A recent customer of ours has just sent us through some photos of the work he has carried out in his bathroom. The project included installation of a new shower cubicle and rather than tiling the walls he chose to go with wall panels instead.
Neptune Shower Panels
The panels selected for his shower were from our Neptune range. These are our larger, one-piece panels that are usually wide enough to cover the whole area of one inside wall without the need for any joins. If your cubicle is larger than 1m wide then the panels simply slot together with a tongue and groove joint without you having to employ an ugly joining strip.
Shower panels can be made from several different materials. Neptune panels are made from PVC. Unlike wood-based system PVC will not rot, not warp and is totally impervious to water. Obviously there are issues around plastic these days but in this instance the longevity of the product is a huge advantage. The panels are 100% recyclable and can even be re-used – something that other wall covering cannot do.
The shower panels are available in a variety of colours and finishes. Marble effects are very popular as are some of the newer designs such as sparkle effect or slate.
The first image shows that the tray has been installed and then the shower wall panels have been fitted. This is always the recommended order and fitting the panels first and fitting the tray afterwards is not recommended under any circumstances. There are no advantages fitting the tray second – only disadvantages – so always fit the tray first. See our other article for more details: Shower Wall Lining
The second photo shows the completed work. The customer was very happy with the outcome, and so he should be, as we think it looks very nice indeed!