Bath Panel – Front and End

In this application, the customer installed our Spaceline Silver Grey panels as part of complete bathroom makeover. This is a nice, light and airy design that can really open up the room. It is completely neutral in colour so it will allow you to add-in stronger colours to the room. In this case  the client chose to stay with greys and blacks but this panel works equally well with something more vibrant .

Spaceline was also used to make the bath panel and can be seen in the photo.

The bath was installed in the corner of the room so both a front and end panel were required. A corner trim has been used where the two panels meet to form the external corner of the bath. A plinth has been made from the floor tiles rather than running the bath panel cladding down to the floor . This has been recessed back slightly to provide visual interest and an even more solid area.

Front Panel

The front panel is the the one that runs the full length of the bath.

Using our PVC panelling for this application is straightforward. It will result in a much stronger job than the flimsy acrylic panels that are supplied with bathroom suites. It is possible to run our panels horizontally for this purpose but it is much more common to run them vertically. This is especially true if there are matching wall panels as these should always be run vertically.

End Panel

Because many bathroom are made to accommodate a bath wall-to-wall these are not always required. An end panel is required where the bathroom is larger, as in the photo above.

They can be made in the same way as a front panel. They are simply butt-joined at the corner and covered with an angle trim. We would recommend sticking the angle trim with silicone. This enables it to be removed more easily than if adhesive is used.

There are occasions where a second end panel is required. Here, the bath is only attacked to to one wall along its length. This is not ideal as the bath will be more prone to movement, something you should always try to avoid.

But if there is no other option you can make a second end panel following the same steps as before.

 

Giving The Bath A “Built-In” Appearance

As can be seen in the photo above by making the bath panel out of the same material as the wall covering it gives the bath a “built-in” look.

Rather than being separate to the wall decoration the wholes design envelopes the bath. Utilising this method of decorating is the perfect way to give your bathroom makeover a bit of lift and help it stand out from the crowd.

This method of installation also results in a much sturdier finish as the acrylic panels supplied with a lot of bathroom suites are very thin. The thin design makes them very prone to cracking as they flex very easily when touched.