Showerhead: views and choices
A showerhead is one of the most important elements of shower equipment, on which the daily comfort of everyone who uses the bathroom depends. By choosing a handshower wrongly, hastily, you can bring to zero the best advantages of your shower system. Conversely, by taking the time to choose this part, you will take care of the comfort of your whole family.
Let's take a look at the main types of showerheads and see what they offer.
Showerheads: Types and features of your choice.
A showerhead is one of the most important elements of shower equipment, on which the daily comfort of everyone who uses the bathroom depends. By choosing a hand held shower wrongly, hastily, you can bring to zero the best advantages of your shower system. Conversely, by taking the time to choose this part, you will take care of the comfort of your whole family.
Let's take a look at the main types of showerheads and see what they have to offer.
Classification of showers
There are several basic parameters on which to select the showerheads.
- The method of attachment.
- The body material.
- Type of water diffuser.
- The presence/absence of additional features.
There are showerheads by the method of fixing:
- Stationary (fixed).
- Handheld (removable, with flexible hose).
Stationary models - overhead showers - are in turn divided into ceiling and wall showers. Water flows to them through a pipe hidden in the wall, and the water pressure and temperature are controlled by a mixer.
The main advantages of fixed lecks:
- Loose hands.
- Maximum water supply area.
The main disadvantages:
- It is difficult to choose the optimal mounting height if people of too different height live in the house.
- It is inconvenient to wash children and pets.
Wall-mounted stationary hand-helds are more common than ceiling-mounted ones - they are easier to install, a little easier to reach for repairs and more often have hinges to adjust the angle of slope.
Only expensive models have hinges in the ceiling handles. On the other hand, ceiling-mounted variants are most often used for waterfall or tropical rain showers, where a direct flow of water is appropriate, without constant tilt adjustment.
Removable (handheld) showerheads are more comfortable than stationary ones because they have a flexible hose and can be taken in the hand at any time, lowered to the desired height and even moved to any corner of the shower area. The main inconvenience is that if you have a removable handshower in one hand, the other one is not very comfortable to wash. Although this disadvantage is easily removed by the wall mount (small bracket or vertical stand), which can be hung at any time and use it as a stationary.
If you can't choose between a detachable and a fixed model, choose a compromise solution - shower systems that have both options.
Showerheads are divided by body material:
- Plastic showerheads.
- From a stone and quartz glass.
Advantages of plastic products:
- Low cost.
- Low weight (does not damage the surface of the pallet when dropped).
Deficiencies of plastic:
- Low cost.
- Less presentable appearance (compared to metal).
Metal handles are made of stainless steel, brass, bronze or copper.
Advantages of metal models:
- High durability and resistance to wear.
- Increased resistance to bacteria and microorganisms.
- Stylish appearance.
Shortcomings with metal:
- High price.
Also on sale can be found metal-plastic models - with a plastic case and metal "stuffing". They combine the advantages of the first two materials, but are not yet very common in the market.
Stone and quartz glass are expensive and not very popular materials in the production of shower enclosures. Usually they are used to produce exclusive models for expensive designer interiors. The main advantages of such products - beauty and durability. The main disadvantage - high cost.
Water splitter - another important point to pay attention to when arranging a shower. Depending on its design, watering cans are divided into two types:
- Smooth plastic or metal plate with normal holes for water dispersion.
- A plate with a curved surface and a small rubber tube in each hole.
Rubber tube dispensers are better because they are less prone to lime scale contamination and do not confuse the water flow in a single jet even at low head. Most often these breakers are used to produce hand-held, round-shaped breakers, but there are also exceptions to this rule.
Heavy weight (better not to drop on legs or acrylic surfaces).
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In addition to all the above parameters, the showerheads may differ in a set of additional features. For example, the presence of backlighting and several modes of water supply, mineralization and aeration functions. Look through the catalogue to see all available options and find the right showerhead for your maximum comfort.