Take a moment and close your eyes. Imagine yourself taking a bath in a luxurious hotel bathroom with sleek modern fixtures. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, it is not difficult to get this full experience in your very own home by selecting a suitable shower head for your bathroom. There are various high-quality shower heads to choose from.
Like all bathroom accessories, there is a dizzying array of shower head choices. Depending on your budget, your taste and the size of your shower space, you can opt for anything from a no-frills, wall-mounted head, a convenient hand-held model or a lavish spa shower.
Whether you’re looking for a basic bathroom fix or a blissful hydrotherapy experience, the first step in selecting your perfect water delivery system is finding out what’s available.
You will find plenty of shower head options from iTILE that will fit the bill.
Basic Shower Head Types
Although there are numerous ways to customize your shower, showerheads fall into four basic categories:
1. Standard Wall-Mount Shower heads
If you’re on a budget or just want a simple update to an existing bath, a wall-mounted shower head is your best choice. You can change a wall-mounted head simply by unscrewing the existing part and screwing on a new one. A bonus is that standard wall-mount shower heads work with existing plumbing.
2. Hand-held Shower heads
Thanks to the additional reach and control provided by a 1.2m flexible hose, a hand-held shower can help you perform multiple tasks. From bathing kids or the dog to washing your hair to rinsing down your shower enclosure.
Handheld showers are wall mounted and can be loaded with extras. These showerheads are great for kids and already work with the existing plumbing in your home.
3. Top-Mount Shower heads
Sensual and stylish, top-mounted shower heads – also known as rain showers. These are positioned directly over the bather’s head for an enjoyably drenching experience. Top-mounted styles can be suspended from a pendant or flush-mounted to the ceiling.
Unlike the easy replacement of a standard head, installing a top-mounted showerhead requires extensive upgrades to existing plumbing. Choices range from traditional rain shower heads offering a single spray pattern to truly over-the-top models. These are best for a home or bathroom renovation and are a good solution for ceilings that are low.
4. Body Sprays and Spa Shower Panels
You can recreate the experience of a hydrotherapy spa treatment by adding body sprays or multi-spray shower panels to your bath. These are usually installed in vertical rows on opposite or adjacent walls, providing a crisscrossing water pattern that massages you from head to toe. Body sprays and panels are often combined with other shower heads as part of a semi-custom or custom installation. These are best reserved for a complete renovation.
We hope this helped you in making a decision on choosing the best shower head for you.