Does anyone have any experience of Vado taps and showers? We are trying to choose between an Aqualisa shower (which is more expensive) vs the Vado system that the bathroom shop have suggested as the shower/taps will all match. They certainly look nice and they are not cheap but I don't have any idea about whether they are any good and whether we would be better off spending the extra on an Aqualisa digital shower.
I've just used them for our bathroom, we have the Synergie range.
If you live in a hard water area I would stay well clear, you are not supposed to clean them with any bathroom products at all just a soft cloth. They look fantastic until you start using them, every single time they are touched leaves fingerprints. I also have a problem with an unidentified substance leaking out from the top of mine which nobody can seem to solve. Vado have been helpful, but the problem is still there.
Although we do live in a hard water area, we have a water softener so hopefully that gets rid of the worst marks. I'm interested in the fingerprints issue though - isn't that an issue with all those types of taps? I have to go back to the shop so I'll wander around and see if I can see any difference.
Try to get a surface mounted not a sunken shower, so you won't have to rip half the wall down to get it out when it goes wrong. Some Aquilisas have a recessed pocket they fit in, but look very carefully at the one you have in mind.
The guy in the shop sadd that the panel pops out and there is just a cable which goes into the loft (in our case) so its easy to get to if there is a problem. I will double check that though.
I do prefer the look of the ones with the recessed controls rather than them being out on display. But I know that might come at a cost if it ever breaks. Mind you, the aqualisa shower we have in our other bathroom (which was put in before we moved in) has been going for 10+ years without any problems.