What is a shower toilet and are they legal to install in the UK?

Shower toilets are becoming more popular among renovators
Shower toilets are becoming more popular among renovators (Image credit: Grohe)

What is a shower toilet? With bathroom experts saying this style of loo is growing in popularity, understanding what one is and whether it might be a good option for your home is a sensible starting point.

Analysts are predicating sales of shower toilets to grow by 8%, according to the recent European Bidet Seats & Shower Toilets Market study, indicating that homeowner's types of toilet preferences may be slowing changing. The report also found that high-end convenient and comfort-enhancing smart products are set to become more commonplace in the modern home as more refurbishments take place.

Sam Webb

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