Tile Effect Panels – Florentine Beige

Tiles are still the most popular form of bathroom wall covering but with designs like Florentine now available, cladding is quickly catching up. These tile effect panels provide a grout line in the design but without any of the common downsides of tiling – grout failing, staining and turning mouldy.

Florentine panels give a staggered tile effect which makes fitting slightly easier than would be the case if all horizontal lines had to meet at the same height. The picture above shows the cladding used in a traditional bathroom but it works equally as well in a more modern setting. The customer has opted to line up every other tile in this instance but a random pattern can also be employed which makes for a slightly easier installation and only a slight variation in the finished effect – see the following page for more information: tile effects.

If you are still undecided about how to decorate your bathroom hopefully our tiles page can persuade you to opt for cladding as the modern alternative.


So Why Choose Panels Over Tiles?

Well there are many reasons.

Firstly, easy of installation. The panels go up really quickly. It is simply a case of measure, cut and stick. And because the panels are easy to cut trimming them to right length only takes seconds. A “snake” of adhesive on the back (for level walls) or blobs of adhesive (for less even walls) and up they go.

Secondly, lack of preparation. Tiles require walls to be almost perfect. Any undulations or unevenness will show up in the grout lines which will highlight the deficiencies.  So in many cases the walls will have to be plastered. This is costly, time consuming and messy. The panels will go onto virtually any substrate. So preparation is almost non existent.

Thirdly, no grout. So that means, no mould, no scrubbing, no bleaching. Our customers love the fact that once you have fitted these panels you can forget about them. You can see what they think for yourself in our testimonial pages