Shower head buying guide

Here at, we know buying a shower head can be confusing, especially when there are so many different options to choose from.

We’ve put together this handy guide to give you an overview of the shower heads that are available, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers.

Types of shower head

Fixed shower head

This is one of the most common types of shower head, and simply comes straight out of the wall and points down at a fixed angle. There is still a wide variety of styles to choose from though, along with modern functionality such as adjustable spray patterns and flow strength. This style is usually best for smaller shower enclosures.

Aria round shower head

Our Aria model features a thin, disc-shaped head, with a stunning polished chrome finish

Wall arm shower head

This type of shower head is fixed to the wall, but extends further out via an arm, and often features a larger shower head that points straight down. These shower heads can usually be adjusted to different angles, but generally only have one type of flow pattern. These are sometimes called rainforest or rainfall shower heads.

Tetra square shower head 250mm

The Tetra square shower head is a highly contemporary, minimalist design

Ceiling arm shower head

This is similar to a wall arm shower head, but, as the name suggests, this type is fixed to the ceiling. The wall and ceiling mounted shower heads can be a good choice for wetrooms or larger bathrooms with walk-in showers, adding a real touch of luxury and style. There are also lots of different styles available, for both contemporary and traditional bathrooms.

Round shower head 200mm with ceiling arm

Create a luxurious, overhead shower with the Round shower head & ceiling arm

Frequently asked questions about shower heads

What is the difference between a jet and rain shower head?

A jet shower head is more powerful and the pressure is directed towards a smaller surface area. A rain shower head takes a more natural approach, and is designed to give you the sensation of showering in rainfall. Many have different pressure settings so you can determine how powerful you want your shower to be. We even stock body jets for an even more luxurious showering experience.

How do I know which shower head will fit my existing shower fittings?

We provide compatibility information next to all the products on our website, along with measurements so you can order a new shower head to fit your existing system, or buy a completely new one. Either way, our specification should help you know exactly what you need.

How should I choose my new shower head?

There are several important factors to consider when choosing shower heads. You should think about the type of showering experience you like and keep this in mind when making your selection. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • How powerful do I want my shower to be?
  • How water is distributed
  • What will fit with my family life?
  • Does it match my existing shower?
  • Is it easy to clean?
  • What do I want it to look like?
  • Do you want a head with different settings (massage, jet, mist)?
  • How much do you want to spend?

Information such as pressure, water projection, weight, and cleaning information is all available on our website: just click on the product you like to find out more. If there’s anything else you want to know, you can easily speak to a member of the team online via our online chat (in the bottom left corner of the website).

How do I remove my old shower head?

If you are replacing a shower head, you should remove the old one first using pliers or a wrench. Hold the shower arm (connecting pipe) whilst you loosen the nut behind the shower head and turn the nut until the shower head comes off.

How do I fit my new shower head?

All shower heads come with fitting instructions enclosed. If you follow these instructions carefully, you should have no problem fitting your new shower head, though it’s always best to hire a professional plumber if you’re not totally confident in installing bathroom fittings yourself.

You should always consider the height of your family members when fitting a new shower head: it should be within easy reaching distance for everyone to be able to switch the shower on, and adjust the settings, as well as high enough so no one has to stoop down to use it comfortably. Make a light marking in pencil on the wall to guide your way.

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