It’s no secret that the tap shower head is one of the most-used fixtures in a bathroom. This is precisely why it’s so important that you choose the right one. 

From fixed shower head units to handheld, adjustable sprays, there’s a wide range of tap shower heads to choose from. Whether you want to get soaked under gentle raindrops or get caught in a heavy downpour, there’s a tap shower head for every preference!

So, what do you need to know before you choose the right tap shower head? Keep reading this post and make the right choice for your bathroom.

First things first, check your plumbing 

Whether you’re renovating or building a bathroom from scratch, you need to check your plumbing and water system before you buy any type of bathroom accessory, especially a tap shower head.

If you’re renovating, check and see if there are any faults with your water system that needs fixing. If you’re planning to build your bathroom, on the other hand, then you need to know what type of water system is in place.

If you have a high-pressure vented or unvented water system, you can either choose to install a mixer or a digital shower. If you have a low-pressure water system, power or electric showers are best, even though you can install a mixer if you have enough water pressure. 

If you don’t have access to hot water, you will need an electric shower. 

Make sure the tap shower head is in line with your taste and bathroom decor

Bathroom tap showerheads come in a few different finishes, such as stainless steel, polished chrome, brass or porcelain. 

Stainless steel and polished chrome are the most popular tap shower head coatings because of their resistance to rust and water stains. They are also easy to clean, can easily be matched with any colour scheme or bathroom decor, and are easy on the wallet too.

If you choose brass, keep in mind that it’s more expensive than other materials. Brass accessories, however, add elegance and beauty to your bathroom and are also durable and resistant to rust or water stains. 

Porcelain is also easy to clean but is not as durable as other materials. If you don’t mind taking a bit of a risk, use porcelain to capture that true vintage feel.

Choose a spray pattern according to your preference

When selecting a spray pattern, direction, range, and the volume of water used per minute can all vary depending on the tap shower head you choose. 

For example, a strong, concentrated spray is good for washing long hair or heavy-duty cleaning. 

If you’re looking to replicate the sensation of getting caught in a light drizzle, select an over-head tap shower head. This, however, can only give you one type of spray pattern. Apart from the normal, full-body shower spray, other options include massaging jets or a combination of raindrop spray and jets.

You can even choose a multi-function tap shower head that can be adjusted to a spray pattern you like.

How do you want the arm of your tap shower head?

Some like to stand under the shower and surrender to the onslaught of water, not worrying about holding or adjusting the shower arm. Some like to control that feature so that wherever or however they’re standing, the spray is pointed at them. 

For those who like the latter, there are tap shower heads with adjustable shower arms or hand showers that can be fixed to your wall, without any need for manoeuvring. 

Let these drops of wisdom guide you to select the best tap shower head!

Using the pointers we’ve just outlined, you can easily select a tap shower head that suits your needs and your bathroom decor. If you want the best of both worlds, i.e. multi-functional sprays and raindrop overhead showers, you can always choose to install both in your bathroom!

Make shower time more relaxing and enjoy the perfect end to your day with a great shower.