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Types Of Shower Heads: What To Know Before You Buy

by Layne Sparks on

Many people don't realise just how many types of shower heads there are until it's time for them to replace their own. Quite a few kinds are popular in New Zealand; which kind is your favourite? You could get a replacement shower head that's the same type as the one that you're used to, or you could mix things up and try out a new style. 

Before you make any new shower head purchases, it would be best to learn about the popular types of shower head models to make an informed decision. 

What are the most common types of shower heads? Plus, what makes them unique? Read through this article to learn more about the models you can buy so that you can select one that best suits your wants and needs. 

Popular Shower Head Types And What Makes Them Special

Showering is a lovely thing that you can do to clean your body and relax your mind. So, you'll need a great shower head that correlates to the types of showers you take. Are you looking for a shower head that's nice and relaxing to improve your mood, or are you looking for one that'll get the job done fast by offering you a fantastic flow rate and good mobility? 

These three shower head types are three of the most common and popular kinds you'll encounter:

Wall-Mounted. The wall-mounted shower head, which is also known as the fixed shower head, is one of the most popular shower head varieties in the modern world. This is because wall-mounted shower heads have a very ergonomic design and they tend to be more affordable than other types. 

Their designs are relatively simple, making them easier to maintain and simpler to install. This is a fantastic choice for people who wish to save money and get a good product at the same time. 

Their straightforward design means there's less of a chance that they'll stop working or malfunction in some way because there are fewer moving parts that could become damaged or clogged. 

Of course, wall-mounted models do range from simple to complicated, and you can find pricer versions with more features. Please be sure to check out the specifics of the wall-mounted shower head you want to purchase before you buy anything so that you know you're getting a good product that'll last for a long time.

Here you can see the gorgeous antique brass wall-mounted shower.

Rain Shower. These models, which are sometimes known as rainfall shower heads, are perfect for people who want their showering experience to be serene and gentle. These are designed to perfectly mimic the soft, natural feeling of rain falling on your skin - hence their name. 

These heads tend to be larger and they're often mounted high up or on the ceiling. Their wider frame is designed to offer you more 'rain' over a larger area. You can even find modern models that have extra features to make your experience even more refined. For example, this rainfall shower head from KEMAIDI has LED lights - talk about luxury!

While this type is absolutely wonderful for people who want a more lovely experience, those who enjoy strong water pressure may not prefer this type because rain shower heads tend to have lower water pressure.

Rain shower heads tend to be wider and can come in different shapes, as shown by the sleek square-shaped shower head of the KEMAIDI Gooseneck Square Shower Faucet.

Handheld. If you are someone who wants their shower head to be strong and direct, a handheld shower head is perfect for you. This type can offer you excellent mobility because you can physically take the shower head from its wall mount to redirect the water flow. This is extremely good for people who want full control over their water as they shower. 

This flexibility makes handheld shower heads a great choice for people who want a thorough cleaning experience every time they shower. Plus, it makes bath time easier for households with small children or pets.

The gorgeous gold colouration of this Gold Brass Handheld Shower shows what kind of beautiful options are available to you.

Remember These Traits Before You Purchase Your New Shower Head

Before you select any new shower head, be sure you take some time to think about:

  • Flow Rate. What kind of flow rate are you looking for? Those who prefer lower water pressure levels may like rain shower head models better, whereas those who enjoy high water pressure may prefer a wall-mounted or handheld shower head. 
  • Adjustability. What kind of flexibility would you like? Most good models have some form of adjustability, but if you want ultimate control, choose a handheld shower head. 
  • Aesthetics. Don't forget about appearances! Choose a shower head with a look that you love.

Where To Go For A Fantastic New Shower Head In New Zealand

Visit our online store at Rummages to view plenty of wall-mounted, rain shower and handheld shower heads! We have plenty of gorgeous options ranging from products that look new and modern to products that have a delightful antique look to them.

Would you like some help making your decision? Call our Rummages team at (06) 370 3044 to speak with us. 

Make every shower better than the last; purchase your new shower head at Rummages.

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