Showering isn’t always what comes to mind when we think of how to relax in our homes. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s usually an activity of necessity, not luxury. However, a variety of affordable and easy-to-make bathroom fixture replacements are now available to help you turn “boring” into “blissful”. One of these fixtures is a rain showerhead. Designed to replace your existing showerhead (and sometimes entire faucet fixture) these create a super relaxing rain-like water flow to help make every day feel like a spa day.
Some factors to consider before selecting your next rain shower head include:
Some rain showerheads are designed to increase your existing water pressure so that it better suits the structure of the showerhead itself. Rain showerheads are made with lots more holes than regular showerheads. This means that you might notice a sharp decrease in water pressure when compared to before unless the rain showerhead is specifically designed to combat this issue.
Not all showerheads have variable setting options. The simplest rain showerheads have only one setting, meaning you cannot adjust the pressure, intensity, amount, or direction of water coming out. If you opt for one of these, it is recommended to have an additional showerhead to use for when you need something other than “rain” mode. On the other hand, some showerheads have 10 or more different settings such as massaging, low pressure, high pressure, and more. Consider your own personal needs as well as those of your guests or family before making a selection.
Different showerheads have different mounting options, and one might work much better for your shower’s layout and size than another. Ceiling mounted heads are not usually adjustable, and the water will only fall directly beneath the showerhead. This might be okay for a smaller stall type shower, or a very large one with multiple heads, but not so much a shower/tub combo. Conversely, rain showerheads with long adjustable arms work great in a large shower with space to move them around but would be terrible in a small shower. Be sure to get an idea of how much space you have to work with in your shower or tub before considering which option to purchase.
Still not sure which rain showerhead would be best for you? Keep on reading to see reviews of our top 10 rain showerheads for 2020!
Top 10 Best Rain Shower head 2020 Reviewed
For an incredibly elegant rainfall showerhead, look no further than the High Pressure, 6 Inch Rain Showerhead. Its design is truly ultra-thin, and the face of the unit is a tiny .08 inches thick. This engineering allows you to maximize water pressure by shooting it through thin channels and nozzles, creating a powerful flow. 6 inches across, this head fits great in most showers and won’t make a small shower feel crowded at all. Its soft rubber gasket keeps it nearly leak proof, and the 100% stainless steel material is highly rust resistant.
Better yet, this showerhead features silicone nozzles which the company describes as “self cleaning”. The high water pressure coursing through them will keep them free of mold and mildew. Super easy to install, it works with all standard sized shower arms. It can be either wall or ceiling mounted, depending on preference, and does not require tools for installation (which takes just 5 quick minutes!). For a relatively small rain showerhead that still packs a punch, definitely check this one out.
A much larger option, the 12 Inch Square High Pressure Rain Showerhead with 11 Inch Adjustment Extension Arm has the classic “rain showerhead” look without the exorbitant price. The square, flat design allows this head to provide up to 144 square inches of rainfall coverage, perfect for stall showers. The adjustable arm also means that it can be used in larger showers just as effectively as it can be positioned to anyone’s liking. This unit comes with a built-in water filter, providing the cleanest and freshest showering experience of any showerhead on our list.
With clean, geometric lines and a flashy chrome plating, this showerhead fits in great with your contemporary bathroom décor. Installation is a breeze for even the most mechanically challenged and requires no tools at all. The kit even comes with Teflon tape to help you create a strong, leak proof seal with ease. It’s not hard to see how this rain showerhead is Amazon’s Choice for creating a spa-like experience at home.
If you’ve got a stall type shower and are looking for complete coverage in a showerhead, the Derpras 16 Inch Square Rain Shower Head is what you’ve been searching for. By far the largest model on our list today, it provides users with up to two hundred and fifty six square inches of spray. Derpras also has the competition beat when it comes to the amount of jets in the head. Their model features a whopping 324 water jets, whereas most competitors in this size range only have an average of 196. This equates to a little less than double the jets, meaning double the massaging power and double the luxury.
The thin edges of the Derpras rain showerhead are only 2 millimeters, or roughly the thickness of a coin! Don’t be fooled by its delicate looks, though, as it can still maximize even the lowest water pressure to give a consistent rain-like flow. It accomplishes this using air-energy technology, which allows small amounts of air in through the arm where it is mixed with the water inside. This allows you to save on water and energy while still enjoying great water pressure. Eco and wallet friendly, the Derpras Square Rain Shower Head could be the perfect addition to your modern home spa.
A great option for someone looking to create a home spa on a budget, the WarmSpray Rainfall Shower Head is a 9 inch circular showerhead that comes with a built in water filter. Not only is this great if you live somewhere with hard water that ruins your nozzles and your hair, but also for people looking for a pure and luxurious shower experience.
While it does have a plastic face panel unlike most of its competitors, who use stainless steel, the company is quick to point out that this does have the benefit of rust elimination and that plastic is actually better than metal at preventing calcification due to hard water. This can actually make plastic a more durable option than metal, especially for those with hard or mineralized water. If you’re wanting to see whether or not a rain showerhead is right for you but are wary of purchasing a high-ticket fixture, the WarmSpray Rainfall Shower Head is a fantastic choice.
Our first combo option, the DreamSpa Ultra-Luxury 9’ Rainfall Shower Head and Handheld is a perfect way to get the best of both worlds. This combo allows you to enjoy the beautiful rainfall head while also having the flexibility and practicality of an additional traditional showerhead. The regular head is also on a hose, so you can easily move it around and position as desired. A major complaint amongst rain showerhead users is the lack of versatility, as most are mounted in a relatively stationary position that is not ideal for larger spaces. This concern is completely eliminated in combo shower heads!
Featuring push-button flow control, this showerhead puts you in charge and lets you select from one of three water pressure and flow options. You have the option of using the handheld as an overhead, depending on where it is mounted. Your preexisting shower arm should be able to connect with these heads, allowing for a tools-free installation that anyone can complete in just minutes. For the ultimate balance between affordability, versatility, and stylishness, you won’t want to miss out on this amazing fixture.
Ready to invest in an upscale showerhead that will take your relaxation to the next level? The Rain Shower System Modern Faucet Set is a well-built, elite model with great capabilities. This is another combo model that includes both the flat rainfall shower head as well as a handheld unit. These may require professional installation, depending on your plumbing skills, which is another cost and time consideration. However, the benefit of this is that you’ll get to enjoy a unique 2-head system that uses a hidden in-wall installation to preserve its clean and polished appearance.
Utlizing the same air-energy technology as some of our other picks, this showerhead makes great use of your water and the ambient air to increase its pressure and provide maximum flow and coverage. The 3-way handheld shower head has various settings that allow you to customize your shower to your liking. It is connected via a 5 layer hose, making it extra durable, leak-proof and antimicrobial. Complete your luxury spa bathroom’s look with this set and you’ll be wishing you never had to leave!
Our final combo pick, the AquaDance 7” Premium High Pressure 3-Way Rainfall Combo provides many of the same benefits as other combo sets, but in a much more compact setup and with many more options. Amazon’s Choice for dual shower head, this combo features a premium rainfall head with a whopping six settings, as well as a handheld showerhead also with six settings.
You can choose between power rain, rain massage, pulsating massage, power mist, rain mist, and water saving pause mode while using the patented 3-way water diverted to switch and direct your water flow between the two heads. The simple tool-free setup means you can be up and running the very same day, no need for special connections or plumbing hookups. With 3 attractive finishes including chrome, brushed nickel, and oil rubbed bronze there is sure to be an option to match your tastes!
For a brand you know you can trust, check out Delta’s Single Spray Touch-Clean Rain Shower Head. Advertised for its ease of use and ease of maintenance, this showerhead is a slightly pricier choice but might be worth it to someone who puts a lot of stock into a well-known brand like Delta. The “touch clean” aspect is due to the fact that its jets are made of a silicone material which allows you to wipe away calcium or lime deposits with the touch of a finger- no soaking required!
Easy to install onto a standard ½” pipe fitting, this wall mounting shower head works great in a mid-to-large sized shower. Due to its protrusion from the wall, it would probably be best to select a different choice for stall showers.
Another well-known brand making its way onto the showerhead scene, Waterpik’s Flexible Neck Showerhead is great for those who want to really have a lot of control over their water flow, angle, and direction without investing time or money into a multi-head setup. This head would be ideal for someone with a smaller shower, as it can also function like a traditional mounted showerhead. Its 12 inch flexible neck allows you to place it in virtually any position and almost any angle, with its height and horizontal location being extra easy to adjust. This makes it a sort of happy medium between traditionally mounted showerheads and handhelds and really gives users the best of both worlds!
Featuring the same easy-to-clean silicone nozzles as many of our other picks on the list, this entire unit is made of mainly plastic, which may bother some people looking for a more polished appearance. However, many users report experiencing much higher water pressure and a great showering experience, as well as durable parts and easy installation. It’s up to you to weigh the pros and cons and find out what works best for you, but the Waterpik Flexible Neck Showerhead should definitely be one of your top contenders.
The Suptaps 6” High Pressure 4-Settings Rain Shower Head is one of our most unique picks. Its head can actually rotate a full 360 degrees, making it one of the most versatile options we’ve covered. Additionally, water can spray out of both sides and the top and bottom of the head, so no matter which way it’s facing you’re sure to have full water coverage.
With unique flow options such as saturating spray, slice dot massage spray, misty spray, and waterfall spray, this showerhead has a setting to please everyone. In spite of all these nozzles, it still manages to pump out a hefty 2.5 gallons per minute. If you want a very unique shower fixture, you’ve found your match!
Hopefully by now you have a much more solid idea of which rain showerhead best suits your needs. Remember to take into account your water pressure as well as whether or not your choice of showerhead is capable of regulating the pressure by itself. Also be sure to consider the different settings offered by each showerhead. Some of these can really help you wind down and relax during your daily shower routine, and isn’t that the whole point, after all? Finally, don’t forget to get your shower’s measurements and think about how the space inside of it works when in use. Rain showerheads have all different sorts of mounting options that work well in specific situations but not in others. With this list and these great tips, you should be well on your way to selecting your new rain showerhead!