Transform your Bathroom with Bathroom Wall Panels
Bathroom wall panels can add not only style but convenience and practicality to your bathroom. Their versatile design makes them the perfect addition to any bathroom no matter the size or shape.
If you’re wondering what bathroom wall panels are, whether they’re right for you, and how to clean them, then you’re in the right place. Read on to find out more.
What are bathroom wall panels?
Bathroom wall panels also known as shower panels, wet wall, and aqua board are single panels of waterproof boarding that can be fitted in most bathrooms and ensuites.
They provide wonderful water resistance and are perfect for spaces such as shower enclosures and wet rooms. Keep reading to find out about the benefits of bathroom wall panels.
Advantages of using bathroom wall panels
There are many advantages to installing bathroom wall tiles such as their fantastic ability to keep your bathroom walls dry and damp free. As wall panels are much larger than tiles, they provide less areas for water to potentially seep in. As long as the surround of the panel is sealed in correctly, water should simply run off the panel.
Bathroom wall panels are also quick and easy to clean, with no grouting and a smooth surface a quick wipe down after each shower and one more substantial weekly clean should do the job.
One of the main advantages of bathroom wall panels is their ability to be fitted directly over existing bathroom tiles, making them a speedier and more cost-effective option for fitting.
Wall panels also allow you to create a bold statement in your bathroom at a fraction of the cost of tiles and in half the time it would take to paint or wallpaper the space.
If you’re looking to complete a bathroom renovation without a professional, bathroom wall panels can also be installed by a novice. However, if you are at all unsure then we suggest hiring a professional. otherwise, a lack of grout, you still need to ensure the panels are sealed in correctly otherwise you could face costly repairs to the panels or even your walls down the line.
If you have a particularly awkward-shaped bathroom, then many bathroom wall panels can be cut to size. This makes them particularly useful for spaces with sloping ceilings or homes with shorter-than-average walls. If you live in an old country cottage, there’s no need to rule out bathroom wall panels.
Types of bathroom wall panels
Bathroom wall panels are available in a wide range of styles, sizes, and designs so first you need to make sure you’re choosing the right wall panels for your needs.
Wall panels can be made from acrylic, PVC, or laminated MDF all providing slightly different finishes at different prices. If you’re looking for something on the cheaper side, then acrylic or PVC panels are the best options. Depending on the size of the panel you need acrylic and PVC panels tend to be a lot cheaper than MDF options, however, this is reflected in their quality and finish.
If you’re looking for a high-end option with a long guarantee, then MDF panels provide a higher-quality finish. This can be seen in their luxurious laminated surface and the weight of the panels themselves.
If you’re looking for the ease of a bathroom wall panel but still want the look of tiles then you won’t be disappointed. You can get tile effect bathroom wall panels which provide the look of tiles but the practicalities of a full wall panel.
Installing bathroom wall panels
Installing bathroom wall panels can be a straightforward job if you know what you’re doing but if you are at all unsure we suggest contacting a professional.
To find out details on fitting, take a look at our post on How to Fit Bathroom Wall Panels.
How to clean bathroom wall panels?
First things first, don’t use abrasive cleaning products! Bathroom wall panels shouldn’t be cleaned with abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals. Instead, simply use warm water and mild soap with a soft cloth or sponge to gently wipe away any water marks or soapy residues. This should be done regularly to maintain the look and quality of your bathroom wall panels.
It is also a good idea to wipe your wall panels down after a shower or bath. This can be done with either a soft cloth or gently with a shower squeegee as this will help to prevent a build-up of water marks and soap scum. It will also help to keep the whole panel moisture free, in turn helping to prevent any future damp or mould issues from forming behind the panel itself.
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