CoolContact: A Bathroom Safety Innovation

By George

22nd Apr 2020

5 mins read

DIY & Technical

Hansgrohe's latest piece of tech can help protect you and your family from dangerously hot shower valves and bath taps.

CoolConatct Mixer

Have a tendency for taking long hot showers? Family members fond of deep, indulgent baths? It’s likely that you’ve been caught out by scalding hot shower valves and bath taps before.

There’s no denying that polished metal tapware can add style finishing touches to bathrooms. Unfortunately they’re highly conductive.

Through normal use, these thermostatic mixers can often become extremely hot to the touch. In some cases, their heat is enough to cause painful burns.

This can be particularly concerning for those with young children.

Luckily, Hansgrohe’s most recent innovation to the tried and tested thermostatic mixer can offer you complete peace of mind.

What is CoolContact?

An ingenious anti-scalding technology. CoolContact eliminates the risk of taps and thermostatic showers becoming too hot to handle. This tech is so effective that taps will remain cool to the touch, even through heavy use. Great for keeping yourself (and those adventurous young ones) safe!

But how is this achieved?

Unlike standard mixers and mixer showers that simply allow hot water to flow through them and heat the casing, mixers with CoolContact technology reroute the inflowing cold water.

This cold water is directed around the entire front and top of the mixer to the surface of the mixer to keep it constantly cool.

We’ve included a handful of new thermostatic mixers that feature Hansgrohe’s CoolContact below.

A CoolContact Shower Mixer

The hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select Thermostatic Shower Mixer 300 is a stunning example of the brand’s insistence on creating highly functional, innovative bathroom solutions. A sleek chrome exposed valve doubles up as a surprisingly effective shelf for those showering necessities.

In addition to the shower mixer’s safety glass shelf, this luxurious option boasts the aforementioned CoolContact technology, allowing you to rest assured that it will always be cool to the touch.

The CoolContact Bath Mixer

This hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select Thermostatic bath mixer 300 takes the stunning design of the CoolContact shower mixer to the next level with the addition of a bath filler. You’ll find the same useful safety glass shelf and that all important CoolContact, too.

Switch effortlessly between the bath filler and the shower valve with a single touch of a button thanks to the ShowerTablet’s Select technology. This allows you to control water intuitively and precisely set your favoured temperature.

Intrigued by hansgrohe’s stellar designs? Check out our entire hansgrohe range, including everything from luxury mixer showers to basin taps,here. For more bathroom ideas and inspiration, head on over to our VP Blog. You’ll find all kinds of helpful guides on almost any bathroom topic that you could possibly need help with!



George is one of our interior experts. He loves to write about the latest bathroom trends and he's a dab hand with bathroom DIY too.

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