Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chirpie Some special considerations to keep in mind
If you're hoping to simply buy this product and swap it with an older shower faucet and head (Roughly pre 2008), chances are it won't work. Behind your tile you must have a Delta Universal Valve Body(google it, it's not that pricey) installed (This piece is not included as another reviewer pointed out).
If you're doing a new construction job, or plan on tearing out the old tile and backer board, this won't be an issue. Just order and install the universal shower valve and then you should be good to go.
Most of these considerations are true for a lot of Delta's newer models, so don't let it be a complete turn off for you.
If you are doing new construction, be sure to add 4 or 5 inches to the height of a normal shower head to allow for the downward turn of the shower head. I wish I would have done the same, as anyone 6' 2" will be bumping their head in my shower against the shower head.
PS - I made the dumb mistake of taking the metal plate off the cartridge that goes inside the shower valve thinking that it was a protective faceplate. Do not do this or else the water will run straight through like the cartridge isn't even installed.
Having said all that, it looks great, works well. Delta customer support was top notch, use them if you need to.
December 12, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HortenceKnucklebean As advertised, but install and measure with care
It looks very modern and the rainfall shower is wonderful and it matches my bathroom BUT there are several major concerns
1. you WILL HAVE TO purchase the correct hardware for BEHIND the shower controls as well (it is not included)---you need a dual function capability (most homes don't have it)
2. be CAREFUL not to accidentally "push in" any of the tiny gray waterspouts in the showerhead. While holding it we accidentally pushed one of them in and there is NO way to get it back out now.
3. be careful if you have any tall people in the house---if you are installing this on an older bath (with shorter shower head height), this will make tall people scrunch down since there is very little up/down on the head.
4. Good water pressure from the head (and we have horrible pressure) and the multi function works like a charm for soaking in the bath.
November 15, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DreamingofItaly Unique, but changed hardware
I love this rainshower. We did change out the hardware as we didn't install it high enough. We got an S shaped bar to make it come out of the wall at a different angle
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by belgazou great product
reading the other reviews helped me to buy the universal connector and so there were not problems installing this
shower faucet..it is really high end looking at a reasonable
April 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Satole It is not what I was expecting
It's looks nice , but the water presure is very bad.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cove High quality, beautiful, and easy to install
This is a modern simplistic looking rain shower. It has pretty good water pressure which a lot of people complain about when it comes to rain showers. Easy to install, everything except the temperature control handle is metal. The main handle is metal as well, so I'm not sure why they went with cheap plastic for the temp knob.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Koytch Works Very Nice, Easy Installation
Upgraded the bathroom, pulled out the tub and drywall since we wanted a porcelain tiled shower. While doing that, put in the Delta Universal Valve Body Rough-In kit for the plumbing. I didn't know why until I installed shower body handles, valve, and rain head. It made installation of the hot/cold mixer valve an easy installation. If some year I change or replace it, it's as simple as pulling the assembly out and sticking in a new one. Only about 5 minutes to do. I attached a couple photos, but am very happy with the end product.
July 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph46 Temperature knob is in plastic.
The product is advertised as "stainless steel". Yes, the volume control is in metal but the temperature control knob is in plastic along with the snap control cover in silver color. It looks cheap and not very sturdy. So, what will happen with the daily use of this handle? The silver color will surely go away.
It is deceiving and should be indicated in the specifications.
What Delta designers had in mind when they designed this? To save a few bucks on a $300 item?
December 19, 2011