The way your shower looks impacts your entire bathroom design. So if your shower walls are dingy, full of cracked grout and old tile, it can bring down your bathroom’s appearance. Nobody likes the look of crumbling tile, but thankfully you can update your shower and give a facelift to your bathroom in just one weekend with Utile by MAAX.
Overcome Traditional Shower Problems
Until recently, you had two options for updating your shower. You could opt for tile, which is expensive, difficult to install, and has inherent issues surrounding the grout and caulk. Improperly installed or old tile leaves you vulnerable to water leakage behind the wall.
The other option was for one-piece or simple panelled shower surrounds, which are easier to clean and less likely to leak but are devoid of any style. Utile solves all of these issues with a great sense of panache at the same time. Utile is a shower wall system with the look and feel of real tile. The panels lock together securely at the corners with MAAX’s Ulok system, giving you the look of a high-end tiled shower with the same ease of cleaning and watertight design as a one-piece shower surround.
Utile is a shower wall system with the look and feel of real tile. The panels lock together securely at the corners with MAAX’s Ulok system, giving you the look of a high-end tiled shower with the same ease of cleaning and watertight design as a one-piece shower surround.
Rather than installing the tiles one at a time, you’re putting up an entire wall at once, making the entire installation faster and easier than you may have ever thought possible. This makes the entire shower virtually seamless, meaning that there little risk of moisture getting in places where it shouldn’t — and with over 20 different styles to choose from, it’s easy to update your shower in a way that also complements the look of the room as a whole.
Personalize Your Look
Every bathroom design needs a focal point, a place where all the other styles and materials in the room come together in one, eye-catching location. With Utile, you can create that focal point right within the shower itself using a variety of different panels and designer styles.
Utile comes in over 20 diverse designs and colour options. Choose from classic subway tile and the clean lines of a modern shower, or something more avant-garde such as an ombre-effect hexagon shower. There are even intricate patterns within the tiles themselves, giving another level of depth and detail to the design, as well as panels with the look and variation of natural stone.
If you’re looking to redo your entire bathroom at once, you can also use your Utile shower walls as the starting point to create a cohesive, clean and stylish look for the whole room.
Tiling a shower takes time – at least two full days for installation and another day or two for the grout to cure. During this time, you’re without a shower, which can be a serious drawback for busy families and professionals. Tile also requires more upkeep than other options, since older tile needs to be re-grouted and waterproofed every few years. Opting for a one-piece surround is faster and easier to clean, but means that you lose out on style and design.
Utile can be installed in as little as one day and doesn’t require the specialized tools and knowledge necessary to put in an intricate tile design. Any plumber or handyman should be able to install it without issue.
There’s also virtually no upkeep required with Utile other than surface cleaning. So you can quickly update your shower with the look of subway tile, natural stone, or even mosaics in hours – perfect for getting your guest bathroom in shape before those holiday guests start arriving.
Utile from MAAX gives you a way to get the look and style of a tile shower without the hassles that so often accompany a luxury tile shower. Now you can have your design and your ease of cleaning, too.
When you’re ready to get started on your shower makeover, stop into a Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre showroom and our expert staff can help you find the right shower walls and designs for your home. Whether you want to redo your whole bathroom, or just your shower, our design savvy staff is ready to help you achieve the new bathroom of your dreams. Stop in today to get started and see how easy it is to get a fresh new shower with Utile.