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Kohler K-13688-BN Contemporary Rain Showerhead Review

Morning shows the day. In fact, this is about a psychological impression. When you have a bath using Kohler K-13688-BN Contemporary Round Rain Showerhead, you can feel better. The Kohler overhead shower can play a big role to cheer you up.

We have dedicated this review only for the Kohler K-13688-BN rain shower head. The Kohler contemporary rain shower is the most prominent way to get a perfect shower experience.

Let’s discuss the issue in detail.

In this post, we will explain some of the key features of this ceiling mount Kohler rain shower head.

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Technical Details: Kohler K-13688-BN Rain Showerhead

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.8 x 4.2 inches
  • Item Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Item model number: 13688-BN
  • Color: Brushed Nickel
  • Finish: Vibrant Brushed Nickel
  • Material: Brass
  • Shape: Round
  • Installation Method: Wall Mounted
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM
  • Warranty: Lifetime limited warranty

Pros and cons Of The Kohler K-13688-BN Shower Head


  • Vacuum-coating process
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Simple maintenance
  • Smart water flow rate
  • Large water droplets
  • Adjustable tilting


  • Not washable with ammonia, alcohol or abrasive cleaners
  • Weight is more than usual showerheads

Kohler is one of the leading rain shower head manufacturers. It has been serving people with different types of showerheads. The manufacturer has numerous positive reviews for outstanding performance.

So what do we have in this particular showerhead?

Key Features of Kohler K-13688-BN

Stunning Design

First of all, we are pleased with the design of this product. It comes with a contemporary sleek design that creates a stunning effect. The low profile design helps to get improved water flow and smooth bathing.

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Due to the superior technology, you get a luxurious shower experience with this drenching rain shower head. You will feel like you are in rainfall. Not all the showerheads are able to bring this feel.

Moreover, it has an optimized spray face. So, you will have a denser uniform spray. The other usual showerheads lack this feature. Therefore, the spray is not standard and they do not come with consistency.

Translucent Nozzles

Moreover, this showerhead comes with translucent nozzles. As a result, there is no mineral build up in the showerhead. Many of the showerheads lose their charm and capacity for the minerals build up. But this particular showerhead delivers optimum performance.

When there would be minerals on your showerhead, the water flow will get a blockage. At times, it will not deliver water in a sufficient amount. So, showering under the showerhead may turn irritating.

However, you are free of such issues here.

Water Flow Rate

As per the specification, the flow rate of this Kohler Rain Showerhead is 2.5 GPM. Means a 10-12 minutes shower will consume 25-30 gallons of water using this rain shower head.

Water Warmth

Due to the innovative technology, the water is always warmer. Neither it would be cold nor so hot. Consequently, you will have a pleasant shower experience. The water always remains in the moderate temperature.

Therefore, you can take a shower even in a moderate colder temperature.

Construction Materials Of Kohler K-13688-BN

Solid brass has been used in this showerhead. Consequently, you will get a durable performance from this showerhead. Usually, the showerheads come with plastic. But those plastics are less durable than expected.

But your expectation level will get a surprise about the durability and construction. Only for the construction of the showerhead with brass, it lasts longer. Therefore, you need not replace or repair your showerhead after every month.

Simple Installation

The installation process of the showerhead is simple too. It has a ½ inches NPT connection. Therefore, you can easily install the showerhead on the tip of your shower. It may take external support for the installation. Since this is a large piece, it would be unwise to follow the DIY tricks.

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Katalyst Air Induction Technology

Besides, the addition of the air induction spray technology is another plus for the users. Because of the air induction technology, the showerhead can deliver large water droplets. The other showerheads miss this technology. So, the water droplets are smaller.

So, when you take a bath under this showerhead, you will feel the entire body is drenching in the rain. The water droplets are powerful and cover your entire body.

Kohler’s patented Katalyst air-induction spray technology

Complete Coverage

Moreover, this product also includes Racetrack Technology. Do you know the benefits of this technology? It will deliver the right amount of force to the water drops to cover your body. In fact, if the water distribution volume is not up to the mark, you cannot expect satisfactory bathing.

With this showerhead, you will have an ideal coverage. So, cleansing the body is not a big deal now. However, this is tough to clean the body when the showerhead delivers an inconsistent performance.

Fits Any Types Of Bathroom

There are showerheads that need specific bathroom décor. But you are free of such obligations to decorate your bathroom in line with the demands of the showerhead. Instead, your bathroom can dominate this showerhead. And of course, the performance is up to the mark all the time.

The low profile design is the key that makes it possible to fit in everywhere.

Nickle Finishing

Alongside the brass construction, the showerhead comes with a nickel finishing. So, it will not wear or fade in its lifetime. Besides, you also will not need any repair or replacement of the showerhead for its high-quality materials.

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Positive Feedbacks

At the same time, we also underwent some market research about this product to know its features, advantages and disadvantages. Most of the people who are experienced with the showerhead have praised it highly.

Four among the five users are happy with the product and its services. But some of them have said the showerhead is heavier. This is one of the potential disadvantages that we had found.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Does this come with the ceiling mount extension bar shown in the photo?

No, you have to buy the ceiling mount extension separately.

Is the Kohler K-13688-BN rain showerhead moveable?

It does not swivel but can be adjusted 360০ arc of the base to tilt in or out.

Is the hardware that attaches the showerhead to the shower arm metal or plastic?

All accessories that come with this is shower head is metal

How much does this showerhead weigh?

The weight of this Kohler K-13688-BN rain showerhead is approximately four pounds.

Does water pressure from the Kohler K-13688-BN would be sufficient to rinse out the hair conditioner?

Yes, If there will be sufficient water pressure in your water supply line then you will get enough water flow power to rinse your hair cleanly.

Will this fit on the Kholer Hydrorail?

Final Verdict

Now, you have all the necessary information about Kohler K-13688-BN Contemporary Round Rain Showerhead. If you need a reliable showerhead, this Kohler rain shower head is the right one. The product comes with all the necessary features and flexibility that an individual requires.

Happy showering!