A rainfall shower head can be very fashionable and there is no need to do a complete bathroom renovation to change the shower head. Contrary to popular perception, changing the shower head need not be an expensive proposition either.
However, if you are in the process of renovating your bathroom or updating the different fixtures then you can choose from a wide variety of rain shower units. The simple ones cost as little as $30 while the more sophisticated ones (steel pieces) cost around $1500. The price of the head is the most important aspect that you need to consider. There is no point in buying the most expensive fitting available and thereby sacrifice on the other essential things. Always remember that mixing an expensive product with cheap fittings can be disastrous in the long run. So it is better to consider a few things before buying a rainfall shower head.
The rain shower fittings which are available today come either in stainless steel or chrome. However, other materials such as oiled bronze and brushed nickel are also available. The final choice depends on the décor of your bathroom.
The shower heads are either round or square in shape. The round shower heads have a diameter ranging from 6 to 16 inches while the square ones vary between 8 to 20 inches. The bigger the diameter of the shower head, the better will be the rainfall effect.
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3) Ceiling or Wall or Hand Held
Shower heads can be mounted on the ceiling or on the wall. However, some people prefer to use the hand held shower for comfort and convenience. If the earlier shower fitting is attached to the wall then it makes sense to continue with that arrangement as re-routing the pipes and making a complete makeover will be time consuming. But if you have already decided on renovating the bathroom then you can go ahead and make the changes. The hand held shower heads are generally attached to the all or the bathtub.
4) Water Pressure
It must be noted that very high water pressure is absolutely essential is the size of the rainfall shower head is large. But if the pressure is on the lower side then it makes sense to consider a lower sized shower head which might also mean that you do not get the desired rain effect.
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Selecting the correct rainfall shower head is very important as it allows you to customize your overall bathing experience. If affordability is not a concern then one can also opt for a special regulator that has a built-in water pattern. This helps you to decide how hard or soft the water stream will be.
Regardless of what kind of shower head you ultimately choose, you must keep in mind the budget and the kind of mechanisms that you want in your bathroom. The material must be absolutely durable and choose a design that complements the décor of the bathroom. Since there are lots of varieties available in the market today, ideally there should not be any problem in finding a good rainfall shower head.