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Euphoria and Tempesta Trio Grohe Shower Heads

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Top rated Grohe shower heads starting at $37.80 for the Tempesta Trio and the Euphoria model, with flow control and DreamSpray technology, just $49.80. Compare features of the top European engineered Grohe products and shop online. Receive free shipping within the United States.

1. Grohe Tempesta Trio Shower Head

One of the top rated Grohe shower heads on the market is the Tempesta Trio, which comes in StarLight Chrome offers a face surface of almost 4 inches (3 9/16 inches) with three settings that include one for massage, one that offers a forceful jet stream and the regular shower that provides a flow controlled spray. That’s one of the features Grohe is known for – the engineering of the flow rate control that keeps water moving at an even rate (2.5 gpm at 80 psi). It has what Grohe calls SpeedClean, which helps reduce lime build-up.

For the price, this is an excellent showerhead designed to be functional even in homes where water pressure is a problem. A small, but important feature, is the little filter (that can be cleaned) so that the showerhead clogs less (because calcium and lime deposits can render a device unusable). If lime / calcium build-up is a problem in your area, this Grohe shower is one of the best choices.

When buying one of the Tempesta Trio Grohe shower heads please note that it’s just the showerhead you’re buying. If this is a first time shower installation, then you may require the arm and flange, which don’t come with this unit.

Buy the Grohe shower arm and flange (model number 27 414 000) in the same StarLight Chrome finish as the head. It measures 5 5/8 inch.

Note: The engineering of this shower arm is slightly shorter than others, so if you want a longer one, choose the 6 5/8 inch design (which extends from the wall an extra inch), also made by Grohe, with model number 27412R00.

2. Grohe Euphoria Shower Head

Amongst the top rated Grohe shower heads is the Euphoria (model 28 233 000), which is larger, with a face surface of 6 5/16 inches.

This unit also uses the DreamSpray technology but with a rainfall system that sprays with excellent force even when water pressure is low.

The Euphoria is also designed with the Grohe anti-lime filter so build-up is reduced for better flow. Despite being a rainfall showerhead, this unit is reasonably priced at just $49.80, and when ordering online, the price includes shipping within the United States.

As with the other showerheads in the Grohe collections, this piece is sold as a single unit and doesn’t include the arm or flange. Buy the arm separately or choose a complete Euphoria kit. (see below)

The complete Grohe Euphoria Shower Set (model 27 242 000) comes with the matching StarLight Chrome extended handle. This all-inclusive shower system incorporates the rainfall head with 2 settings, flow control to conserve water, and a temperature regulator that keeps the handle cool while delivering an even temperature spray despite reduced water usage.

The Euphoria shower kit includes an adjustable shower bar that extends up to 24 inches, a 59 inch shower base, a small accessory tray, and the swivel shower holder for the hand-held showerhead device. The complete set costs $87.60 and includes free US shipping.

3. Temperature / Water Consumption Balance / Shower Mixer Taps

There are two unique items engineered by Grohe to create perfect water temperature control even in areas where water pressure fluctuates. These devices are deigned to allow for water conservation, reducing water consumption up to 40%, while still offering a full, high-pressure shower that flows evenly. The regulator valve may be used with the Grohe showerheads and shower mixer taps, including the Euphoria rainfall design.

The Grohsafe Universal Pressure Balance Rough-In Valve (model 35 015 000) by Grohe is a unit that controls the flow of water and includes service stops, handle limit stop, and offers a three port installation system that can be used with most of the sleek contemporary Grohe shower mixer taps and faucet sets. This pressure balance unit is priced at $87 and can be ordered online (includes free US shipping).

The shower mixer taps (faucets) that Grohe makes are modern and match the chrome finish of the showerheads and kits. One of the most elegant shower mixer taps, designed to be used with the above pressure balancing system, is Grohe Concetto Pressure Balance Valve Trim (model 19 457 000), which comes in a StarLight Chrome finish.

This mixer tap includes a contemporary chrome single lever control for easy temperature control and water consumption regulation.

Note: The Concetto mixer is for use with the Grohsafe Pressure Balance Rough-In Valve. If you need a basic shower mixer, you’ll want one of the other models.

4. The Latest Grohe Shower Mixers

In the Grohe collections, the Eurosmart Cosmopolitan series offers single lever shower mixer taps (faucets) that are sleek and minimalist by design. The names to keep in mind when shopping for shower mixers in the UK, or shower faucets in the US, are the following product lines within the Eurosmart collections:

  1. SilkMove
  2. StarLight
  3. EcoJoy
  4. QuickFix

Choose a complete mixer and tap set with showerhead (like the StarLight model 35 012 001), or the lustrous minimaist hand shower stick from the same SarLight series in the Eurosmart Cosmo chrome line. (see image below)

The complete shower mixer taps and bathtub sets in this Grohe Eurosmart collection (model number 35019000) is called the Eurosmart Cosmo Tub and Shower Combo, which comes in polished chrome.

Grohe Shower Heads and Fixtures Suggested in this Post:

1. Grohe Tempesta Trio Shower Head (model 27 295 000) chrome

2. Grohe 5 5/8-Inch Tubular Shower Arm (model 27 414 000) chrome

3. Grohe Euphoria Shower Head (model 28 233 000) chrome

4. Grohe Euphoria Shower Set (model 27 242 000) chrome

5. Grohsafe Universal Pressure Balance Rough-In Valve (model 35 015 000) chrome

6. Grohe Concetto Pressure Balance Valve Trim (shower mixer tap for rough-in valve) chrome

7. Grohe Eurosmart Tub/Shower Combination PBV Trim (model 35 012 001) from the StarLight collection / chrome

8. Grohe Shower Mixer Taps, Showerhead and Bathtub Faucet kit – Eurosmart Cosmo Tub / Shower Combo (model 35019000) chrome finish

9. Grohe Eurosmart Cosmo Stick Handshower (model 27400000) chrome finish, from the Euphoria Stick Cosmopolitan Collection

Bathroom Shower Suggestions

For more information on how to create unique walk in showers, browse related posts that deal with steam showers and enclosure systems and all-inclusive cabins (as well as steam generators), shower doors (especially affordable glass bypass and pivot doors made by Kohler and available for sale online), as well as walk in shower design and where to buy shower kits in order to make your own unique custom shower enclosures that are stylish and practical, perhaps suitable for odd shaped spaces or unusual sized rooms.

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DreamLine Steam Showers Under $1,500

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

DreamLine jetted steam showers (cabin –style enclosure kits) for $1,490.30, available in white and chrome with a single-piece back, molded bottom tray (and adjustable leveling legs) made from fiberglass reinforced acrylic.

DreamLine Steam Shower Features

The Atlantica modular cabin unit offers six adjustable massage jest that are individually controlled by valves, an adjustable hand-held shower device as well as an overhead rainfall shower option. With the Atlantica kit, model number SHJC-1238386-01, there’s a thermostatic valve that’s integrated so that the water temperature is consistent.

Additional features of the DreamLine steam showers include an overall ergonomic design that offers a convenient accessory compartment, an interior vanity mirror and a built-in acrylic seat. The front glass panels are especially designed with ¼ inch thick tempered safety glass. The dimensions of the steam shower cabin unit are 37.38 by 72.88 inches.

The Atlantica shower enclosure is one of the steam showers that’s designed to work with the Niagara steam generator kit, since the basic enclosure doesn’t have a built-in steam system. The generators vary in price depending on which dealer you choose. The basic price for the generator is around $1,400, but there are special offers when buying the DreamLine steam shower cabin together with the Dreamline Niagara generator, which can reduce the price of the generator to under $700.

Steam Shower Roof Considerations

In most cases, the cabin units are sold with an optional roofing kit, which allows for adjusting the unit to fit lower or higher ceilings or choose a sealed roof for a steam or an open design for regular showers.

Complete Kits with Roofs and Generators

There are complete steam shower kits that include the DreamLine Atlantica Jetted Steam Shower as well as a roofing kit and the Niagara generator. The best price for the entire set of products is about $2,000 through Westside Wholesale, although sometimes a company called Main Faucet (which is an online distributor of not only steam showers but other bathroom and plumbing products) has special deals for around $1,800 – $1,900 (double check if the roof kit is included with this price before ordering).

Steam Shower

There are other DreamLine steam showers that are slightly more expensive, but offer better versatility when fitting showers into corners or angled spaces. For example the Neptune Steam Shower (model number SHJC-8151516-01) is spacious and includes 8 massage jets and lots of extra features. For example, although this unit is priced around $2,800, it comes complete – including, not only the acrylic walls, floor, roof, tray, tempered glass front shower panel, adjustable jets, hand-held shower, thermostatic control system, lighting, tropical rainfall showerhead, modular seats and accessory compartments, but also an integrated steam generator. The generator is a 3.7kW 240v unit with everything required to regulate functions, such as a timer and adjustable temperature control. This is an all-inclusive steam shower kit that just requires installation and is ready to use.

The Neptune shower enclosure and steam kit can be ordered online (and may ship from Lux Stores). Please note that shipping charges within the US may be an additional $196, which makes the total price come to about $3,000. Although there are several bath and plumbing companies that carry this all-inclusive DreamLine Shower enclosure and steam generator as a package, the prices don’t vary much from the ones quoted here.

Deluxe Steam Shower Units by DreamLine

Another of the top steam shower units by DreamLine, which incorporates a generator in the all-inclusive enclosre kit, is the Reflections (model number SHJC-6140405-01) that measures 39.38 by 88.63 inches.

This steam shower unit is a modern glass-wall enclosure that includes six adjustable massage jets, a hand held shower device and overhead rainfall, as well as all the temperature control features for regulating both water and steam. The extra details of the Reflections steam shower includes sleek black tempered glass walls and transparent glass doors accented in chrome. This is a deluxe unit priced at $2,188.20, but includes everything –lighting system, seat, accessory trays, roof, floor, walls, and the generator. Order online and receive free shipping within the United States. (May ship from CSN Stores)

For more information on buying bathroom fixtures and plumbing items such as shower doors, Grohe shower heads and mixer taps, as well as teak shower bench accents, please consult related posts. Discover a variety of affordable shower kits that are for sale online and get ideas on unique walk in showers by browsing articles with practical tips and affordable shopping advice. Find out how to create custom shower enclosures and where to buy the items you need for less.

Steam Showers and Deluxe All-Inclusive Units Suggested in this Post:

1. DreamLine Atlantica (Model number SHJC-1238386-01) cabin kits for jetted steam showers / white and chrome (modular back, side, front and bottom tray, jets, valves and thermostatic controls included) roof / generator kits sold separately.

2. DreamLine Niagara Steam Generator Kit (model number SHSK-4000-01)

3. DreamLine Neptune Steam Showers (model number SHJC-8151516-01) in chrome, including the integrated steam generator and complete shower enclosure unit.

4. DreamLine Reflection Steam Shower Unit (model number SHJC-6140405-01) black glass and chrome, interated steam generator, all-inclusive kit.