My wife and I were trying to achieve a spa like feeling when we remodeled our master bath and this unit was exactly what we were looking for. I wasn't sure as to what to expect when I opened the box but what I discovered was a substantial piece of hardware that was perfect for our Vigo shower enclosure. Quality is exellent and installation was simple(per our contractor). The rain shower and jets give our shower a resort like feel. I would highly recommend this product!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? stainless steel
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
When I received this I was thoroughly impressed. It was sleek, clean, modern looking; about to make a real statement in our remodeled bathroom. Alas, we were sadly disappointed in the performance. Our plumber explained that the low water pressure had to do with a combination of small hoses and the fact that water was routed through an extensive amount of hoses. Even the tub spout ran poorly, taking up to 45 minutes to fill our tub! Additionally, there is not a piece of metal casing that wraps around the bottom so you can see the nuts/bolts behind the tub spout from a side view-most unattractive. I called the manufacture about that and they said their only solution was that I should consider using it in a corner installation. What's the point of that when they claim it can also be flush mounted?! Long story short, we returned it. Note: if you're planning on trying it out, keep your packaging until you are VERY sure you're keeping it. I ended up paying **** to UPS just to have it packaged for return! Thankfully Overstock says they will accept the return and refund me which makes my story less tragic.
Overall, the shower panel is an excellent value. Easy to install and operate, powerful jets with the supply water very evenly distributed between the three different functions. The only reason for the lower rating on quality is due to the fact that the inner piping is visible at the lower tub filler spout from the side view. Granted, this is extremely low, so the only one seeing this is probably my cat, but for a piece of this price and quality, I would have expected all the supply piping to have been concealed. I would definitely recommend this to a friend - and have even purchased a second one to use for myself.
I installed this myself from the copper pipe to screwing it the wall. If your not handy, have a plumber do it. My install was without drywall/cement board, so I was able to place my copper pipes where they needed to go. As long as you measure twice and cut once, this part is easy. Then screw the two hinges to the wall and your done. Now if you have it on a side wall you will be able to see a little plumbing in the bottom but it can be placed in a corner.
I had a total remodel of my 2nd bath. I picked everything individually. I loved the look of this shower panel, read reviews both good and bad. I also went to the mfg. website to watch an install video to see if I saw any conflicts with my project. I ordered this unit and when my contractor saw it he said "wow"...and he does some pretty fancy jobs. I showed him the video, he checked all the parts and installed it with very little effort. Everyone who has seen it has been impressed. Everything works as described. I may have a similar unit installed in my master bath (and it doesn't even need it). Similar models that cost so much more could not have been any more impressive than this unit. I am very pleased with the looks and performance.