Help – Estimating

Measuring for waterproof wall panels requires a slightly different method to other forms of wall covering.
To find out how many wall panels you require:
1. measure each wall in mm
2. divide each wall measurement by the panel width in mm
3. round up any fractions to give the number of panels required for that wall (some panels are only available in pack quanitities – click here for more information)

This will give you a rough idea of how many panels you require. To get an exact number you will have to figure out where every single panel will go, which ins not really practical plus it is always wise to allow extra for wastage and cutting errors. Also, some of our panels are packed in 3’s or 4’s (Vicenza, Decos) so you have to round up to the nearest multiple of the pack quantity.
The majority of the panels sold by The Bathroom Marquee are 2.6mt high so if your room is more than 2.6mt high you can use skirting to make up the difference or contact us for further advice (there are also a few 2.7mt panels available in our range).
If you have any difficulty working out the correct quantities please contact the sales office and we will do our best to help.

Measuring For Wall Panels

For the room illustrated  using a 250mm wide panel as an example:
2000 ÷ 250 = 8 panels
2000 ÷ 250 = 8 panels
1875 ÷ 250 = 7.5 panels (round up to 8)
1875 ÷ 250 = 7.5 panels (round up to 8)
so in this example 32 panels* would enable you to panel the whole room.
The amount of boards saved when you come to the door area can be used to panel the window reveals and will allow for a bit of wastage.
*some panels are only available in pack quantities of 3 or 4

Measuring For Ceiling Panels

It is best to install ceiling panels first, using one of the methods described on our installation page, and then fit the wall panels.

The quantity of ceiling panels you need will depend on the direction you run the panelling.

If you use the same room as above as an example, you will see that running the boards in one direction will use less boards than running them in the other direction.

Using panels that are 2600mm long and 375mm wide and run them in the direction indicated we will need:
2250 ÷ 275 = 9 panels

If the panels are run in the other direction you will need:

2000 ÷ 250 = 8 panels

so this option will require one less panel. If this was a panel such Labo (which are only available in packs of 4) this would be the difference between buying 2 packs or 3 packs.

The size of the panels chosen will also have an affect on the amount needed as some panels (again Labo is an example) are available in different lengths.