Plank Effects

The following two diagrams will help explain the difference between the plank effects that are achieved with our v-groove wall panels. All of the different plank effects are purely decorative – they do not affect the performance of the panels so they are still suitable for use in showers and cubicles.


One-Plank Effect

The first photo above shows a diagram of a one-plank effect panel.

When these panels are slotted together the apparent size of the panel will be the overall width of the face. This is the most common design. Where the two panels meet there is a visible joint. If this joint is chamfered there will be a “v” visible. These are known as V Groove panels. More commonly the edge is square resulting in a Flush Joint.

Examples of one plank panels include our Vicenza marble range and the tile effect panels in our Vox range. Both these have a flush joint. We previously sold Ligno panels which were a one-plank effect panel with a v-groove joint but these are no longer available.

Two-Plank Effect

The second photo shows a two plank effect diagram.

Two-plank effect panels all have a V Groove joint. They also have a second joint emulated in the centre of the panel making each panel look like two planks. There are some panels on the market with a three-plank design. This is the same principle but each panel looks like it is split into thirds rather than in half.

Our Vicenza Whiteline and Vicenza White Chrome panels are examples of two-plank effect cladding.

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