While styling a bathroom, you have to pay close attention to the shower unit. The fixtures that you install in your shower unit have to be good looking as well as functional. There are many different kinds of shower arms and showerheads available; in this article we are going to look at the options that you have while searching for a shower arm.
Different Styles of Shower Arms
There are many different ways you can style your bathroom, and the shower arm that you choose will depend on the rest of your interior decoration. Modern themes will requires sleek and simplistic shower arms, whereas antique themes will require more ornate ones. Moreover, your shower arm has to be chosen taking the kind of showerhead you have into account. Different showerheads will require different kinds of suspension to work effectively, and since this suspension is provided by the shower arm, the type of shower arm that you choose will depend largely upon the type of showerhead you have. The material that the arm is made of should be the same as that of the rest of your fixtures, or something close to it.
How Noticeable Should the Shower Arm Be?
This depends on your personal preferences. A shower arm is usually one of two completely opposite types. The first type of shower arm is completely inconspicuous and blends in so well with your shower unit that you can hardly notice it. The second type of shower arm stands out and makes a bold design statement. To choose which type of shower arm you want in your bathroom, you might want to look at your showerhead, as well as the way you are designing the rest of the shower unit.
Depending on the weight and the girth of the showerhead, you should be able to decide which type of shower arm it will look and function best with. Some showerheads simply extend out from the wall, whereas others have to be suspended quite a long way away from the wall – almost to the centre of your shower unit. The place you need your showerhead to be is a good indication of what type of shower arm you should purchase.
Basic Kinds of Shower Arms
The wall extended shower arm is meant for showerheads that can be placed quite close to the wall of your shower enclosure. The S shaped shower arm is an interesting kind of wall extending arm, because of its unique shape. Suspended shower arms hold the showerhead far away from the wall.