Traditionally, tiles have been a bathroom staple. Relatively cheap to buy and available in a large range of styles and colours, it is easy to understand why tiles are popular.
But, are they the best option for your bathroom and could wall panels be a better alternative?
Let’s kick off with a little disclaimer. There isn’t actually a right or wrong answer here. It very much depends on your individual project needs and budget.
What are wall panels?
Bathroom wall panels are large waterproof sheets that can be attached to your wall using an adhesive sealant. They are designed to protect your bathroom wall from water in the same way that a tile would.
Shower wall panels are available as a kit including trim, sealants, etc. meaning that you have everything you need to fit.
What are bathroom tiles?
Bathroom tiles come ion many shapes, sizes and materials. Often made of ceramic, glass, marble, or natural stone, tiles can be a relatively inexpensive way of improving the look of your bathroom space while at the same time, protecting the walls.
Shower Wall Panel Benefits:
Shower panels are easier to install than tiles, are easy to clean/maintain and look amazing.
They have a similar appearance to bathroom tiles with one important benefit. Shower wall panels do not suffer from grout issues. Grout doesn’t always age well and can attract mould growth. Shower panels on the other hand are both clean and cost-effective.
In some cases, shower wall panels can even be fitted over your existing tiles.
Here at UK Bathroom Store, we have a great selection of bathroom wall panels, perfect for your bathroom. They could be just the thing to make your bathroom stand out from the crowd.
Bathroom Tile Benefits:
Bathroom tiles can be inexpensive as tiles come in a broad range of shapes and sizes. However, this is not always the case. Tiles do allow a greater level of freedom creatively due to the breadth of options and colours.
Tiling a bathroom is definitely a DIY job that you may be able to tackle yourself making it a popular option.
Maintenance is likely to be much higher on a tiled bathroom as the grouted areas will need to be kept dirt and mould free.
Bathroom Wall Panel Inspiration
To give you an idea of what your bathroom could look like if you choose to use wall panels, we have detailed a small selection of ideas that will hopefully help to inspire.
Bianca Luna bathroom wall panels from the Linda Barker Collection are designed to emulate real slabs of marble.
Calacatta Marble bathroom wall panels from the Linda Barker Collection is designed to emulate the look and feel of real slabs of marble, allowing you to achieve a high end design for a fraction of the price of the real thing.
These are just a couple of ideas for you. Here at UK Bathroom Store we have the full range of Linda Barker Multipanel bathroom wall panels. Available in several different styles and applications, we are sure that you will find a design to suit your bathroom.
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