The image above shows the Shower Wall Bianco Carrara finish, used as a waterproof feature wall behind a freestanding bath for a contemporary classic look
Shower wall panels, also known as bathroom panels and bathroom boards, are a waterproof system that offers an alternative to tiling. They're transforming bathroom design as we know it and can be used not only in bathrooms but wetrooms, ensuites and other rooms in the house e.g kitchens.
We sell a range of award-winning wet wall panels here at UK Bathrooms from brands such as Bushboard, Shower Wall and Lustrolite. Quality is assured with all of our products, a good place to start would be to decide what type of finish you are looking for, what kind of look it is you are trying to create, are you looking for natural textures such as stone or wood, or more modern glossy glass effect bathroom wall board? For example, if you are looking for a marble stone texture both Nuance by Bushboard and Shower Wall have options in different shades and textures, you can select the shade and tone of marble you would like to create the desired look of your new shower panel system.
The image above illustrates the Shower Wall Grey Volterra Gloss panel used as a feature wall in an on-trend black framed effect bathroom setting
Marble and stone textured bathroom shower panels are extremely popular as they can be used to create a variety of looks from classic to more traditional and so much in between, for example a light marble will compliment a traditional bathroom setting lighter shades working well with light and airy Edwardian and Georgian designs, or use it as a monochrome contrast with modern matt black. Marble with a darker grain compliments richer Victorian designs with opulent forms, luxe textures and rich colours, it can also be used to showcase modern brassware fittings such as a rich gold or matt brass, or as a good mid shade with fashionable black framed effect panels so the overall look is not too dark.
The photograph above shows an L shaped panelled walk-in shower area using Shower Wall in Lightning Marble with lots of natural light and a monochrome feel
Fitting instructions vary per manufacturer, but shower wall board is much quicker and easier to install than bathroom tiling, it can also be much more cost effective in terms of the material itself but also in fitting costs as installation is so quick! Bushboard offer their specialist bathroom wall panelling: Nuance, this is a very versatile system which comes with either a tongue and groove edge to be joined onto another board or a curved finished edge. Use the Bushboard complete adhesive to firmly adhere the board to your wall surface, and the colour matched BB complete to create seamless joints and seals in the same shade as your chosen colour pattern or board design.
The above video is a useful guide by Bushboard on how to install cut and create with their Nuance shower boards
The bathroom panels we sell are waterproof systems, Nuance is made by leading manufacturer Bushboard who have been developing bathroom and kitchen surfaces since the 1930’s when they were working with Bakelite for the emerging electronics industry, after the World Wars their technology developed and the new decorative laminates industry blossomed. Bushboard Nuance is made from a patented polyurethane core that is completely waterproof, this core is then bonded at extremely high pressure with its laminate giving you a 100% guaranteed waterproof bathroom wall cladding in the decorative finish of your choice!
The Bushboard Nuance Calacatta Statuario is featured in the image above in a selection of different installation types
Lustrolite panels are another award winning brand of wet wall shower wall we sell, they are light weight, very easy to work with and have a pristine glossy finish. Lustrolite is made of high grade gloss acrylic and as such is impervious to water. This impermeable surface comes in 7 stunning colours with a high gloss, luxurious finish. They are a really adaptable product and can be installed in both kitchens and bathrooms, as they have a glass like appearance they can be built into a variety of designs. The top hard layer coating is tough and resistant to chemicals and scratches, requiring only warm water and a soft cloth to clean – perfect for a family bathroom!
The video above illustrates the ease of installation of the Lustrolite acrylic shower wall board
We would highly recommend this modern way of creating bathroom wall coverings. Bushboard Nuance, for example, is a quick and easy to install system. It can be finished in a trim free look thanks to its ‘post formed’ edges which are curved and form a watertight end seal in combination with the BB complete adhesive sealant which can be ordered in a colour matched shade. To make this even easier we have put together some Bushboard Nuance Packs. These include everything you need to create different shaped sections like a recessed triple section or a classic corner, you can cut the boards down to your own bespoke requirements for the perfect fit.
Bushboard Nuance is an award winning waterproof bathroom wall panelling system that is reliable, good-looking and easy to install
Our product images, videos and our blog are all here to inspire you! There are so many design options with shower panels, you can create any look or style for a bath, shower or walk in wetroom. The look doesn’t have to be cold, a selection of Nuance wooden finishes are available, these have a natural grain effect for a realistic and tactile quality for a warmer look. Mix 2 different patterns or colours to define different areas in your bathroom, for example highlight a feature wall section, or create a shower corner recess in one pattern contrasted or complimented by another shade of board to outline different zones in your design to create areas that will be a delight to inhabit.
Bushboard Nuance panels also come in a variety of wooden finishes that have a natural grain texture for a warm look
The systems we sell can be cut to a bespoke size, check the individual product page for further information on how to do this depending on the brand you choose, or contact our sales team who will be happy to get any details you need for installation. Lustrolite is a glossy acrylic and can be cut down to form allsorts of shapes and for a variety of uses around the home including splashbacks, feature panels, bath splashbacks and bath panels or most commonly with showers. The glossy finish of Lustrolite is a fantastic glass like surface for a modern high shine look in any bathroom, even kitchen wall panels but classically as waterproof shower panels.
The image above shows 2 of the cool blue tones available on the Lustrolite high gloss acrylic shower walls