Sometimes it helps to rethink our preconceptions. The solutions that we’ve been conditioned to assume are best for a beautiful, pristine and spotless home may not be the best for us. We simply turn to them because we don’t know any better. While this can apply to any area of the home it’s particularly pertinent in the bathroom. Especially when it comes to the shower. When you imagine a beautiful, pristine and inviting shower; the kind you see in showrooms and catalogues, you rarely get to see just how beautiful, pristine and inviting they are after a few months of heavy use by a family.
The tiles that look so spotlessly perfect and borderline indestructible in the showroom can start to lose their lustre pretty quickly.
Tiles may not be all they’re cracked up to be!
While ceramic tiles may be the default for many of us when we’re assembling the perfect bathroom, they may not necessarily be the best choice for those who want a spotlessly clean shower without the need for constant maintenance.
What’s more, while ceramic tiles may be waterproof on the visible surface, the grouting surrounding them is not. Over time, grouting can become discoloured by mould, mildew and other fungi that can be drawn to warm, damp bathrooms. Constant exposure to moisture can also cause grouting to deteriorate and compromise the tile work admitting water into the vulnerable edges and unsightly cracks can form in your otherwise perfect tiles.
What are PVC shower panels?
PVC shower panels are a zero-maintenance and versatile alternative to shower tiles. Unlike their ceramic counterparts they are completely waterproof and create an impervious casing for your shower that will never be compromised or damaged by water. Completely waterproof shower panels are hardier and longer lasting than tiles but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a close look at the benefits…
Versatile and easy to fit
Whatever size or shape your shower may be, it’s easy to fit PVC shower panels to provide seamless coverage of the vulnerable wall beneath. Because shower panels are large they are much quicker and easier to install than tiles and can be cut to any size or shape with a minimum of fuss (the same most certainly cannot be said for ceramic tiles).
They can be installed quickly with nothing more than simple household tools. Anyone who has had to go through the slow and laborious process of tiling a shower cubicle will consider this alone a great reason to invest in waterproof shower panels.
When panels lock together they form a flush fit that prevents even the tiniest droplets of water from seeping through.
Easy to clean and practically zero maintenance
Say goodbye to black, mildew stained grouting! There’s nothing more frustrating than having to spend hours on your hands and knees with an old toothbrush scrubbing the stubborn fungus from the grouting between your shower tiles.
Not only is this an unsavoury and time-consuming activity, we know that as long as we have tiling in our showers it’s only a matter of time before we have to do it all again. The beauty of PVC shower panels is that they’re practically zero maintenance and incredibly easy to clean. A quick wipe is all it ever takes to restore them to the same lustre as the day they were installed.
A wide range of effects to suit any taste
Another great reason to consider waterproof shower panels is the range of colours, styles and textures in which they are available. Just take a moment to browse our selection and you’ll find a multitude of styles, effects and finishes. The beauty of PVC is that it can be made to simulate the look of virtually any building material including;
Whatever your personal tastes, you’re sure to get the clean, seamless and modern look you need.
Eco-conscious customers can rest assured that all our PVC shower panels are surprisingly environmentally friendly due to their lead-free composition. They even contribute to the insulation of the room in which they are used making for lower heating bills and less energy use.
They’re also extremely affordable!