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    • sooty&sweep
    • By sooty&sweep 4th Oct 17, 9:53 PM
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    Tiles or Shower Panels ?
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    • 4th Oct 17, 9:53 PM
    Tiles or Shower Panels ? 4th Oct 17 at 9:53 PM
    Hi

    We're currently having our house refurbished & we need to sort out two showers.

    I'd originally intended to use waterproof bathroom panels as I was happy with the look & I thought they'd work out cheaper & easier.

    The initial price I've got is roughly £500 per shower, supply only of the panels & trims and we'd have to fit them ourselves. I can get the price down to roughly £300 if I use the cheaper trade boards. They would still be mdf/marine ply backed.
    That's not too bad but does mean that I have to compromise on the pattern.

    However it's got me thinking Is my initial assumption that they'd work out cheaper correct ? Should I go for tiles instead?

    Any advice on bathroom panels v tiles ?

    Any idea on the going price for tiling a shower cubicle ?

    Cheers

    Jen
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    • JuzaMum
    • By JuzaMum 5th Oct 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:19 AM
    I am looking at shower panels too.
    https://www.panelcompany.co.uk
    This company seem very competitively priced and will send out samples.
    • andyhop
    • By andyhop 5th Oct 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:24 AM
    A quality porcelain tile every time. Correctly fitted on a tanked substrate will easily do 30yrs

    Wet wall is for the unskilled trades and the customers who want a quick cheap patch . Why anyone would want to clad there walls or ceiling in this stuff puzzles me
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    • JuzaMum
    • By JuzaMum 5th Oct 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:26 AM
    Why anyone would want to clad there walls or ceiling in this stuff puzzles me
    Originally posted by andyhop
    Because I want a to live in a world with no grout to clean.
    • andyhop
    • By andyhop 5th Oct 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 11:55 AM
    A good grout from mapei , sealed with unvivseal will not need scrubbing

    I’m always covered in crap from other people’s bathroms , yet my bathroom is sparkly clean

    It has the right materials for the job

    Your right that laminate boards don’t need cleaning , but at the same time the silicone used to seal the joints also doesn’t stick well
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    • sooty&sweep
    • By sooty&sweep 5th Oct 17, 6:30 PM
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    Thanks All
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