Nothing defines a luxury spa-like shower like a ceiling mounted rain shower head does. You can install a run-of-the-mill rain shower head that attaches to your existing shower arm coming out of the wall, but a rain shower head hanging from the ceiling (or mounted in the ceiling) creates an impressive statement piece.
Most ceiling mounted rain shower heads are designed with luxury and quality in mind because most customers who purchase them are doing so to complete their new custom tile showers, having specific styles, designs, and finishes in mind.
Some Considerations To Help You Pick The Best Ceiling Mounted Rain Shower Head For You
The shower head that is best for you obviously probably won’t be the same choice for everybody. What’s best for you, depends on several factors and personal preferences. Here are a few of those to consider before buying that will help you determine the right ceiling mounted rain shower head for you.
- How much pressure do you like? Would you like strong jets of water, gentle raindrops, or somewhere in between?
- What design & style do you like? Are you coordinating with existing hardware & fixtures elsewhere in the bathroom, or switching it all out for a brand new style?
- Flush or drop-down? Do you want the surface of the shower head to be flush with the ceiling (shower head would actually be recessed up into the ceiling) or hanging down from the ceiling?
- Bells & whistles? Many brands today offer models of shower heads with extra features like LED lights, some that even change color with the changing temperature of the water, or some with built-in speakers and more.
In the end, only you can choose the ceiling mounted rain shower head that’s right for you, based on your circumstances and preferences on all these factors I just mentioned.
…But, here are some of our top choices for each of the general categories that we feel would suit the average person best, including highest quality, best flush-mount models, trendiest model, and best options for a small budget!
Without further ado, here are our top picks for ceiling mounted rain shower heads!
Highest Quality Rainshower Head Choices
Kohler Contemporary Round Rain Showerhead
This model is available in more finishes than just the one you see here. Also offered are: Brushed Bronze, Brushed Nickel, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, and even Vibrant Gold…so no matter the color/finish theme you’re going with for your bathroom fixtures, one of these will surely match.
The showerhead delivers a comforting, satisfying 2.5 gallons per minute flow across its 15 inch circular surface. The shower head’s MasterClean sprayface with translucent shower nozzles resists mineral buildup. Kohler’s Katalyst Spray Technology provides a luxurious and drenching rainfall experience.
This is a ceiling mount shower head that hangs down from the ceiling. Note that you will need to buy separately the 6 inch or 12 inch downrod/pipe to extend the shower head down from the ceiling the proper amount for your shower.
This is obviously a higher-end model, and the price reflects that, but if top notch quality is what you want, without concern for cost, both Kohler and Hansgrohe (which I’ll mention next) are your best to choose from.
Hansgrohe Puravida 400
As I just mentioned above, when you think of top of class quality in bathroom & shower products, Kohler and Hansgrohe are two brands that are always in that consideration.
This shower head, like the Kohler, is pricey, but you truly get what you pay for with this one. If you want the best, most relaxing and comforting rainfall shower experience, the rainfall provided by this model’s 15 inch by 10 inch sprayface will do exactly that!
The AIR-injection technology softens the water droplets and enhances the true rainfall feel & effect. Made of brass, it’s very well built with a mind for quality first. With a 5 out of 5 customer rating, buyer’s are very pleased with it, and you will be as well.
Included with the shower head is a 4 inch long pipe or mounting arm.
Best Ceiling Flush-Mount Models
These kinds of rainfall shower heads are actually mounted IN the ceiling space, instead of mounted hanging down from the ceiling. If you go this route, make sure the plumber knows this is the kind of shower head you want, so they plumb it properly. Much like how a recessed can light works, these shower heads usually come with a metal box above the actual showerhead that houses the plumbing connections and such.
Flush-mount rainfall shower heads like these have become quite popular, especially in the very high end, custom showers that have multiple jets and heads, some body sprays projecting from the wall, and sometimes digital controllers to run it all. They are the perfect choice if you want modern, sleek, clean lines, and a look of sophistication
Hansgrohe brand shower heads almost always make it to the top of the list, from a combination of their quality construction, modern designs, and high customer satisfaction ratings.
This model is 10.25 inches by 10.25 inches square and delivers 2.5 gallons per minute through its 180 no-clog spray channels. Its quick clean technology prevents mineral buildup and allows you to quickly clean off any that does occur by simply running your hands across the spray channels.
It features AirPower technology that infuses each drop of water with air, for a high-performance shower with true rainfall effect.
Grohe Rainshower F-Series 10 Inch Ceiling Showerhead
Grohe has created a stellar look with this model, having a square trim face and inside it the circular shower head. With simple, clean lines, it reminds you of the sophisticated, sleek feel of an Apple phone or computer. At 10 inches by 10 inches, and only 1/2 inch deep, it will give you an almost completely flush to the ceiling shower head. It delivers 2.5 gallons per minute, and has SpeedClean technology that prevents mineral scale buildup and easily cleans when it does occur.
Some customer reviews say you will want to use this in conjunction with other shower heads, such as body sprays and other overhead shower heads, as they would be disappointed with the flow from this being their only shower head.
LightInTheBox Contemporary Rain Shower Head with Multi-Color LED
If you want a contemporary, modern, sleek look in your renovated bathroom and new custom shower, this model might be the right fit for you.
This one not only looks clean and sharp with its flush-mount style, but also provides a relaxing, rich, satisfying showering experience with its built-in LED light bars. At 14 inches by 20 inches, this rectangular shower head provides ample coverage of water, enough to not leave any part of your body outside of the rainfall of water.
Trendiest Modern Ceiling Mount Choice
Lovedima Stainless Steel Rain Showerhead Set
Here is another shower head that will definitely help provide that touch of modern and high-tech to your bathroom if that’s what you’re going for. At 20 inches wide by 40 inches long, with a 2.5 gallon per minute flow rate, it’s going to emit that desired rainfall of water over quite a large surface area!
You can choose with or without LED lighting (but really, why wouldn’t you want those cool lights?!). But maybe the most unique features of this shower head is that the LED lights change color based on built-in temperature sensors. So, as the water temperature rises, the LED light colors will change from blue to green, and then to red.
Best Choices For A Small Budget
If you want the luxury of enjoyment of a rain shower head, but don’t have a big budget, don’t worry, there are still some great options available under $100.