Are you wondering how to install a rain showerhead in the ceiling? If you love the feeling of standing under a gentle waterfall or in a heavy, drenching rainstorm, then you would benefit from having a rain shower head in your home. I know what you’re thinking, isn’t it expensive to have one of these amazing showerheads installed in your ceiling? It doesn’t have to be!
A rainfall shower is a luxurious, relaxing experience that shouldn’t be limited to just high-end hotels and spas. With countless numbers of these wonderful showerheads available from both brick and mortar stores and online retailers, this is something that can be attained in your own home, easily and affordably. It’s even cheaper if you’re able to do the work yourself!
Installing a ceiling shower head is much easier than you would think! You’ll be on your way to a luxurious shower in just a short amount of time.
What is a Rainfall Showerhead?
There are a few different showerheads that you can install in your shower. There’s the traditional wall-mounted high-pressure showerhead, handheld sprayers, and rainfall showerheads. A rain showerhead can be round or square-shaped and has a gentle spray rather than a pressurized spray that you get with traditional showerheads.
The water is gravity forced, allowing you to feel the downpour style rainfall that many people love. There are models that can be mounted to the wall or ceiling. Either type will give you a very luxurious and relaxing shower experience.
Choosing a Showerhead
Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom, upgrading your shower, or building a new home, you have tons of options as far as bathroom fixtures. Before you can install one, it is important to find the right showerhead for you.
There are many things to consider when choosing a showerhead:
- Water Flow Rate
- Ease of Installation
Make sure to take into consideration how big your shower area is before purchasing a showerhead. You can find rainfall showerheads as small as six inches and up to sixteen inches, allowing you to have a luxurious shower no matter how big or small your shower is.
When you’re picking your shower head, you should keep in mind what type of showerhead is already in your home. If you have a head that’s wall-mounted, there will be some construction that needs to be done to have a rainfall showerhead installed on the ceiling.
If you have the experience and qualifications, you can do this yourself, otherwise, it is recommended that you hire a plumber to take care of the complicated installation that comes with the construction project. The installation should be a piece of cake if you already have a showerhead installed on your ceiling.
Reasons To Install Your Showerhead on the Ceiling
There are a lot of rainfall showerheads that can be mounted on the wall rather than on the ceiling. While they are easy to find and can be installed that way, there are a few reasons that a ceiling installation is preferred over mounting it on the wall. Rainfall heads can be heavy and an extension arm coming from the wall isn’t always strong enough to be able to properly support that weight.
Another reason is that rainfall heads work best with a gravity-fed stream since they aren’t pressurized like traditional showerheads. Rainfall heads also look great mounted on the ceiling as well. Now that you know what features you want and why you should install your showerhead on your ceiling, let’s talk tools.
Installing a showerhead on your existing plumbing is a simple process and doesn’t require any special tools or skills to do it yourself. Who doesn’t enjoy a good DIY project?
Here’s what you’ll need for installation:
- Adjustable crescent wrench
- Teflon plumber’s tape
That’s it! Make sure you check the packaging on your showerhead to make sure you don’t need anything else, but with most installations, you shouldn’t need any other tools.
Installing You Ceiling Mounted Rainfall Showerhead
Before you jump right in, it’s important to make sure you turn the water to your house off. After you do that, turn on a faucet on the lowest level of your home so any water that’s in the pipes won’t spray you in the face when you remove your old showerhead. Now you’re ready to get started on the installation of your new rainfall showerhead!
- Remove the old showerhead from your ceiling and be sure to take off any old Teflon tape.
- Clean the threads on the pipe and wrap 1-2 layers of fresh plumbers tape around the threads.
- Screw your new showerhead on the pipe, making sure not to turn it too far, as this can cause the fitting on the showerhead to crack.
- Turn the water back on and turn on the faucet to check for leaks.
As long as there are no leaks, you’re ready to use your new showerhead!
I hope this guide has been beneficial in helping you install your new rainfall showerhead!