Sometimes, all it takes to have a good start to your day is a long, warm shower. It’s a good thing there are many showerhead designs available today that disperse water in a variety of ways to suit your specific mood.
There are four types of showerheads: fixed showerheads, shower body jets, shower handsets, and dual showerheads. Each type is installed differently to deliver the best type of water spray.
Fixed showerheads are recessed into the shower wall or tiles. They give showers a polished look, as they do not have unsightly dangling shower hoses. Some of the best fixed showerheads feature a sophisticated chrome finish. They are also eight inches or larger, providing you with a steady water spray that makes you feel like you are bathing in the rain.
However, there is one disadvantage to using fixed showerheads: limited mobility. Because they are permanently installed to your bathroom wall, you cannot bring them closer to your head for a thorough hair washing or bring them down to rinse the bathroom tiles.
Shower body jets
Shower body jets are ideal for those who are not satisfied with a steady downward water flow provided by fixed showerheads. These systems consist of smaller showerheads installed vertically along the bathroom wall. They direct water to body areas that usually could not be reached by traditional fixed showerheads. With shower body jets, rinsing becomes
easier and faster. You can install a diverter valve to your shower body jet system in case you prefer using the showerhead alone.
Shower body jets are available in all types of metal finishes like gold, chrome, and silver to suit any bathroom theme and décor.
Shower handsets are the most familiar and versatile types of showerheads. They are made up of a receiver-like body and a circular spray head. They are hung from a bath cradle installed on the bathroom wall. Shower handsets can act like fixed showerheads, delivering water from their original hanging position. However, they can also act like shower body jets
when removed from their cradles, as they can be directed to spray water to specific body parts.
Shower handsets come in antique and modern finishes to complement traditional or modern bathrooms.
Dual showerheads consist of two showerheads joined by a finished metal bar. Permanently installed on the bathroom wall, they cover more surface area and deliver twice the amount of water spray.
Some dual showerheads can be moved to the desired angle for maximum water coverage. Showerhead models that allow the user to adjust the water pressure of a specific showerhead are also available.
Some showerheads do more than just spray water. There are some types, like high-pressure shower heads and vibrating and massaging shower heads, that deliver water in pulses or at a high pressure to give the body a massage while showering.