Water should fall downwards in a shower but unfortunately some also travels upward! Deflected spray, especially if you are using a power shower, can bounce off surfaces and end up splashing the ceiling. Most ceiling materials have a hard time coping with this but ceiling cladding has no issues whatsoever.
What Is It made From?
Shower ceiling cladding is made from PVC. It is supplied in long “planks” that have a tongue along one edge and a groove along the other. This enables the panels to slot together to give you a waterproof surface.
And this waterproof nature ensures that it does not succumb to the usual problems. Flaking paint and mould spots will be a thing of the past when you shower ceiling cladding.
You can use virtually any PVC cladding on ceilings. White is by far the most common colour used for ceilings. This means they will keep the room feeling light and airy. Darker colours will tend to make the room feel more enclosed. This is worth keeping in mind when you are designing for a small bathroom.
It is made from a hollow section which means that each panel is light in weight. This makes it possible to fit them over existing coverings without the need to remove the old covering.
Cladding is available in longer lengths to enable it to be used as a bathroom ceiling cladding. This is ideal in larger rooms because you can span the whole roof without the need to join the panels end on end (which is not ideal). They can be attached directly to the existing ceiling or fitted to battens if required.
What Designs Are Available
Marble effects and stone effect come in a range of light colours and can be used on ceiling as well as wars. Try and avoid using the same design on walls and ceilings or the room can end up looking like a mausoleum.
For this reason the standard approach is to use marble effect on the walls and a white panel on the ceiling.
But even if you opt for white there are still many choices.
There are plank effects where the panels resemble planks of wood. Some have a wood grain effect applied to them some are smooth and glossy.
There are infill strips – usually with a chrome effect. These will help you make a feature of the ceiling if that is your desire.
Matt white panels are the best option if you just want a no-nonsense, zero-maintenance, good looking ceiling.
Why Choose Shower Ceiling Cladding?
Because shower ceiling cladding is the best covering for the job. It is as simple as that. Is it relatively cheap and it is easy to fit. It looks good and stays looking good. It is perfectly suited to the environment and will not be degraded by it – unlike all of the other materials.
You can fit the cladding to the ceiling above the shower cubicle or it can be installed around the whole ceiling – it is up to you. What we would point out however is that the more cladding you install the less maintenance worries you will have in the long run.
There are many different designs to choose from so whether you want something unobtrusive or if you want to make a feature of the ceiling there will be something suitable for you.