Shower Head? How to choose

Not sure how to choose a shower head?

A shower head from ShowerKING is the answer. Their great portfolio of products that Mr Central Heating stocks and sells, has created this really interesting question, one which we have answered here, with our how to choose a shower head guide.

There are lots of shower heads available in the market and with the help of ShowerKING, we have cherry picked the most popular ones. To understand shower heads it is probably best to understand showers and their different formats.

Electric Showers

Electric showers are as the name suggests units that generate hot water using electricity and these have been manufactured and sold in large volumes over years from brands like Mira, Triton and Aqualisa. Often it is all about price and a basic white shower unit with a sliding riser rail and head.

The head is, in most cases detachable from the hose and fixes into the wall mount. This is really where the term hand held shower head comes from and these are used over baths and in shower cubicles.

Hand Held Shower Head Hand Held Shower Head

So if you have a hand held shower head then you can choose from a great range which includes, Spectrum, Eco Max, Elise, Elise S and the Finesse. These give you a range of different modes styles and prices but they all connect to a hose and are used in a wall mount, sliding rail or used in the hand.

There are also mixer showers which use hot and cold water to create the shower and they can be manual or thermostatic. If the valve is concealed then often this leads to the head being fixed as the homeowner has chosen to create a minimal effect and does not want to see the hose, valve or any connections.

It is pretty straight forward to replace a shower head as it is really quite easy using our left hand filter options of handset or fixed head. If you are choosing for the first time in a new bathroom then you need to choose what suits you the best and what the application is. If it is over a bath then a hand held is probably best and it is easy to take from the mount and rinse around the bath for convenience.

Fixed Shower Head Fixed Shower Head

If you are creating or replacing a fixed head then you have either concealed pipework or exposed but the head is not detachable and it is screwed into the connection. We sell three types of the most popular fixed heads that can be easily adapted using one of our great arms.

With all DIY or decisions make sure you have a really good look and see how it works first before ordering but if you are still undecided then we are always on the end of a phone in your local branch.