It is fair to say that showers throw out a lot of steam and moisture into the air; consequently, bathrooms are very susceptible to mould. Ceramic wall tiles are notorious for attracting mould which grows in the grout but other surfaces in the room can also be affected. The ceiling above a shower area is a case in point.
Here, the surface can be affected by deflected spray as well as steam. If the surface is even slightly porous, then moisture can get trapped, which allows mould to take root.
You can spray the surface with an anti-mould solution but these are not always effective – especially if the moisture has got behind the front surface (into the plasterboard for example).
So what do you do?
Well, there is a very straightforward solution: fit ceiling panels.
In one move, you will eradicate mould, prevent mould from ever taking root, and negate the need to paint and re-paint the ceiling. It’s a no-brainer really!
Is it Easy to Install Ceiling Panels Above A Shower?
The panels are simplicity itself to install and they can go up over your existing ceiling covering. It can be stuck to most surfaces with no problem: plaster, wood, Artex etc. But if you are concerned about adhesion then you can use adhesive in conjunction with a mechanical fixing.
You can screw through the tongue of the tongue and groove joint or you can use a staple gun. These will help hold the panels in place while the adhesive sets and will add to the strength of the installation.
You can see in the top photo that the shower head is relatively close to the ceiling. This is usually the case when the shower is installed over a bath. Add in a tall user and you can see why the ceiling over a shower can get a soaking. A power shower will exacerbate the issue as there will be even more deflected spray.
Traditional finishes such as Artex, painted plaster or timber would get a battering from the water and would struggle to cope with these conditions. But with panels in place you can just fit them and forget about them – job done.
Click here – to see our blog post on using coving trims with panels