Innovative water delivery system mimics the soothing and revitalizing experience of natural rain

By carefully studying all the elements of a natural rain shower, from the varying sizes of the raindrops to the angles at which they fall, KOHLER has created Real Rain, a remarkable showering experience that has the power to transport the bather to the center of a summer rainstorm.  A multi-sensory experience, Real Rain emulates the unique and utterly entrancing feel of a warm rain in a way that is dynamic and dictated by the user’s desires.

The look and feel of natural rain is accomplished in numerous ways.  First, an innovative sprayface design has a unique nozzle geometry that simulates rain by adjusting the size of the water drops.  The rates at which the drops fall is also varying and random, just like in a true rainstorm.

To recreate the feel of a growing storm, the shower is designed with a water reservoir that relies on gravity rather than the typical pressurized spray to shape the water, using 775 concave nozzles to start the storm off slowly and then build.  The pitter patter of drops grows in intensity as it swells into a warm summer storm.  Finally, to capture the moment the sky opens up and the rain truly pours down, the on-demand Deluge feature releases the water in the reservoir, soaking the bather in an extravagant flood of water.  For bathers who prefer not to feel too much water on their face as they shower, Real Rain has a 6” dry area when not in deluge mode that keeps the rain away from the face.

The look of the Real Rain panel is minimalist and modern: the square silicone sprayface is ceiling mounted.  The look is one of understated sophistication, and the experience is unlike anything else available to homeowners today.  For those who desire a shower like none other and want to capture the indescribable essence of an exhilarating rain shower, Real Rain is truly matchless.

The ceiling-mount panel measures 19 by 19 inches. Real Rain flows at 2 gallons per minute, and complies with CALGreen requirements. Available finishes include Polished Chrome, Vibrant Polished and Brushed Nickel, Matte Black, Vibrant Titanium, Vibrant Brushed Bronze and Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.

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