Bathroom Ceiling Cladding

Painting a ceiling is not much fun – especially if it has a textured finish. Bathrooms are a particular problem as they can need constant attention brought on by the high humidity levels and condensation. Flaking paint, mould spots, cracking plaster-work are all common issues. This bathroom ceiling cladding solves all of these problem permanently.

Why Are Bathroom Ceilings Such A Problem Area?

The answer is simple: moisture.

Most paint is not waterproof. Most of the materials that ceilings are made from are not waterproof. Put these products into the moist conditions of the average bathroom and it is no wonder there are problems.

Flaking paint is one common issue. This occurs when moisture gets behind the paint and causes it lose its bind onto the surface underneath.

There are paints specifically designed for bathrooms. But even this paint can have problems. Expansion and contraction can cause cracks in the paint, as can flexing. They are certainly better at coping with bathroom conditions than standard emulsion paint.

The other problems that plagues many bathrooms is mould. Spots of mould can start appearing on the ceiling surface. This is usually caused by the paint being less than 100% waterproof. The surface retains a small amount of moisture which will then allow mould to develop.

If there are large areas of mould or damp stains on the ceiling this could be indicative of a different problem. A leak above the ceiling would be the more likely cause in this scenario.



So What Is The Best Solution?

Ceiling cladding is a simple solution to this problem. It is easy to install and requires no maintenance. It will look good for years.

The panels can be fitted over existing ceiling coverings such as Artex, plaster or lath and plaster. Best practice  is to remove fragile coverings, such as polystyrene tiles, before fitting the cladding, although it is possible to fix through this type of surface using a mechanical fixing (nails, screws or long staples) if removal is a problem.



Why Choose Bathroom Ceiling Cladding?

Well, the simple answer is that it makes life easier for you.

People tend not to spend a great deal of their lives staring at bathroom ceilings! It is just something that is there – you simply do not notice it.

If the ceiling has started to deteriorate, with mould spots or flaking paint then it will catch the eye. It will also require some work form you to put it right. Once bathroom ceiling cladding is installed you can forget about it.

You can choose panel that just emulates a painted plaster ceiling such as a matt white cladding. Or you could make a feature of the ceiling by picking something with a chrome strip.

Both will do the same job. It is just a matter of personal taste and which type of effect you prefer.