We’ve just stepped into a new year and a huge number of us have created new year’s resolutions that revolve around home improvements. The past couple of years have seen most of us spending a lot more time in our homes and, during this time, we’ve begun to notice areas we’d like to spruce up a bit. If you’ve been eyeing up your bathroom, you may be wondering what you can do to make the space look fresh, clean and up to scratch. A good place to start out is focusing on the walls around your shower. These areas are consistently exposed to water, as well as a damp and humid climate, so it’s not surprising that they can begin to look a little worn down over time. New shower panels can change this. Here’s why you should choose shower panels over other options!
When it comes to protecting the wall surrounding your shower, you do have a few different options, but the two most popular, by far, are tiles or shower panels. Now, tiles are, admittedly, a great option. They can look great, stand the test of time and are generally high quality. But shower panels offer an alternative that comes hand in hand with so many perks!
What Are Shower Panels?
Put simply, shower panels are a great, modern addition for any bathroom space. They are basically a tough, hardwearing and waterproof wall covering. They are specially designed to be fitted inside shower cubicles or areas that function as a shower, such as wet rooms. They’re growing in popularity over the years, with many people now opting for shower panels over tiles. You can buy shower wall panels as they are, or you can choose shower wall panel kits, which usually come with everything you need to fit the panels, such as trims, sealants and more.
The Perks of Shower Panels
If you’re considering shower panels, chances are, you want to know exactly why you should choose them over the more traditional option of tiles. Well, we’re here to show you the wonders of this brilliant bathroom addition!Cost - shower panels tend to be lower cost than tiles. Tiles are harder to manufacture, as well as more delicate to transport and install. This means that even low cost tiles are prone to incurring costs through breakages and replacements. If you’re working to a budget, shower wall panels can create a high quality finish at the same time as keeping costs low.
Installation - shower wall panels are much easier to install than tiles. When you choose tiles, it’s highly likely that you’ll have to use a professional to install the tiles, and the process takes time, meaning they charge a fair amount to do the work. When you choose shower panels, you can have a professional carry out the work, but the work is less time consuming and therefore generally lower cost. If you’re planning on installing your new panels yourself, this will also be a lot easier, especially if you choose a shower panel kit.
Maintenance - this type of panel is also easier to maintain than tiles. You can clean it easily and don’t have to worry about scrubbing at grout to get stains or marks out. You also won’t have to replace grout over the years, as it ages and becomes stained.
Hygiene - shower wall panels are arguably a more hygienic alternative to tiles too. Grout isn’t entirely waterproof and this can result in issues such as mould, mildew and other growth in the area. Advance Work - believe it or not, shower wall panels can be fitted over almost any surface, including existing tiles. As long as they are level along the shower wall, they will be fine. This means you don’t have to put as much work in before installing the panels and getting your final results!
Here at Floors to Walls, we have a wide range of shower panels to choose from. No matter what style or design you’re looking for, chances are, we can point you in the right direction and provide what you need. Here are just a few of our different shower panels that might prove to be the perfect fit for your bathroom.
LARGE WHITE SPARKLE SHOWER PANEL - 1M SHOWER WALL PANELLING
Our Large White Sparkle Shower Panel is one of our best sellers. This undoubtedly modern and feminine design adds a soft touch to what are actually heavy duty bathroom cladding panels that will serve their purpose stand the test of time. This is the perfect choice for use in shower enclosures and bath areas thanks to its multi colour sparkle effect and gloss finish.
LARGE TURINO - 1M SHOWER WALL PANELLING
The Large Turino marble effect shower panel is one of our new and exciting designs. It features a grey and brown shaded marble effect pattern that gives a realistic stone effect. Its finish is matt, which gives a sophisticated and stylish feel to the panelling. It comes with all the trimmings that you might need to be able to install it well.
LARGE ROMAN MOSAIC (BLUE/GREY) - 1M SHOWER WALL PANELLING
This Italian style wall panel is extremely popular. It has a high definition mosaic tile effect print which is smooth to the touch with a matt finish. Tones of blue and grey interchange for a stunning final finish.
If you want to make installation as easy as possible for yourself, we’d recommend choosing one of our shower panel kits. These kits contain not only the panels themselves, but also the trims, shower seals and the correct amount of adhesive and silicone required for your shower surrounds. Speak more to a member of our team about which will suit your needs best.
Choosing shower panels will mean taking a lot of different factors into consideration. But once you’ve chosen the panels that are right for you, your bathroom will look great before you know it! For further advice and assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be able to help you on 0191 389 6636.