5 Reasons Why Shower Panels are the Future
Updated: May 13
Wet Wall Panels VS. Tiles & Why Wet Wall Wins Everytime.
Is your bathroom in need of a refurb? Are you dreading the mess that is inevitable? If your shower to people ratio in the house is limited can you really put up with a slow tiler who seems to have no sense of urgency?
Updating a bathroom or shower isn’t just time consuming, it can also end up pretty damn costly. Prices can often exceed the thousands depending on room size and tile choice. According to the online marketplace that connects homeowners and tradesmen www.hipages.com.au the going rate per square metre for wall tiling is $60 but can range anywhere from $35-120
The alternative to wall tiles that’s becoming increasingly popular among tradesmen, builders, property developers and homeowners alike, is wet wall and ceiling panels. Which are extremely easy to install and also much quicker - making a huge difference to your bill.
Incase you're still not sure, we’ve put together a list of benefits of bathroom and shower wall panels vs tiles to help you decide!
Quick & Easy to Fit – Keeps Labour Cost Down.
One of the most significant benefits of wetwall panels is that they’re quick and easy to install. You don’t have to be a professional tradesperson to fix your panels to the wall and create outstanding results.
With the right tools and your choice of trims, you can finish the job in no-time. However, we do advise that you read the instructions carefully and/or consult a pro to make the most out of your wet walls. If you decide to assign the job to a professional, you’ll benefit huge savings in labour costs compared to a laborious tiling job.
2. Perfect match for uneven surfaces – covers all imperfections
Another benefit of bathroom and wall panels over tiles, is that you can fit them over most surfaces. For example, if your current bathroom is tiled, and you’ve decided to go ahead with bathroom and wet wall panels, you don’t have to stress about stripping the old tiles off the wall before you can start fitting panels directly. This results in less mess and no extra costs. In most cases, the panels can simply be laid on top of the existing tiles saving on strip out and new install of tiles.
If you’re doing an old property up and plastering isn’t one of your strongest skills, bathroom and shower wall panels are the ideal product to cover any imperfections in your walls.
3. No grouting which means no black spots
Not convinced? This should win you over.
Mr Wet Wall and ceiling panels require no grouting and are 100% waterproof. This means you don’t have to worry about water causing horrible black mould, making them ideal for bathrooms and wet areas - as they are very hygienic.
We also highly recommend wall panels for kitchen areas as they keep your kitchen safe from food and water splash backs, this also means commercial properties can take advantage from this hygienic system especially schools, care homes and food outlets for example.
4. Panels are a low maintenance and long lasting product
Mr Wet Wall panels benefit from durability. For example, tiles are most likely to break when something heavy falls on them.
Prefer the look of tiling? You can custom decorate your bathroom with a panel that looks just like tiles. They come in a variety of styles and colours but with the benefits of a panel.
5. Panels insulate your bathroom – reducing your energy costs
Last but certainly not least, Mr Wet Wall panels provide insulation. If you choose a standard decorative panel, an elite decorative panel, a tile-effect panel or a marble-effect panel, each panel is 8-10mm thick. So when it’s cold outside, you won’t lose the heat from your radiators as quickly as you would do with cold tiles.
SO WHAT NOW…?
Now it’s just a case of finding your style and colour from our extensive range & turn your dated room into a modern talking point, talk of the street.