Everything You Need to Know About Shower Sets: A Comprehensive Guide on Shower Sets

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Showers play a significant role in our home, which is why it is popular in Singapore to opt to install a shower set. A nice warm shower makes us feel refreshed yet again, after a tiring day. Our shower also helps us get clean, ready, and prepared the next day.

Since our shower sets have an important role to play, it is best to select one wisely just like when choosing kitchen sink taps. Here is a comprehensive shower set guide to help you make the right choice.


Common Shower Head Types

There are different types of showerheads, and we are here to help you learn about the most popular ones.

Fixed Shower Heads


A fixed showerhead is what is commonly used in most homes in Singapore. It is smaller, and has a diameter of 5 inches or so. According to the ultimate guide on choosing the right shower tap, you have to pick the configuration and type. This is why If you prefer a simple shower set that simply serves its functions and has solid pressure then this is for you.

However, if you plan to go a bit fancier, then a fixed multi-function showerhead is for you. Owing to the multi-function setting, you can change the spray patterns from a concentrated massage to a gentle wide spray.

Hand Held Shower Heads

Handheld shower sets are very popular in Singapore and are a great choice if you are planning to replace your shower head set.

Handheld shower heads come in packages that include a holder to keep your showerhead mounted and a detachable hose. You can easily take your showerhead off to rinse your body or clean your shower walls and have it fixed in the holder like a fixed showerhead. 

Dual and Multiple Showerheads

Dual and multiple showerheads have more than one showerhead that is controlled by a single set of handles or levers. Usually, a wall-mounted, fixed showerhead is paired with its handheld counterpart like the Fidelis Rain Shower Set With Mixer Tap FT-8598. In some cases, a diverter valve lets you use either shower heads, or even both at the same time.

Body Spray

Body sprays come with multiple spray heads that are included in the shower wall. Body sprays have a shower wall fitted with multiple spray heads. The showerheads are compact or flat nozzles and are embedded in the surface of the wall. The configuration possibilities are endless and depend only on the water pressure of your home and your imagination.


Shower Fixture Finishes

Shower sets come in many finishes like brushed chrome, polished chrome, brushed nickel, bronze, stainless steel, brushed bronze, black and white, and polished brass.

If you want to maintain a consistent look in your bathroom then make sure you get your shower set and accessories from one manufacturer.

One thing you need to consider is that when you opt for polished finishes, it may look great but it is still essential to know tips on how to maintain your shower sets. Constant care is needed to keep that beautiful look and prevent spots. Matte and brush finish shower sets are better at hiding fingerprints and water spots.


Shower Valves


The showerhead and the handles usually get all the attention, but the valves that are hidden, still have a significant role to play especially for shower mixer taps. One common issue with shower taps is their low water pressure.

When faced with this problem it is best to get your valves checked because the valve is the one that regulates the water temperature and pressure of the shower. That is why you need to have a basic understanding of the valves so you can make the right choices. 

Mixing Valve

This valve plays a significant role in shower mixer taps products. It basically combines cold and hot water. Whenever you use the temperature control lever, you are actually adjusting the mixing valve.

Pressure-Balance Valve

This valve helps keep the water temperature constant by adjusting the cold and hot water inflow pressure.

It is also known as an anti-scald valve and is an amazing safety feature for kids and the elderly.

Anti-Scald Pressure-Balance Valve

These valves are necessary for new homes that are being built. Installing showers with this pressure-balance valve in older homes can result in issues with the shower taps like corroded and clogged pipes which leads to a reduction of water pressure to an extent that the valve will stop working properly.

Thermostatic Valve

This is basically a sophisticated version of the pressure-balance valve. The thermostatic valve helps maintain a constant temperature. However, unlike the pressure-balance valve, this one constantly maintains pressure. 




It is also very important to decide where you will be mounting your shower set as it determines the kind of experience you will have. 

Mounting from the Wall or Ceiling

If you want to get a rain shower set installed then it can be mounted from the ceiling or the wall. You can try to install it on your own. However, if you want to enjoy a proper ceiling-mounted rainshower experience then you need the help of experts like Tap & Faucet City Singapore.

The plumbing professional will first visit your place and take measurements. After that, they will be considering your height and will make a suggestion on whether installing a ceiling-mounted rain shower head is possible or not. If it is possible, we can also advise you on which showerheads are the best and even install them to perfection for you.

Single Function vs Multi Function

Another thing you need to choose from is whether you want to go multi-function or a single function. The reason is that one of the things to consider before having a rainshower installed is deciding to go for a single function due to the difficulty to change the settings when the showerhead is a meter above you. If, however, you prefer a wall-mounted showerhead then you can opt for either one. 


Water System and Pressure


Before you buy a shower set you also need to consider the water pressure in your home. Different shower types need different types of water pressure to function effectively. 

You can try checking the water pressure yourself with a pressure gauge. However, there are more benefits of engaging with plumbing professionals to install your shower set if you want a precise reading.

Plumbing experts have years of experience and are thoroughly trained. They will measure the water pressure with advanced equipment. Once water pressure readings are done, they can suggest the perfect shower set to match the readings and your preference.



Your shower plays a very important role in your home and well-being and having the right one installed in your home is as important. It is best to have an idea of which type of shower set you want, be it a fixed shower head, a handheld shower head, a dual shower head, or a body spray.

You also need to take into account the different finishes a shower head has, to suit the look you are going for. Knowing the valves and their uses is also important, also the water pressure of your home, so you can further choose which one is best for your needs. Lastly, you can acquire the help of our Tap & Faucet City Singapore experts so you can skip a few steps towards getting the perfect shower set for you.


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