Using the extension along with a Chicago Chrome Showerhead was a good choice. The water from the shower head does not tend to "spray" but rather drop. So that said - if the shower head is mounted to close to the wall your not going to like it as it will not spray far. The arm makes it a wonderful experience. Easy to install but, get a roll of teflon tape to wrap the thread ends with to give it a professional leak free connection. Make sure you have enough height for the arm and the shower head if your tall.