Top 8 Best Shower Systems

Best Shower Systems
The evolution of technology has led to the transformation of the shower from a simple hygiene device into a means of relaxation. The shower system has become the centerpiece of a bathroom that can complement any shower cabin and even alcove bathtub. This development has increased the requirements for the systems’ comfort of its use, basic functionality, and appearance.

The list of the best shower systems includes dozens of models, which complicates the choice. We have picked up eight best-selling products that received positive reviews both from users and experts and conducted a thorough investigation. They are:

Hope, our article will help you make the right purchase!

Main Differences Between the Models

  • Seven out of eight systems come with square Head showers. The High Pressure 8″ Rain Shower System with round head becomes the only exception. Besides, nozzles differ in dimensions. Depending on the model, you’ll get a Head shower from 8 to 16 inches.
  • Most Head showers are installed on the wall. However, the SR SUN RISE brand provides two models – the 16 Inches and the 12 Inch Ceiling Mount Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Showers – that require ceiling mounting.
  • While all systems have Handheld showers with a single Rainfall water release, the High Pressure 8″ Rain Shower System offers three settings.
  • The majority of products feature extremely useful High Pressure Air technology that allows systems to improve low water pressure in the supply. But there are also several models that cannot boast of this function. We’ll discuss them later in detail.
  • Anti-scalding is another additional technology that controls the balance of hot and cold water, preventing leaps and scalding. Once again, it is presented in all models except for the EMBATHER Shower System.
  • However, this EMBATHER product is your only option if you’d like to get a shower system with a spout.
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Table comparison

Model
Dimensions
Weight
Materials
Head Shower Size
Handheld Shower Modes
Spout
Installation
High Pressure Air Technology
Anti-Scalding Valve
GPM
Check
Price
17.52" x 13.58" x 4.53"
13.72 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
12"
1 setting
no
wall mounted
yes
yes
2.5 (Head shower), 2 (Handheld shower)
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19" x 13" x 5"
11.51 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
10"
1 setting
no
wall mounted
yes
yes
2.5 (Head shower), 2 (Handhrld shower)
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19" x 18.5" x 4.5"
16.07 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
16"
1 settings
no
ceiling mounted
yes
yes
2.5 (Head shower), 2 (Handheld shower)
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17.52" x 13.58" x 4.72"
13.07 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
12"
1 settings
no
ceiling mounted
yes
yes
2.5 (Head shower), 2 (Handheld shower)
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17.52" x 11.34" x 5.67"
8.8 pounds
ABS metal, brass
8"
3 settings
no
wall mounted
no
yes
2.5 (Head shower), 1.8 (Handheld shower)
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15.86" x 13.43" x 6.97" (package dimensions)
7.72 pounds
SUS304 stainless steel, brass
10"
1 settings
no
wall mounted
no
yes
N/A
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17.4" x 13.6" x 4.8" (package dimensions)
17.26 pounds
stainless steel, brass
12"
1 setting
no
wall mounted
yes
yes
2.5
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11.34" x 11.1" x 7.95" (package dimensions)
9.78 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
8"
1 setting
yes
wall mounted
no
no
1.8 (Head shower), 1.2 (Handheld shower)
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1. SR SUN RISE 12 Inches Wall Mount Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower

The first shower system of the review is produced by the popular SR SUN RISE brand. In the course of the description, we’ll see that many of the best-selling models belong to this manufacturer.

They share a significant part of characteristics, but the main united thing is that the shower systems will become those fancy final elements in your bathroom that are both exquisite and practical.

The current kit consists of a Head shower, a Handheld shower, and a valve system.

The Head shower has an elaborate square design, measures 12 inches, and operates in one Rainfall mode. The item is wall-mounted, which is considered to provide easier installation. Thanks to the built-in swivel, users can adjust the angle of the nozzle.

Though the Handheld shower has nothing to boast of like several settings, it is quite useful for more local tasks.

The 12-Inch shower system is an excellent universal model that will suit both small and spacious bathrooms. Besides, we do recommend it even to houses with low water pressure. Both showers feature High Pressure Air technology, which offers consistent, powerful rain shower even under low water pressure.

Water temperature regulation and switching between the nozzles are easy thanks to two valves. The temperature valve is equipped with a pressure balance valve’s cartridge monitor that helps protect you from being scalded by sudden changes in hot or cold water pressure.

At the moment, four color options are available. For comparison, we took the Brushed Nickel Finish model; all cost $250.

Pros
  • 12-inch size suits all bathrooms
  • an adjustable Head shower with Rainfall water release
  • a Handheld shower included
  • maintains high water pressure thanks to the High Pressure Air technology
  • special anti-scalding valve’s cartridge included
  • 4 design options
  • made of durable stainless steel
  • 5-year warranty
  • easy installation
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing

2. SR SUN RISE SRSH-F5043 10 Inches Wall Mount Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower

As we’ve stated earlier, lots of SR SUN RISE models are waiting for us in the course of this review. So, here is one more Bathroom Luxury shower system.

The main distinguishing feature of the product is its Head shower dimensions. The element is smaller, measuring 10 inches. Thus, this model is a favorite of all house owners with small bathrooms. It provides the same stylish and luxurious look but doesn’t splash so much as bigger systems.

When it comes to other features, this shower is absolutely identical to the previous SR SUN RISE option. We see the same swivel and thus adjustable Head nozzle with Rainfall mode and wall mounting, a compact 1-setting Handheld shower, 2 valves, including an anti-scalding cartridge.

Once again, the system improves even low water pressure. High Pressure Air technology adds air to the flow, thus generating bigger droplets and a more intensive stream. Moreover, not only does the system increases and stabilize pressure, but it also greatly reduces your water bills.

Traditionally, the manufacturer offers you a choice of 4 color options and takes a 5-year warranty guarantee. The 10-Inch shower system costs $170. So, it is a marvelous, more affordable, and yet twin alternative to the more expensive 12-Inch Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower.

Pros
  • 10-inch size suits smaller bathrooms
  • an adjustable Head shower with Rainfall water release
  • a Handheld shower included
  • maintains high water pressure thanks to the High Pressure Air technology
  • special anti-scalding valve’s cartridge included
  • 4 design options
  • made of durable stainless steel
  • 5-year warranty
  • easy installation
  • affordable price
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing

3. SR SUN RISE 16 Inches Ceiling Mount Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower

At first sight, the 16-Inch SR SUN RISE is very similar to its brothers. Those who loved their stylish design will be glad to see the same straight lines, discreet nobility, and extremely expensive look without flashy vulgarity.

At the same time, this line provides a completely different mounting option. The Head shower of the model is installed right in the ceiling. Though such a method is slightly more complicated, users experience true rain-like showering. And large 16-inch dimensions only increase the effect. Besides, you can customize the flow direction by changing the angle of the nozzle swivel join.

Thanks to the ceiling mounting, this model will suit even small bathrooms as the water falls without side splashes.

A Handheld device traditionally complements the Head Rainfall shower. Both support High Pressure Air technology.

Let us emit the listing of other advantages since you’re familiar with them from the previous model descriptions. Please mind that you’re free to select one of four colors available, but any option will cost the same $330.

Pros
  • extremely big 16-inch Head shower suits all bathrooms
  • ceiling mounting provides maximum rain effect
  • ability to change the angle of the Head shower
  • a Handheld shower included
  • maintains high water pressure thanks to the High Pressure Air technology
  • special anti-scalding valve’s cartridge included
  • 4 design options
  • made of durable stainless steel
  • 5-year warranty
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing
  • slightly more complicated Head shower mounting
  • expensive

4. SR SUN RISE 12 Inch Ceiling Mount Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower

The previous model has lots of undeniable advantages but for the price. If you were eager to get this unit but found it too expensive for your budget, we’ve got excellent news for you. The line includes a shower system model with all pros and $80 more beneficial price.

The 12-inch Rainfall shower costs $250. For this money, you get the same rain-like ceiling mounting, swivel adjustment, Handheld nozzle, high pressure support, anti-scalding protection, and so on and so forth. The only change is the smaller Head shower dimensions.

Please also pay attention that the combination of a smaller shower with High Pressure Air technology leads to even more water saving. Thus, this choice can bring you double benefit – at the time of purchase and monthly when paying the bills.

Pros
  • optimal 12-inch Head shower suits all bathrooms
  • ceiling mounting provides maximum rain effect
  • ability to change the angle of the Head shower
  • a Handheld shower included
  • maintains high water pressure thanks to the High Pressure Air technology
  • special anti-scalding valve’s cartridge included
  • water-saving
  • more affordable price
  • 4 design options
  • made of durable stainless steel
  • 5-year warranty
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing
  • slightly more complicated Head shower mounting

5. J&R Home Wall Mounted 8″ Shower System

The next product belongs to the J&R Home brand. Customers love the item for the combination of excellent design, functionality, universality, and affordability. Let’s take a closer look at each advantage.

The model comes with an 8-inch round wall mounted Head shower. The nozzle is the most compact of all our products. It will fit even the smallest bathroom and shower cabin, while the round shape and elaborate Rainfall spray location will provide comprehensive body coverage. As usual, the shower suits people of any height as it is equipped with an adjustable angle connector.

Speaking about the design, we note a remarkable combination of a classic shape with gentle retro allusions, which is successfully balanced by materials and contemporary valve zone.

The system cannot do without a Handheld shower. This time, we can change water release settings, choosing between rain shower, massage shower, and rain+massage shower options.

Though the product lacks pressure improvement functions, it wouldn’t be a modern shower system without the anti-scalding valve cartridge. You can be sure that none water temperature leap will hurt you.

Here, 5 color options are available. Regardless of your design preferences, a 5-year warranty and a $200 price apply to all products.

Pros
  • 8-inch size suits all bathrooms, including the smallest
  • an adjustable Head shower with Rainfall water release
  • a Handheld shower with 3 pressure settings
  • temperature valve is equipped with the anti-scalding cartridge to protect you from scalding and cold shocks
  • 5 design options
  • made of ABS metal
  • 5-year warranty
  • easy installation
  • unique contemporary design with retro overtones
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing
  • no pressure improvement technologies
  • consequently, it is not suitable for houses with low water pressure

6. KES XB6230-BK Pressure Balancing Rain Shower System

The next model offers a familiar 10-inch square Rainfall Head shower, a Handheld shower, and a controlling zone with two valves.

In a short word, the system has the same «virtues»: a more convenient and quick wall mounting, an opportunity to customize the Head shower direction to your preferences and needs, cartridge valves with cUPC certification, etc. Anti-scalding technology can even be readjusted to suit seasonal water temperature changes.

By the way, this is the only shower system that allows you to turn on both shower functions simultaneously.

Traditionally, the KES manufacturer provides us a range of four excellent design options to fit all bathroom interiors. The model is one of the most affordable products in our rating, which will cost you $180.

Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to find any official information on the warranty, so, if you’re interested, please contact the manufacturer.

Pros
  • universal 10-inch size suits all bathrooms, including the smallest
  • an adjustable Head shower with Rainfall water release
  • a Handheld shower included
  • users can turn two showers at the same time
  • cUPC certified temperature valve with the anti-scalding cartridge and opportunity to seasonal adjustment
  • 4 color options
  • made of sturdy brass and SUS 304 stainless steel
  • easy installation
  • affordable option
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing
  • no pressure improvement technologies
  • consequently, it is not suitable for houses with low water pressure
  • no warranty information available

7. EMBATHER Shower System with Waterfall Tub Spout Shower Faucet Set with 12 Inch Rain Shower Head

The 12-Inch by EMBATHER is a nice alternative to SR SUN RISE models. The shower system offers the same design, Rainfall Head and Handheld showers, easy wall mounting, etc.

Moreover, it also supports such a necessary and water-saving Air technology for pressure improvement. The manufacturer’s reviews showed it allowed users to cut off up to 30% of monthly water bills. The anti-scalding cartridge is also included.

However, when you see the $330 price, you may wonder why it offers the same functions but is more expensive. The fact is that the EMBATHER system is the only product in the review that provides a spout. A stylish elongated element releases water in the Waterfall way.

Thus, the spout can be used even for bath filling and relaxing soaking if you complement your bathtub with this shower system.

Each product comes with a compulsory 5-year warranty. The selection of 4 colors each for $330 is available.

Pros
  • 12-inch Rainfall Head shower
  • users can adjust the Head shower position
  • a Handheld shower included
  • a Waterfall spout included
  • maintains high water pressure thanks to the Air technology
  • special anti-scalding valve’s cartridge included
  • 4 design options
  • made of durable stainless steel
  • 5-year warranty
  • easy installation
Cons
  • if you have problems with hot water, an anti-scalding cartridge will mix it with lots of cold water thus providing too low temperature for bathing

8. SUMERAIN Shower System

Like the J&R Home shower system, the last model of our comparison also comes with a compact 8-inch Head shower. This square adjustable element is mounted on the wall and suits even small rooms. The nozzle’s size doesn’t disturb comfortable showering since the spray location and Rainfall mode allow water to evenly envelop every inch of your body.

Besides the excellent bathing function, the Head shower design also contributes to easy cleaning. The item is equipped with Touch Clean soft, rubber nubbins (spray holes) that allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger. This is particularly helpful for areas with hard water.

A Handheld shower doesn’t feature the anti-lime cleaning but turns out to be a convenient device for local tasks and more comprehensive showering.

In general, this model is a nice basic option with all the necessary features and a budget price. Here, you won’t get the anti-scalding protection, pressure improvement systems, and the like. However, the above-mentioned functions provide all that you may need.

The manufacturer guarantees a limited lifetime warranty that lasts for 5 years. You can also get one of four design options; however, the cost of different options varies from $170 to $195.

Pros
  • compact 8-inch Rainfall Head shower
  • adjustable swivel shower for optimal position
  • Touch Clean anti-lime cleaning system
  • a Handheld shower included
  • 4 design options
  • made of durable stainless steel
  • 5-year warranty
  • easy installation
  • affordable price
Cons
  • no water pressure improvement
  • consequently, it is not suitable for houses with low water pressure
  • no anti-scalding cartridge
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Face to Face comparison

Despite some drawbacks, all products show a nice combination of efficiency and affordability. However, the individual description may still be insufficient for a clear choice. That’s why we’re going to conduct a more detailed face to face feature comparison where all shower systems will be thrown together.

Design and Dimensions

Shower systems are quite compact and lightweight. They are more convenient for transportation and installation compared to similar shower panel systems; that’s why many customers prefer these products.

Below, we list the dimensions, weight, and shower hose length of each model.

Model
dimensions

weight
shower hose length
SR SUN RISE 12 Inches Wall Mount
17.52″ x 13.58″ x 4.53″13.72 pounds70.8″
SR SUN RISE SRSH-F5043 10 Inches
19″ x 13″ x 5″11.51 pounds70.8″
SR SUN RISE 16 Inches Ceiling Mount
19″ x 18.5″ x 4.5″16.07 pounds70.8″
SR SUN RISE 12 Inch Ceiling Mount
17.52″ x 13.58″ x 4.72″13.07 pounds70.8″
J&R Home Wall Mounted 8″ Shower System
17.52″ x 11.34″ x 5.67″8.8 pounds59″
KES XB6230-BK
15.86″ x 13.43″ x 6.97″ (the manufacturer provides only package dimensions)7.72 poundsfrom 59″ to 74″ thanks to the steel spiral wound hose design
EMBATHER Shower System
17.4″ x 13.6″ x 4.8″ (the manufacturer provides only package dimensions)17.26 pounds71″
SUMERAIN Shower System
11.34″ x 11.1″ x 7.95″ 9.78 pounds59″
You may pay attention to the fact that neither systems’ sizes nor weight provide any dramatic difference.

The designs of the models are also quite similar. All products come in several colors to allow you to find a perfect match for your bathroom. The colors used coincide in the majority of products.

  • All four SR SUN RISE goods have four colors, which are Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and Polished Chrome.
  • The Shower System 8″ item is the only one that five design options – Brushed Gold, Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Chrome, and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.
  • The KES features Brushed Brass, Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, and Polished Chrome colors.
  • Customers who prefer the EMBATHER can choose between Black, Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze colors.
  • And finally, the SUMERAIN provides Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Matte Black, and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Materials

gabrally shower systemDespite the differences in brands and constructions, all models are made of the same materials with minor dissimilarities.

Such unanimity of manufacturers can be explained by the necessity to produce durable products resistant to stain, rust, temperature changes, and so on.

Thus, all shower systems include brass elements; mostly, brass is used in hoses and valves. We’d also like to note that almost all items are made of classic and 304 stainless steel.

The fifth model, the 8 “Shower System, is the only exception that prefers ABS metal as a worthy alternative to steel.

Verdict: Materials are one of the basic factors that should influence your choice. As we see, our eight models offer identical alloys, so you can be sure of all products’ reliability. We also like the absence of cheap plastic elements.

Installation

Installation Shower Systems
Each product has two main parts that require installation. Users will need to install the Head showers and the valve zones. Thus, we’re going to discuss this characteristic, referring to two installation ways.

When it comes to the Head showers, two mounting methods are available. The majority of options are mounted on the walls. Only two systems – SR SUN RISE 16 Inches Ceiling Mount and SR SUN RISE 12 Inch Ceiling Mount showers – are built in the ceiling. The methods are both easy enough even for inexperienced customers, but the ceiling will take more time and effort because of the not so convenient position.

The second part to be installed, the panels with two valves for temperature regulation and switching between the showers, are completely identical. All provide the so-called concealed installation when all water and shower connectors are hidden in the wall and covered with the panels. Though user’s manuals provide step by step descriptions of the process, we still recommend hiring professional specialists for this work if you have never tried it before.

Head Shower

Head Shower
As the most important part of any shower system, the Head shower deserves special attention. The previous descriptions showed us that our eight systems have more common points than differences.

  • First of all, all showers use the Rainfall water release method, though some customers would like to get Waterfall mode, too.
  • Secondly, despite the differences in the mounting method, which we discussed in the previous part, the Head showers allow users to change their angle, thus customizing flow direction easily.

However, the size and the shapes of the Head showers reveal more differences. All models come with square nozzles except for the High Pressure 8″ Rain Shower System with a round head.

The heads’ dimensions are described in the models’ names, but let us list them one more time in the same order. The showers measure 12, 10, 16, 12, 8, 10, 12, 8 inches, respectively.

Verdict: It is impossible to pick up one of several winners in this category. All systems come with excellent and convenient Head showers. The angle adjustment feature will please people of all heights. Besides, it means that your system will certainly fit your bathroom and shower cabin size. The only two moments to consider are the size of the nozzle and the mounting way. But this choice is yours.

Handheld Shower

Handheld Shower
A Handheld shower is the second important element of the system. We’re glad to note that all products are equipped with high-quality compact showers. The elements are attached to the wall by special holders and complemented by long anti-tangling hoses.

Showers provide only one standard mode – the same Rainfall as in the Head part. However, the High Pressure 8″ Rain Shower System, noted by us for its round Head shower, offers as many as 3 settings. Users can switch between Rain, Full Spray Massage, and Fast Massage (they are also called Rain shower, Massage shower, and Rain+Massage shower).

Verdict: The choice of three flow modes is a worthy function. Though other kits do not lose a lot, we consider the High Pressure 8″ Rain Shower System to be our favorite here.

Water Pressure Improvement

Water Pressure Improvement
Many of us are afraid of purchasing a shower system because of the low water supply pressure. This is a widespread problem, especially in private houses and upper floor apartments. But the fears are groundless if your model is equipped with pressure improvement technology.

The majority of our products come with High Pressure Air or simply Air technologies. When water goes through the Head shower, it is enriched with air bubbles. Air covers the lack of water, pushes the flow, and improves the pressure. Besides, as we’ve mentioned before, this system helps you reduce your bills by up to 30%.

The only shower systems that do not support pressure improvement are Shower System Wall Mounted Shower Faucet Set for Bathroom with High Pressure 8″ Rain Shower, KES XB6230-BK Pressure Balancing Rain Shower System, and SUMERAIN Shower System.

Anti-Scalding Protection

Here is one more extremely convenient function. We’ve also discussed it on the stage of individual model descriptions. So let us only briefly remind you that anti-scalding protection is based on special anti-scalding valve cartridges. They control the input of hot and cold water as well as their mixture.

The cartridge monitors sudden changes when the hot or cold flow becomes too intensive or, in the opposite, too poor. Then it reduces the amount of excessive flow to support stable water temperature and prevent burning and cold shocks.

All systems are equipped with this technology. The EMBATHER Shower System is the only model that lacks it.

Verdict: Anti-scalding is a truly useful function, especially for houses with non-stable water supply. Now you see that you have a wide choice of protection products for all budgets. However, the last model disappoints us. Still, some users claim it is possible to purchase the cartridge and add it to the system separately.

Spout

The spout doesn’t play such a crucial role in the operation of a shower system as a Head shower. Still, it may become useful in some cases. Though the EMBATHER Shower System lacks the anti-scalding function, it reimburses this drawback by being the only product of the review with a spout included in the kit.

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Guide – How to Choose the Best Shower System?

The parameter of comfort is individual and depends on the personal preferences of family members. Therefore, we recommend you to pay attention to other people’s experience and reviews but choose a shower system focusing on your own needs.

Hand Shower or Overhead Shower?

All shower systems include the main Overhead showers, but not all of them also come with additional Handheld nozzles.
A Head shower is useful and necessary for everybody. It allows you to quickly and evenly wash your hair as well as cover the whole body for a comprehensive bathing effect. But ladies with long curls who often need to take a shower without hair cleaning will also need a more compact and directional hand device.

Wall or Ceiling Installation?
This factor influences the aesthetics, ease of repair, and maintenance. Ceiling mounting provides a greater rain-like shower experience and may look better. However, please mind that it also causes more complications with installation because of the Head shower location.

Wall mounting is easier and, otherwise, doesn’t yield to the previous method in functionality. The only question to discuss is appearance.
The installation also refers to the valves and connectors. So, if you have plumbing experience or good hands, any kind of installation is suitable; small twists will not cause problems.
If you’re not so sure of your skills, the built-in type may become a guaranteed problem with minor breakdowns. Even hygienic cleaning of a high-positioned shower will require professional help, which is discomfort.

Anti-Scalding/Thermal Mixer or Conventional?

The first type is more comfortable, but the second is more convenient in everyday life. Taking a shower with anti-scalding protection, you don’t have to worry that the working washing machine will leave you alone with boiling water and a soapy head. But in the case of minor breakdowns and leaks, it is unlikely that such a mixer can be repaired on its own.

Simple valve and mixer repair do not take much time; the system owner does not risk being left without a shower for several days.

When choosing a proper shower system, you should also focus on the following factors as they can completely change the performance of the product and convenience of use:

Construction
The length of the pipes or hoses that supply water is an important point. Make sure the chosen model perfectly fits your water supply system. If you cannot decide on this issue, the possibility of telescopic lengthening for different heights may become a nice way out.
Head shower size
The larger the nozzle is, the more comfortable showering you get. But please don’t forget that water consumption also increases. So, consider what is more important to you and choose wisely.
Material

For permanent household use, nickel, chrome, stainless steel, and brass alloys are preferred. Try to avoid too much plastic in your shower system. Also, find out beforehand whether the material will be easy to clean, and whether it will keep its look over time.

Faucet fittings
As it is one of the weakest and most difficult places to repair, its choice should be given priority attention. Check if there is a plastic or ceramic cartridge inside, whether the grease is water repellent. Examine the threaded connections – there should be no obvious distortions and notches on them. Minor defects, especially in embedded systems, can lead to serious leaks and subsequent repairs that outweigh the savings.

In terms of functionality, the water release modes of the showers play a significant role. There are models supporting half a dozen different water delivery types – from high-pressure massage jets to soft bubble aeration. Such systems do provide more diverse and efficient showering. But it is also important to remember that few people use all the available modes in everyday life. Usually, 2-3 main ones become your favorites, and the remaining nozzles are covered with limescale.

If you’re not limited in budget, you can easily spend extra dollars on these functions. But most people will be quite satisfied with standard Rainfall and Waterfall modes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the most affordable shower system?

faqOur list of the best shower systems under $200 includes three excellent models.

SR SUN RISE SRSH-F5043 Wall Mount Bathroom Luxury Rain Mixer Shower and KES XB6230-BK Pressure Balancing Rain Shower System offer the same 10-Inch square Head showers. Though the KES doesn’t have Air water pressure improvement technology, it allows for turning both showers simultaneously. The prices of the products are $170 and $180, respectively.

SUMERAIN Shower System costs $170-$195, depending on the color design. The model comes with a smaller 8-Inch Head shower, a Waterfall spout, and Touch Clean anti-lime function.

2. Can I install a shower system in my bathtub?

Shower systems are perfectly compatible with all shower cabins and bathtubs. No matter whether you have an alcove, a drop-in, or any other model – the only issue to mind is the match of dimensions and flows.

3. Does a Rainfall shower system consume more water?

Rainfall shower systems are not more expensive in use than any other showers. Moreover, they consume much less water than bathtubs. And if you get a shower with the High Pressure Air technology that adds air bubbles to water to improve the pressure, your bills will be reduced by 30%.

4. What are the replacement cartridges for SR SUN RISE shower systems?

The manufacturer recommends using the replacement cartridge called the Pressure Balancing Valve Cartridge JH04BD 40mm, Dual Functions Ceramic Valve Cartridge for Control Temperature and Waterflow. They are sold on the official site as well as on Amazon.

5. How long do shower systems last?

Your shower system’s service life will greatly depend on its materials and the quality of water in your water supply system. However, an average high-quality product lasts for about 4-5 years.
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Conclusion

Even our eight models showed us such a tremendous variety of functions, dimensions, and installation methods that the choice of one best product becomes an impossible and absolutely senseless thing. Two readers with different requirements and conditions will pick up different systems, and both will be right.

We’ve tried to narrow the enumeration of leading models as much as possible and give you the freedom to make your own decision. The only thing we’d like to conclude is that all options are worthy investments.

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