Are you looking to create a contemporary and practical new bathroom design? Instead of using ceramic wall tiles, why not consider installing wall panels in your bathroom?
A waterproof wall panel is easy to maintain, attractive and brings in some interesting advantages to your bathroom décor. What’s more, popular service providers like Fix It Right Plumbing recommend them as an ideal choice for a contemporary bathroom. Here are some of the key benefits of using wall panels in your bathroom re-design.
How Are Wall Panels Manufactured?
Bathroom wall panels are usually manufactured through bonding plywood to high-performance laminate. This creates a 100% waterproof surface. Due to the nature of the materials, you will find it really easy to fix bathroom fittings. This is not the case with tiles as they would need special drills. There are panels that also feature specific WBP water-resistant plywood substrate, together with balancer laminate. This can stop the moisture from entering through the board’s back.
Because of product size, large wall areas can easily be covered, all in just a really small time – much less than what you would have to spend with tiles. You can fit the wall panels to most bathroom wall types. This includes concrete, brick, studwork and plasterboard. You can even add them onto existing ceramic tiles. The only thing that is needed is a straight wall so that suitable fixing can be applied for adhesive, plugs and screws.
When it comes to using wall panels in your bathroom, installing them is easier and faster, compared to tiling. Tiles take a lot longer to dry while wall panel installation is much simpler. The panels are dry so you no longer need to deal with mess and there is absolutely no grouting involved. The panels are installed using simple woodworking tools and you can quickly change the appearance of your bathroom. On a longer term basis, the design of the wall panels means that wall mould is less of an issue than when you have tiles.
What is really important to understand is that wall panels are incredibly easy to clean. All that you really need to do is to wipe them with the use of a damp cloth. This makes the wall panel look good, just as if they are new. As opposed to paint or wallpaper, which is known for flaking or peeling, and tiles which can easily chip or crack, wall panels are incredibly durable. There is a really high possibility that no damage is going to appear, even when you’ve had them a long time.
Range of Designs
Wall panels are available in a range of designs and styles. If you love the look of ceramic tiles, whether large or small, then you can buy wall panels that are created in a tile effect – there’s just less work involved with installing them. If marble is more your thing, there are beautifully produced wall panels with a realistic marble effect, or there are other stone and textured effect wall panels. There are even panels available that are especially designed to be used on a ceiling, if you so desire.
So before you add tiles to your bathroom, do take time to consider the benefits of using wall panels instead. They’re hard-wearing, attractive, low maintenance and highly economical, plus offer a quick and easy way to transform your bathroom style.
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