Ariel Rainfall Shower Heads: How to Choose a Showerhead or Shower System

Oftentimes, the day begins and ends with a shower. We jump in the shower in the morning to get an invigorating start to our day or relax in the shower in the evening to soothe our tired bodies and wash away the stressors of the day. There is a huge variety of showers, showerheads, and shower systems for you to choose from when renovating your home or adding a new bath, in a multitude of finishes, models, functions, and prices.

Ariel Shower Massage Panel with Overhead Rainfall Showerhead A115

Fixed Showerheads


There are basically two types of showerheads - the fixed showerhead and the hand-held showerhead. A fixed showerhead is mounted as a permanent fixture to the shower unit's wall. The fixed showerhead is the most frequently installed type of showerhead. Fixed showerheads are usually constructed to allow for adjustment of height so that short or tall people can comfortably use the same shower. Fixed showers most commonly come in single handle, two handle and three-handle shower systems


Hand-Held Showerheads



Hand-held showerheads are connected to the shower unit's wall via a flexible hose or tubing to allow for freedom of motion when in use. Hand-held showerheads may be installed using a fixed and mounted bracket that is attached low on the wall. Hand-held showerheads are great for those with limited mobility due to accident, injury, illness, or handicap, or for easier bathing of children or furry four footed babies (pets). Hand held showers also make cleaning the tub, shower, and surrounding area a breeze.


Shower Systems


One of the hottest trends right now is to install a shower system as opposed to a basic shower, this creates a virtual shower massage experience. A shower system usually consists of valves, showerheads, hand showers, body sprays, water outlets, and volume controls. A shower system can turn your time in the shower into a true spa experience. There are prepackaged shower systems or you can customize your own. The components of a shower system will vary in the number of valves that are used. These can be in either single handle to control water temperature and flow rate, or dual handled with water temperature controlled by one hand, and water flow rate controlled by the other. When a single valve is used, the best choice is a thermostatic temperature control valve, both for optimal performance and in consideration of the safety of the user. Your shower system will also have one or more water flow or volume control valves. This is a type of valve that turns water on or off; water flow is adjusted from the off position into increasing amounts of water flow. Your shower system can have an independent shower volume control for each outlet that is installed in the shower - such as one each for the showerhead, hand shower, and body sprays.


We have a wide range of Ariel shower systems to fit your needs. These units are fully loaded with body massage jets, handheld shower, and overhead rainfall showerhead which are all designed to greatly increase your therapeutic experience. We are confident that you will indulge in a state of complete relaxation and tranquility with all of these features within these shower panels. These systems are priced to sell and as always we offer FREE shipping within the continental United States. Browse our selection and get ready to relax in the comfort of a rainfall shower.

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