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Almost everyone searches through and thorough to get the right items for their bathrooms. With new overriding technology taking over by storm, shower panels have taken the place of traditional showers. There is a variety of shower panelsand you can take great advantage of them. If you are looking for a way to modernize your bathroom, with a shower panel, here is all you need to know!

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What are shower panels?
As the name suggests, a shower panel is consisting of a panel which is a long and fixed plate that attaches to the shower or bathroom wall with the already existing pipes. There is a variety of such panels available. Normally, a shower panel will have a handheld shower, an overhead shower, and/or body sprays.

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Types of shower panels

There are different types of shower panels based on their categorization. A few of these types of shower panels, we have listed and described below.

1- Shower towers

Shower towers are the choice of many people today when it comes to choosing a shower panel. The main unit is fixed in the tiles, and they do have thermostat control allowing you to manage water temperature.All the controls and jets are vertically installed in the wall, hence saving space. You don’t have to worry about low water pressure because they work with a normal water flow rate.

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2- Thermostatic control

Some shower panels have an inbuilt safety device that maintains an optimum temperature so you can enjoy your shower. Even when another tap is run open in the house, you don't have to worry about the water getting cold.

3- Spa style

This type of shower panel is best for those who want a luxury shower experience. The one with a massage jet can help in soothing your muscles. A spa-style shower panel can make you feel relaxed and energized.

Features of a shower panel

Here are a few features that make shower panels a smart option.

  • Stylish look
  • Water temperature control
  • Showerhead LEDs
  • Good quality metal
  • Durable and long-lasting

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How to install a shower panel

Installing a shower panel is not that hard. If you know the basics, you can install your shower panel with ease with these few simple steps.
Step 1: First hold the panel in place and mark the positions for mounting holes where you have to drill.

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Step 2: Use a proper drill bit for the wall to drill the screw holes
Step 3: Next you must attach, to the wall the mounting hardware with proper mounting hardware and equipment.
Step 4: Next, on the side of the shower panel you must attach the hand shower hose, taking one nut at a time.
Step 5: if there is a separate shower arm, fit the arm into the panel and tighten it up with the right wrench
Step 6: Once done, you need the water supply, so connect the water tubes of your panel to the main water supply of your bathroom.
Step 7: To check the leaks, turn the water on. In case of a leak, use the right wrench to tighten up the connections where needed.
Step 8: then attach the shower panel to the wall by hanging it on the mounting brackets. Make sure it's firm and in place.
Step 9: Lastly, turn it on to check the water leaks and the thermostat and once set, seal the ends with a silicone sealant.

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Benefits of shower panels
There are a few benefits of shower panels that make it a good option to use.

  1. Style: There is a good variety of shower panels available that you can choose from to match your bathroom look
  2. Maximizing space: Shower panels are the right option if your washroom is small, as your shower takes minimum space.
  3. Easy repair and replacement: Shower panels are very easy to fix and replace if they stop working.

Where can shower panels be used?

Shower panels can be used commercially and residentially. Considering their durability and ease of use, they are ideal to be used in homes or in hotels and rest houses.

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