Great shower heads

Rachel.GNovember 13, 2013

Hi,
I am remodeling my bathroom and would like to put in a good showerhead (the rest of the system can be mediocre). Good is defined as comfortable as a rainshower experience as possible, without compromising on power since we won't have a hand shower. I want something that will last, not clog in a year or require maintenance. The upper limit I want to spend is $400 (for just the showerhead, again the rest of the system can be any old brand). On some other threads, I've seen people are pretty happy with Hansgrohe heads, but 1) I'm not sure which one to get 2) I'm nervous that they are high maintenance if you don't want them to clog and 3) I'm not sure they have the power I need. Anyone have suggestions for specific showerheads you've been really happy with? Thanks!

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enduring

I have heard people say that for a proper rainshower experience the head needs to be very large, like over 10" I think (memory maybe off). I don't know if the Hansgrohe will have one under $400 in that size. Have you checked their web site? Of course you will be able to buy a product cheaper than the full retail price they post. Grohe might be an option too. I will link a website that had information on faucets that might help. They rate all sorts of faucets and give details about brands. It might help you look at the shower options in differing brands. Take a look at the tab at the top of the article for other options, such as the shower tab. Hope this helps. I don't work for them, but I find this website so informative.

Here is a link that might be useful: star Craft article on faucets.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 6:07PM
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dekeoboe

I want something that will last, not clog in a year or require maintenance.
Clogging can be caused by hard water. If you have hard water, you will need to address that situation first before you can expect to have no issues with the shower head.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 7:27PM
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lillo

Hansgrohe are great shower heads , I have included the link for one of them , the axor Carlton 10 inch, on amazon for $299.99 .They have the raindance 10 inch one too for $263.96 . See which one you like best . Good luck

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TFDA26/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A25K1L8B8B64B4

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:15PM
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xedos

power and rainshower heads are not really something taht go together.

perhaps you should look at stormshower heads ?

Seriously, clogging is an effect of poor water conditions, not the showerhead. That said, the HG models that have the rubber nubs are much easier to maintain than those without them. But, are still no cure all for poor water quality, or a substitute for cleaning deposits from them.

I think you might want to re think your goals, as a powerful water blast is not really the purpose of a rainshower.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:21PM
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wpsoko

highpressureshowerheads.com
We are very happy with the Large Ultimate model. Kinda small but delivers a great shower. Easy to remove restrictor but actually was too powerful so we found a washer with slightly bigger hole than restrictor. They have many models to choose from including a rain shower type. Only in service for a month so nothing to report on longevity.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 10:19PM
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Rachel.G

Thanks for all the advice! I ended up just calling a bathroom store and asking which one to get :) They suggested http://www.faucetdepot.com/prod/Grohe-28.375.000-Rain-Shower-Retro-Shower-Head---Chrome-15156.asp. I'll follow up once I try it out.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:31AM
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busybee3

i really like our cifial thunderstorm shower head... has a nice strong spray.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:01PM
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enduring

busybee3, I love the name of your showerhead "thunderstorm". I will have to look that up.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 7:08PM
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steve1432

A 300mm sized (12' roughly) I think would be a good size to get a good rainshower experience, something like this maybe (I've posted the link below)

Here is a link that might be useful: Round 300mm Fixed Head & Ceiling Arm

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 10:37AM
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