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Shower Heads

Although bathtubs get most of the attention in bathroom designs, the shower is used far more often, and so when remodeling your bathroom, it behooves you to pay close attention to the design of the shower head.

Standard

The standard shower head is designed to match the other fixtures in the bathroom. There is some variety in function: some models can control the flow and spread of the spray, while others have a fixed spray pattern and rely on the faucet to control the flow. Most new homes have a standard shower head because showerheads are a matter of personal choice and in all likelihood, the new owners will replace it anyway.

Handheld Wand

Commonplace in many homes today, the handheld shower wand doubles as a standard showerhead when attached to the wall and as a moveable spray on a six foot or so hose. Many models offer a variety of spray settings, including a pulsating setting for a shower massage. Not only are do these shower heads make showering easier (for example, by making it easier to wash underneath your arms), but they are also great for cleaning the shower or tub afterwards.

Specialty

When you wish to depart from the practical and reach the luxurious, there are a number of choices of shower heads. For example, there are the "waterfall," "rain," or "rain forest" type heads. These are very large in size (8"

or more in diameter) heads that literally rain down a stream of water from 150 or more individual jets. Or, you might opt for the multi-head models, which spray you from several directions at once -- either by splitting the shower head into multiple heads or through piping arranged around the shower stall to "hose you down" from the front, side, and behind simultaneously.

Handheld Shower Head

Handheld Shower Head"Sprite Industries, the only true specialists in shower filters, once again led the field with new shower filter configurations... Sprite uses a patented filtration media called KDF Chlorgon that performs well under high water temperature and pH conditions." -- Water Conditions & Purification - March 2001Chlorine is universally used to chemically disinfect water. One half of our daily chlorine exposure is from showering. Not only is chlorine absorbed through the skin, it also vaporizes in the shower, and it's inhaled into the lungs and transferred directly into your blood system. People who drink water containing chlorine have been found to have a higher risk of bladder cancer by researchers. This hand-held shower head combines ease and convenience with the peace of mind from showering in filtered water. This showerhead features a 3-way adjustable massaging spray and a reversible filter cartridge. Included is a 72" reinforced nylon hose and a reinforced mounting bracket. The showerhead height is increased by a full 10", resulting in a healthy and more comfortable shower. Cartridge life has a 3 month rating. Replacement cartridges are available from the manufacturer. For more information on the health benefits of the showerhead, please see zoom.This item ships directly from the manufacturer. Please allow 2-3 weeks for order processing along with normal shipping times.

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