Standard Shower Arm
Handheld showerheads – sometimes called Personal
Showers – originated in Europe and were introduced
to the North American market in the late 1960’s.
These showers were popular in Europe because existing
homes were often made of stone or brick before the advent
of indoor plumbing. To retrofit these homes with showers,
a valve was installed – often in front of the wall – and
a handheld shower was fitted to it. This reduced the
need for channeling a pipe in the stone wall or having
a pipe on the outside of the shower wall.
Handheld showers offer a host of benefits over a standard
or fixed showerhead. Because they are movable, you can
point the spray in many directions helping you do more
- Point the spray where you want
- Great for massaging legs or
- Great for shampooing
- Makes cleaning the shower stall
- Simplify chores like watering
- Makes bathing pets easier
- Children and babies love it!