2018’s Best Waterfall / Rainfall Shower Head Reviews
Table of Contents
- 2018’s Best Waterfall / Rainfall Shower Head Reviews
- Best Rain Shower Heads 2018 with Reviews
- Best Ceiling-Mounted Rain Shower Head:
- Best Wall-Mounted Rain Shower Head:
- Best Square Rain Shower Head:
- Best Rain Shower Head with Handheld Spray:
- Quick Buying Guide:
- Summing Up
With so many imposters in the market place, that provide cheap copy-cat designs, it is important for you to do your research BEFORE buying a rain shower head.
If you fail to do your research … you might end up with a piece of junk, OR wasted time. No fun.
For that reason, we’ve done the work for you, and created a TOP 10 List of the “Best Rain Shower Heads of 2018.”
After looking through our TOP 10 list, check out our Table of Contents for the full list of reviews.
Hope you enjoy!
Best Rain Shower Heads 2018 with Reviews
These are the best rated rain shower heads in 2018 with reviews of top selling models:
#1: Grohe Rainshower 210
Time to grab some popcorn, because we’re about to review the #1 best rain shower head on the market, the Grohe Rainshower 210!
This Grohe Rainshower 210 is our favorite rain shower head of 2018, and it’s PERFECT for master bathrooms.
To start, it comes in 4 beautiful finishes, to match your trim:
- StarLight Chrome
- Oil Rubbed Bronze
- Polished Nickel
- Brushed Nickel
Next, and important to mention, the Grohe Rainshower 210 is AMAZING when it comes to coverage. It has an 8″ face that is covered with 120 silicon spray nozzles, that combine to create a typhoon-like water downpour.
Also, due to the spray nozzles’ silicon design, they actively prevent limescale buildup, and cleanup is done with a simple wipe of a finger.
Installing the Grohe Rainshower 210 is a simple process if you’re the diy type, but if that’s not you, expert installation services are definitely offered.
#2: Hansgrohe 26465001 Croma 220
At #2 on our list of the best rain shower heads of 2018, we have the sleek Hansgrohe 26465001 Croma 220.
If you’re going for the “modern-look” in your bathroom, this is a MUST HAVE for you.
Hansgrohe has been making shower heads for over 100 years, no really … 100 years! So, you know you’re getting that same Hansgrohe quality that has gained thousands of loyal fans, but in the flavor of 2018.
Also, and important to note, the Hansgrohe Croma 220 is EXCELLENT when it comes to coverage. We wouldn’t recommend anything with wimpy coverage would we? Nope, we wouldn’t.
That coverage is made possible with the Croma 220’s 107 anti-clog silicon nozzles, and it’s 9″ face. They combine with Hansgrohe’s Rain AIR spray mode technology, for a wonderfully invigorating shower experience.
Again, installation is simple for the diy type, but expert installation services are definitely offered.
#3: Moen S6320 Velocity
At #3, the Velocity rain shower head is Moen’s compact and versatile head of this kind of spray, working not only as a singular, traditional rain shower, but also a multi-spray head that enables the use of high-pressure to provide a more concentrated spray, like a smoother version of what would be a jet spray of a wall-mounted shower head. It also has a circular 8-inch wide head with silicone nozzles, though they are anti-deposit built, they are not transparent, but easy to clean nonetheless.
This is one of the few models on our list that is designed to be used as a wall-mounted rain shower: the spray is surely rain shower built, but the design of the head is developed to be deployed inclined against the wall. It will work like that though if you buy the whole set of this shower head, with the pipe and diverter for the wall, on the other hand you can connect the head to regular suspended pipes for traditional rain shower, as well as for a top-mounted design of shower.
The different thing about this head though is the leveler that enables you to turn it into a pressurized rain shower. If you turn it up, the spray will work on higher pressure and the jet will be more concentrated, harsher, useful to rinse out faster. On normal mode it will work like a old-fashioned rain shower, consuming 2.5 gpm of water. There is a WaterSense version though with 2.0 gpm for those who would like a more economic rain shower.
It is available in 3 awesome finishes, either brushed, or polished:
#4: SR SUN RISE Luxury 12 Inch Large Square Ultra Thin:
At #4 on our list, we have another square-headed rain shower head for you, the SR SUN RISE Luxury Ultra Thin.
This SR Sun Rise model is a plus on our list as it offers 2 different sizes of the same model. The brand developed options in 12, and 10 inches, depending on the output you wish for your shower, you can get a different solution. Although this model is ultra thin, it packs a punch, when it comes to flow rate. The SR Sun Rise 12inch comes in at an impressive 2.5 GPM.
The 12-inch head, the family size, offers an incredible coverage for two people, is great for those who have to shower kids in their early years as well as you can make the shower experience something to save time with your partner, nobody needs to wait for its turn, the showering can be a shared experience.All versions of the YAWALL Rainfall are made on polished chrome, as the nozzles are translucid silicone, anti-deposit and very easy to clean.
#5: ALFI brand RAIN16R
Let me tell you … this ALFI brand RAIN16R is massive when it comes to head size and rain shower heads. It comes in at a full 16inches to provide an absolutely immersive shower experience. When you step under this shower head’s impressive surface area, you can’t help but feel like you’re underneath a waterfall enjoying the nice flowing water. It’s large surface area is covered with 234 tapered nozzles that are super easy to clean given its flat design.
The AFLI brand RAIN16R is made with 100% solid stainless steel, and has a mirrored, reflective sheen to it. If you’re looking for a rain shower head that has excellent coverage, an ULTRA THIN head, and durable material, this could be the perfect shower head for you.
#6: Pulse 1019 Aqua Rain
If you like to have variety while showering and don’t want to ditch the rain shower spray, this Pulse Aqua Rain offers a rain shower with a handheld head and a slide bar bonus to make the handheld work customizable. While it is not only the head that is sold here, rather a whole set, this Pulse model is quite affordable when it comes to its total price and all the units that are included. Plus, the whole set is made of brass and finished with polished chrome, while the nozzles are made on ABS plastic.This set also has multi function spray.
If you want it to only work with the rain shower, or the handheld, you can opt for one or another. On the other hand, if you want both of them working together, you just have to set the leveler to keep the flow running for both heads. The slide bar is great to make the handheld shower head useful for kids and when showering pets.
There is also a soap dish included in the slide bar which is optional to be installed with the set.Both heads work with a 2.5 gpm flow rate, even though whey they are working together they will consume 5 gpm as the spray will not smooth out for both heads, keeping its normal flow rate. The rain shower head is 8-inch wide while the handheld is 4-inch.
#7: Delta RP52382 Touch Clean
This more compact rain shower developed by Delta Faucet is a good budget option that works also very well for top-mounted showers projects. It is a traditional one spray only shower head with ABS plastic nozzles. The head of this shower is a big plus for this model, as it is almost 9-inch wide, so you get a lot of coverage even though it doesn’t work as a high-pressure shower, as it is meant to be.The Touch Clean is also an economic shower head.
With that large head, you will get a 2.5 gpm flow rate, while there is a lot of coverage it doesn’t means waste of water. The brand developed this model specially for the Rizu bath line they developed, but like most shower heads, it can work with most plumbing systems as the connection of the head matches standard pipe sizes. It is available also on more than one finish option, chrome, brass, bronze and stainless steel.
#8: AKDY AZ-6021
One more budget option for you with high quality, this rain shower head developed by AKDY is affordable specially because it is made of ABS plastic, so the prices get quite demure with this material. Only the shower head connection is made of brass. Models all made on plastic like this are not only more affordable as they are easier to install and will most likely never show problems with limescale deposit.
Also, it is a 8-inch wide head, a squared head, and like the Delta 57740-SS – second model of our list – this means you get a more diverse coverage when it comes to water flow. This is simply one of the sleekest rainfall shower heads we were able to get our hands on. The water flow here is also a standard for economic showers, a 2.5 gpm flow rate.
#9: Thunderhead – TH2.5
At #9 on our list of the best rain shower heads of 2018, we have the Thunderhead – TH2.5. This rain shower head differentiates itself from the pack, with it’s adjustable neck. The adjustable neck, combined with the high pressure nozzle design, provide a 1-of-a-kind showering experience.
That design enables a water flow that is highly pressurized while you still benefit of a full, wide coverage showering, with the 7-inch disc head. But one cool thing about the TH2.5 is the fact you can customize the jet pressure according to how much water you enable to run during the shower. The more you release the faucet of the shower, the stronger the jets gets. As a plus, the TH2.5 has a free adjustment setting. The head can be rotated to so you will either have a rain shower fall or make it work like a wall-mounted device. It is made of white ABS plastic, including the nozzles.
#10: H2oVibe with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
If you are looking for an affordable option that comes with some high-tech extras, this is a good opportunity to bring music into your shower stall. This H2o model is a compact rain shower with an Bluetooth speaker included in the center of the shower. The specifications of the shower head itself are a bit different than what you would get from a standard rain shower model: its head is almost 9-inch wide and works with a 2.5 gpm flow rate. Even tough it offers a more pressurized output than most models, so you can even have it as a wall-mounted shower as this head is also customizable when it comes to angle when installing it.
The Bluetooth speaker offers a great solution to merge your phone with the showering time. You will not only be able to listen to music while taking a shower as you will also be able to answer phone calls. The Bluetooh works up to 33 feet away from the shower, all you need is your smartphone to be compatible with the latest version of Bluetooth and able to run the app of the speakers.And as a plus, the shower head has its nozzles disc made of ABS plastic while the outer cover of the head is made of polished chrome.
Best Ceiling-Mounted Rain Shower Head:
Here’s our #1 best ceiling mounted rain shower head on the market this year, behold … the mighty Hansgrohe 27474001.
When you stack up the 3,000+ rain shower heads available today, side by side, the Hansgrohe dominates in comparison.
How so you ask?
We’ll start with the Hansgrohe’s “Raindance Downpour AIR” technology. In simpler terms, the Hansgrohe ceiling mount rain shower head infuses air simultaneously while downpouring water to create an experience you won’t find with other rain shower heads. Most rain shower heads simply spout out the water, this Hansgrohe ceiling rain shower builds its’ very own unique flow that is extra soothing for your skin. We can’t say enough about how much we love the feel of this shower head, we’re sure you’ll agree too.
Next, we love this ceiling rain shower head’s 180 anti-clog / easy clean silicon spray nozzles. Most rain shower heads on the market do not come equipped with this amount of nozzles, plus, we love that they’re extremely user friendly to clean.
In essence, you’re not going to find a more top quality, and impressive ceiling rain shower head in 2018.
Best Wall-Mounted Rain Shower Head:
SomovWorld’s 6″Rainfall Chrome Shower Head
If you’re looking for the top-rated wall mounted shower head of 2018, look no further than the SomovWorld 6″ Rainfall Shower Head.
This is our favorite model in the wall mount variety for 2 main reasons.
First, we love the fact that this rain shower head comes with 90 anti-clog silicon nozzles. These nozzles help to keep your shower looking in tip top shape, by preventing limescale, and hard water deposits from forming.
Second, we love that you can remove this rain shower head’s “flow restrictor”. What does this mean? Glad you asked. Removing the “flow restrictor” allows you to tremendously increase your water pressure. Who likes taking a weak shower? Not us. Probably not you either.
You can’t go wrong with the SomovWorld if you’re looking for a quality upgrade to your current shower head, and you don’t have to break the bank to do so.
Best Square Rain Shower Head:
Hotel Spa 10″ Rainfall Square Shower Head
If we had to choose one square rain shower head on the market in 2018, for all factors combined like price, quality, and durability, we’d have to go with the HotelSpa 10″ Rainfall Square Shower Head.
Earlier in our top 10 list, at #2, we loved the Delta 57740-SS, which was also a square shower head. This HotelSpa model is much cheaper, and doesn’t sacrifice much in comparison when it comes to quality.
We love the HotelSpa’s clean, and thin looking design. When it comes to square rain shower heads, you’re not going to find many other models that look as sleek and stylish.
If you’re looking to get good bang for your buck, the HotelSpa rain shower head is an excellent choice.
Best Rain Shower Head with Handheld Spray:
Pulse Showerspas’ Rain Shower Head with Handshower
What if you want all the joys of a rain shower head, but still want the option to have a handheld spray?
Pulse Showerspas has got you covered!
If you can’t live without your handheld shower, I don’t blame you. It’s AWESOME for things like: cleaning stubborn spots in your shower, washing your beloved pet(s), rinsing hair down the drain after shaving, and more.
So what’s so special about THIS rain shower head with handheld spray?
- It’s incredibly EASY to install. This particular model from Pulse Showerspas is pre-plummed, and surface mounted, so for the savy diy’er, set up should only take around an hour or 2. That’s a huge plus in my book.
- Beautiful finish options:
- Brushed nickel
- Polished chrome
- The HEIGHT on the rain shower. Pay close attention to the upward angle that connects that rain shower head. Most combo units will NOT have this kind of height, and it’s definitely something to look for, when creating a more luxurious showering experience. Crouching in the shower is no fun!
Only drawback with this model, is that there are other cheaper models, that look similar. However, you get what you pay for. Those cheaper combo units will often sacrifice quality, for the sake of profit, to leave you with a shower head that feels like as a feather.
For something you’ll use everyday, it’s worth to invest in QUALITY.
Quick Buying Guide:
To make it more clear for those who are looking for a rain shower head but don’t know exactly how they works – but do know they often are the better, fanciest models – rain shower heads are the most traditional type of shower spray, a very natural droplets fall that will make few use of pressure and so, works also very well on houses where the water pressure is problematic. Rain shower heads, as the name suggest, mimic the water fall of the rain. The spray is quite smooth and is often preferred for those who don’t enjoy harsher sprays.
What are the benefits of rain shower heads?
The first and more eye popping benefit of rain showers is their wide heads and vertical spray fall. Different from wall-mounted handheld shower heads, the rain shower do great top-mounted showers and, even if assembled on the wall with the standard plumbing system for showers, they remain vertically aligned. This provides a complete coverage of the body as well as the spray is straight forward to the bottom. This makes rain showers even a more tidy, neat option of showering as there will be less spill of water all over the shower stall. For people who have a demure shower stall with plastic curtains, wall-mounted shower may be too messy while this one will send water straight down to the floor opposed to a broad, spread horizontal spray of water provided by other types of shower heads.
What to Look for on the best rain shower head?
First and foremost, be sure that the rain shower model you are looking for doesn’t have pressure requirements to work appropriately. As we said previously, the main benefit of rain shower is working with no need to pressure to provide the natural rain falling. On the other hand, there are models, including some of this list, that can provide different sprays, more pressurized jets that are an additional and welcoming option, but they may need some pressure requirements or are designed to provide high-pressure jets. You should also check that as the latter setting is really great to give you the best of both worlds with few resources.Is also important to note that rain showers can be water wasters if they are way too much traditional. These days most models come with a 2.5 gpm setting to provide economic showering even with the wide heads of rain showers, on the other hand there are models that can spend more than that. If you don’t want to see you water bill with more digits than usual be aware to stick to the economic models.
If you compare the prices and specs of rain showers with other types of shower heads, you will notice they will be often more expensive while they offer much less diversity when it comes to water spray. That is because rain shower are bigger and often with more fancy, elegant designs. All this add to the fact they require more materials, often metallic alloys, to be crafted, which is basically why they cost more, so is all about personal taste and a budget to invest on fancy looks and generous water spray.