Selecting the shower to be installed in an outdoor environment is by no means an obvious choice. If you are looking for a shower for your garden or your boat (for example a yacht), you need to consider some aspects that will allow you to choose the right product for you.
In the following lines, we give you some advice on how to choose an outdoor shower. But not only that, we will also show you the peculiarities of Inoxstyle showers.
Garden shower: buying guide to choose the right one
Quality of materials, design and functionality. These are fundamental characteristics for choosing your next garden shower, but it is equally essential to consider aspects which are decisive during the purchase phase but which are sometimes underestimated, such as the guarantee and in which period to purchase the product. Let’s see them together.
1. Get supported by a professional in the sector
The furnishing of external environments and yachts is completed with increasingly avant-garde and functional structures, such as to guarantee maximum efficiency and top aesthetic quality. The first advice is to have a qualified architect, a designer and industry professionals assist you in the project: professional figures capable of helping you build an ideal global vision of the environment and, above all, capable of providing a certified opinion .
2. Quality of materials? The keyword is AISI 316 L stainless steel
The first technical characteristic which must be taken into account is the quality of the materials: industrial showers are built using different materials such as chromed brass, standard steel and stainless steel.
Inoxstyle products are made of AISI 316 L stainless steel, an austenitic stainless steel alloy considered among the most resistant on the market today.
3. Resistance to decay, stains and dullness: the importance of workmanship
External environments, above all the marine ones, are subjected to strong “stress” due not only to limestone and wear but above all to atmospheric agents and the phenomenon of corrosion. It is therefore essential to demand valid workmanship not only aesthetically but also resistant to degradation, stains and opacity: an excellent finish prevents the attack of acids present in the rain and avoids frequent cleaning.
Inoxstyle shower heads – unlike industrial machine polished or chrome plated ones – are highly polished to a marine quality finish so that limescale does not deposit and the surface does not age prematurely.
4. Shower structure: single body and thickness
For this type of product, the constructive structure and the thickness of the shower body are not absolutely secondary aspects: the showers made from a single body, without screws and points of accumulation of oxides and residues, reduce to a minimum the points where limestone can deposit corroding the steel.
If a shower is built using thin materials because they are easier to work with, it is natural that it will also be more subject to dents in the event of an impact. A high quality and thick material will instead be resistant and solid, an authentic guarantee for the future of the garden shower.
5. Product Warranty
Speaking of warranty: the law sets a minimum warranty period to which the individual manufacturer places further limits by excluding some parts. The guarantee is an important indicator of how confident the manufacturer is about the quality of the object he puts on the market.
Inoxstyle products offer a 10-year guarantee on the shower body.
6. Design: shapes and sizes
The shape and size of the shower must naturally be proportionate to the space available in the room, just as the design should be inspired by the lines or flooring of the place where the shower is to be installed. Just as in the case when the shower will be installed near your pool. However, we advise you to direct your choice towards a sober and elegant style, recognizable in the geometries, essential and therefore never obsolete.
7. Made in Italy components
The details make the difference. Industrial showers are built using standard components often of foreign and non-certified origin, therefore not taking into account both the style and any malfunctions and breakdowns.
Inoxstyle products use only Italian faucets, in many cases, designed and produced exclusively for the object.
8. Seasonality: when to buy your shower?
As you have seen, there are many aspects to consider before buying this particular piece of furniture. Our advice is to look for your next outdoor shower in the winter period (not in the high season), this will help you make an objectively valid, economically convenient, but also very far-sighted choice.
Choosing the garden shower: the next step
Now that you have all the necessary information, all you have to do is take a look at the many models on our website and choose the one that best suits your environment.