Choosing the Best Showerhead for Your Bathroom

July 10, 2019

A shower is only as good as its showerhead. If you get one with too little water pressure then you’ll spend all day waiting for the soap to rinse off. Too much pressure and it’ll feel like you’re in a hailstorm. You’ve already remodeled your Maryland shower, but you still need to get a new showerhead. How can you know which one is the right one for you?

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The Different Types

There are many different types of showerheads, though most fall into the following three categories:

  • Wall-mounted Single-Head – This is the “classic” model, a head attached directly to the wall with an elbow-shaped pipe. They’re easy to use and can be angled nearly any way you’d like.
  • Hand-Held – Connected to the elbow pipe via a hose, handheld showerheads are great, as they allow you to spray water wherever you need it. They can also double as a mounted head by placing them in their holster.
  • Ceiling or Rain – These showerheads are placed directly over the showering person and the water falls down just like rain (hence the name).

If you’re not sure what you want, you could always just bring in your old head and go from there. Additionally, you can contact an experienced Maryland shower remodeling company and seek advice.

What Kind of Spray Do You Want

Showerhead nozzle sprays come in all different patterns and levels of intensity. Most have a couple of different settings that you can switch between. The best way to tell if you like a setting is to try it out for yourself, but here are a couple of the most common ones:

  • Pulsating – Shoots out water with high intensity in alternating patterns.
  • Targeted – Usually the highest intensity out of all the settings, only uses a couple of nozzles.
  • Rinse – Pours water out, usually used for soaking.
  • Wide – Typically comes as the default. Water will spray out of every nozzle with constant pressure and speed.

Energy Usage

Showers use up a lot of water, and in turn, a lot of energy. The higher the pressure on a showerhead, the more energy it will use. When looking for your next showerhead you’ll want to keep this in mind and look for a WaterSense label. WaterSense is an EPA-sponsored program that encourages people to buy water-efficient products.

Work With an Experienced Maryland Shower Remodel Company

If you’re having any trouble with your Maryland shower remodel, or if you have any questions regarding your showerhead, don’t wait – contact us today! Bath Doctor‘s expert team of shower remodeling contractors are standing by and would be more than happy to assist you in any way they can.

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