Shower Trim, Controls and Valves Guide - KOHLER
Shower Trim, Controls and Valves Guide

Shower Trim, Controls and Valves Guide

  1. Getting started

  2. Manual Trim

  3. Digital Controls

  4. Shower valves

  • Getting Started

    Think of the valve as the engine that powers the spray functions or the brain that brings water, steam, music and light together for a full sensory experience. There are a number of ways to power and control the water in your shower, depending on the look and the type of experience you prefer, from traditional manual valves and controls to a digital valve and touchscreen. This guide will lead you through the differences and help you choose the best option for you. Click and explore the tabs above to learn about valves and controls.

  • Getting Started



    Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind as you explore. And don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers right now. This guide will help you answer the questions and find solutions that work.

    1. What type of shower are you working with–master bathroom, guest bath, kids? Each may have a different purpose, which would lead to a different solution. If you’re just beginning to think about the shower space, the Showering Space Considerations Guide will help with the bigger picture.
    2. Do you have a shower or a bath/shower? Different components are needed for each.
    3. Do you prefer to have the temperature at the same setting each time you shower? A manual or digital thermostatic valve might be the way to go.
    4. Are you interested in having three or more components running in your shower at once? This will dictate both the number and type of valves you need.
    5. Do you like a sleek look in the shower? You may want a digital valve that controls every element in the shower via a touchscreen that keeps the walls free of manual controls.
    6. Do you prefer to have a number of components running at different temperatures? Multiple valves and manual controls give you that type of precision.


  • Next: Learn about Manual Trim