What to Know About Rain Shower Heads and Waterfall Showers

Imagine experiencing a waterfall for a shower every morning. What a relaxing and joyful way to start the day. That’s exactly what you can expect from your rain shower head. Often referred to as waterfall showers, rain shower heads transform your ordinary shower into a spa-like experience. If that sounds like something you want in your home, continue reading. Learn everything you need to know before installing one in your home.

What Is a Rain Shower Head?

Unlike the cylinder shape of your typical wall-mounted shower head, waterfall showers often feature a modern, streamlined appearance with a wide and flat head. This helps it create wider, softer water steam, providing you with a relaxing showering experience.

Are Rain Shower Heads Worth It?

Debating on whether a rain shower head is right for your bathroom? Consider the benefits of a wider water flow area that allows for complete body coverage. You’ll spend less time getting soap or shampoo off your body and more time enjoying your shower. Other benefits include:

  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to install
  • Creates a spa-like experience

Can You Put a Rain Shower Head on a Normal Shower?

Most showerhead replacements are quite simple and require just a few steps. A rainfall showerhead is no different and can easily be installed in an existing shower. However, keep in mind, that if you would like to have the showerhead mounted to the ceiling and you currently do not have any fittings in use on the ceiling, it will require additional plumbing work behind the drywall.

Do Rain Shower Heads Work with Low Water Pressure?

Tired of your low pressure ruining your showering experience? Well, you’ll be happy to learn that rain shower heads don’t rely on pressure to push water out to more closely mimic the gentle effect of rain. Gerber styles offer single-function spay and Pressure Manifold Technology to ensure wide coverage and powerful spray. Our rain shower heads also have Air Injection Technology which optimizes water intensity for a pleasing experience even at low pressures.

Is a Square or Round Shower Head Better?

Although the shape of the rain shower head you choose won’t affect how it distributes water, it can complement the rest of your shower. Square shower heads work best in contemporary bathrooms with angular elements, such as a square bathtub. Round shower heads tend to complement traditional bathroom styles. Ultimately, it’s your choice, but these are things to consider when making your decision.

How Do I Turn My Shower Into A Rain Shower?

Your first step is to remove the old shower head carefully. Next, clean up the shower arm and remove any remnants of pipe tape, ensuring the arm is still in good shape. After that, go ahead and add the new pipe tape, which helps create a tight seal and prevent leaking. Then it’s time to connect your new shower head, tightening it with your hands. Finally, you’ll need to further secure the shower head onto the thread with a wrench. It’s a good idea to wrap the thread with a cloth so that you don’t damage the finish when you tighten it.

Explore Our Rain Shower Head Selections

Ready to transform your ordinary shower into a waterfall shower? Take a look at our high-quality rain shower heads here. We have both round and square shapes that’ll not only complement your bathroom style but elevate your showering experience.