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Bathroom wall panels are a hygienic, convenient and long-lasting option for bathroom and shower walls. They eliminate the hassle and mess of tiling, as well as being 100% waterproof and easy to clean. Let’s face it, we’ve all seen how dirty and worn tiling becomes after a few months.
But with all this said, it’s still important to choose the right supplier for your commercial job. With the wrong supplier, you could suffer from substandard quality, poor service and unexpected costs along the way. Don’t be caught out.
Read on as we look at 7 important considerations when choosing your bathroom wall panel supplier.
1. Commercial service
First on the list – does the supplier provide a specialist service for commercial and trade clients? Buying from a general retailer means you’ll be buying in bulk without the associated benefits. You won’t get specialist support and they probably won’t be able to facilitate large or repeated orders.
Instead, look for a supplier with a dedicated commercial and trade service to support the needs of your project. They can provide you with a quote for the specific needs for your job, which could save you plenty of money in the long run.
When you’re fitting wall panels, you want to make sure everything is right. That’s why it’s essential to find a supplier that offers comprehensive support. As well as support online, by email and over the phone, it’s useful if suppliers provide help guides with videos to make installation a straightforward, hassle-free process.
You don’t want to compromise on quality when you’re buying bathroom wall panels. Nor do you want to order a truck load of the wrong thickness or finish. By finding a supplier who provides samples, you can ensure you’re getting the exact product you need and check its quality before you purchase.
When you do finally make the purchase, you don’t want to be worried about security. Make sure your supplier has a fast, convenient and secure form of payment, such as PayPal.
How long do you want to wait for your order? For most trade clients, speed is essential. You want your order within a few working days, so you can complete jobs on time. Find a supplier than can match your needs. Some good suppliers will also offer free delivery on orders that meet a certain value, which is worth considering if you want to minimise expenditure.
6. Returns and guarantee
What happens if something is wrong with your bathroom wall panels? It helps to know you won’t be left out of pocket. Find a supplier with a convenient returns policy so you can get a replacement if there are any issues with your order. In the long term, it’s also worth looking for a supplier with a solid guarantee of at least five years.
There are a number of organisations providing accreditation to trusted suppliers. With criteria for training, experience and safety practices, they are a good way to separate the cowboys from trustworthy companies. For peace of mind, find a supplier who is accredited by the likes of:
- CHAS – Contractors Health and Safety Assessment
- CSCS – Construction Skills Certification Scheme
Make a choice you won’t regret
Looking for specialist bathroom wall panel suppliers? You can’t go wrong with Igloo.
With a dedicated service for commercial and trade accounts, simple delivery and returns, and secure online payment, we provide a reliable service that meets all of your needs. Even better, we provide samples, support and a 10-20-year guarantee. Contact our team today to talk about how we can help you.