Bathroom cladding ideas

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If you want a trouble-free way of waterproofing your bathroom and want to move away from traditional ceramic tiling, waterproof bathroom cladding or panels is the way to go.

In comparison to tiles, bathroom cladding panels are relatively quick and easy to fit, even on bumpy bevelled walls and as they can be fitted directly over existing tiled surfaces, there’s no need to chip away your old tiles before cracking on with your bathroom upgrade. All of which could mean your new bathroom is ready for use in a third of the time it might take to tile a comparable surface.

Which type of bathroom cladding is best for my bathroom?

Waterproof bathroom cladding falls into three categories; PVC, acrylic and laminate, and as the old adage goes, you generally get what you pay for. When it comes to bathroom cladding, compromising on quality could prove a false economy. PVC panels, for instance, while cheap, are not at all durable. The odd bump or knock will result in cracks. Fitted to walls that are less than perfect, they will warp and crack without much encouragement.

Multipanel waterproof bathroom cladding panels use a bonded high-pressure laminate with a 9mm Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) C128180 certified core and because they are backed by 30-year guarantee, you can be sure that they’ll stand the test of time.

Waterproof wall cladding offers a truly versatile decorating solution. Use them on every wall; mix and match panels; or pair them with painted walls. There are so many options. Panels can also be used as cladding for those awkward areas around vanity units or on corners – they are easy to cut for the perfect fit. Another possibility, for achieving a perfectly co-ordinated look is to panel your bath with the same wall panel design as your wall cladding.

Waterproof wall panels can transform any space – small or large bathroom, light or dark. Their solid build and texture exude high-end luxury.

Bathroom cladding ideas

Take your time in selecting your panels; why not create a mood board, pin it to your current bathroom wall, mull it over for a day or so? After all, you want to make the perfect choice.

Effortlessly create a stand-out feature wall with the stunning Nero Grafite from the Linda Barker Collection . For a bold contrast, consider pairing it with Frost White panels from the Classic collection.

More fluid colour harmonies can be discovered in the gentle hues and subtle textures of panels in the Heritage Collection, and these work really well in bringing a sense of the natural world into your home. Logan Oak looks and feels just like wood, and blends beautifully alongside other colours in the Heritage palette.

If, however, you crave the look of tiles - but don’t want the hassle of grout, opt for one of the designs in the Tile Collection from Multipanel to create a stunning tile-effect wall.

All bathroom panels in the Classic, Heritage and Linda Barker Collections are available with the Hydrolock® tongue and groove panels joining system. Only available from Multipanel, Hydrolock® allows you to click boards together to achieve an almost invisible but completely watertight joint. With this innovative feature, you can create the spectacular illusion of a continuous wall hewn out of say, real stone or marble. The effect of an almost ‘seamless’ wall is truly wonderful.

Shower panels from Multipanel are the ideal waterproof cladding for shower enclosures, bathrooms and wet rooms. Quick to install and easy to maintain, they will stay looking beautiful for years to come.

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