Ceiling showers can come with differently-shaped heads. For example, you can choose a round head or an angular one that is square or rectangular. If you don't have a preference for either shape, then think about the following factors. They may help you make a final decision.
What Does Your Bathroom Look Like?
The overall design of your bathroom may impact on the shape of shower head you choose. For example, if you have a minimalist and modern style, then a square or rectangular head may fit in better. However, if your bathroom's design is more traditional, a round head may look more appropriate.
Factor your bathroom's fittings into this mix. For example, if your bath and sink are rounded, or have soft edges, then a round showerhead may blend in more easily whereas an angular showerhead may stand out.
On the other hand, if you've gone for harder lines in your fittings, say if you have a square bath and square taps, then a square or rectangular head is often a better option. These shapes would blend in with the angular lines you already have in the room.
What Kind of Shower Will You Get?
Both round and angular showerheads deliver water in the same way. However, the experience you get from each head might be slightly different.
For example, say you want to install a rainfall showerhead. While a round head can deliver rainfall style water, you may get a better showering experience with a square or rectangular head.
The nozzles in round shower heads are usually organised in circles. They deliver a traditional spray that radiates out. However, the nozzles in angular heads are usually set in rows that let the water fall straight down. You may find that this design delivers a more even and natural rainfall-mimicking shower.
How Much Room Do You Have?
If you have a stand-alone shower, then the shape of the head you put in the ceiling may not be much of an issue. However, if you have restricted space, then this shape could make a difference.
For example, if you're installing a ceiling shower over a bath, then you need to make sure that the showerhead is the right size to spray water into the bath but not over the sides. An angular shower may be better here, especially if you pick a rectangular model which has a narrower footprint.
For more help choosing heads for ceiling showers, talk to your bathroom remodelling contractor or plumber.