3 Reasons Why Bathroom Wall Panels are a Great Alternative to Tiles

We’re big fans of bathroom wall panels here at Bath & More, a feature that’s fast becoming a firm favourite in bathroom design and renovation. Championed by both professionals and DIY-ers alike, read on to find out why more and more people are ditching the tiles in favour of this modern bathroom design solution.


1. Wall panels are quicker, easier - and often cheaper - to install than tiles

marble effect bathroom wall panels

One of the biggest benefits of installing panels over tiles is that you can install panels over tiles. With no need to remove previous tiles before fitting wall panels you can refresh your bathroom look in lightning fast time.

Another impressive timesaving factor is that wall panels are fitted using adhesive sealant, not grout - a feature that saves an average of 21 hours per bathroom installation according to John Mortimer, sales director at Multipanel.

With no need to wait aeons for grout to dry, it’ll be no time before you can hop in the shower and reap the rewards of your bathroom’s stunning new look.

Whether you’re DIY-ing it or hiring a professional, the time saved is also cost saved: wall panels are easy enough to install yourself to save money hiring a tiler - and if you do decide to leave it to the professionals, the quicker installation means you’re billed for less time, meaning it can work out cheaper to use wall panels over tiles.


2. Wall panels are incredibly easy to keep clean

Your wall panels require very little maintenance, making them the smart design choice to make your bathroom easier to clean. Gone are the days of tirelessly bleaching, scrubbing and scouring to keep mould and mildew at bay. With no grout lines to worry about, all you need for pristine panels is the occasional wipe down with regular soap, warm water and a non-abrasive sponge. Every second saved not cleaning your bathroom is a victory in our books!


3. Wide choice of design options

multipanel wall panels

As far as style choices go, the world’s your oyster when it comes to wallboards. Be bold, be traditional, be something in between - the possibilities are limitless.

If you’re after the traditional look you can’t beat the timeless elegance of Carrara Marble. For a dramatic twist on the traditional, Ferro Grafite is a stunning option for an ultra stylish matt black bathroom aesthetic. You’ll find this panel in the Linda Barker collection, designed to emulate real slabs of polished black marble.

There’s even something for people who love the tile aesthetic, with panels that mimic metro tile and herringbone patterns.

And if you’re still refining your vision board, why not order some free samples to help make that all-important decision?



Quick to install, easy to maintain and visually stunning are just some of the reasons we are such big fans of bathroom wall panels.

With a wide range of Multipanel and Mermaid bathroom wall panels available online, we’re certain there’s a wall panel for you at Bath & More.

If you have any questions or simply want to learn more, please feel free to get in touch via telephone, email or live chat where we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.