Plastic Panels: 8 Key Benefits over Tiles
If you are daunted by the idea of tiling your kitchen or bathroom, or you are a
professional looking for a way to save time and money, it could be time to switch
from tiles to plastic wall panels. These modern and efficient panels sometimes also
known by the brand names Aquabord, Aquaclad and Proclad. They do the same
job as tiles, but they have numerous advantages. Here are eight of the key benefits
that using plastic panels have over tiles.
What are the benefits of Plastic Panels over tiles?
Quick and Simple to Fit
One of the main reasons people choose
plastic panels over tiles is because they are
simply more convenient to work with. This is
especially true if you are going about some
DIY in your home and you don't want to go
through the whole process of tiling the wall
You can fit them yourself in less time than it
takes to tile the same area and you don’t
need any specialist skills. There are no wet
trades required, meaning it is often a more
cost-effective solution, and professionals can
also use them to save a lot of time.
The grouting in tiles does not last forever, we have all seen how
terrible mouldy grout can look – meaning you have to redo it
every once in a while. This can be a large job that can take up a
lot of time and energy on your part. Even if the grouting does
not need replacing, it will almost certainly need to be cleaned
regularly to avoid discolouring. This is not a problem with
Aquabord or Aquaclad because there is no grout they require
very little maintenance to remain in perfect condition.
Avoid the Mess
Grouting tiles can be a messy business. Not only
does it take time to do, but you can also get it
wrong if you are not experienced with tiles. There
is a lot of work to do and then you have to clean it
all up at the end, making the job more time
consuming and inconvenient.
Shower wall panels are 100% waterproof so you won't
have to worry about leaks. This makes them ideal for use
in the kitchen and bathroom, as well as use in
Tiles are fairly durable, but they can break and cause problems. Plastic wall panels are
incredibly tough, and they are designed to last a long time – which can also make them a
more affordable option. They are highly resistant to damage by impact and scratches, so
they stay looking better for longer.
Proclad Contains Colour Throughout
Proclad plastic panels contain colour throughout, so if they do become damaged, the
damage will not show in the same way as it does in a tile. If the panel becomes scratched, all
that will show is more of the same colour.
Condensation can be a problem with tiles and it can affect their
appearance. Plastic panels suffer less from condensation, so
they stay looking better and cleaner for longer.
Obviously it depends where you get your plastic panels from
but you can often get a good guarantee with these, perhaps
even up to 10 years. This is because plastic panels are trusted to
last a long time without causing any problems so the
guarantees tend to be very good.