This suite was given the built-in treatment using Grosfillex Ambiance Pink Marble bathroom wall panels.
Each panel has a contrast strip at the edge to make a feature of the joint rather than having a plain joint. In this case, the panels have a white contrasting strip. The strip is very neat at approximately about 5mm wide. But even at this width it still provides visual interest at each joint. This is ideal if you do not want the wall to look like one large “slab”.
This acrylic bath had a slot under the rim to accept the panels. The panels were cut to length and then attached to a batten fitted on the floor under the bath.
If you are thinking of trying this yourself make sure the slot exists on your bath. Most acrylic baths have them but not all. Also, make sure that the slot is large enough to take the panels (they are usually 5, 8 or 10mm thick).
Bath Panel Installation
You can still use cladding to make the bath panel if there is no slot on the bath.
The first method is to construct a framework for the panels. The panels can then be screwed, stapled or stuck onto the framework. We would recommend screws in this situation. This enables the panels to be removed for access to the pipework should it ever be required.
The other option is to fit the panelling to a piece of plywood to make one large panel. Using our cladding in this fashion means you end up with a much more rigid bath panel than the standard acrylic ones supplied with most bathroom suites. Again, this might fit into the slot under an acrylic bath but can be fixed to batten at either end if not.