Frequently Asked Questions
PVC cladding is often fitted in bathrooms and kitchens because it is waterproof and easy to wipe clean. But modern cladding is manufactured to a high standard with a realistic finish, and we’ve seen it used all around the home – it’s ideal for a feature wall, a wet room, or a busy utility room.
To calculate the number of panels required, you need to measure the width of the area you need to cover and divide it by the width of the panels you are using. For example, if the width of the area is 2.5m and you are using a standard width panel of 250mm then 10 panels are required.
Fitting cladding is relatively simple. Most panels can be fitted on almost any surface – so there’s no need to strip old tiles or even plaster.
If the surface is porous (such as breeze block or brick) then you can use a solvent-free adhesive like Pinkgrip. If your surface is non-porous (like tiles), fit the cladding using solvent-based adhesive. You can also fit a wooden frame and staple or screw the cladding to it (which is great if you want to reinforce certain areas when you’re adding shelves).
Yes! Modern cladding is designed to be attached over your old tiles, saving you a lot of extra work or expense.
Yes, it is – see product pages for details about manufacturer guarantees. Because they click together to create a tight seal, cladding panels are perfect for wetrooms. To cover your own joins or edges around the bath or shower, add a Cladseal strip seal.
The panels can easily be cut to size using a fine-toothed hand saw.
Watertight and wipe-clean, our cladding panels are fantastic for kitchens.
Most of them carry a Class 1 Fire Rating (check product pages), but they’re not suitable for temperatures higher than 50 degrees C. This means that you can fit them in the kitchen (and they’re perfect around sinks and worktops) but you will need to add a heat-resistant splash back to protect them from heat behind the cooker and hob.
Yes, you can install spotlights to illuminate your cladding (and it’s a great idea). Make sure that you choose low-wattage bulbs, such as LEDs, and low-voltage transformers.
Our bathroom panels are easy to clean:
1- Choose a soft, clean cloth
2 – Fill a bowl with soapy water (washing-up liquid or other gentle detergents – don’t use an abrasive cleaning solution)
3 – Dampen the cloth and wipe over the panels. Enjoy the sparkly clean finish!
All panels are manufactured in batches and there can be slight differences between them. But when we receive your order, we will ensure that you receive panels from the same batch(es). If you hold on to your batch numbers, we can do our best to match the product if you need more!
Our cladding is designed for walls but, if you’re looking for flooring to complete your project, we’ve got you covered! We supply top-quality SPC (stone polymer composite) and LVT (luxury vinyl tile) flooring so if you want advice on coordinating walls and floors, just get in touch.
Guarantees are important to us – and to you! All of the ranges that we carry have manufacturer’s guarantees. Check the product pages to see the length of the guarantee on each panel.
Note that your guarantee will become invalid if you haven’t followed care instructions or fitted your cladding according to the recommendations. It’s worth checking the instructions carefully before installation to make sure you’ll be covered.
Yes, so there’s no need for grout! Our bathroom panels feature click-together edges, which form a watertight seal.
No – it’s not recommended. Bathroom Cladding Store panels are suitable for indoor use.
No! You don’t have to buy trims (or grout) – you can seal edges and you’re finished.
But some people like trims to cover edges, especially if any will be visible in the room. So you can order optional trims in white, black, or chrome – here’s a roundup of the options:
End Cap: Designed to finish the run of panels or on skirting boards.
Coving Trim: Designed for the intersections between walls and ceilings.
Internal corner: For internal corners.
External corner: For outer corners!
Rigid Angle: This can be used for framing corners (around windows and door frames) and external corners.
Joining Trim: This joins two panels together (top to bottom).
Rigid Angle trims are 25mm wide and 3m long. They’re suitable for fitting onto 5mm, 8mm, and 10mm thick panels.
The chrome finish only covers the visible part of the trim – the exterior.