber compression washer to control flow. Rubber washers will naturally wear down with use, and the tap handle will require more and more rotations to turn on or off. On the plus side, it's very easy to replace a rubber washer and they're available everywhere.
Ceramic disc cartridges need only a 90-degree rotation to fully open or close, and the 2 ceramic plates are incredibly hard-wearing and resilient. They're more expensive to make, but they allow for a huge range of designs, easy operation and simple maintenance if needed.
Whilst it is rare for a ceramic cartridge to need replacing, you may very occasionally need to remove and rinse the cartridge if grit or debris within the water system is preventing the 2 plates from closing properly. Much like replacing a rubber washer, this is a quick and easy job, and will ensure many years of use.
This indicates how many water outlets you can pair with your shower valves. Choosing valves with more outlets will give you flexibility over the number of products you can add to your shower.
Each outlet from your shower valve will divert water to the section of your shower that needs it, so each extra outlet allows you to add another product. For example: with 1 outlet you could have just a fixed shower head. 2 outlets will allow you to have a fixed shower head and shower handset. 3 will allow both of these with the addition of a body jet.
|Mounting Type||Wall Mounted|
|Tap Holes||2 Holes|
|Handle Type||Round, Dual Control|
|Spout TypeMore information||Straight Spout|
Tap spouts are available in a variety of different styles which have an effect on both the look and function of your tap. Different spout types will have different heights and projections, so it’s important to choose one which will complement your basin or bath.
|Minimum Water PressureMore information||0.5|
Your water pressure depends on your home's water system. It’s important to consider water pressure when buying a new tap or shower. Buying a product with a minimum water pressure that’s too high for your home will result in poor performance.
- With a combi boiler you can usually expect between 1 and 2 bar
- With a gravity system (cold water tank in attic) you may have as little as 0.1 or 0.2 bar upstairs, and perhaps 0.5 bar downstairs
- With a high pressure unvented system (hot water cylinder, no cold water tank) you will generally have between 1 and 3 bar
You can install an item with a low minimum pressure rating on a high pressure system, but avoid installing an item with a high minimum rating on a low pressure system! Read our guide to water pressure to learn more.