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What Are the Different Types of Shower Head Holder?

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There are many different types of shower head holder and the right choice depends on the shower head type, style, color and accessories offered by the shower head. Holders can be easily mounted on an appropriate place on the shower wall and the versatility is ideal for the elderly, young children and the disabled. An adjustable shower head holder means the inconvenience of a fixed shower head is avoided.

When choosing a shower head holder, it is important to consider the water pressure, the heights the shower head needs to be and the kind of shower stall design. Shower heads can be fixed or hand-held with the latter having the further option of being mounted on a holder or held in the hand to offer even more control over where the water is directed. This can be inconvenient, so many householders opt for the choice of using a shower head holder.

The standard holder is usually a simple grooved piece screwed onto the wall where the shower head is placed. This is a non-movable fixture. Others offer a rotating or swivel function so the person can direct the stream of water in whatever direction they wish. These are the simplest and cheapest designs to buy.

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Shower head holders can be adjustable themselves if they are mounted on a vertical rail which allows for height adjustments. Some do not require permanent holes drilled into shower tiles or walls but attach to the wall by suction or adhesive. This also allows for the different heights of different users. Some offer the choice of a fixed shower head with a hand-held attachable fixed onto a bracket further down the vertical rail. This kind of shower upgrade is a popular choice with those remodeling their bathroom.

There are complete shower systems which include valves, a shower head holder, a shower head, water points and body sprays which turn the humble shower into a complete spa experience. The material used in the construction of the shower head holder is also a consideration when deciding which one to buy. Some are made of plastic or are chrome plated with the more expensive fixtures available in brass or even gold. The quality and the price vary according to the material used and this in turn affects the longevity of the holder.

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