Our tile effect bathroom wall panels are a perfect combination. They provide the look of tiles, that so many people want for their bathroom. But they offer all of the practicalities and advantages of a modern wall panel system.
Here are a few examples to show you the range of effects that can be achieved using panels.
The examples above give you a great idea of the types of effect that you can achieve with wall panels.
In the first example we see a mosaic tile effect panel used above the basin area and also inside the shower cubicle. The rest of the room is finished in a much lighter coloured panel to emphasise the difference.
Example 2 has a larger tile design. By using a modern 3D printing technique a very realistic looking grout line can be achieved.
The shower in example 3 has used a two-tone designs by employing one lighter and one darker panel. This is a great technique used as a way of adding visual interest in a bathroom design.
Mosaic tiles can be a nightmare in the bathroom as there is so much grout – and grout can cause problems. But the mosaic design in example 4 is actually a wall panel so there is no grout used at all.
The panels are hugely popular with our customers. We wish the manufactures would make a lot more!
You have various options open to you when you chose to use our tile effect panels. It is possible to create a feature wall using the panels and use a plainer design around the rest of the room. You can mix and match the same design but in different shades – such as our Modern Deco panels.
Installing Tile Effect Bathroom Wall Panels
All of our panel products share one common attribute: they are easy to install. There is virtually no preparation needed and they can be fitted straight over your existing tiles. This is a real bonus because because tiles have a nasty habit of taking chunks of wall with them when you try to remove them. Were you to attempt to tile a wall after this you would first need to re-plaster the whole room. But not with panels.
If you leave the tiles in place, panels can be fitted straight over; if you take the tiles off you can panel straight over. Even if there are chunks of plaster missing they will go straight up with no issues..
With the addition of the Vox range of panels we can now offer tile effect bathroom wall panels that can be fitted in several ways.
Previously the Florentine range had a staggered tile pattern built into the design. This lent itself perfectly to a random installation approach because Florentine panels are printed by roller. Printing using this method means there could be slight variations in the tile size. Although these would be very small they made obtaining a continuous datum line around the room hard work.
The Vox range are digitally printed making it a much more accurate system. This enables the panels to be fitted more like actual tiles with a continuous line around the room – click here for more info. But they can still be installed in a random fashion if you prefer. The choice is yours.
Use In Conjunction With Mosaic Panels
Having a continuous grout line at the edge of each panel helps to disguise the joint. They are much less noticeable than would be the case with a plain or marble effect panel. It also enables panels of a different pattern to be installed side by side.
As well as the tile effect panels we also have a range of mosaic effect panels which can be used on their own or are ideal for using in conjunction with other designs to lend emphasis to certain areas. Filo and Marmo panels work really well together. As do the small and large tile effect panels in the Modern range.
See our guide to everything to do with tiles
There are different patterns you can employ when installing tiles – see this page for more info – Tile Effects
Bigger is not always best – see our article on Mosaic Wall Tiles
Our Tile Gallery shows some real horror stories where tiling has failed
This article sums up the benefits and downsides of tiling – Tiles – Pros And Cons