Kohler has created Real Rain, a showering experience that emulates the feel of a warm rain shower. 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.
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 look of the Real Rain panel is minimalist and modern: the square silicone sprayface is ceiling-mounted. The ceiling-mount panel measures 19 by 19 inches. When it is in regular spray mode, 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.