Rain shower head recommendations please

sochiMarch 12, 2012

We are looking to have a ceiling mounted rain shower head installed, plus a hand held shower mounted on wall. Would also consider a wall mounted rain shower combo. Any recommendations? Any I should steer clear of? Thanks!

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winesnob

I have researched several places in our area and decided on the Hansgrohe Raindance 10". Body sprays and handheld are Grohe. This was our first remodel in years and I was totally shocked at the price of bath fixtures, valves, etc

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 1:16AM
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sochi

Thanks winesnob. I have noted through searches here that Hansgrohe seems the most popular, or reliable perhaps. I just want the rain shower and a handheld. I'm considering a double Hansgrohe at the moment, and yes, I'm in shock at the prices! Perhaps the Hansgrohe rain shower and a separate hand held from a "lesser" make would be more affordable.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 8:14AM
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cat_mom

I thought I had replied the other day--sorry! We have the Hansgrohe Raindance (either the S 120 or S 150--I forget which one, but I think it's the 120). It's the "air" rain head which gives it more oomph than a typical rain-shower head. We have the same shower head in my both main use bathrooms, and both DH and I like them.

The "self-clean" rubber (silicone?) nubs really work. We have moderately hard water (mineral deposits are such a PITA!), and I had noticed diminished spray strength while showering a month or so ago. I reached up, rubbed my fingers over the nubs, and spray strength was restored!

We got all of our bath fixtures/hardware somewhat locally (Hardware Design in NJ), and got good prices (we had gotten our kitchen stuff there as well), but I also saw some decent prices online while researching the stuff we were choosing.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 9:30AM
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sas95

We have just the rain head and handheld as well. Our handheld is Grohe and the rain shower is a Moen Velocity. I like the Moen because you can adjust the flow from a typical light rain flow to a more concentrated flow with more force. Which works well for us, since it turned out that my husband likes the true rain setting and I prefer the more forceful one.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 9:54AM
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