Best Kohler shower head reviews 2017

Kohler aren’t new to the bathroom industry. Alongside the many types of shower heads they produce,you will also find sinks, faucets, tubs and much more. It’s a name with plenty of experience in the industry and many customer reviews from their products reflects that, with good ratings found on many.

To give our readers a insight into individual products capabilities from this brand, we have looked at several specifications of each to find out what type of spray patterns you can expect, what their flow rate is, the materials used in their construction, and what buyers have thought about it.

Top rated products

Image Name Rating
Kohler K-13693-SN 9/10
Kohler K-72415-CP 8/10
Kohler K-72419-CP 8/10


Listed below, readers will find out a bit more about some of the picks above. We want to help you learn about their design, finish, functionality, and much more. By doing so, we hope that we can help you find a shower head that will really help improve your experience.


If you’ve been looking through the market for something fitting of WaterSense standards, this could be a good fit. You will get a 2.0 gallons per minute flow rate. But don’t go thinking that this will limit the options available to you. For it actually has some decent spray settings that include targeted, intense drenching, and wider coverage.

Additionally, it has a user friendly face plate that comes with a tab that can be twisted to easily change between the three functions listed above.

Design wise, it has a contemporary style that comes with a nice, but common polished chrome. It’s made from metal for durability, and measures 2.9 inches by 4.3 inches by 4.6 inches.

But with all the good points, you should also be aware that the shower arm and flange is not part of the package and could be something you need to buy separately.


This is a handshower, from the Awaken range that has a unique style about it. The geometric design, alongside the polished chrome gives it a modernistic feel that could be a nice, flexible asset for any bathroom.

Like the option above, you are presented with three separate spray patterns that can be utilized for different purposes. The first is the targeted spray, which is a more powerful, concentrated spray that could be used to massage and relax muscles, or even rinse soap away from the bath tub. The second is called intense drenching which has some power behind it that makes it ideal for rinsing soap out of your hair. And the third is called wide coverage. The name gives it away, but the idea behind this spray is to give users an option that covers a wider surface area.

It’s built with metal which will ultimately strengthen it, and the dimensions are listed as 3.6 inches by 4.3 inches by 9.6 inches, so it’s not going to be taking up too much space.

However, if you don’t already have a mounting bracket or hose, you will need to purchase these separately, as they are not included.


Those wanting greater water coverage will certainly appreciate this 10 inch rain showerhead that comes equipped with some great specs.

The large rounded design looks great with its vibrant polished nickel finish, however, because of the extra space used up, it may only be suitable to those of you with medium to larger bathrooms.

It operates on a standard flow rate of 2.5 GPM, and includes Katalyst spray technology which is designed to produce a high quality, relaxing, rain style spray that covers your whole body.

The face plate and nozzles all have features that are made to reduce the amount of mineral build up and keep maintenance and cleaning work to a minimum.

However, for a higher quality product, the price goes up. And this is not a model that comes cheap, so bear that in mind if you’re working with a lower budget.


Some of the more popular ranges or collections you may comes across whilst researching include Alteo, Exhale, Bancroft, Moxie, Coralais, Fairfax, Devonshire, Forte, Loure, Margoux,and Memoirs. Each have their unique design features and settings that make them unique from one another. And if anything, this highlights the depth in choice they offer consumers, which can be seen as a great thing, or a bad thing as it can be difficult to find just one that fits your needs, with so much available.

Things to consider

Efficiency – Wouldn’t it be nice to do your bit for the environment whilst making savings on water and heating bills at the same time? Well, in some ways you can. The savings made is dependent on what the flow rate is. Whilst shopping, you’re no doubt going to come across the standard flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. This is the most common,but it doesn’t conserve the most water. Instead, why not look at some of the models with flow rates at 2.0 GPM an less.

But if you’re worried about the amount of water coming from the jets with  a lower flow, you shouldn’t be. Many have self pressurizing technology or similar to make it feel like they are spraying out more when they are in fact using less.

Finish – The finish is going to be important to those who want to keep things inline with their current bathroom theme. Again, you’ve got choice in this respect with chrome, polished bronze, nickel and several others available to choose from.

Materials – The materials used in construction can tell you a lot about the longevity and durability of a product. You will come across many different materials used including plastic and brass.

Spray patterns – Be it massage, mist, full body or something else, you will want to know how many patterns are built in. For best results, we suggest looking at getting something that provides one massage and one full body rinse. Anything extra is a bonus.

Type – You can find out more about the types of shower heads on our homepage, but for the basics, you will find low flow, handheld, and rainfall among the best sellers.

Price range – Many heads are perfect for people shopping with a low budget. However, you also get mid range and higher tier options too. We believe setting yourself a budget before you begin and sticking to it, is the right step forward.

Wrapping up

Whilst these are some of what we consider to be among the top Kohler shower heads, it shouldn’t stop you from conducting some research of your own. We pick out several with some great functionality, but it’s not possible to find an option that suits everyone’s needs. However, bearing in mind the things to look for above, you can’t go far wrong.