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Buyer Guide to Wall Fountains

By Chad Harris May 19, 2016 0 comments

Wall Fountains 

Wall fountains can be the glee of any room, appealing to both auditory and visual senses. Although common in patios and gardens, wall fountains can create a striking focal piece in any room. A well-selected wall fountain can blend a wall art with the appeal of a fountain. Read this wall fountains post to learn more about the features, available options, and selection criteria.

Campania International Auberge Wall Fountain

The Common Parts of a Wall Water Feature 

The following are the standard features in most wall fountains. However, the parts vary depending on the brand, size, and model.


  • Reservoir/basin- this holds the pump and the water.
  • Pump- used to move water from the basin to the water distribution.
  • Water Tubing- this connect the pump and the water distribution system.
  • Water Distribution- this is located in the upper part of the fountain and distribute water evenly across the wall fountain.
  • Face- this is the front part, usually, where the water from the water distribution system runs down.
  • Frame- It is the area along the outside part of the edges of the mounted fountain.
  • Lights- It’s usually either LED or halogen. Both are efficient and last longer.
  • Mounting bracket and screw- they’re installed on the wall and act as the central support for the water fountain. Typically, it needs to be in at least single stud.
  • Hood/Light of the Hood- This is the top part of the fountain that covers the water distribution and the lights.
  • Recessed Wall Outlet- it is installed behind the fountain to hide all the cords. Typically, it comes with a dedicated wall switch.


What are the different styles and shapes of wall fountains? 


  • Contemporary Wall Fountains- These takes the current and modern water fountain trends. They fit with the current trends in design.
  • Traditional wall fountains- These fit into a classic interior décor and normally include a timeless art that will never go out of date and style.
  • Nature-themed Wall Fountains- They normally feature plants and animals as their focal point. They can be designed from a variety of materials such as stone or resin.
  • Artistic Wall Fountains- They are created by talented artisans. Some mold the fountain out of precious metals and others paint appealing images on the fountain.


What Are the Common Materials Used To Make Wall Fountains

Wall hanging fountains are made from a variety of materials including glass or mirror, marble, stainless steel, lightweight slates, granite, slate, and resin. With all these materials, it’s easy to choose a fountain that complements your interior décor. Many models have frames made of different materials from the face.

Campania International Sussex Wall Fountain

Wall Fountain Materials


  • Natural stone- stone frames give a fountain a high-end and natural look with all the textures and colors of the stone used. Fountains made of naturals stones are unique because of the texture and color variances in the type of stone used. Tiles and Slate are the most common material used for stone frames, but others such as granite, shale, and marble have been used as well
  • Powder Coated Steel- Fountain with frames made of powdered coated steel are less expensive and easier to fix scratches that may occur on it over time. Colors include copper vein, antique bronze, dark copper, texture black, woodland brown, and silver metallic.
  • Stainless steel- Frames made of stainless steel looks effortlessly contemporary in any setting and are easy to clean. This metal will reflect light and will not stain or tarnish over time. 
  • Copper- you can choose from Rustic Copper, Blackened Copper, and Copper Patina. Rustic Copper and Copper Patina use fire to give the copper an attractive design while adding a slight coating. Blackened copper is painted dark to give it a vintage look.


What are the Wall Fountains detail materials? 


  • Resin or Fiberglass- these materials make it possible to create detailed sculptures that are durable, beautiful, and inexpensive. A wide range of designs and styles are available. Typically, they're made for outdoor use because of the water resistance ability
  • Lightweight slate- this is a thin material that resembles slate but is much easier and quicker to install. The fountain is fused to a lightweight slate. This reduces its weight by 90%
  • Mirror- They offers a very reflective and modern design. Mirror faces allow for sandblasting or vinyl decals with a company logo or family name.
  • Copper- Wall fountains with copper faces seem artistic in nature. Artisans create appealing works of art by using the natural oxidation properties. Copper can provide rustic yet multifaceted scheme. 
  • Slate- It's one of the unique and natural materials to blend into interior design. It's available in wide range of textures and colors that can appeal and create a focal point.
  • Granite-it’s one of the hardest stone and great for interior décor. Black granite is the most common type used in the fountain world. 

Tips for choosing an ideal Wall Fountain 

Wall fountains can be placed virtually anywhere, but with these tips, you'll learn to place them in an ideal location.


  • High visibility- Select a location that won’t obstruct people when they walk by. However, they it should be highly visible.
  • Power supply- A wall fountain should be placed close to a power supply
  • Wall support-Most studded walls (metal or wood) will support most fountains as long as it is installed and fitted properly.
  • Proper room size- Always make sure that the room is spacious enough for the humidity and sound the fountain will produce.
  • Out of reach- Place the fountain out of reach for people so that they don’t touch or play with it.
  • Sound level- If the purpose of the fountain was for mitigating sound, you need to position it bit close to the living or bedroom.
  • Focal point- Choose an area where the wall fountain will strike people and attract attention. Avoid placing it in a crowded location that it gets overshadowed by other objects.

Tips for Installing a Wall Fountain 

  • Read instructions- thoroughly and carefully read the installation instruction before installing your new water feature.
  • Basic skills and tools needed- you'll need a level, a drill, bits, screwdriver, a pencil, measuring tape and some towels.
  • Power outlet- Install an outlet behind the fountain’s location to hide the cords. If that isn’t possible, place your fountain a few feet from the power supply.
  • Proper water flow- To obtain proper water flow, you need to install it perfectly.
  • Wall Mounting- When fitting heavy wall fountains, such as those made from natural stone, mount at least one screw in the bracket in a wall stud.


Well, there you have it! The guide to buying wall fountains; now it’s our turn to help you find an ideal fountain that matches your home or company. You can take a look at our large selection here on Life on Plum. 

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