How To Choose Showers on The Market?

The summer is already halfway through without us realizing it. I believe many friends would increase the frequency of showers during the summer. Today, I will explain how to distinguish the quality of a showerhead, at least to make the bathing journey in summer relatively comfortable.

Look at the place of origin It is well known that Zhejiang, Guangdong, and Fujian are the three major production areas for hardware products. They are the best places in China for producing showerheads.


Look at the raw materials The main materials of a showerhead are brass, stainless steel, and alloys. Brass is the best quality material, but it is expensive. Recently, there has been a trend of stainless steel showerheads. After all, stainless steel is food-grade and more than suitable for showerheads. It is not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly practical.


Surface treatment of the showerhead Brushed treatment is a process of creating linear textures on the surface of the product through polishing, which can showcase the metallic texture of stainless steel. This treatment is more commonly used for stainless steel showerheads.


Look at the valve core The valve core is like the heart of the showerhead, responsible for controlling the water pressure and flow. The common valve cores in the market are stainless steel ball valve, ceramic disc valve, and axle rolling valve core. Ceramic disc valve is currently the most commonly used valve core in showerheads on the market due to its low price and minimal water quality pollution.


In summary, the above points can help distinguish the quality of a showerhead. However, there are so many different styles of showerheads in the market, so which one should you choose? Below, I will briefly analyze the types of showerheads available on the market.


Classification based on installation method:

Wall-mounted showerhead: As the name suggests, this type of showerhead is installed on the wall with a few fixed points, including the main body, diverter, etc., all protruding from the wall.
In-wall showerhead: Only the handle protrudes from the wall, and the pipes and diverter connecting to the faucet are mostly hidden inside the wall, not visible from the exterior. (This type of showerhead is generally more expensive, has a smaller consumer group, is not common in the market, and can be more troublesome to repair if problems occur during use.)


Classification based on material:

Solid brass showerhead (It is rare to find a showerhead that is entirely made of solid brass on the market, and even if there is, the price will be astonishing.) Typically, only the main body is made of solid brass, while other parts, such as the handheld and overhead spray, are made of ABS resin (i.e., plastic) or stainless steel. However, ABS engineering plastic should not be underestimated, as it has great strength, high-temperature resistance, non-thermally conductive, and non-aging properties, making it perfectly suitable for use in showerheads.
Stainless steel showerhead: A stainless steel showerhead typically consists of all stainless steel parts, including the overhead spray, handheld, and shower arm. It performs relatively well in terms of material unity.


Classification based on showerhead functions:

Basic showerhead set: A basic showerhead set includes the main body, handheld, holder, and flexible hose.
Multi-functional showerhead set: This type of showerhead set includes an overhead spray, handheld, and options for water outlet.
Intelligent showerhead: Generally, so-called intelligent showerheads found on e-commerce platforms mainly have a 38° constant temperature function, prioritizing practicality and convenience.
To conclude in one sentence: Showerhead accessories made from stainless steel are still a good choice!


Post time: Jul-31-2023