All pipes, shower arm, diverter and fittings are made of hq brass. The rain showerhead is stainless steel with silicone nozzles. The diverter cartridge is ceramic which is more durable than plastic cartridges used in many showers. In Polaris 1 & 3 the handheld and its sliding holder are made of abs. Polaris Vintage is fully metal with the handheld and the holder made of stainless steel.
Why we use these materials:
Brass is a very durable material for faucets. The brass used in the pipes is the same hq quality as used in kitchen faucets to minimize cadmium and lead contamination. It makes them safe to use for drinking water.
The rain showerhead has silicone nozzles which are easy to keep clean. Basic maintenance can be done by gently rubbing the lime off of them while in the shower.
We use abs for the handheld for two reasons. First, if one drops it, it won't break a tile as a metal one could do. Second, most prefer to have a multi-function handheld and currently, we only have single-function made of metal.
Polaris 3 has an extension pipe that gives you extra headroom when your shower outlet is not high enough to use the Polaris 1 rain shower. With Polaris 1, the showerhead will be the same level as the outlet in your wall. Polaris 1 can not be extended like Polaris 3. Polaris 3 also features a swivel shower arm.
You can use our shower sets with any integrated shower mixer valve which would be suitable for a regular shower head. The shower sets have a diverter to switch from handheld to shower head, so only a single function cartridge is required unless you are installing e.g. an additional spout for a tub.
Our own valve is still in development and not in market yet. You can contact us for availability inquiries.
The Polaris system has a 3-setting handheld shower, and a single-function showerhead. The Polaris hand shower features a massaging function. This is achieved by bearings inside (that’s why the handheld rattles when you take it out of the box). Aurea has a single-function handheld.
The showers can be used outdoors if a water connection and valve are available. Outdoor use will void warranty as for example the plating is not tested for outdoor use. Especially, if you’re close to the sea, the salt can corrode materials. Freezing of water in the pipes should be prevented in the winter time as freezing water extends and can break the pipes. If something like this happens, we do offer all parts as spare parts.
No. Our shower sets don’t include a valve and connect to it similar to a regular shower head. You can use our shower sets with any integrated shower mixer valve which would be suitable for a regular shower head.