So you’ve been eyeing your friend’s new rain shower head for a while, and you’ve decided it’s time to install one of your own. Having a rain shower is a great experience, with gentle droplets that wash over your whole body. The shower heads have a wider diameter, which ranges from 6 to 8 inches across, so the water falls across a wider area. Before scheduling a plumbing estimate Toronto residents should check out some of the reviews on the different shower heads available to choose from.

Moen Velocity

The velocity style rain shower head from Moen uses immersion technology to provide a high-pressure shower. This delivers an invigorating, full-body showering experience through a “spoke” design that concentrates the force of the water. With a head of 8 inches in diameter that delivers a flow rate of 2.5 gpm, it comes with a lever to flip between the calming rain rinse or the pressurized spray features.

Hansgrohe Raindance Downpour

An extra-wide, 9.5 inch downpour style rain shower head from Hansgrohe makes you feel as if you’re in the rainforest. The inclusion of AirPower technology in the design enriches the droplets with air, which gives the sensation that they are softer and plumper. Options include a gentle shower or a massaging jet, and the head has flexible silicon nozzles that are easy to clean simply by rubbing the residue off them. It compares with a whirlpool bathtub any day.

Waterpik AquaScape

The AquaScape Waterpik rainfall shower head is a fraction of the price of some of the others, but with advanced OptiFlow technology it’s no poor relation by any means. In fact, this head provides up to 30% more flow for a full body spray. It’s easy to install and doesn’t require any assembly, which means a reduced labour fees from your plumbing service. It comes with up to 10 inches of shower head and the standard 2.5 GPM water flow rate, and can be positioned at whatever angle you prefer.

Delta Dynamite

Top of the rain shower range has to be the square Delta 57740, with its 8-inch square spray face that delivers 9.5 litres of water per minute. It also has the flexible rubber nozzle Quick Clean technology, which is a great time-saver when it comes to keeping your showerhead free of lime buildup, which is great if your household water has a high lime content. All it takes is a frequent wipe and it stays clean and ready to use.

Choosing Carefully

With so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to know which one will work best for your needs. Given that some of these showerheads cost upwards of $300, it’s advisable to consider all angles before making your choice. You also need to take into account your household water flow and pressure, to ensure that you don’t install a rain shower head that won’t function properly. A professional plumbing service in Toronto will be able to provide you with helpful advice about which model to choose.