Shower Panels

Shower panels come in many different varieties – you, the consumer, must choose a shower panel that fits your needs the best. Shower panels have a lot of different features and attributes that can enhance your shower experience for the better, but there is no reason you can’t enjoy these luxuries while being frugal. This article will address the different features of shower panels as well as balancing these features with a good price.

Shower Panels are made from several types of materials.

When buying a shower panel, you must consider the material that it is made out of. The most popular materials for shower panels are PVC, stainless steel, aluminum, and acrylic. The main advantage that PVC has over the other materials it that PVC shower panels are generally cheaper than their metal and acrylic alternatives. Some PVC shower panels, such as this one, can run as little as $230. Even though PVC may be cheaper in the short run, a PVC-based shower panel may not be as reliable.

Many people are concerned that fingerprints may affect the aesthetics of their shower panels when they are considering one made out of metal. Most stainless steel and aluminum shower panels will come with a fingerprint-free finish in order to keep them clean and preserve their beauty. The DB-8006 by Art of Bath is a great example of this, as it’s a fully-featured shower panel that includes a fingerprint-free finish. The fingerprint-free finish is also available on aluminum shower panels.

Acrylic shower panels are more of a median between PVC and metal-based shower panels. Acrylic shower panels, such as the Dreamline SHCM-1007 , are generally fairly priced and are reliable over time.

Handheld showers, jets, and other attributes of shower panels

Every shower panel that you consider will have a combination of jets other features that make it unique. Some shower panels even include features such as FM-radios, depending on your needs. A shower panel will have an average of two to four jets and one hand shower. Shower panels also include a tub faucet at the bottom, designed to quickly fill your tub should you decide to take a bath.

As you look at more expensive shower panels, you’ll notice that the features improve. Art of Bath’s DB-8007SS features four separate controls to control the volume of flow of the water. This will allow you the ultimate customization experience while taking a shower. Not only does it allow you to customize the flow, the shower panel also includes a Spanish SEDAL system that regulates the temperature and pressure of the water. Art of Bath is just one of the many brands of shower panels that include these extensive features.

Do you want to be able to use all of the shower panel at once?

The lower end shower panels, generally the ones made out of PVC, will not allow you to use all of the shower panel at once. In order to be able to use all of the features of your shower panel at once, a special diverter system must be present that provides water to each of the jets and shower parts independently. More expensive shower panels will feature this, and thus will allow you to use the entire shower panel at once.