Robert R. Here representing the Manufacturer. Below is an interesting read relative to metal vs. ABS plastics. Most shower heads on the market are chrome plated ABS Plastic and hope that the below will help with some of the concerns posted about quality and reliability. Our products are of high quality and supported with warranties that replace any broken part for each product.
I thought my shower is Metal, but its Plastic!
Plastic vs. Metal
Metal (brass or stainless steel) is widely used in manufacturing of permanent-mount bath fixtures, such as faucets and towel racks. However, when it comes to showers, ABS Plastic is the undisputed material of choice for world’s top shower manufactures.With the exception of few simple fixed-mount models, practically all shower heads on the market today are made from chrome-plated ABS plastic, not brass. There are several reasons why:
Advancements in Shower Technology
Only simple shower heads with one or two settings can be made from brass. Advanced multi-setting shower designs can be produced only through high-precision plastic injection process. Today’s highly durable impact-resistant ABS materials are designed for years of reliable daily use.
Hand Shower Safety
Most showers sold today are hand-held systems. If your hand shower was made from metal, it would be too heavy to hold and dangerous to operate. Should such hand shower accidentally fall, it would likely crack your bathtub or injure you.
Unjustifiably High Cost
Brass material would increase the cost of your shower 3 to 4 times without any impact on its performance or durability. Metal showers can leak and break just like those made from plastic. It is the quality of parts, design and assembly that determine shower head reliability, not the material.
The truth is, a high-quality ABS shower will last for years. It will be as reliable as those made from brass years ago, only more user-friendly, with better features and far less expensive.