We get asked this question all the time here at Steam Shower Store and it is a really tough one to answer, however, if you do take the time to read this article, please read it in full as when you do finish, I'm 100% sure - you'll be in a much better position when you come to make the final decision on your luxury purchase.
There are currently two main brands on our site, the reason being, they are the best brands out there in the pre-built steam and hydro shower cabins business........ FACT!!
We do not have a special allegiance to anyone, other than our customers, we are completely independent and will only ever open ourselves up to brands that give us the feedback we wish to have as a company.
We have been in this business for over 20 years so we know what we are talking about and we would never, NEVER sell anything sub-par!!
We would only ever sell quality items that after 15 years in the business, we would choose to have in our own home. If a brand is not on our site, there is a reason for that!
Let's move on to the brands we do sell and a quick guide to them and what they offer
What All The Brands Have In Common
Before we can talk about the difference in the brands we need to first run through what is the same and what you can expect from them all.
There are many features that are commonplace in popular manufacturers' products. In the steam shower cabins, for example, you'll always find a fast start steam outlet with the ability to add oils, A touch screen control panel with Bluetooth, Radio, an Extractor fan, chromotherapy lighting, possibly LED lighting, body jets, a seating option, thermostatic shower valve, easy-clean door wheels and Ozone cleaner.
These are thought to be the most desirable and indeed, essential features required by users and thus, all the manufacturers ensure their inclusion within their products. These items and features are so similar within each of the brands, you should pretty much consider them as the same.
Take a computer manufacturer as an example, whereas it says 'Asus' on the front of the box, in fact, the processor is manufactured by Intel, the Drive is made by Samsung, the RAM by Kingston and so on... ...
Asus has sourced the best quality components and pieced them together and placed their name on the front and there is nothing wrong with this, making the use of expert companies in their own relevant fields to offer the best of each item component and lending your brand name next to the item to guarantee its quality
This is the same for these showers, a good amount of the individual fittings are actually interchangeable between the brands. Notice the control panels, shower valves, body jets and monsoons all look similar? The same can also be said for some of the steam generators and electric boxes and other major components.
Although the above is true in the majority of cases there are some components that are unique to the brands but are still manufactured by the corresponding component manufacturer albeit with small cosmetic tweaks
The brands we sell are the best brands available in the UK and we know them to source only the better quality components on the market - We get asked all the time to advertise 'up and coming' brands and even ones that have been around for a little while longer, but we simply refuse on the basis that we know the components used are of lesser quality and the products are built to a sub-par quality. It would make sense for us to do more business, but we simply refuse if the product is not reliable!
Vidalux has 5-star reviews on the worlds largest review platform and is the best-rated steam and hydro shower manufacturer by some margin CLICK HERE
Vidalux was founded in the early noughties and started out as an installation company specialising in steam and hydro showers. Quickly becoming the recommended fitting service for almost all the top brands.
After some time they become involved in the manufacturer's design process, then, made the evolution to branch out on their own.
Vidalux is the UK's best-rated, top-selling brand. In terms of sales and desirability, it is fair to say that Vidalux, leans more towards the middle of the market, preferring to offer the main, commonplace and most desirable features, in a well-packaged and modern presented product, without adding the additional functions and cost marketing to the top end
One good example of this is the Vidalux “Pure E” range of electric showers, This range is hugely popular and whilst offering a high level of quality and a solution to those only with a cold water feed, the affordability of the range versus other Electric shower cabins from other manufacturers such as Corem or Kinedo is quite remarkable.
As we mentioned in the first paragraph all the major desirables are there, the thermostatic valve, the Bluetooth Touch Screen and quick start steam. But there are also a few things that make Vidalux unique
- Large Multispray Body Jets
These are larger than the normal single spray and offer 10 spray outlets per jet, meaning the standard 3 body jets offers over 30 individual sprays
- Flooring Insert & Stool
Most showers in the range come with a sophisticated, rot free, wood effect floor insert and matching freestanding stool which we feel is a great added extra and really set these showers apart from the norm
- Remote Control
Many of the showers in Vidalux's range come with a remote control that can control the steam, radio, light and other electrical functions on the shower meaning you do not even have to step foot in the shower to get it warmed up or just to control your favourite tunes
- Up to 5 Years Warranty
As it suggests, Vidalux stands by the quality of their products for a period of 5 years minimum.
Lisna Waters are probably best known for their range of baths, especially their extensive range of whirlpool baths, shower trays and enclosures, however, they do also produce a range of showers, including steam showers and cabins. Their shower range is high quality (hence why it is included in our store)
Lisna has been around for over 10 years and again like Vidalux offer a UK based support system and aim for the higher end of the market.
Lisna Waters Features:
Again you'll find all the regular thermostatic valve, body jets, Bluetooth and chromotherapy lights present throughout the range. these solid showers are built to last and together with the main desirable features Lisna Waters also offer you:
- Up to 6 Years Warranty
Although not present on all products. Lisna offers a 6-year warranty on the majority of its products and this is the longest warranty of all the manufacturers such is the confidence in their offerings
- EasyFit Fast Build
This system can be found on some showers in the range and again is designed to speed up installation times. Advertised to "Assemble in half the time of similar products" this system is another 'click into place' offering. With a Vidalux shower taking 4 hours to install that would mean, to do as advertised, these showers would take 2 hours, which, in our experience is not the case. We found a Lisna water shower with this feature took just over 3 hours to install. A saving yes, but not as much as one might hope
What Is The Best Brand?
Are you sure you read the whole article and didn't just skip to this bit???
Well, if you have read the article you will know that there is no set answer here as not everyone is looking for the same thing, has the same tastes or the same budget!
If you simply wanted all the best features and if you wanted the best bang for your buck with the reliable build quality and all the main features and in a shower, the whole family will be using you might go for a Vidalux shower
Maybe you like the look of a Lisna Waters shower also? There is no reason not to... we sell it so you know it's going to be great!!!
First, let me tell you this awesome tip 🙂
- Go on to our website and the relevant category you wish to shop in.
- Featured on the left-hand side (desktop) or on at the bottom of the screen (mobile) is our 'Product Filters'.
- First select the sizes you're able to accommodate (the bigger size the better, freedom of movement only adds to the luxury and this is more important than any feature or function).
- Then selecting relevant boxes such as price range and colour, should quickly bring the range down to a much more digestible size.
- From here you should find the 2 or 3 showers you like the look of aesthetically and grab a coffee, read over the product features and see if one of the showers makes more sense to you than the others
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