When it comes to your bathroom walls, tiles are often the obvious and only choice that people consider. However, while tiles are versatile and come in a huge range of colours, finishes and sizes, there are also other alternatives to keep in mind. In this blog post, we are exploring 5 alternatives to traditional wall tiles that can take your bathroom design to the next level.
1 | Porcelain slabs
Large-format porcelain panels are an elegant alternative to traditional tiles. These panels come in various sizes and can imitate the look of natural stone, concrete, or even timber. They offer a seamless appearance with minimal grout lines, making them easier to clean as well as adding a wow factor to the room.
2 | Micro-cement render
Micro-cement render is a thin, cement-based coating that provides a seamless and modern concrete-like look. It is durable, water-resistant, and available in a variety of colors, making it perfect for the whole bathroom. It is important to note that the application process is the most important part in order to ensure it is water-resistant, so always enlist an experienced professional to install.
3 | VJ Panels
If you've been following us for a while, you'll know we love VJ paneling. Not only is it super easy to install, but it can add subtle texture and character to any space, which can then be painted any colour you'd like. The lines in the paneling can also help to make a wall feel higher or wider depending on how it's installed. Please note that it's important that only wet area VJ panels are placed in bathrooms, and to ensure they don't go directly into a wet area like a shower.
4 | Timber panels
If you want to create a luxurious spa experience, nothing beats the use of a warm timber in the space. There are many options for cladding your wall with timber, but our favourite has to be vertical timber battens. Similar to the VJ panels, the lined pattern can help to elongate the wall and create the illusion of a higher ceiling. However, this may be too much for a whole wall, so we suggest keeping it to a feature area, like behind a bath or vanity.
5 | Wallpaper
High-quality, moisture-resistant wallpaper with interesting textures or patterns can be a cost-effective way to add luxury to bathroom walls. It's essential to choose wallpaper specifically designed for bathrooms to ensure durability. However, like with the VJ panels, you'll still need to ensure this doesn't go into a really wet area like a shower.
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