by Justin Ball

Best Shower Heads of 2020

Best Shower Head List of 2020 The Shower Head Store.jpg

 

Here we are, in a new decade, with a fresh start. Welcome to the 2020's!

You probably have a lot of goals on your New Year's Resolution list and one of them should definitely be changing out your olde shower head!

A new shower head has lots of benefits, like:  

  • Making your morning routine way more fun
  • Brightening up your bathroom
  • Adding more functionality to your shower

At The Shower Head Store, you won't just find the same old list of products on Amazon. We only recommend the highest quality shower heads, that deliver on durability and performance.

To start, we'll give you a list of the 6 Best Shower Heads of 2020. Then we'll dive deep into the features and benefits, as well as the specifications. And there are 6 product categories that we'll be focusing in on, including:

  • Best Shower Head of 2020 (aka: Best Dual Shower Head Combo)
  • Best High-Pressure Shower Head
  • Best Rain Shower Head
  • Best Hand Held Shower Head
  • Best Filtered Shower Head
  • Best Shower Head Accessory

 

 Image Product Name Flow Rate Type Material Finishes Price
All Metal Dual Shower Head Combo with Handheld and Rainfall Showerheads by HammerHead Showers
Dual Shower Head Combo by HammerHead Showers 2.5 GPM Best Shower Head of 2020 Metal

- Chrome

- Brushed Nickel 

- Oil Rubbed Bronze

$124.95 to $179.95

NEMO Hand Held Shower Head Set

NEMO High-Pressure Hand Held Shower Head

2.5 GPM Best High-Pressure Shower Head Plastic

- Chrome & Black Edition

 

$89.99
All Metal 8 Inch Rain Shower Head Best Rainfall Showerhead of the Year All Metal Rain Shower Head by HammerHead Showers 2.5 GPM Best Rain Shower Head Metal

- Chrome

- Brushed Nickel

- Oil Rubbed Bronze

$49.95 to $69.95
Best Hand Held Shower Head with Hose by HammerHead Showers

All Metal Hand Held Shower Head by HammerHead Showers

2.5 GPM Best Hand Held Shower Head Metal

- Chrome

- Brushed Nickel

- Oil Rubbed Bronze

- Polished Brass

$54.95 to $69.95
Crystal Quest 3 Stage Inline Shower Head Filter Uses Coconut Carbon, Made in USa

Crystal Quest Inline Shower Head Filter

2.0 GPM Best Filtered Shower Head Plastic - Chrome $44.95
Shower Head Swivel Ball Adapter by HammerHead Showers N/A Best Shower Head Accessory Metal - Chrome $22.95

 

OK, we're past the executive summary. Time to break down the ins-and-out of each of these products.

 

1. Best Dual Shower Head Combo (aka: Best Double Shower Head)

Best Dual Shower Head Combo All Metal Set by HammerHead Showers

What do you get when you mix one of the Best Hand Held Shower Heads with one of the Best Rain Shower Heads? The HammerHead Showers All Metal Dual Shower Head Set!

HammerHead Showers has turned its two All Metal Showerheads into something that everyone in the family can enjoy. It's no surprise that the Best Shower Head of 2020 is also the Best Dual Shower Head Combo on our list.

We consider this combination of shower heads to be the rarest find in the industry. That's because pretty much every component is made from metal. Seriously, try and find another All Metal Double Shower Head like this. You'll keep on coming back to this one. HammerHead Showers actually uses a 3-Way Diverter by Delta Faucet which lets you go from running just the rainfall shower, to just the hand held, or running both at the same time. But fret not, the Diverter body and threads are made from Solid Brass.

The only component that is plastic is the lever, but it is pretty stout all around and is the best external shower arm diverter for this application. At 8 inches wide, the rainfall shower head gives you a nice amount of coverage, true to a rain shower head.  While the 4-inch wide hand shower gives you more of a concentrated flow. 

The 72-inch long hose is about 12 inches longer than the industry standard, so you get extra reach for those of you with larger showers, looking to wash your dog in the tub, or just some more slack in general. And it's made from a very flexible 304 Stainless Steel, so you can easily move the spray wand all around the shower. 

This is honestly a perfect shower head for larger families who have unique needs in the shower. Easy to use, built well and simply enjoyable. 

(Please note, this combination shower head set ships in three separate parts and must be assembled. Follow installation video instructions below and you'll have the highest-quality dual shower head up and running in less than 30 minutes!)  

All Metal Dual Shower Head Combo by HammerHead Showers

  

  

Specifications

  • Includes:Rain Shower Head, Hand Shower, Shower Head Holder, Shower Hose, Rubber Washers (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)
  • Available Finishes: Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Rain Shower Head Diameter: 8 inches
  • Rain Shower Head Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • # of Rain Shower Settings: Single Function
  • Rain Shower Head Swivel: Yes. 360 Degree Rotation
  • Hand Held Shower Diameter: 4 inches
  • Hand Held Shower Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • # of Hand Shower Settings: 1
  • Pause Setting: No
  • Massage Setting:No
  • Hose Length: 72 inches
  • Hose Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Shower Holder Material: Lead-Free Brass
  • Shower Holder Swivel: Yes. 360 Degree Rotation
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM
  • Connection Size: 1/2" NPT
  • Connection Material: Brass
  • Ease of Installation: Intermediate 
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

  

2. Best High-Pressure Shower Head 

Best High Pressure Shower Head of the Year 

 

Whether you're struggling with low pressure in your house or are just addicted to a powerful shower, the right High-Pressure Shower Head makes all the difference. 

And the competition is not even close, the NEMO Shower Head Set is the best high-pressure shower head of 2020...possibly of all time!

It all starts with the unique design of NEMO's Ionic Spray Face. With hundreds of laser-cut holes on the main face of the shower head, the water is pressurized inside the head before being released into a powerful stream that releases negative ions.

The flow is so strong that it actually creates some wind which almost makes it feel like standing next to a waterfall. In Korea, where this shower head is made, this Ionic effect is said to have natural healing benefits, such as stress relief.

In addition to the Ionic Spray, there are 3 other spray settings which include a Wide Rainfall Spray, Massage Spray, and Mist Spray. 

To cycle through the spray functions, you simply rotate the shower head like the head of an owl. While the other settings are solid, the Ionic High-Pressure Spray is really what makes this the Best High-Pressure Shower Head of 2020. And with a 2.5 Gallon Per Minute flow rate, you're sure to get the most water output from this shower head.

In the past, the NEMO shower head was only available as a stand-alone sprayer. But this past year, The Shower Head Store partnered with NEMO to add a shower head holder bracket and shower hose coil, making this a true handheld shower head set. 

So buy with confidence knowing that when you buy the Best High-Pressure Shower Head of 2020, you'll get everything you need to install it!

nemo korean high pressure hand held shower head

     
 

 

Specifications

  • Includes:Hand Shower, Shower Head Holder, Shower Hose, Teflon Tape, Rubber Washers (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)
  • Available Finish:Chrome with Black Trim
  • Shower Head Material:Plastic & Metal
  • Shower Head Diameter: 3.25" (Ionic Side); 4.75 (Rainfall Side)
  • Shower Hose Material: Stainless Steel
  • Shower Holder Material: Plastic
  • Swivel: Yes. 360 Degree Rotation
  • Number of Spray Patterns: 4
  • Pause Setting:Yes
  • Massage Setting:Yes
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM
  • Connection Size:1/2" NPT
  • Country of Origin:South Korea
  • Ease of Installation:DIY 

 

3. Best Rain Shower Head

 

Best Rain Shower Head of 2020 HammerHead Showers 8 Inch Rainfall Showerhead 

Relaxing, rejuvenating and luxurious; that's how we all feel when we have an amazing rainfall shower head. It embodies the hotel spa shower experience. 

And if you want this experience from the comfort of your home, then you need the Best Rain Shower Head of 2020...the HammerHead Showers All Metal 8 Inch Rainfall Shower Head.

Year after year, this showerhead cleans up this category for the Best Rain Shower Head. For us, it's our go-to because it seamlessly combines material quality and performance.

Beautifully crafted from solid metal, you have a finely built shower head that will make any shower sparkle.

And with a large 8-inch spray face you can be confident that you'll get that wide coverage most only dream about. Delivering a 2.5 GPM flow rate, that 8-inch spray face won't just trickle out, it'll envelop you. 

Due to its large size, it's also perfect to use as a ceiling mount shower head, overhead shower head or just on a standard wall mount shower arm pipe.

Backed by HammerHead Showers Limited Lifetime Warranty and world-class customer support, you have yourself a winner. Say no more!

all metal hand held shower head set

 

Specifications

  • Includes:Rain Shower Head (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)
  • Available Finishes:Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Shower Head Face Diameter: 8 inches
  • Shower Head Material: Metal
  • Swivel: Yes. 360 Degree Rotation
  • Number of Settings: 1
  • Pause Setting:No
  • Massage Setting:No
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM
  • Ceiling Mount Compatible:Yes
  • Wall Mount Compatible:Yes
  • Connection Size: 1/2" NPT
  • Connection Material: Brass
  • Ease of Installation: DIY
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

4. BestHand Held Shower Head with Hose

 

HammerHead Showers Best Shower Head of 2020 Metal Hand Held ShowerHead 

Hand Held Shower Heads are our favorite type of shower head because of their versatility. If you choose the right one, you can have all the benefits of a fixed shower head with all the flexibility of having a detachable shower head with hose.

Truly an industry disruptor, HammerHead Showers is leading the way in solid metal shower heads and accessories, replacing cheap plastic parts that break and leak with high quality, durable metals like 304 stainless steel and brass.

Here's the Material Breakdown:

  • Hand Shower: Made from 304 stainless steel
  • Shower Head Holder: Made from solid brass
  • Shower Hose: Made from 304 stainless steel with brass connectors.

 

You'd be hard-pressed to find another indestructible Hand Held Shower Head Set like this.

You can trust that it's BUILT to LAST!

While quality of materials is what sets HammerHead Showers apart, this shower head also has a really nice flow of water. Putting out the industry maximum of 2.5 Gallon Per Minute (GPM) flow rate, you won't be lacking in the pressure department.

The 4-inch wide showerhead face features dozens of silicone spray nozzles that sculpt large rain droplet to give you an enveloping stream of water. 

It's really a nice balance of pressure and coverage.

Equipped with an extra-long 72" inch shower hose, you'll be able to reach every square inch of your bathtub with your hand held.

And the 304 stainless steel material is made for an extremely durable and flexible shower hose. Right out of the box it will hang freely directly and you'll have total control over the hose.

Backed by HammerHead Showers Limited Lifetime Warranty, this All Metal Handheld Shower Head Set ranks as the Best Hand Held Shower Head of 2020.

all metal hand held shower head set

 

 

Specifications

  • Includes:Hand Shower, Shower Head Holder, Shower Hose, Teflon Tape, Rubber Washers (Shower Arm and Flange Sold Separately)
  • Available Finishes:Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass
  • Shower Head Face Diameter: 4 inches
  • Shower Head Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Shower Holder Material: Lead-Free Brass
  • Swivel: Yes. 360 Degree Rotation
  • Number of Settings: 1
  • Pause Setting:No
  • Massage Setting:No
  • Hose Length: 72 inches
  • Hose Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Hose Connector Material: Brass
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM
  • Ease of Installation: DIY
  • Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty

 

 

5. Best Filtered Shower Head

Best Shower Head Filter Crystal Quest Inline Filtered Showerhead   

Most of the talk around shower heads has to do with performance and features. But filtering your shower head water should be right up there. After all, the right filtered shower head can make the difference between dry or silky skin and hair. 

This year at The Shower Head Store we partnered with a lesser known, but highly acclaimed filtration manufacturer, Crystal Quest. And the Inline Shower Head Filter cleans up this category for the Best Filtered Shower Head of 2020.

Crystal Quest has been making some of the highest end filtration units for the past 25 years right here in the USA! You probably haven't heard of their shower head filters because they mostly focus on larger filtration units. Heck, they have served American Airlines, Boeing and NASA! 

What makes this inline shower head filter unique is their state-of-the-art filtration media. First, the water is filtered through an ERA® 6500 and ERA® 9500 to remove chlorine and enhance the ph balance of the water. Finally, the water passes through a Coconut Shell Granular Activated Carbon which removes contaminants.

The filtration media is so effective that it removes chlorine, chloramines, VOC's, THM's, pesticides, sulfur, heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide ("rotten egg" odor), iron oxides ("rust water"), dirt, sediment, and other odors.

The shower filter cartridge is also reversible so you get double the life out of it before having to buy a replacement cartridge. 

Each filter by Crystal Quest is certified by the NSF and the Water Quality Association, so you can be confident that this shower head filter actually works.

And since this is an inline filter with universal attachments, that means that you can use any shower head you want with it! Why not pair it up with one of the best shower heads of 2020 from our list above!

 

culligan wsh c125 filtered shower head chrome

 

Specifications

  • Includes: Shower Filter Housing, Shower Filter Cartridge, Rubber Washer, Teflon Tape, Instructions
  • Available Finishes: Chrome
  • Filter's Longevity: 1 Year
  • Replacement Filter Model #: CQE-RC-04045
  • Shower Filter Casing Material: Plastic
  • Flow Rate: 2.0 GPM
  • Connection Size: 1/2" NPT
  • Ease of Installation: DIY 
  • 6. Best Shower Head Accessory

      Best Shower Head Accessory of 2020

    Sick of your shower head spray hitting the back of your shower wall? That's because your current showerhead is not adjustable enough.

    Well, there's no need to throw away your nice shower head just because of that. Simply add the swivel adapter between your shower arm pipe and your shower head and you'll be able to increase the angle of your shower head.

    That means that you'll have your shower spray hitting you and not your wall.

    Constructed from solid brass, the swivel adapter by HammerHead Showers is easy to install and built to last. Featuring 1/2" NPT connections it is compatible with hand held shower heads, rainfall shower heads, fixed shower heads and so much more.

    So no more excuses about your shower head sprayer not being adjustable enough. With this swivel adapter, you'll get your water right where you need it.

     

    culligan wsh c125 filtered shower head chrome

     

    Specifications

    • Includes:Swivel Ball Adapter, Rubber Washer, Teflon Tape, Instructions
    • Available Finishes: Chrome
    • Adjustable: Yes (Pivots up, down, left and right)
    • Inlet Connection: 1/2" FPT
    • Outlet Connection: 1/2" MPT
    • Adapter Material: Brass
    • Threaded Fitting Material: Brass
    • Flow Rate: N/A (Flow rate controlled by shower head)
    • Ease of Installation: DIY
    • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Justin Ball
    Justin Ball

    Hey there! I'm Justin Ball, founder of The Shower Head Store and HammerHead Showers®, the leader in All Metal Shower Heads and Accessories.

    Before starting our own business, I worked for Moen Inc, so I know a thing or two about plumbing fixtures. When I'm not developing our products, I'm writing articles and filming videos so you have the best product experience, no matter which brand you buy. Thanks for your support!

    Cheers! Justin Ball



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