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Types of Shower Heads and Choosing a Shower Head for Your Bathroom

Shower heads all serve the same basic purpose: to help you feel clean, refreshed, and ready to greet a new day. But there are actually quite a few different types of modern shower heads to choose from if you’re building a new bathroom or renovating an old one.

Here are the most common types of shower heads for bathrooms and tips for choosing a shower head that suits your needs and bathroom style.

Single Spray Shower Heads

This is the most common type of shower head and a traditional style that is used with many different bathroom styles. This shower head is a cost-effective option but can take on a more luxurious appearance based upon the finish. With a single spray pattern, you’ll enjoy steady water pressure and perhaps even an adjustable nozzle for different spray angles.

Hand-Held Shower Heads

However, other shower heads are even more adjustable to accommodate people who have mobility concerns or who just want a more customizable experience. For example, hand-held shower heads detach from the shower wall to help you rinse off more effectively. These are common shower heads to install if you have seating built into your shower.

Rain Shower Heads

Rain shower heads have been gaining popularity in recent years because they instantly transform an ordinary bathroom into a spa-like experience. These are large and flat shower heads that are designed to imitate natural rainfall and reduce the pressure of water on your body. These shower heads tend to be more expensive than more traditional and basic styles.

Ceiling Shower Heads

One unique type of shower head is the ceiling-mounted shower head, which is designed to send streams of water from the ceiling and also feel like natural rain. Keep in mind that these types of shower heads often aren’t adjustable, however, and that they may be difficult to reach up to for cleaning.

Sliding Bar Shower Heads

Another unique shower head type is the sliding bar shower head, which is beneficial for families with small children. This is because water comes out of a bar that can be raised up or down based upon whether someone who’s tall or short is using it. Modern shower heads of this style may also come with a hand-held shower head option for even greater flexibility and to accommodate various people who use your shower.

Dual Shower Heads

If you like choice in your showering options, you might want to opt for a dual shower head that has a fixed head and a hand-held option. This type of 2-in-1 shower head gives you options every time you shower, and you may even be able to use both heads at the same time based on the model you choose.

Water-Saving Shower Heads

Some shower heads are eco-friendlier than others, so if conserving water is important to you, then consider buying a water-saving shower head. While these models may cost a little more to buy initially, you could very well save money in the long-run on your water bill and feel good about reducing your carbon footprint.

Tips for Choosing a Shower Head

At Central Plumbing Specialties, we carry many different types of shower heads that are on display in our New York store locations and showrooms. As you browse our collection in-store or online, consider your shower size, budget, and ease of installation. Also, think about who will be using this showerhead and whether you will need to accommodate kids, elderly adults, or even pets.

We look forward to showing you our very best shower heads and answering any questions you have about them!

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