Choosing a new shower head

Whether you design a full wet room, a walk in shower, or just a simple shower enclosure, one of the things you will need to decide on is your shower head. This is often a decision that is forgotten about, and it can be left till the last minute. But, choosing a new shower head is something that you should put some consideration into, as this can determine the practicality, and usefulness of your new shower. Here at RWM Plumbing and Gas, we are leading bathroom installation experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you opt for the best shower head for your requirements.

Choosing a new shower head

So, what should you look for in a new shower head? And how can you make your decision? Well, there are several things to think about, including:

  • Should you opt for water pressure or for volume?
  • The size of the shower
  • The style of your bathroom

Water pressure or volume?

If water pressure is important to you, and your shower has a good water pressure, why not opt for a fixed shower head? These can provide a good amount of pressure, and are available in both traditional and contemporary styles. This type of shower head often includes adjustable flow options, so you can make the most of your excellent water pressure on a setting thats right for you.

If volume is more your thing, why not opt for a wall arm shower head, like a waterfall or rainfall shower head? These have larger surface areas, which means that they can deliver a larger volume of water, in the shortest time.

The size of the shower

For large shower enclosures and wet rooms, large shower heads can be very beneficial. These can include wall arm shower heads, and ceiling arm shower heads, that can both cover a wider area. But in a smaller bathroom or shower, you should probably stick to a fixed shower head.

The style of the bathroom

This question is of least importance, because many different types of shower head are available to suit many bathroom styles. Having said that, you will probably find it easier to get hold of contemporary shower heads than traditional ones.