I love the sleek and expensive look of this rainfall shower, but a little FYI you it doesn't have a handle or anything to turn this on, you have to have a single handle set up in your shower already for this to work. I didn't have one and was disappointed to have to order a shower handle and valves to go with this so it would work, that was the upsetting part because ordering that extra was not cheap. So keep that in mind when looking for something like this😀
The external finishes on this unit are excellent. With solid metal (guessing nickel plated brass) jets, wand and shower head, it feels more expensive than it is. The silicone nipples on the metal pieces create pleasing smooth streams of water....unless your water is hard. Living in Southern California with hard water and no softening system, the wand will start to lose pressure slowly over time. After about 8 months, the wand was completely clogged and the back pressure was enough to rupture the fitting behind it. Repair would require pulling the unit back off the wall, which would clog again if you didn't first put in a softener. Stainless steel is also difficult to keep clean with hard water. Strongly recommend a softener be installed before using this unit. Otherwise, when it's working, it's fantastic. Installation: Be sure you or your installer double check all the fittings behind the unit and perform a pressure test before installing the unit permanently. All my fittings were loose and mine came with a faulty want hose which Vigo painlessly replaced. Check out the top review of this on Amazon to see a full installation video.
The one drawback is that the down rods are WAY too long if you have standard 10' or 8' ceilings, but we found shorter ones at a home improvement store that will work with the existing fittings. It's not really brushed nickel, but more of a brushed stainless finish - they match our brushed stainless accent tile perfectly. We haven't installed them to be able to review how well they work, but the size is perfect and the finish is beautiful. Another great buy from Overstock. As an update to this review, we have had these showerheads installed for about 8 years now and are quite happy with them. They have retained their finish and are a very relaxing shower. One of them seems to collect gunk in the water spouts, making them spray in crazy directions, but a quick swipe with a sponge seems to get rid of most of it. Not sure why of two identical showerheads, only one does this.
This shower set is wonderful. The nozzles are more than adequate and the ability to select from each of the different types of shower spray from both the main shower as well as the hand shower are excellent. The hose is stainless steel and the rest is very well made of some kind of heavy plastic. We were really thinking of buying an all metal one, but this is just about as good for all practical purposes and the price is very good. We recommend this to anyone as an excellent shower head system.
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