A rain shower is conquering more and more bathrooms. And that shouldn’t be surprising. It provides a wonderfully relaxed feeling. A rain shower transforms your bathroom into a small wellness area.
WHY INSTALL A RAIN SHOWER?
It is not without reason that a rain shower is a real trend in modern bathrooms . A rain shower is very relaxing and is good against stress. Due to its fine water jets, it feels like a soft rain shower on your skin. A rain shower looks luxurious and gives you an instant wellness feeling. In addition, it also charms with its sleek and modern look. Most rain showers come with an extra removable hand shower, so you can alternate if desired.
BUILT-IN RAIN SHOWER
The built-in rain shower is built into the ceiling and / or the wall. The rod is therefore no longer visible. Such a rain shower looks very sleek and modern. It requires less cleaning work compared to a surface-mounted shower.
The disadvantages of built-in rain showers are the breaking works during installation. If parts have to be replaced after a few years, you risk having to break up the wall again. Always choose a reliable quality brand. This way you can be sure that spare parts are always available and that the connections are universal. After all, built-in rain showers are more expensive than exposed rain showers.
BUILT-IN RAIN SHOWER
With a surface-mounted model, the shower bar is visible. This requires a little more cleaning. In addition, no demolition work is required for the installation or during repair work. (Except drilling some holes to attach the rod.) A second advantage of a surface- mounted rain shower is the cost. Surface mounted models are very affordable in comparison to the built-in variant.
If you are considering the purchase of a rain shower, you should pay attention to the following points:
While an ordinary shower head consumes 11 liters of water / minute, a rain shower will quickly consume 25 liters of water / minute. To reduce the water consumption a little, you can install an ecological rain shower head. This allows you to reduce consumption to 17 liters of water / minute. Rain shower heads are available in different sizes. The diameters vary from 15 to 40 cm. The larger the shower heads, the higher the consumption. Most rain showers come with an extra hand shower and a vertical bar, so you can also use them as an overhead shower for variety. These shower heads use a lot less water.
HOT WATER PRODUCTION
Because water consumption is higher with rain showers, you must ensure that your hot water production is geared to this. In addition, there must also be sufficient pressure for a pleasant shower. Do you think your current boiler is not suitable for this? Then there are 3 possible solutions. Firstly, you can install a combi boiler with a larger volume. You can also opt for a plate heat exchanger, which produces instant hot water when there is a demand for it. Finally, you can also opt for a gas instantaneous water heater that only serves for the production of hot water.