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10 Best Luxury Shower Heads

Are you tired of basic shower heads that look generic and don’t have any spray options? Or do you want a luxurious overhead rain shower in your bathroom?

This is the article for you in that case. We will review the best luxury shower heads available on the market. Every type of luxurious shower head is covered. From rain showers found in all-inclusive resorts to shower heads that have 10 stage filters to ones that look like antiques. 

And we’ve even included a section that will help you choose your own high-end shower head in the event that you don’t like any of our picks.

But all of our picks are excellent choices. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Product

Details

Lamplight Ultra-Pure

Best Rainfall

  • Flow Rate:  2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Matte Black, Brushed Brass, Polished Chrome

  • Spray Settings: Rainfall

 

Speakman S-2251

Best Fixed

  • Flow Rate: 1.75 GPM, 2 GPM, 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: 6 choices

  • Spray Settings: Intense, rain and full flood

 

Hansgrohe Raindance Select S

Best Handheld

  • Flow Rate: 1.8 GPM, 2.0 GPM, or 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Chrome, Brushed Nickel

  • Spray Settings: 3 types of rainfall

 

GABRYLLY Shower System

Best Ceiling Mounted

  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM ceiling mount. 1.8 GPM for handheld

  • Finish: Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze

  • Spray Settings: Rain, Massage

 

AquaSpa Dual Shower Head

Best Dual Shower Head

  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze

  • Spray Settings: 6 different settings

 

G-Promise Shower Head

Best With Filter

  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Chrome

  • Spray Settings: 6 spray settings

 

Voolan

Best Budget

  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Chrome

  • Spray Settings: Rain

 

SR SUN RISE

Best Large

  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Bronze

  • Spray Settings: Rainfall and handheld sprayer

 

Gotonovo Shower Head

Best Antique

  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

  • Finish: Antique Brass

  • Spray Settings: Rainfall, handheld, and bathtub compatible

 

Top 10 Best Luxury Shower Heads

Here are reviews of the 10 best luxury shower heads.

Best Rainfall Shower Head

KES Pressure Balance Shower System

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

Finish: Matte Black, Brushed Brass, Polished Chrome

Spray Settings: Rainfall

Materials: Plastic head, Stainless steel arm

When you think of a luxurious shower head you’re probably thinking of a waterfall shower. Those are usually associated with luxury and extravagance. 

In those terms, the KES is the best on the market. This shower head has everything you could ever want. 

It looks great, has a long 15.4” arm that provides plenty of separation between you and the wall, has high water pressure, and has high-quality brass valves. And yes, the water feels great on your skin. 

The angle on the head itself is also adjustable. We don’t really recommend adjusting it as it lessens the rainfall experience.

Anyway, the only real downsides are the price and difficult installation. But that’s expected at this high of a quality.

Pros:

  • Award-winning design.
  • Excellent brass valves.
  • 15.4” arm gives you plenty of space from the wall.
  • 1 year warranty.

Cons:

  • Plumber required to install it.
  • No hot or cold indicator.

Verdict 

This is the choice if you’re searching for quality with little concern for price. Don’t worry, that price buys you a lot of quality and an amazing experience. 

We recommend this as a good housewarming gift, amplify the look of your master bathroom, or if you want a 5-star resort shower at your home.

Best Fixed Luxury Shower Head

Speakman S-2251

Flow Rate: 1.75 GPM, 2 GPM, 2.5 GPM

Finish: 6 choices

Spray Settings: Intense, rain and full flood

Materials:  Brass

Fixed shower heads work in almost every type of bathroom. They’re simple to install, easy to maintain, and look great. 

Now, if you want a more luxurious look (and performance) for your fixed shower head, then the Speakman S-2251 is for you.

This shower head really does have it all. 

First, it’s available in six different finishes, so matching it to your bathroom is a piece of cake – there aren’t that many bathroom designs!

More importantly, this high-end shower head delivers a strong stream of water despite having a flow rate as low as 1.75 GPM. You can thank the patented plunger control system for that.

Finally, Speakman stands behind there products and has included a lifetime warranty with this shower head, so you don’t have to worry about any unexpected problems with it. 

Pros:

  • Efficient use of water while still providing high water pressure.
  • 360 degrees of rotation.
  • Self-cleaning nozzles.
  • Self-cleaning plungers prevent scale buildup.
  • Available in multiple finishes.
  • Lifetime warranty.

Cons:

  • A little pricey.

Verdict 

All things considered, this is the best fixed shower head on the market. A lifetime warranty, three different stream options, an easy installation, and the strongest water pressure of any other shower head really push the Speakman above any other choice.

You can’t go wrong with it. And it’s certainly worth the extra cost for such a quality product.

Best Handheld Luxury Shower Head

Hansgrohe Raindance Select S

Flow Rate: 1.8 GPM, 2.0 GPM, or 2.5 GPM

Finish: Chrome, Brushed Nickel

Spray Settings: 3 types of rainfall

Materials: Plastic

Looking for a luxurious handheld shower head?

We know, it can be difficult to find one that doesn’t look (and perform) like something you would find at Wal-Mart. 

Anyway, the answer to that question is the Hansghrohe Raindance. This handheld shower looks and performs exactly like one at a 5-star resort.

We’ll start with the reduced splashing. That’s right, the drops are smaller, which results in less splashing. That’s a huge positive when washing your hair or chest.

We also like the feeling that aerated droplets make on our skin – they simply feel better than normal droplets.

Not to mention other excellent features such as the button control for the spray settings, a limited lifetime warranty, two available finishes, and a light weight of 13 ounces. All those features together combine for an excellent handheld shower experience.

Pros:

  • Small drops reduce splashing.
  • Aerated water droplets feel great.
  • Button control, rather than knob, for selecting the spray settings.

Cons:

  • Mount and hose sold separately.
  • Plastic is more likely to break if dropped, but this plastic is very durable.

Verdict 

This is the choice for someone that wants an enjoyable experience while using a handheld shower head. All the features combine together for one excellent experience. 

We only wish that this Hansgrohe used metal for the shower head. Fortunately, they did use a durable plastic that shouldn’t break if you drop it. If it does break, the lifetime warranty has you covered.

Best Ceiling Mounted + Handheld Shower Head

GABRYLLY Shower System

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM ceiling mount. 1.8 GPM for handheld.

Finish: Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Spray Settings: Rain, Massage, Rain + Massage

Materials: Brass

Rainfall showers are fun some of the time. But sometimes you need to use a handheld nozzle for your hair or other difficult to reach places.

And that’s where the GBRYLLY excels. This isn’t a shower head – it’s a shower system because it includes a rainfall nozzle and a handheld nozzle. 

This isn’t one of those cheap shower heads that do both things bad, either. The ceiling-mounted rain nozzle feels great and does not leak. And the handheld nozzle has three different settings that all feel great – rain, massage, and rain + massage.

We personally recommend the rain + massage as it has a good mix of pressure and volume. 

One more thing, this shower system is available in four different finishes, so you won’t have a problem matching it with the rest of your bathroom.

Pros:

  • Great if you want an overhead shower and a handheld nozzle.
  • Available in four different finishes.
  • The handheld nozzle is high-quality with 3 different spray settings.
  • 5 year warranty.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • The hose is a little short at 59”, but that’s still plenty of length.

Verdict 

This is really the choice if you have the plumbing for a ceiling-mounted shower and want all the perks of an overhead shower without giving up the flexibility of a handheld nozzle. 

It also works great if people of vastly different heights share your bathroom. 

Yes, it’s a little pricey, but the durability and quality are worth the price.

Best Luxury Dual Shower Head

AquaSpa Dual Shower Head

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

Finish: Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Spray Settings: 6 different settings.

Materials: Plastic.

Do people of wildly different heights share the same bathroom?

If they do, then the shorter and taller of the group will have difficulty cleaning themselves in the shower. Nothing will ever work right for them.

And that’s where the AquaSpa saves the day. This a two-head shower system, which makes everyone happy. On top of that, this is also a very high-end shower. What does that mean?

First of all, it looks better than the average shower head. 

But that’s not what this about, this is really about functionality. And a 2’ adjustable mount makes this extremely functional for people of all heights. 

The nozzles each have six different spray settings and the nozzles can be used simultaneously. For instance, you could use both nozzles to give yourself a back massage

That sounds luxurious to us.

Pros:

  • Very affordable.
  • Anti-scald pressure valve.
  • 6’ hose included with the package.
  • Highly adjustable mount works for people of all heights.
  • 6 spray settings make finding the right one easy.

Cons:

  • Difficult to install without a plumber.

Verdict 

This is the solution for any height problems in your shower while stills saying luxurious. The dual shower head is especially helpful when showering children since you won’t need an additional shower head for them. Even if you don’t have height problems, simultaneously using two shower heads will give you an experience you will only find at a spa.

Best Luxury Shower Head with Filter

G-Promise Shower Head

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

Filter Stages: 10 stages

Finish: Chrome

Spray Settings: 6 spray settings

Materials: Plastic

Do you live in an area with nasty tap water?

You probably do. Tap water might be safe to drink, but the contaminants in it (calcium, magnesium, chlorine, etc.) can wreak havoc on your skin and hair.

Some shower head manufacturers have addressed this problem by creating shower heads with a built-in water filter to remove those contaminants. 

G-Promise is the best when it comes to that. Their shower head has 10 separate stages that remove all the nasty contaminants that destroy your skin and hair. 

The shower head performs great as well. It has six different spray options and comes with a hose, which makes installation easy.

Pros:

  • 63” to 75” stainless steel hose included.
  • The 10 stage filter is easy to replace.
  • Impressive 10-year guarantee.
  • Affordable.

Cons:

  • .The looks leave much to be desired. This is about the quality of water more than looks.

Verdict 

This is the shower head you want if you care about the quality of water hitting your skin more than appearance. Don’t let the looks fool you, though. 

The performance on this is top-notch. Your skin and hair will also thank you.

Best Budget Rain Shower Head

Voolan Large Rainfall Shower Head

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

Finish: Chrome

Spray Settings: Rain

Materials: Plastic

Budget and rain showers don’t typically don’t go together, but Voolan somehow makes it work. The Voolan shower head provides a decent rain shower at a very affordable price

It even has a 12” nozzle, which is more than enough to immerse your entire body in water. This shower also has an adjustable mount, self-cleaning nozzles, and an easy DIY installation.

You don’t see features like that at this price, which is why we recommend it for budget-conscious shoppers. 

Pros:

  • Very affordable.
  • 12” is enough to cover your whole body.
  • The nozzles are self-cleaning.
  • Adjustable to different angles (not recommended).
  • Wall-mounted installation is easy.

Cons:

  • Not particularly durable.
  • It might leak.
  • Short 30 day warranty.

Verdict 

This is the choice if you’re looking for a high-quality shower experience without breaking the bank. The shower head does have most, not all, the features you find in more expensive heads at an affordable price. 

Now, it does have a few minor problems, which can be overlooked because it’s such an affordable choice.

Best Large Rain Shower Head

SR SUN RISE

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

Finish: Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Bronze

Spray Settings: Rainfall and handheld sprayer.

Materials: 304 stainless steel.

Sometimes the 8”-12” waterfall shower nozzles you normally find don’t cut it. And that’s why SR SUN RISE designed a waterfall shower with a massive 16” square

You definitely won’t have any problem getting your entire body under that, which is a huge perk.

This shower has more than that going for it, though. The lifetime warranty, comfortable droplets, scald-protection, and self-cleaning nozzles all add to the total package.

It also looks good. This is the kind of shower you would find in a mansion or model bathroom.

One more thing, it has a handheld sprayer for extra flexibility. You get all the perks of a massive waterfall shower and a handheld sprayer with 6 spray settings.

Pros:

  • Lifetime warranty. Replacement offered within 5 years.
  • A handheld sprayer is also included.
  • Built-in scald protection.
  • 71” stainless steel hose included.
  • Aerated, small droplets feel great on the skin.

Cons:

  • Expensive.

Verdict 

This is the most flexible shower on our list. It’s wide and includes a handheld sprayer. 

The quality, looks, and extra features only complement that aspect, which makes this an excellent overall choice if you’re looking for maximum flexibility in your shower. 

We recommend this to people with bigger frames, large families with people of various sizes, or anyone that cares about the look of their bathroom.

Best Antique Luxury Shower Head

Gotonovo Shower Head

Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM

Finish: Antique Brass

Spray Settings: Various. Rainfall, handheld, and bathtub compatible

Materials: Brass

Do you have an older bathroom that would just look goofy with a modern shower head?

It’s actually a common problem. Anyone that lives in a home built before the 1940s will have this problem.

Fortunately, there are modern solutions to this problem. The Gotonovo shower head is the best solution.

First of all, this shower head is basically a modern one with an antique aesthetic. What exactly does that mean?

It means you have high water pressure, non-leaky fittings, a handheld nozzle, and scale-free nozzles on all attachments. You also don’t have to worry about lead like you would with an actual antique shower.

Of course, old bathrooms usually have a claw foot tub, and Gotonovo took that into account by including a bathtub faucet on this bathtub system.

Pros:

  • Compatible with bathtubs.
  • Easy DIY installation.
  • Looks great in antique homes while having a modern functionality.
  • High water pressure while still looking like an antique.
  • Has a handheld nozzle and overhead system.
  • Lifetime limited warranty.

Cons:

  • A little short without the free extension (not included)

Verdict 

This is the choice if you have a bathroom with an older design. Or want to mimic an antique design in your bathroom.

As we mentioned earlier, you don’t have to worry about lead or ridiculously low water pressure like you would in an actual antique shower system.

So yes, we recommend this if you’re struggling to find a shower system with an antique aesthetic.

Aolemi Shower System Combo Set

Fuel Type: Liquid paraffin

Volume: 32 oz

Color: Clear

Odor: Odorless

The Aolemi shower head is similar in appearance and functionality as the Gotonovo, but it has one aesthetic difference.

It has a bell head instead of a flat head.

The difference mostly comes down to personal preference. We prefer the more modern aesthetic of the Gotonovo. However, a purist would likely prefer the bell head design.

Anyway, you don’t have to worry about lead, low water pressure, leaky valves, or any of the other problems that pop up with old plumbing equipment. 

As an added bonus, the Aolemi is a little more affordable than the Gotonovo, so if budget is your concern this is definitely the choice.

Pros:

  • The bell head looks more antique than the Gotonovo shower head.
  • Slightly more affordable than the Gotonovo.
  • Easy DIY installation.
  • An adjustable hole distance makes installation easy.
  • Fairly high water pressure despite a low flow rate of 2.5 GPM.

Cons:

  • Installation instructions not included.
  • The included threads don’t match, which will cause leaks.

Verdict 

We recommend this if you’re a purist when it comes to your antique plumbing fixtures. The very slightly lower price and easier installation are also positives. 

It’s really a draw when it comes to antique shower heads between these two. You can’t go wrong with either one and it mostly comes down to personal preference.

What is the difference between a normal and a luxury shower head?

 

Waterfall Stream

The biggest difference between a normal shower head and a luxury shower head is the waterfall stream. So, what exactly is a waterfall stream?

A waterfall stream is exactly what it sounds like. Basically, it’s a stream of water that resembles rainfall. It’s much wider than the narrow stream that a normal shower head has and it feels much better on your body. 

Most people prefer a waterfall stream on their shower once they experience it. And a waterfall stream is something you won’t find on a normal shower head. 

 

Design Variations

Perhaps the biggest difference between a normal shower head and a luxury shower head is that luxury showerheads come in so many more different designs than normal showerheads.

Think about it, normal showerheads almost always come in one design: a generic-looking, stainless steel cone.

On the other hand, luxury showerheads come hundreds of different designs, metals, and finishes. Copper, nickel, chrome, and even gold-colored showerheads are available. Not to mention all the different shapes available.

If you want the showerhead to stand out in your bathroom, then your only option is a luxury shower head.

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Extra Features

High-end shower faucets will have many more extra features than a standard shower head that typically only sprays water. 

These extra features include simple things such as adjustable streams and water pressure to more extravagant features such as scented water and water purifiers. 

In fact, there are so many extra features on different shower heads that it’s impossible to list out individual features. 

If you can think of it, then someone has probably added it to a shower head. 

 

Price

Price is obviously another difference between the two different types of shower heads. As you probably guessed, high-end shower heads cost much more than standard shower heads.

There just isn’t any way to get around it.

However, the extra cost of these fancier, feature-rich shower heads makes the cost worth it in our opinion. Plus, the more expensive shower heads tend to last longer than a cheap one that you might purchase at Wal-Mart.

What to look for when choosing a luxury shower head

 

Overhead, Fixed, or Handheld?

The type of shower head that you purchase mostly comes down to the design of your shower. What does this mean?

Some showers aren’t designed for an overhead shower. For instance, most bathtubs are not compatible with an overhead shower head, which means no waterfall stream with your bathtub.

On the other hand, most bathrooms are compatible with an overhead or fixed shower head. 

We recommend an overhead shower head if possible, but they aren’t usually compatible with most bathrooms. If the choice is between a fixed shower head and handheld shower head, then the handheld option is always the better option. Why?

You can use a handheld shower head from a fixed position or by holding it. 

 

Water Pressure

Water pressure is a very important factor to consider in a high-end shower head. Do you like strong water pressure that more closely resembles a pressure washer? Or do you prefer a relaxing drizzle of water?

Again, this comes down to personal preference. The good news is that the flow rate on most shower heads is capped at 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM), so no shower head will use too much water. 

The pressure in your shower head is controlled by the diameter of the nozzle and is hard to quantify. Just keep that in mind before making a purchase.

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Cleaning Process

The cleaning process on your shower fixture is a fairly clear cut issue on shower heads. 

Everyone wants an easy-to-clean shower head. But what makes a shower head easy to clean?

A few things. 

The most important factor is if there are any measures in place to prevent scale buildup. The typical shower head you find at Wal-Mart will have no preventive measures while most high-end shower heads (all the ones reviewed) use silicone on the nozzles to prevent scale buildup. 

The other factor is the ease with which you can disassemble the shower head. As you might have guessed, your average shower head is difficult to disassemble and properly clean. 

Luxurious shower heads are usually easy to disassemble and clean. And you don’t even need to clean them that often because of the aforementioned preventive measures. 

 

Price

Finally, price is another factor to consider. If your budget is too low (ex. $20), then you simply won’t be able to afford a high-end shower head. 

Sure, it might look high-end, but you’ll know it’s not actually high-end when you compare the experience between the two.

For reference, high performance shower heads typically start in the $100 price range and go up from there.

FAQ - Luxury Shower Heads

 

Do large shower heads use more water?

No. The amount of water your shower head uses is dependent on the flow rate (measured in GPM). And the flow rate is capped at 2.5 GPM on the vast majority of shower heads.

 

Do big shower heads have less pressure?

Sometimes. It depends on the flow rate. If the flow rate does not increase with the size of the shower head, then the water pressure will be less than a smaller shower head.

This is usually, but not always, the case.

 

Are rain shower heads worth it?

Yes. Most people prefer using a rain shower once they try it because they’re much more relaxing than a normal shower stream.

It really is one of those things you have to try before you know whether you’ll like it, though.

 

Do waterfall shower heads use more water?

Not usually because most waterfall shower heads have the same flow rate (2.5GPM) as your typical shower head. There are exceptions, but this is normally the case.

Wrap Up

That covers it for everything you need to know about luxury shower heads. There really are so many different choices that it’s difficult to make a definitive suggestion. 

However, any choice that has a rainfall head and handheld head will work great because it provides enough flexibility. As much as we like rainfall showers, it can be a little annoying to wash your hair or get a deep clean with one.

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