Dual shower can make showering easier for those with disabilities, they can make it practical for couples to share a shower, and they can also provide a more luxurious showering experience.
However, a shower heads function isn’t the only thing to consider though and you want to choose a finish that goes well with the style of your bathroom. Shower heads with an oil-rubbed bronze finish are great because they have a warm earthy tone that compliments more traditional style bathrooms.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at our top picks for the best dual shower heads with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. Overall our top pick is the Ana Bath Anti-Clog which you can see below.
If the Ana Bath Anti-Clog isn’t for you, we have a few more options which we will also take a look at. After that we have a buyer’s guide and FAQ section to clear up any questions you might have.
- Best Oil-Rubbed Bronze Dual Shower Heads
- Buyer’s Guide
Best Oil-Rubbed Bronze Dual Shower Heads
If you’re short on time, you can take a look at the table below to compare our top recommendations. Further down the page we take a closer look at each model.
Ana Bath Anti-Clog
AquaDance High Pressure
Best with Slide Bar
PULSE ShowerSpas Kauai III
HAOXIN Double Shower Head
1. Ana Bath Anti-Clog – Best Overall
Settings: 5 (both) | Simultanious operation: Yes | Warranty: Limited
Overall, our top pick is the Ana Bath Anti-Clog offering a good balance between price and quality. As well as the oil-rubbed bronze finish, it’s available with a chrome or brushed nickel finish.
With the Ana Bath, you can run the heads individually or simultaneously. Each head has 5 settings to choose from which give you a total of 25 combinations to try out when running both heads.
The anti-clog nozzles on this shower head make it a great choice for hard water. You can rub the nozzles whilst water is flowing to clear them from minerals and keep the water flowing smoothly.
The Ana Bath shower head is mostly made from plastic but it’s still pretty durable. It isn’t 100% clear what the warranty is for this shower head. I couldn’t find any clear terms but their website suggests their products are covered by a limited warranty and they seem to be responsive to customers problems and issues on Amazon.
This shower heads doesn’t include a shower arm but will fit any standard arm.
2. AquaDance High Pressure – Budget Pick
Settings: 6 (both) | Simultanious operation: Yes | Warranty: Limited lifetime
The AquaDance High Pressure 3-way shower head is out top pick if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. As well as oil-rubbed bronze, it’s also available in brished nickel.
With this shower head you can either use the heads seperately or both at the same time. Both heads are also angle adjustable and have 6 settings to choose from: power rain; pulsating massage; power mist; rain massage; rain mist; and water saving pause mode.
The rub clean jets on this shower head make it a good choice if you have hard water. If the nozzles get clogged up with mineral deposits, you can rub them whilst the water is running to clear the nozzles.
Whilst this shower head is mostly made from plastic, most users are happy with the quality considering the price, and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty too.
This shower heads doesn’t include a shower arm but will fit any standard arm.
3. PULSE ShowerSpas Kauai III – Best with Slide Bar
Settings: 5 (handheld) | Simultanious operation: Yes | Warranty: Limited lifetime
If you’re looking for a brushed nickel dual shower head with slide bar, the PULSE ShowerSpas Kauai III is a great option. A slide bar is great for people with disabilities and when people of different heights will be using the shower. This shower system is available in a few other finishes as well as oil-rubbed bronze. You can also choose between 2.5 GPM or 1.8 GPM flow rate.
You can use both heads individually or together. The 8″ rain shower head only has one setting but the handheld head has 5 settings: jet; wide; wide and jet; massage; wide and massage.
The rain shower head has rub-clean soft tips to help remove mineral build up making it a good choice for hard water.
This dual shower head is easy to install and doesn’t require any drilling. The top part installs into an existing valve and the bottom mounts to the wall via included adhesive tape.
Unlike a lot of shower heads these days, the PULSE ShowerSpas Kauai III is mostly made from metal except from some part like the handheld head.
A limited lifetime warranty is included to keep your mind at ease.
The biggest downside to this shower head is the price. The features, build quality, and warranty are great, but they do come at a cost.
4. HAOXIN Double Shower Head – Best Fixed
Settings: 5 (both) | Simultanious operation: Yes | Warranty: 5 years
The HAOXIN Double is a great oil-rubbed bronze dual shower head for couples who want to share a shower.
Both heads are fixed so can’t be used handheld, but they are each angle adjustable and give you the choice of 5 settings. You can use the heads seperately or both at the same time.
The HAOXIN Double comes with a 5 year warranty to put your mind at ease and also includes a shower arm which is a nice touch and helps to keep the whole shower looking tidy with exactle the same finish on both the arm and head.
Pros & Cons of an Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish
Shower heads with an oil-rubbed pronze finish have a warm, earthy tone that compliments bathrooms with a traditional style.
The downside of shower heads with an oil-rubbed bronze finish is that they’re generally more expensive than other finishes. The other downside is that oil-rubbed bronze isn’t as resilient as other finishes.
Types of Dual Shower Head
There are two types of dual shower head:
With a fixed dual shower head there are two identical shower heads side by side and fixed to the wall. The direction of each head can usually be positioned independantly but cannot be removed from the wall.
Fixed dual shower heads are great for couples sharing a shower as both heads are the same and can be easily directed to different areas of the shower..
Dual with Handheld
A dual shower head with handheld comprises one shower head fixed to the wall whilst the other can be removed from it’s mount and used as a handheld shower head. Often, the fixed head is a larger, rain shower head.
This option is great for the elderly or those with mobility problems as the handheld shower head makes it easier to give a thorough clean.
Installing a Dual Shower Head
Installing a dual shower head is easy and you shouldn’t require a plumber, as long as you purchase a shower head with standard fitting.
Dual shower heads are installed in the same way as a standard shower head and the video above should help you with the process. Make sure to follow the instructions supplied with the shower head you purchase though, in case there are any unique steps.
Do Dual Shower Heads Use More Water?
In the US, a maximum of 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) flow rate is allowed. It is even lower in some areas such as california. Most standard shower heads operate at 2.5 GPM anyway, so a dual shower head won’t use more water than those.
Some shower heads have a flow rate lower than 2.0 GPM. These are called low-flow shower heads and both single and dual shower heads can be low-flow.
So overall, the water use depends on the GPM of the shower head you buy rather than whether or not it is a dual shower head.
Do Dual Shower Heads Have Lower Pressure?
If you run the shower heads individually then the pressure will be the same as a single shower head. There will be a decrease in pressure when both heads are running at the same time but most people find this to not be too noticeable.
One thing to consider is the water pressure of your home. If your home has low water pressure you might find running both shower heads at the same time is inadequate.
Can Both Heads Be Used at the Same Time?
Many dual shower head models allow you the option to run both heads at the same time but some only allow you to run one at a time. Make sure to check the specifications if this is a feature you want.
To wrap it up, dual shower heads can be a great way to make your showers more luxurious, or they can be useful for those who are disabled or couples wanting to share a shower. A dual shower head with an oil-rubbed bronze finish is a great option for bathrooms with a more traditional style.
Take a moment to decide which features are important to you and how you will use the dual shower head. For example, couples wanting to shower together would do well with a fixed head wheras a shower head with slide bar would be ideal when people of different heights will be using the same shower.