Hansgrohe is making a big splash in the shower and rolling out several innovative new products for 2012. These introductions are sure to be a game-changer when it comes to remodeling. A global leader in this category, the brand is bringing a trio of sleek and unique showerpipes stateside. In vogue in Europe, the exposed systems are elegant, easily serviceable and perfect for renovation projects. Hansgrohe is also expanding its popular Raindance® collection, which will now include a new handshower. All Raindance models are infused with Hansgrohe’s patented AIR technology. New pressure balance trims with diverters round out the offerings.
Ideal for remodels and retrofits, showerpipes are beginning to take shape in the U.S. Highly popular internationally, Hansgrohe North America sees them as a strong area for growth. Their chic modern retro look and unique outside-the-wall placement are just some of the benefits. Because showerpipe thermostats are exposed, they are easily installed and maintained. Truly offering the “whole package,” all shower components are included in one product, making it easy to stock and a stress-free purchase for the consumer. Hansgrohe is adding to its current offerings with the following new models:
Raindance Select® Showerpipe
Part of Hansgrohe’s ComfortZone concept, which advocates for ease of product use in the bath, this avant-garde showerpipe has a smooth metal silhouette that is designed with the user’s comfort in mind. It also boasts an integrated exposed thermostat, which doubles as a handy shelf. Blue and red markings on the thermostat clearly indicate hot and cold and all the connections are cleverly concealed within its anti-scald chrome housing, offering peace of mind in the shower. The included Raindance Select 150 handshower with generously-proportioned spray face fits perfectly with the showerpipe’s design aesthetic and functionality. The name “select” says it all, allowing users to “select” spray modes at the click of a button via the ComfortZone Select function. Available sprays include: a soft Rain AIR, Caresse AIR, and MIX. Hansgrohe’s existing Raindance E 360 AIR showerhead provides overhead water flow. It was designed in keeping with the body’s natural contours, thereby providing maximum coverage. The showerpipe and all components come in chrome or a chrome/white dual finish.
Raindance 180 Showerpipe
For modern meets traditional tastes, the Raindance 180 Showerpipe features a Raindance S 180 AIR 1-jet showerhead and a Raindance S 100 AIR 3-jet handshower with Rain AIR, Balance AIR and Whirl AIR spray modes. An angle-adjustable holder also pivots left and right, slides easily and locks into place. Its built-in service stops make it ideal for commercial, hospitality or large scale residential projects as it allows you to shut off water at one water point and not disable all water points in a building. A tub/shower model is available as well, all models are offered in chrome or brushed nickel.
Croma Green Showerpipe
The sleek-looking showerpipe offers anti-scald protection and includes the Raindance S 150 AIR Green 1-jet showerhead and the Croma E 100 Green 3-jet handshower with Full, Pulsating Massage and Intense Turbo spray modes. An angle-adjustable holder pivots left and right, slides easily and locks in place. Easy on the wallet, this showerpipe is easy on the environment, too. Thanks to its low-flow components and its integrated diverter, which prevents simultaneous use of handshower and showerhead, it is also compliant with California’s CalGreen Code, the strictest in the nation. A tub/shower model is available as well, all models are offered in chrome or brushed nickel.
Raindance Rainfall AIR 180
Available in a chrome or white/chrome dual finish, this showerhead has two spray modes, a body encompassing Rain AIR and a Rainflow Waterfall. It integrates Hansgrohe’s proprietary AIR technology, which injects air into the water in a 3 to 1 ratio. Developed in the Hansgrohe Spray laboratory in Schiltach, Germany, this system delivers a voluminous rain of soft, air-infused droplets instead of the needle-like, “spaghetti” sprays of conventional showers.
New Pressure Balance Trims with Diverters: To complement Hansgrohe’s already robust shower system lineup, the company is offering new trims in the S, S/E and C lines for use with its industry favorite iBox Universal Plus rough. The S and S/E styles work well with modern looks and the C is best for classic decors. Each allows for temperature and on/off control for two outlets.