Coming home after a hard working day, we so want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of calm and relaxation. This may contribute to such a unique invention of English scientists as a tropical shower. What does he represent and what model to choose? Let’s try to figure it out in order.
Despite the general name, there are several types of this bathroom equipment.
The main overall feature for everyone is the presence of a leak of a large diameter. It is at the expense of this that you get the impression that you are standing under the real torrential rain, and not in your own bathroom.
The most expensive option, but at the same time the most spectacular. The device is a panel, from which water itself and pours. The shape and size of this accessory may be different. His unique feature is that it is mounted directly in the ceiling or wall.
In fact, if you open water, then the feeling will be created that it pours straight from the ceiling. Due to this, this amazing effect of tropical shower is achieved.
An additional plus will be a significant savings in the bathroom, as the equipment will be hidden behind the wall and ceiling.
This option can be mounted both in the shower and in the bathroom. Perhaps you will have to refer to specialists, as it may be problematic to make a hidden installation of a newbie. You will also remain enjoying a pleasant procedure that will help restore forces.
Manufacturers offer various options for this device. Some of them are equipped with special backlight, which creates an atmosphere of magic and mysteriousness. Other options embedded in the wall are equipped with hydromassage feature. As a pleasant bonus, individual models can be equipped with a thermostat.
This is a more budget and affordable option. It does not require much effort and knowledge for its installation. Equipment is a rack (bar) with a watering can. Plus lies in the fact that you will not need to keep in your hands. Lock it on the rack in a convenient position for you and turn on the water. The same rod is securely attached to the wall. When choosing and installing, it is important that the height of the rod is convenient for all family members.
This species is a favorite today. It’s all about the convenience of operation, a democratic price and the absence of complex additional installation works.
Another advantage is the universality of the device. It can be easily installed both in the shower and in the bathroom or bowl.
Bathroom faucet with tropical shower
We all at least once in my life chose a mixer for the bathroom and imagine what it is. So, next time, pay attention to the model, which not so long ago appeared on the market, namely: a mixer with a tropical shower effect.
It differs from the most familiar to us only. Although the “Tropical Shine” panel is still far. Diameter does not exceed 25 cm. It is more standard size, but less than what is offered in embedded models. From the advantages you can highlight a low price and the ability to make all work on installation yourself.
The easiest and cheapest way to feel what a tropical souls are in a city apartment. To install this kind, you do not have to break the walls or even change the mixer. Visit the Plumbing Shop and select Like of Large Diameter. On some models it will be indicated that it is the tropical shower, and some can only have a standard article from the manufacturer.
For mounting, remove your old watering can, which is attached to the hose and install this model. Tropical rain – fast and cheap. He, of course, does not look so impressive as the panel, but also stands at times less.
Classic tropical shower still is a built-in panel. The remaining species are models with a tropical rain effect.
Here we will talk about the features of this particular type.
- Form of Lake. It can be round, square or rectangular. No special differences between them. They are created in order to successfully fit into the interior of any bathroom.
- Customizable withFlow of water and various modes.
- Since it is an embedded modification of the ordinary soul, it is practically not visible in the off state.
Advantages and disadvantages
Tropical shower, undoubtedly an interesting and useful device, but whether everything is so good, as manufacturers tell us about it? The use of this innovative product may be associated with some difficulties. The following facts can be attributed to obvious advantages.
- Wide wage is more convenient to use than standard. When the flow direction on the body, it covers a large area.
- Ability to regulate stream strength. Some devices have even exotic modes as spring and autumn rain.
- Backlight. If you believe scientists, the light is able to influence our mood and well-being. In this case, the reception of the shower will not only useful for health, but will bring aesthetic pleasure.
- The possibility of self-installation. Having a standard set of tools at hand, you yourself will be able to mount this system.
- Massage effect. Hydromassage has long been recognized as a medical procedure. By installing a tropical shower, you can enjoy her at home every day.
The shortcomings are not so much, but it would still be wrong to specify them.
- High cost of embedded models.
- Prepare for the fact that with regular use, the average water consumption will increase. Turn on a thin stream of water for the purpose of savings here will not work.
On the market now you can find models of an expensive price segment of famous and proven brands. Such models will undoubtedly be happy to please you with impeccable work. There are Chinese, and Korean analogs. You need to be careful with them. Joy from such a favorable purchase can quickly pass, because it is very difficult to find a high-quality inexpensive model.
To manufacturers who have proven themselves in this market segment include the following brands.
- Wasserkraft. German company, which among other things produces a tropical shower of brass. Such a choice of material for it is chosen noncomplished. The thing is that it is a durable material that is not subject to corrosion. It becomes key when constant contact with water.
- Grohe. Production uses only high quality materials. In the line of products of this company you can find innovative and non-trivial solutions.
- Hansgrohe. German manufacturer of bathroom components. On the market this company since 1901. It is not surprising that for such a long time it managed to establish itself as a reliable manufacturer of high-quality equipment. As likely to the Germans, all products are characterized by conciseness, modern design and durability.
- Kaiser. Another German trademark that produces household appliances and bathroom equipment. Production is located in China. Therefore, it is not necessary to talk about purebred German quality.
- Gappo. In the Russian market, the company is relatively recently recently since 2002. Produces various types of mixers. This firm model with sensory control.
- FRAP. Chinese manufacturer, whose models are very similar to those that produce global brands. Refers to the budget segment of the market.
- Ganzer. Another German brand, but all production is located in China. I must say that most users notes too high prices and at the same time the low quality of the products themselves.
According to online stores, it is this way that the rating of racks with a rain shower is looking for manufacturers. The leader of this Wasserkraft rating specializes in the production of plumbing and bathroom equipment. Reliable and proven manufacturer. This is confirmed by numerous reviews of the owners of their products posted on special Internet resources.
Installing and troubleshooting
Depending on the selected type, the equipment installation steps may also be changed. For such types of tropical shower, as a watering can and the mixer will not need specially complex manipulations when installing.
The most important thing is to choose high-quality components so that when installing and operating, do not disappoint in your choice.
- Watering can. Just choose the model you like and change your old watering can on a new one.
- Mixer. Change your old mixer to a new one with the effect of the tropical shower on traditional technology and enter the system to operate.
- Rack. Decide whether you will put the rack there, where you had a crane or more convenient to shift it. In the last option, it may be necessary to lay the extra pipes. If everything suits you, outlines the line on which the rack will be held, install the mixer and use.
- Panel. For this option, it is best to carry out pipe laying at the repair stage. Although if your bathroom has not seen repairs for 10 years, then maybe it’s time to think about its cardinal transformation? At this time, you install this miracle system. It is worth noting that the illumination options may require an additional laying of an electrical cable or extension cable.
Famous manufacturers give a long warranty on their equipment. Another question if the system has been established with violations of the installation rules. Another problem can be the low quality of water in which various impurities are present. Heavy metals, salts and other substances can negatively affect the work of even the highest quality bathroom equipment. What to do?
If the breakdown occurred due to the manufacturer’s fault (production defect was detected), then boldly contact the service center. In this case, you can count on monetary compensation (return the amount paid for the goods) or replacement for a new model.
Often, users complain about a weak water pressure. You expect that now a real tropical shower will be collapsed for you in all its manifestation, and instead you only observe a pathetic maniver, which is barely in the mountain cleft? Perhaps the whole thing in the pressure of the water pipeline. It is no secret that with different water supply systems in apartment buildings, a strengthening or weakening of pressure on different floors may be observed. Try contacting the service provider or controlling company.
Another option can be blocking holes in the leiba itself. There is also no fault of the manufacturer. Heavy metals and other sediments accumulate and create an obstacle to the water flow path. It is unlikely that you will be able to solve the problem with the quality of water overnight, so just disassemble and clean the watering.
How to choose?
The main criteria for choosing a system tropical rain can be attributed to several of the most important indicators.
- Brand. Models from global plumbing brands are somewhat more expensive than Chinese analogs. But also to reproach them in low quality products. No one can. Therefore, if you have already decided to rejoice yourself for a long tropical shower, it is better to pay once, than then to suffer with repair.
- Purpose. Even before buying, decide whether this system will be installed in the shower or bathroom. The thing is that the size of the bowl or bath can be quite modest compared to the diameter of the soul panel. In this case, do not avoid drops that will fall on the floor.
In addition, it is important to understand what option you suits more: wall or upper ceiling.
- The presence of additional functions. These include illumination, various pressure modes and hydromassage function. The latter is available for systems embedded in the wall. The backlight looks very impressive only if you do not include the main lighting during the reception of the shower or it is background. Including powerful daylight lamps and backlight, you risk not getting expected effect.
- Design. Think out what type of tropical soul will fully match the stylistics of your bathroom. For classic interiors, round options are suitable, emphasizing their conciseness. Modern styles, high-tech and minimalism require extraordinary solutions. The rectangular shape of the soul in silver color will be the perfect solution.
Designers offer and completely extravagant solutions that will definitely emphasize your individuality. For example, in the form of a lamp, with a metal lamp to which water pours.
Disassemble all models presented in the market is very difficult. Therefore, we selected decent options that the price parameter meet the quality – quality. What to choose for your bathroom – to solve only you.
- Timo SW-420 Chrome;
- CEZARES TESORO-F-TD2P-01;
- Webert Aria AC0741.
- BRAVAT OPAL F6125183CP;
- GROHE NEW TEMPESTA COSMOPOLITAN SYSTEM 200;
- Grohe Rainshower System SmartControl 260 Duo.
- CEZARES GRACE VD2-01;
- Rossinca Silvermix X25-51;
- CEZARESCASDO VDP-01.
- Lemark Element LM5162S;
- Timo Hette SX-1029;
- Jacob Delafon EO E11716-CP.
Tropical shower at your home is not a dream and not a natural disaster. Enjoy soft jets of water and get a free hydromassage in a private bathroom – it will agree, a pleasant end of a difficult day. In order for your tropical shower to serve you for a long time, choose models from proven manufacturers and do not forget to care for them.
Comparison of various shower panels See below.