Kohler K-17493 Polished Chrome Flipside Multi-Function Hand Shower with Flipstream Technology

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  • Kohler FlipSide Multifunction Shower
    Kohler FlipSide Multifunction Shower

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  • Hand Shower Hose Required

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Product Features:

  • Covered under Kohler's limited lifetime warranty
  • Premier finishing process – finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through everyday use
  • Elegant, versatile and advanced ergonomics for easy operation
  • Sprayhead flips on its axis allowing seamless transition between four distinct spray types:
    • Kotton - dense, luxurious downpour of water
    • Koverage - full coverage spray for everyday showering
    • Komotion - soothing, circular water pattern
    • Kurrent - targeted massage to ease away aches and pains
  • Hand shower only – hose and wall supply to be purchased separately
  • Designed to easily install with standard ½” wall supply elbows or shower arm diverters

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • Flipstream: The Flipside handshower dedicates a single sprayhead surface to each of the four unique sprays. The innovative design simplifies switching between spray types by turning the head on its axis.

Hand Shower Specifications:

  • Multiple spray functions – featuring four spray patterns
  • Flow Rate: 2.5 GPM (gallons-per-minute)
  • Hand Shower Height: 10-3/4"
  • Integrated dual check-valves

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Our SKU: Kohler K-17493

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • Kohler K-17493-2BZ
    Oil Rubbed Bronze (2BZ)
  • Kohler K-17493-CP
    Polished Chrome
  • Kohler K-17493-BN
    Vibrant Brushed Nickel
  • Kohler K-17493-SN
    Vibrant Polished Nickel

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Kohler K-17493-CP Product Specifications

Specification Sheet
Installation Sheet
Country Of Origin USA
Handshower Multi Function
Height 10.75
Made in America Yes
Showerhead Height 5.375
Showerhead Width 5.375
Spray Settings 4
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Kohler K-17493 Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful I bought this after trying out a Hansa2day showerhead that didn't quite fit in to my bathroom (too close to the wall for the needle spray and my water pressure wasn't enough for the waterfall). Shortly after, I learned about this showerhead, and decided to give it a try and it has exceeded all expectations from my research and the videos I saw. The Koverage has a great width of coverage with no missing spots inbetween, while my favorite has to be the Kotton, which gives a soft fluffy spray of water, yet with enough force, and is like nothing I've ever experienced before. While it's not as striking to look at compared to the hansa2day, it is still a pretty nice piece to look at, and definitely it has a whole lot more substance as well!
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical and fun to use This is a very cool hand shower that allows you to change between four different spray patterns by rotating or "flipping" the shower head from one side to the other. One full-face side has a lot of nozzles for a gentle rain-type spray, and the opposite full-face side has fewer nozzles, for a little more concentrated and pulsating spray. The other two spray patterns use the edges of the shower head and give you a more concentrated spray. This unusual "flip" design makes it particularly easy to change spray patterns - most adjustable shower heads require you to twist the face clockwise or counterclockwise, but here you just rotate the shower head around its axis. This is easy to do, even with soapy hands, because you have a lot of area that you can grab onto. The one thing I might improve is that the two sprays from the edges are quite similar - one is a wide flat spray pattern, while the other is more narrow and concentrated but still basically flat. I think I would prefer if the concentrated spray were more rounded and not as flat. But this is a minor complaint about what is otherwise a very good product. I recommend it.
Date published: 2010-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality Well, I was talked into this by the very helpful sales person who was really trying to find a good quality all metal hand shower for us. Everything else on the market seems to be plastic and poorly made. This hand shower is nicely made and is definitely a cool design. Other companies say that they have moved to plastic because people were complaining that the metal products, when dropped, were damaging tiles and glass -- please, give me a break! This is all about cost. I gave it 4 start because we were definitely interested in a massage setting and this really does not have one. It does have 4 settings, but they are really just rainshower, a shower with a bit of a twisted spray (and a bit more pressure), and two jets (one wide and diffuse and the other more direct). I wish I had read the details a bit more before buying this one, but if you don't want a massage setting, this is definitely a good quality hand shower with mostly metal parts and excellent quality for the price. Kohler: please add some more varied spray configurations!
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best showerheads I've ever used! Excellent showerhead - love the four different sprays! Saw the commercial on TV and was skeptical. Bought because it matched the rest of the Kohler hardware and thought it would be the "optional" showerhead for my shower. It's now the only one we use - not because the stationary one is inadequate, but because it is so fantastic!
Date published: 2011-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Features Although when I first received this product, I was disappointed that it seems to be plastic instead of metal, I was very surprised by the features (4 different shower patterns) and how easy it is to change to a different water pattern. It seems very sturdy and I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2010-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Handheld! I just received this handheld shower fixture and it is wonderful! It is larger than it appears in the product photo and delivers 4 great spray options. I used it with the hans grohe hose (which is also great). I will definately recommend it to my clients.
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy This Shower Head! Love this shower head. We bought the hand shower although it comes in a regular shower head, as well. It is well build, solid, nice looking and the four different settings are all great. We looked and looked for a new shower head and we are so happy with this one. Plus the price was great at FaucetDirect!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed in Quality I purchased this Moen handheld shower because I thought I was buying a quality product and actually thought if I bought a more expensive shower head it would last me till I died. Guess I should have stayed with Waterpik since my handheld Waterpick last 25 years and this Moen lasted only 2 years. I love all the sprays of this shower head. Hose is sturdy but the holder just broke because it is not chrome/metal. It is plastic that is made to look like chrome! We are empty nesters so it was not abused or overused. Just went to take a shower last night and sprayer head was in the tub with broken holder piece. Of course Moen has a one year warranty on parts. So this expensive purchase lasted only 2 years. Very disappointed in quality.
Date published: 2013-10-13
  • Can this handshower work with any Kohler wall bracket, what is recommended wall bracket?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 will work the Kohler wall brackets.
  • Made from metal or just a metal looking plastic?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 is made of solid cast brass. There will be some plastic and ceramic parts for the more intricate pieces. But the cast and chassis of the piece is brass.
  • Will this work in a home with a well and pressure tank water system?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 uses very little PSI because it only allows 2.5 GPM.
  • Can I use the Kohler K-17493 or K-17492 to replace my current Moen 8341 hand shower wand? Will it work?

    A. When switching fixtures around in your shower, if you arent concerned about getting exact matches on your finishes, the only thing you need to worry about it matching your handle trim with your valve. If that is all you are replacing then it should work. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions (800) 864-2555 x447.
  • Can the hose connect to a shower arm (and can the handheld shower attach to the arm) or do I have to get a supply elbow and slide bar?

    A. You are going to need a slide bar and a elbow for this to work.
  • Is this a hand held shower?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 is a hand held shower.
  • What slide bar will work with the Kohler flipside handheld?

    A. The Kohler K-17493 hand shower will work with any Kohler slide bar. The K-8524 or K-9069 are two good options.
  • Can I connect the hose of this handheld shower on a Kohler shower arm?

    A. You would typically connect the hose to either a shower arm diverter or a shower arm mount.
  • Can this shower head be deck mounted?

    A. Yes, The Kohler K-17493 can be deck mounted. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am happy to help. Have a great day!
  • I need the shower head holder ,what is recommended model for this shower head. thanks

    A. The Kohler K-17493 will work with any Kohler shower head holder.
  • what type of valve and diverter do I order with the flipside, slide and elbow?

    A. You can order any pressure balance valve or thermostatic valve depending on your intended shower set up. Please feel free to call customer service to discuss your goals and how to best accieve the bathroom of your dreams.
  • What part do I need to connect K-17493 hand shower to an existing wall mounted shower arm?


    For item number K-17493 you will want to use either item number K-9511 or K-9662 by Kohler. This will both allow for you to use your hand held shower by mounting it to your existing shower arm. 

  • Does this come with wall bracket and hose?


    The Kohler K-17493 only includes the Hand Shower.

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