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Nice wet wall panels - does such a thing exist?

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MrsMandS Tue 25-Oct-16 21:37:28

We're renovating our shower room. It's very small: single shower & vanity unit with toilet & sink. The guy that's doing it has recommended wet wall panels for the shower. Not sure about this.

Should we tile the whole lot? I imagine this will be expensive and a bugger to clean. Also, it might be cold too. Therefore wetwall would seem the wise move.

I loath wetwall though and the examples I've seen are either mock marble or sparkly. Neither are really my thing.

Anyone seen any nice panels?

carmenta Tue 25-Oct-16 21:40:03

I haven't but I'm on exactly the same search, so I hope you don't mind if I tag along on your thread!

SwedishEdith Tue 25-Oct-16 23:31:48

Watching just because I've never seen any nice ones either.

Murphysgirl Tue 25-Oct-16 23:37:22

I like these. I love the glass ones but our budget will only stretch to the acrylic ones.

CointreauVersial Tue 25-Oct-16 23:51:33

Ours are lovely - matt grey and slightly speckly. Here. So easy to keep clean, and installed in minutes.

The shiny/glass ones look lovely at first but darker colours show watermarks badly - this put us off. And I hate fake marble.

BackforGood Tue 25-Oct-16 23:51:50

I had some fitted in our shower about 10 years ago, which are neither mock marble nor sparkly - they are fantastic - no grout to keep clean. They look great still.
this year we had the main bathroom done and have gone for panels again - once again neither sparkly nor marble. I'll see if I can find any paperwork from what company they are. I know where we ordered them from but that's a small, local independent merchant.
However, ALL the places we looked had lots of choice - the Wickes, the Homebase etc as well as independent bathroom sales places.

mrssnodge Wed 26-Oct-16 10:24:53

We have wall panels, but they are large tile effect, laid on the walls horizontal rather than vertically- they look just like tiles even with grout effect, but are to simple to keep clean and look great !

neolara Wed 26-Oct-16 10:26:49

We've had mermaid board for the last 10 years. Incredibly easy to clean and still looks great. We're about to redo the bathroom and will put it in again.

Ffsusernamesallgone Wed 26-Oct-16 10:32:19

I've got Almond Shimmer by Showerwall. Despite the name there's barely any sparkle and they look good. They're matt and slightly rough so don't look as plastic as the others. I'm really pleased after constantly cracking and stained grout in tiles.

witchmountain Wed 26-Oct-16 10:35:12

Currently considering the same thing. If you want to look at some tile effect ones these places all do them:

I've seen the reco ones at a trade show and they look surprising realistic when they are up.

Ffsusernamesallgone Wed 26-Oct-16 10:52:48

Here's the one I have. Honestly the sparkle bits don't sparkle like in that picture though!

justaweeone Thu 27-Oct-16 07:59:18

We have this one
Then we have used horizontal tongue and groove else where

NannyPlumsMagicTrick Thu 27-Oct-16 08:06:08

Was just about to come on and say try Showerwall

ChishandFips33 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:59:20

We have grey slate - wouldn't go back to tiles manky grout

DontBeSoStroppy Thu 27-Oct-16 10:06:51

I'm place marking. Some of these look really nice and the thought of no grout would make me very happy.

I'm not sure I have the aversion to sparklyness that some of you have though grin.

The grey stone one with tiny flecks look really good.

shockingsocks Sun 30-Oct-16 11:17:26

Respatex in grey concrete look. We had it fitted a couple of years ago and I still love it. Some of the others they do are pretty hideous, mind.

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