Of all the shower fittings available today, showerheads are arguably the most overlooked of all. While many people consider accessorising shower fittings, most go with a traditional all-in-one showerhead, rather looking at shower arms and the additional options they provide. In fact, most people don’t even know what a shower arm is!
A shower arm offers various benefits that a traditional showerhead cannot provide. The biggest is their flexibility and the improved shower experience that they offer. If you are aware of such benefits and have chosen to install a shower arm to mount your showerhead then continue reading this post as I explain how to go about choosing a shower arm for your bathroom. And when it comes time to buy a shower arm in Perth, just ensure to choose high-quality shower arms, such as those offered by Alpine Building Products.
What is a shower arm?
A shower arm or a shower extension is nothing but a pipe fitting that connects a showerhead to the water supply in the wall. A shower arm extends out of the wall and offers more flexibility to mount a showerhead.
With the help of a shower arm, you can raise or lower the height of your showerhead. This can come in very handy if your plumbing outlets are either too high or too low. It also means you don’t have to move plumbing into the ceiling to install a rainfall showerhead. A shower arm will allow you to extend your showerhead right where you need it to be.
Designs and styles of shower arms
Shower arms are available in a range of designs and styles. Some of the most popular shower arm designs include standard shower arms, straight shower arms, and gooseneck or S-shaped shower arms.
Standard shower arms are most common. They are very simple; only including a small extension with an angle.
Straight shower arms offer a modern take on standard shower arms. They are completely straight, with the showerhead being attached to the end of the arm at 90°. Straight shower arms are ideal for mounting rainfall showerheads.
Gooseneck or S-shaped shower arms are also quite popular. As the name implies, such shower arms come in a gooseneck shape. This type of shower arm is perfect for raising the height of a showerhead as per your needs.
How to choose the right shower arm
There are several things to consider when choosing a shower arm. First, you need to check the height of the plumbing outlets where you’ll connect the shower arm. If the outlets are too high, then you should opt for a straight shower arm and a rainfall showerhead. On the other hand, if the outlets are too low, you should choose a gooseneck shower arm.
Also, make sure to choose shower arms that complement the style and design of your bathroom. Shower arms are available in a range of designs and finish options. For instance, the Square Hi-Rise Shower Arm offered by Alpine Building Products comes in a matte black finish and also a standard chrome finish. Choose a finish that complements the look of your space.
And, for the best quality shower arms in Perth, consider only top-quality products offered by reputed companies such as Alpine Building Products. We manufacture all our shower arms to the best standards of quality, and they are built to last. Check out the Round Shower Arm and Square Shower Arm from our collection. Whether you’re looking for a standard shower arm, a gooseneck shower arm or a straight shower arm, you’ll find just what you need in our range.
Round Shower Arm
Square Shower Arm
Adding a shower arm to your bathroom can enhance your showering experience significantly. A shower arm is an extension that connects a showerhead to the plumbing outlets in the wall. Shower arms come in three common designs – standard shower arms, straight shower arms and gooseneck shower arms. Straight shower arms are ideal for mounting rainfall showerheads. Gooseneck shower arms are suitable for raising the height of a showerhead.
When you’re choosing a shower arm, check the height of the plumbing outlets in your bathroom to choose the right style. Make sure to choose a shower arm that complements the look and feel of your space. And, for the best shower arms, choose Alpine Building Products.
You can find our shower arms around Western Australia in a number of reputable retails. Just visit our retail stockist page to find your nearest retailer!