Kohler's WaterTile Showerhead is an unusual, square-shaped showerhead that extends at a 45-degree angle from the shower wall. It comes in 54- and 22-nozzle versions. Despite its high price, this is a relatively basic showerhead with a single-spray setting. It is relatively efficient, using 2.2 gallons of water per minute; most showerheads use the federal maximum of 2.5 gpm. The WaterTile Showerhead is available in basic chrome as well as a wide variety of special finishes including polished nickel, brushed nickel, polished gold, brushed gold, French gold, oil-rubbed bronze and brushed bronze. Non-chrome finishes add about $100 to the total price of the showerhead. There is no handheld version of this showerhead. Consumers should also note that this showerhead is more difficult to install than most, so you may want to have a look at the installation guide (available at http://www.kohler.com) before buying. The Moen Velocity 6320 (Est. $170) offers both rain shower and concentration spray patterns and is easier to install.
Both PlanetGreen.com and 3Luxe.com give the Kohler WaterTile Showerhead favorable reviews, but neither publication appears to have tested the showerhead and it's not clear why this model was included. User reviews for this showerhead are virtually absent.
The Kohler WaterTile showerhead is among five models recommended by PlanetGreen.com in this roundup of eco-friendly showerheads. There's no indication of testing, however, and we're not quite sure why the Kohler, which is only slightly more efficient than federal regulations require, is chosen.
Review: Buy Green: Shower Heads, Blythe Copeland, Sept. 1, 2009
3Luxe.com claims to provide unbiased reviews, but this roundup of showerheads reads more like an advertisement than a critical assessment. Editors describe using the Kohler WaterTile as "entering an elegant, hydrotherapeutic sanctuary" and "the ultimate luxury shower experience".
Review: Showerhead Research and Review, Editors of 3Luxe.com