There is no doubt that a freshly tiled bathroom can look stunning but we know from experience that it will not always remain this way – and the main reason for this is grout is used to seal between the tiles. Grout can, and frequently does, deteriorate with use which in the worst cases can lead to total failure and structural damage as can be seen in the photos above (supplied by our customers).
The simple solution to this is to do away with grout all together and fit waterproof wall panels in place of bathroom tiles.
We have a range of waterproof panels that eliminate the need for grout – find out more
Tiles are the first product that most people turn to when decorating a bathroom but people are slowly coming around to the idea of using alternative products in this high demand area of the home – especially when they have to work hard to keep their tiles looking pristine. This can be a thankless task because once grout has turned mouldy it is almost impossible to eradicate without raking it all out and starting again. The simple fact is that this grout is not maintenance-free, unlike our modern panelling systems which provide a “fit and forget” surface.
Our panels are also much easier to install than tiles. Preparation is everything if a tiled wall is going to look first class, so everything has to be smooth, primed and perfect otherwise any unevenness will show through in the grout lines. Panelling is much more forgiving and can be installed over a variety of surfaces with little or no preparation needed. This means that hacking off old tiles, skimming and plastering are all unnecessary making for a much quicker, cleaner and cheaper fit.
So what are the disadvantages? This is a question regularly asked by our customers The answer is none, really. The only significant difference that we can see is that there is a much wider choice of designs
Our panels can be used in place of tiles in showers as they are totally waterproof and we have a wide range of designs including many tile effect panels – click here to see the full range