Shower Head Types. What to know before you buy.

Shower Head Types. What to know before you buy.
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Shower Head Types. What to know before you buy.

Different Types of Shower Heads 

Everyone has experienced an awful shower in their lifetime. whether it’s been a bad B&B or a hotel on holiday. Nothing is more disappointing than a rubbish shower where the water trickles out. This is definitely something you will want to avoid in your own home. When you buy a new shower head you can make sure your showers are always powerful. 

There are lots of different options for you to choose from when you buy a shower head.  Yet, it can be difficult to know which one is best suited to your bathroom design. As well as your personal shower preferences. Tap N Shower has put together a guide on the different types of shower heads to help you get to grips with what is available. 

Sliding bar shower head 

This is the most common showerhead in homes and it is more than likely the one that you have at the moment. It is the perfect solution if you have lots of people that are all different heights using the same shower. 

Sliding bar shower heads clip onto a bar that is mounted to the shower wall. The main advantage is that anyone who uses the shower can adjust the height of the shower. You have a hands-free option as well as a handheld option. As the showerhead can be removed and reattached with ease.

Wall-mounted shower head

A simple, basic, every-day shower head. One of the most cost-effective options. It is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an easy-to-use, low maintenance shower. It can be used in both a normal shower and a standard over bath shower too. 

Wall-mounted shower heads are exactly what you would expect from their name. They are mounted to the wall and cannot be moved. You will usually find that these have an adjustable nozzle. That enables you to change the water spray patterns. Making it customisable for most users.

Handheld shower head 

If you’re a large family with kids of all ages and also pets. Then you can thank us later for introducing you to this showerhead. With the help of this flexible shower, you can get water to all those hard to reach places. 

Handheld showerheads are attached to the wall by a clip and they are designed with long hoses. They can be unclipped and moved wherever needed. They are perfect for users with limited mobility or anyone who doesn’t like to move around much in the shower.

Rainfall showerhead 

This type of shower is becoming increasingly popular. Plus they look amazing in any modern bathroom interior. If you love a calming and relaxing shower then this is the head for you. These large, flat shower heads spread the water over a larger surface area. Which reduces the amount of water pressure hitting your body.

Rainfall showerheads sit on an extended shower handle that comes out from your wall. Just above head height. So that you can stand directly beneath it. As you would expect, they provide downward water flow and pressure. Like a natural soft rainfall.

Ceiling mounted shower head

For an incredibly luxurious option with a minimalistic feel. Take a look at this type of shower. You can avoid having visible fittings altogether with this showerhead. 

Ceiling mounted showerheads work in a similar way to rainfall showers. However, these are plumbed directly into the ceiling. The water will look as though it is coming directly out of the sky. Since the water falls straight down from the ceiling. Less water ends up on the shower screen making your shower even easier to clean.

Body spray shower system 

We have called this a shower system because it is more than just a showerhead. A body spray shower system creates your very own in-home spa with this shower system. However, they can only be installed if you are having a complete renovation of your bathroom.

Body spray showers are multiple shower outlets that are mounted to the wall at different body levels. They run from the top of the shower to the bottom on parallel or adjacent walls. Giving your body a massaging feel as the water cleans several parts of your body at the same time.

Purchasing your shower head 

Once you have narrowed down your search and decided on the perfect shower head for your bathroom. You can then choose the best make and model for you. Visit Tap N Shower to view various designs of the shower head you have decided on. 

If you can’t choose just one. Then take a look at Tap N Shower’s shower sets where you can get combinations of different showerheads. For example, for a rainfall shower and a handheld shower take a look at the Grohe 3000 cosmopolitan shower solution.

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