Shower Faucets

Every faucet within the bathroom will be hooked up to the house’s main water supply. This supply not only provides water to the bathroom, but the kitchen, laundry room, and outside of your home, wherever water faucets are existent. However, the shower is not connected to the other faucets in your bathroom so it will be used with a different plumbing system altogether.

What is a Shower Faucet?
A shower faucet is a water fixture that is located within your bathtub or shower stall. It is more popularly known by the term “showerhead”. The tap fixture within the bathtub is also considered to be a shower faucet as well. In fact, the drain, knobs, and levers could all be classified as a shower faucet as well. The most common shower faucet would be the showerhead that is positioned above the bather. It is placed in such a location that it provides a direct flow of water just overhead of the bather. There are also some shower faucets that can be detached from the main water fixture in the shower. In some cases, there is an attached hose that connects to the faucet, which allows you a more direct flow of water.

Types of Shower Faucets

The standard shower faucet is connected to the wall of your shower. The diameter of this type of shower faucet is roughly three inches. Some of the other types of shower faucets besides this one include the rain faucet, and the wide shower faucet. The rain faucet provides a rain shower like dispersion of water. The wide shower faucet provides a wider dispersion of water, which results in a quicker fill up time for the bathtub. The types of shower faucets that are used will be dependent on the individual’s preferences. There are many different options that vary in design, features, and functionality. You will be able to find something that works effectively for your needs, and works specifically for your bathtub, with the design of your bathroom kept in mind.

Choosing a Shower Faucet
When investing in a shower faucet you will want to select a design or model that suits your needs. Make sure you choose a shower faucet that offers all the characteristics that you desire. If you want a more massaging shower faucet then look for models that offer just that. If you want an all-in-one shower faucet, then look for the universal models that offer a variety of settings. You will need to factor in the cost of the shower faucet to your decision. If you are making a major renovation on your bathroom, then the design of the faucet may also be important. You will at least want to make sure that the faucet matches the design of your bathtub and surrounding walls as well. You may also want to look into how much it would cost you to get the shower faucet professionally installed if you do not feel qualified to complete the job.

The cost of shower faucets will vary by design. The standard (3 inch) shower faucet will not cost very much. A hand-held or detachable shower faucet will cost you a bit more. The rain shower faucets that provide a massaging dispersion of water tend to be higher priced but provide an even better showering experience. After you choose a shower faucet that you would like to use, you may want to consider making one more investment. That would be the purchase of a filter for the shower water. This filter would work to filter out the chlorine, which is harmful to the body. Other toxins in the water can also be filtered out with a shower water filter. The shower water filter will remove virtually all the chlorine and harmful toxins before it is released from the showerhead.

Final Thoughts
Knowing about all of the different types of shower faucets and how they work can make it much easier for you to make a good investment if you ever need to buy any. There are many different styles of shower faucets available and there has to be one that suits your needs precisely. You have the basic shower faucets that get the job done but do not include any great features. You also have the more advanced shower faucets that are visually appealing (some even chrome or gold plated) and they may even provide a massage-like showering experience. To close, you should look into all of the different types of shower faucets that interest you and find one that is perfect for your needs so you make the best investment possible.

This Shower Faucets Review is Written/Updated on Aug 29th, 2010 and filed under Home Improvement. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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