Top 10 reasons to choose wall panels for your next bathroom design/project

Michael Dobson, Director of Key Accounts at Multipanel, walks us through the top 10 reasons to choose bathroom wall panels for your next bathroom design/project.

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Multipanel’s Director of Key Accounts, Michael Dobson, says: “Modern innovation has led to state-of-the-art bathroom panels that serve, not just as an alternative product, but as the optimal choice for bathroom design, with huge benefits to both homebuilders, tradespeople and homeowners.”

Benefits of Bathroom Wall Panels

  1. 1. No grout

    Bathrooms, being the most humid rooms in a home, can be a hotspot for mould and mildew due to their grouting. Grouting can also be messy, time-consuming, and susceptible to errors. Multipanel's Tile Collection offers precision-etched grout lines, providing the aesthetics of tile without the hassle of grouting.

  2. 2. Save time on installation

    Bathroom panels are a quick and efficient alternative to tiles, requiring only 24 hours of installation time. They save on average 21 installation hours per bathroom, making them five times faster than tiles, accelerating home completion times.

  3. 3. Reduce snagging

    Snagging issues can be both costly and time consuming to fix. Some of the most common snags in bathroom projects can be reduced by opting for bathroom panels. By choosing waterproof wall panels instead of traditional tiles, you can eliminate the problem of water leakage due to improper tile installation and grouting in bathroom wet areas.

  4. 4. Multiple Style Options

    Bathroom panels from Multipanel’s Tile, Linda Barker, Pure, Contemporary and Classic Collections are both beautiful and versatile, and are suited to almost any interior – from the largest bathroom to the smallest cloakroom. Great for a quick refresh or a complete bathroom revamp.

  5. 5. Easy maintenance

    As well as being easy to install, bathroom panels are easy for homeowners to maintain. There is no need for harsh bleach or chemicals when it comes to cleaning panels—all you need is warm water, normal soap and a soft sponge.

  6. 6. Long lifespan

    Bathrooms with tiled walls should be re-sealed every year, and grouting loses its colour after a few years. The grouting used for tiles also needs to be replaced every 8-15 years. Wall panels have the advantage of lasting much longer—our Multipanel bathroom panels come with a 30-year warranty.

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    7. Upskill easily

    If bathroom panels are an as-yet unfamiliar part of your trade, you need not worry. Bathroom panels are designed to be easy to install. At Multipanel, we have created Multipanel-U, a learning portal for homebuilders, architects and specifiers to learn how to install our panels professionally.

  8. 8. Sustainability

    Making sustainable choices when it comes to your bathroom design/project doesn’t have to be a challenge when you opt for bathroom panels. For instance, Multipanel’s bathroom panels are Made in Britain certified and support sustainable forestry management thanks to their FSC® certification.

  9. 9. Cover over existing tiles

    Another great benefit of wall panels is that you don’t need to spend time and resources on preparing the wall surface. Panels can be installed directly over old tiles, adding to the list of reasons why panels are easy to install.

  10. 10. Waterproof

    Joining shower panels has now never been easier or more aesthetically pleasing – particularly with Multipanel. Our unique virtually seamless Hydrolock tongue and groove joint provides a watertight installation without the need for additional profiles so that there’s nothing to interrupt the flow of your beautiful wall of shower panel.

Bathroom panels provide a 100% waterproof surface, they don’t require grout, they are quicker to install, and they last longer—all without compromising on style. They are a modern and sustainable alternative to traditional tiles: using bathroom panels instead of tiles saves on average 15 installation hours per bathroom and positively contributes to accelerating home completion timescales, as well as reducing snagging issues 

Why Multipanel?

  • Quick and easy installation Quick and easy installation
  • Completely waterproof, no mouldy grout Completely waterproof - no mouldy grout
  • Easy cleaning, just wipe down Easy cleaning - just wipe down
  • Almost seamless joint with Hydrolock Almost seamless joint with Hydrolock
  • 30 year warranty 30 year warranty
  • Can be installed over old tiles Can be installed over old tiles

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  • FSC®-certified
  • Made in Britain
  • 100% Recyclable
  • 30 year warranty 30 Year Warranty