It’s natural to love the beauty of marble. The patterns of the material add a grand and opulent feel to any room. However, the major disadvantage of it is cost. Whether you’re looking to kit your bathroom out in marble or create accents, it comes with a hefty investment. So, what’s the next best thing? Marble-effect panels.
While it may be the cheaper option, it comes with plenty of advantages to the real thing. Read on to find out why:
The range of marble wall panels for bathrooms offers a high-quality alternative to natural materials. The decorative wall panels at Igloo Surfaces showcase high-performance options that are not easily damaged or stained. Plus, they come with a 10-year guarantee for peace of mind.
The look of marble-effect bathroom wall panels also creates a high-end look without breaking the bank.
Marble has a reputation for grandness and elegance. However, this also means it comes at a premium. Alongside its popularity, the process of extracting marble and the production of useable materials is also high compared to other methods. As a result, you’d be looking at thousands to decorate even the smallest of bathrooms.
In contrast, PVC marble effect panels are super affordable. This option is suitable for both large and small spaces and a range of budgets.
Traditional marble has beautiful natural veins, but these are unique to the material and cannot be changed. On the other hand, PVC marble wall panels are available in subtle or bolder veined examples. This way, you can create the aesthetic you want with consistency in the design.
Alongside being high-quality, PVC wall panels are durable and long-lasting. Once installed, they last many years and are typically backed with a guarantee. Marble, in comparison, is a reasonably soft stone, which makes it more absorbent than other natural materials. Unfortunately, this means it’s prone to blemishes and stains and can cost hundreds a year to maintain.
PVC panels are the perfect option for bathrooms as they’re waterproof. Using panels also removes the need to clean grout and mould build-up that can happen with tiles.
Whether you’re DIYing the bathroom or getting the professionals in, we all love a quick and easy install, and marble effect PVC panels are just that.
Many of the PVC panels we offer at Igloo Surfaces are created with a tongue and groove system, so they slot together easily.
The smooth texture of PVC panels makes them easy to clean. All you need to do is use some warm soapy water and a cloth and wipe down or scrub any hard to remove areas. As bathrooms and showers build up moisture, it’s always a great idea to use a squeegee after using the bathtub or shower. Just wipe down the panels to remove excess water and allow it to dry naturally. If you’re looking to achieve a streak-free shine, go over the panels with a microfiber cloth.
Most bathrooms have slight imperfections on walls. Older homes tend to suffer more with this than modern builds. However, any home might experience uneven wall surfaces. Fortunately, PVC marble-effect panels can mask this to give a perfectly straight and even appearance.
If you have significant issues with your bathroom walls, then getting a professional to take a look is best. But, if there are only a few bumps, then some quick fixes will get your panels up and looking great.
Choosing natural marble means you’ll have to go with the flow on colour and vein effects. However, choosing PVC wall panels gives you the luxury of more choice.
At Igloo Surfaces, we have traditional colours such as the white Carrara Marble range or grey and beige shades. But, if you’re looking for an industrial vibe, the Urban collection offers a contemporary yet rugged marble style wall effect. For the epitome of elegance, black marble is also a strong contender.
Tiles are a top choice for bathrooms, but they can create more hard work than needed with cleaning grout and longer installation times.
Marble effect PVC panels take the stress out of this with a simple to install system. Plus, cleaning is a breeze. The long-lasting nature of its construction also ensures you won’t need to replace them for a good few years. Well, of course, unless you want to!
Marble is always in fashion. It’s also a prominent trend for interiors in 2022, and subtle veins and elegant colours are top of the list for bathroom installations. Marble-effect panels are a great alternative if forking out thousands isn’t within budget.
If you’re looking to create a luxe look in this space but don’t know whether PVC panels could work for you, why not test it out first. Order samples from us to help you get a feel for the design and appearance. Plus, check out the quality and durability first-hand. Once you’re happy with your choice, order on the website for fast delivery.
There are many ways to decorate bathroom and shower room walls, but nothing quite beats the ease of marble-effect PVC panels. So, explore our selection of colours and designs and create a luxury look for an affordable cost.