Where Do You Start?
When it comes to designing or refurbishing your bathroom, the question of whether you should opt for wall panels or tiles will in all likelihood come up. Luckily, at Spenwell General Builders, we have been through this question with many clients in our 35+ years of general building experience. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the key differences between the two to potentially help you make an informed decision.
It is important to remember that there is no right or wrong answer. There is only what is best suited to your needs based on your individual preference. With that being said, it is important to know the difference between the two options. This will eliminate any confusion you might have about what exactly each product is. We will firstly take a look at the various differences before we take a more indepth look at the various advantages of both options.
Getting To Know Wall Panels
Bathroom design and its accompanying technology has come a long way in recent years with some innovative and creative designs coming into play. One such innovation are wall panels, often referred to as either shower or bath wall panels. Simply put, a shower wall panel is basically a hardwearing and waterproof wall covering that is designed to be fitted into shower cubicles or spaces. Shower panels are available in a wide variety of colours and finishes, ranging from marble effects to plain matte. They are a great alternative to the more traditional tile option.
For clarification, shower wall panels are also known by the names wet wall panels, bathroom panels, waterproof wall panels, shower boards, or decorative panels. Furthermore, they make an incredibly modern addition to any bathroom. They are usually available in kit forms that come with sealants, trims and the like.
Good Old Bathroom Tiles
Bathroom tiles scarcely need any introduction as they have been around for a very long time and are well known across the globe. Bathroom tiles are available in a wide variety of different materials, ranging from porcelain to ceramic and even glass or granite. Additionally, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to the size and color options of bathroom tiles. Generally speaking, bathroom tiles are long lasting and very resilient. Even though they are the more traditional option between the two, you can still choose tiles that are sleek and modern looking to compliment your bathroom design.
Since they have remained so popular for such a long time, it is safe to say that tiles certainly have their own unique charm. Altogether, having clarified the differences between the two, let’s take a more in depth look at the various advantages that each option offers.
The Ultimate Deciding Factors When Choosing Between Wall Panels and Tiles
In a nutshell, wall panels are more likely to suit your needs if you are looking for an option that is more cost-effective. This is due to the number of wall panels that you would need in relation to how many tiles you would need to cover the same space. Another important factor to consider is the lack of grout when choosing wall panels. Essentially no grout means no mould. However, with that being said, wall panels are more sensitive to cleaning and can more easily be damaged by abrasive cleaners. A tiled bathroom wall will also generally outlast a wall panel, as long as regrouting happens occasionally. Due to this, wall panels would be determined the more low maintenance option between the two. We also recommend you read our article New Bathroom Installation In Essex.
Spenwell General Builders can help you with your decisions and, more importantly, the installation of either option of bathroom wall panels or tiles. As leading general builders in East London and Essex, we take care of your bathroom design or refurbishment. Get in touch with Spenwell General Builders today by giving us a call on 0208 2522 663.