Rain Shower Heads or Normal Shower Heads: Which Should You Choose?

If you are considering a bathroom remodel, you have probably already discovered that you have options as far as showerheads. One type of showerhead that has been trending lately is the rain showerhead. Before you choose a rain showerhead, you need to understand the advantages and disadvantages.

What is a Rain Showerhead?

A rain showerhead is larger than a traditional showerhead, normally hung so the water flows straight down. This gives you the feeling of showering in a rainstorm or even a waterfall, depending on how the water flows. This can add a luxurious feel to your shower. They hang directly over you and give you a gentler shower than a traditional showerhead. Rain showerheads are more expensive than traditional showerheads as well.

Wider Area

Rain showerheads cover more area than at traditional showerhead. IF you have a small bathtub, you could experience flooding in your bathroom from the wider showerhead. A rain showerhead also must be installed horizontally so that water streams straight down. More than likely, you will need to install different hardware to mount the new showerhead at a 90-degree angle. This also means that your showerhead will be lower, so be sure that the ceiling is high enough that taller members of your family can shower comfortably.

Water Pressure Concerns

If you are concerned that a rain showerhead will not provide enough water pressure, you can rest assured that they deliver enough pressure for you to feel clean. It is true that the water does not feel as strong and that it is much like a gentle rain shower, but they do provide adequate pressure to get your body and hair clean. You can also find models with hand-held or adjustable options, so you have more control.

Special Features

One advantage to rain showerheads over traditional showerheads is the special features and designs available. There are models that include BlueTooth speakers which pair wirelessly with any enabled device, so you can listen to the weather, sing your favorite tunes or enjoy relaxing sounds while you shower. You can also find rain showerheads in a variety of shapes and sizes making it easy to find one that fits in your bathroom.

If you are considering a rain showerhead, contact us today by phone or fill out the simple form online. We can help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have about the showerheads or any other remodeling you are considering in your home.