411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Pros and Cons of a Home Move

Moving to a new place is a big decision that involves taking into consideration the many pros and cons of relocating. The move will come at a cost,...

on Apr 20, 2018

5 Warning Signs That You Need To Replace Your Windows

Windows can make or break your home decor. You might think there are not much of massive role windows play in the overall look of your home but...

on Apr 19, 2018

6 Reasons To Outsource Cleaning Services

Running an in-house cleaning service might look like a rewarding business in the long run, but contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more you...

on Apr 19, 2018

How to Start Your Real Estate Fix and Flip Business

If you’re looking for new career opportunities centered on real estate in 2018, consider home flipping. While real estate investing has long been a...

on Apr 19, 2018

Are Annual Maintenance Contracts For Your HVAC Unit Necessary?

A HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) system or unit is very important as it takes care of all the heating, ventilation and air...

on Apr 19, 2018

Shower Heads – A Brief Guide

by Fehed Nicass on Dec 17, 2013

If you had told me at the start of the year that I would finish the calendar putting up staunch defences of various bathroom items, then I’d have probably chucked a bucket of cold water over you. Thing is, when you take on any job, you end up being immersed in your market, and find yourself taking extremely stubborn positions on almost anything. It’s not healthy, no.

One of the areas I have taken to heart is the shower head, and its multitudinous design options. I know, I didn’t think something as straightforward as a shower head could present the consumer with any degree of complication but that is the case now.

To help you out then, I have put together a short guide to the main shower head designs and concerns. It’ll seem mildly patronising to some, but not all of us know that much about this kind of thing and probably welcome the plainness. So there.

Materials

Plastic or metal seem to be the go-t0 materials for shower heads, presumably as marzipan would be no good to anyone. If you go plastic, ensure the polymer is formed using an advanced moulding technology, something like Rapid Heat Cycle or similar. These are about the same price but are much stronger and wear damage better. If I had to pick a metal, I’d go for brass, as it is practically impervious to corrosion and is strong and yet not massively heavy.

Shapes

The world’s your oyster here! Ok, the same, timeworn round and square models will proliferate, but a simple Google search will cough you up shower heads shapes from moose heads to bananas. I am as at a loss as you as to why you’d want to seemingly have an elk vomit hot water all over your head, but different strokes and all that. Essentially, this one comes down to taste more than any of the others, but be aware the range is vast.

Flow

Nozzles that form one coherent spray are the baseline from which shower heads are designed. Thing is now, there are also exciting new ways for the water to be delivered. I know, I can’t believe I wrote that sentence either, but when you see rainfall or waterfall shower heads, you can see just how unique and just plain cool they are. Rainfall gives you a relaxing plod of a shower, while waterfall heads are just as they sound, with one, unbroken tide of water.

Lights!

This is my personal favourite, though I am biased as I do have one myself: LED shower heads. These great little units have lights studded into the head, which when the water pressure reaches the right pitch, will activate. My particular LED shower head shows three different hues: blue for cold, green for warm, red for hot. I explained away the general frivolity of having a disco-light shower head to my significant other by saying it’s a safety thing, as you can tell the temperature from a glance, which you actually can! You can use that if you want.

This is my personal favourite, though I am biased as I do have one myself: LED shower heads. These great little units have lights studded into the head, which when the water pressure reaches the right pitch, will activate. My particular LED shower head shows three different hues: blue for cold, green for warm, red for hot. I explained away the general frivolity of having a disco-light shower head to my significant other by saying it’s a safety thing, as you can tell the temperature from a glance, which you actually can! You can use that if you want.

Kitchen / Bathrooms 1283 Views

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

A Garden Atop Your Head

A languid seeming branch of bougainvillea, laden with bright pink flowers adorns the railings. The arch above the windows, covered with green...

Garden / Landscaping

How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym

Getting a gym membership can be a great way to get in shape, but for those who are pressed for time, or lack local facilities, setting up your own...

Doors / Garages

Importance and Benefits of Placing an Underlay before Laying a Carpet

According to most home inspectors, the underlay is fast becoming a crucial necessity that should be placed before laying the carpet. This is mainly...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

The Best Type of Flooring for Your Hobby Room

While life mostly consists of working, sleeping and eating, most people have some kind of hobby or hobbies, whether it is playing the guitar or...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Maintaining Your Plumbing System During Winter Season

Plumbing problems are quite common during the winter season. Proper application of certain preventive measures can reduce such problems largely....

Plumbing / Basements

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018