These maintenance-free designs in a range of styles require no grout fixing or upkeep and can be installed five times faster than traditional tiles
Laminate wall panels are an attractive alternative to bathroom tiles for specifiers and clients, offering a quick-to-install, waterproof and easy-to-clean solution that will maintain a fresh appearance for years to come.
Tiling requires wall preparation, application, fixing, grouting and downtime for everything to set. Tiles are prone to damage during transport or when cutting and need regular upkeep once installed to prevent grout from becoming worn, stained and unhygienic. They also require a specialist labourer.
Manufacturer Fibo's laminate wall panel alternatives can be fixed to any surface, even over secure existing tiles. They do not use any grout so remove the problem of the grout ‘germ trap’ without compromising water tightness. The panels click into place using a unique Aqualock system that allows them to be installed five times faster than traditional tiles.
Fibo offers a selection of over 80 colour, design and textured wall panel options aimed at catering for all tastes, styles and budgets.
Its Metro Brick panel is part of a new Urban Collection that will be launching further designs later in the year. It was inspired by the art deco movement that brought London Underground and New York Subway-style tiles into residential homes and uses a routering method to create a 3D tile-effect pattern that mimics 30x10cm staggered brickwork. Metro Brick is available in five colours/finishes: light grey matt Svalbard; dark grey matt Aberdeen; glossy warm grey London; glossy Denver White; and satin White Silk.
Fibo has also launched three new blue finishes in its Contemporary Tile Effect range for luxurious bathroom spaces: dark dramatic gloss Midnight Blue; teal matt Smokey Blue; and blue-grey matt Dusty Blue.
All Fibo tile-effect wall panels are covered by a 25-year warranty as standard so, once properly installed, the panels' water-tightness, robustness and colour retention is guaranteed.
For more information and technical support, visit fibo.co.uk