Linda Barker Collection from Multipanel to debut at KBB

Multipanel, the UK’s leading brand of waterproof decorative wall panels for bathrooms, is to launch its new 2018 collections at the Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms (KBB) exhibition in Birmingham on 4-7th March.

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In developing this year’s product offering, Multipanel has partnered with celebrity designer, Linda Barker, who will attend the show to launch the Linda Barker Collection for Multipanel, a range of 13 beautifully crafted waterproof panels, inspired by materials from the natural world such as stone, marble and wood.

The much-loved interior designer has been helping the British public transform their homes with stylish and imaginative ideas since her first television appearance in 1994, as a presenter on Changing Rooms. More recently, Linda, who initially trained in fine art, has won many plaudits for her commercial work, including her kitchen range for Wren Kitchens, sofas for DFS and cabins for Thomson Holidays.

“For too long,” says Linda, “the bathroom has taken a back seat in our homes. And even though the possibilities for decorating are endless, it’s often the cost and the long downtime that a bathroom space needs whilst work is carried out, that stops us in our tracks.”

“I was therefore excited to discover just how much quicker and more cost effective the whole bathroom makeover could be. Completely waterproof panels from Multipanel are easy to install, and importantly for a busy household, the downtime is kept to a minimum. What’s more, unlike traditional ceramic tiles, no grouting is required, which means a beautiful mould-free future for the renovation.”

Developed with the design loving house renovator in mind and for those looking to emulate the top bathroom trends in an affordable way at home, the Linda Barker Collection offers many stylish options for making the most of any bathroom space.

The Collection makes use of recent advances in laminate design technology. These allow much larger realistic true scale images to be printed on each panel, authentically replicating, for example, the look of real slabs of Calacatta marble, fossilised timber or patinated corten steel — all at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

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There are three colour and texture strands to the Linda Barker Collection from Multipanel:

 Elements: subtle hues combined with an incredibly solid appearance —perfect for achieving an ultra-modern industrial look.

– Wood: a weathered look exuding gentle warmth and texture.

– Stone: the authentic look and feel of real stone and marble.

A luxurious spa look is achieved with Calacatta Marble (Linda Barker Collection) feature wall and Sicilia flooring (Click Range).

For more information please visit Multipanels Website.

Source: http://www.multipanel.co.uk/multipanel-news/linda-barker-collection-from-multipanel-to-debut-at-kbb/

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Showerwall Panels are becoming more popular – but how do you fit them?

Showerwall boards and bathroom cladding is becoming more and more popular in the bathroom industry with both professional installer and DIYers, but how exactally do you install them?

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There are a number of different wall panel manufactures and brands out there and lot and lots of different ranges to choose from, so depending on the type of wall boarding you have chosen, the installation method can vary.

Showerwall who are one of the largest manufacturers of bathroom wall boards have created the below how to video guide to help installers and DIYers to learn and understand the installation process.

I thought i would share this video with your all in hope you found it helpful and educational. If you would like more information on ShowerWall please visit their website.

How To Create the Perfect Couple’s Bathroom

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Designing your new bathroom should be given the proper time and attention it deserves, as one of the most important rooms in your home. As women and men, we often want different things out of our bathroom, so designing a his and hers, couple’s bathroom is a great way to ensure harmony in the relationship and throughout the home. It is also a cost-effective way to ensure that your own needs are met, helping you to feel comfortable, and that you have a space you enjoy sharing.

Rubberduck Bathrooms, who are an online and High Street bathroom retailer have produced a nice guide to making the perfect couples bathrooms. Follow the link below for more more information.

Source: How To Create the Perfect Couple’s Bathroom

New Wall Panel On The Block

Ive been installing Lustrolite for a couple of years now and it was always the only product of it kind, but now they have competition!

Wetwall, who are well known for there MDF based wall boards, launched their own range of high gloss glass effect acrylic boards last year called Wetwall Acrylic which I have used a couple of times when stock of Lustrolite has been unavailable. Wetwall also have a larger range of colours available.

But now there is a new kid on the block!

Multipanel by Grant Westfield are a big name in the bathroom wall panel industry with their range of boards including MultiPanel, PolyPanel, TilePanel, DigitalPanel, SoundPanel, CleanPanel and flooring in the form of TwinFloor Click and Stick and now they have their own range of Glass Effect acrylic board called Reflect.

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Multipanel Reflect Range with a crystal clear acrylic front and solid coloured acrylic at the back, these panels create stunning depth that gives the illusion of glass. Choose from our range of colours that best complement your interiors to create a unique and modern twist in your shower enclosure. These 4mm thick panels have a hard-wearing finish and are easily cut and fitted to add a sense of luxury to any bathroom”

http://www.multipanel.co.uk/products/walls/reflect

Safari, new colour from Lustrolite

Lustrolite have launched a new colour, Safari, in the UK.

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Lustrolite Safari

Safari Lustrolite has been available in Australia, where Lustrolite is manufactured, and in the US for a number of years but hasn’t been available in the UK until now.

Lustrolite Safari wall panels are available to buy in the UK as of January 2015 and can be purchased/preordered now online.

About Lustrolite

Lustrolite is an award winning high gloss acrylic wall panel. It’s the perfect material to create stunning bath and shower walls, and kitchen backsplashes.

Lustrolite is a replacement to tiles and looks like back painted glass. With a special hard coated top layer for extra scratch and chemical resistance, cleaning and maintaining your panels is nearly effortless.

Photo from http://www.houzz.com/uk/pro/snookphotograph/chris-snook

Ventilation and Extractor Fans in your bathroom

The bathroom in a home was considered to be the area where persons tend to offer much less significance while constructing. However, nowadays the people give lots of attention to the bathroom building and designing. But still several of persons missed out the ventilation while designing the bathroom. Generally the bathrooms in the home are very humid or damp and air of the bathroom tends to have more moisture. And thus more moisture can result rotting of the ceiling and walls and this can cause the few structural damage as well. The bad thing about the moist surroundings is that these promote the growth of the bacteria, molds, mildew and several of other microorganisms.

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To overcome this problem, you must install the Xpelairbathroom fan in your bathroom. These fans are really very effective and at the same time very attractive. These bathroom fans are manufactured to eliminate the bathroom odors and decrease the quantity of the moisture. It might pull this out of the air as you’re taking a bath so that the mold is not capable to develop or grow at all.

The bathroom has to be appropriately ventilated. Few bathrooms have the standard ceiling fans fixed in them; however they don’t perform the needed job of eradicating the moisture and the dampness from a bathroom. The most excellent bathroom fans which can be fixed in the bathrooms are the extractor bathroom fans. These fans can remove bad smells, foul odors , eliminate moisture as well.

The good extractor fan for the bathroom has few standards which have to be fulfilled. If you previously have the extractor fan for the bathroom however are not definite about the fan’s effectiveness then you can perform some very simple test. You just hold the tissue paper on a grill of an extractor fan. If an extractor fan in the bathroom is efficient then the piece of the tissue will be held to a fan grill. This is really a very effective method by this you can judge the performance of your extractor fan.

First of all you should decide what size of a bathroom fan you want in your bathroom. The size of the bathroom fan can be settled on with a size of the bathroom. If you have a big bathroom in the home then you should install the bigger bathroom fan if the size is small then you should not install the big bathroom fan in your bathroom.

For more information and buy a bathroom extractor online fan click here

Forest Green, a new colour from Lustrolite

Lustrolite have recently launched a new colour in the UK market, forest green.

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Lustrolite Forest Green

Forest Green Lustrolite has been available in Australia, where Lustrolite is manufactured, and in the US for a number of years but hasn’t been available in the UK until now.

Lustrolite Forest Green wall panels are available to buy in the UK as of January 2015 and can be purchased/preordered now online.

About Lustrolite

Lustrolite is an award winning high gloss acrylic wall panel. It’s the perfect material to create stunning bath and shower walls, and kitchen backsplashes.

Lustrolite is a replacement to tiles and looks like back painted glass. With a special hard coated top layer for extra scratch and chemical resistance, cleaning and maintaining your panels is nearly effortless.

Photo from http://www.houzz.com/uk/pro/stephenfletcher/stephen-fletcher-architects

Lustrolite Glacier High Gloss Wall Board Alternative

High gloss wall panels in bathrooms have become very popular over the last year with the introduction on Lustrolite and BNQs own version Vistelle. Over the last 6 months i have installed severial bathrooms (normally within a shower enclosure) with Lustrolite, and i have to say the over all look is amazing.

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The most popular colour by far seems to be the Glacier, so much so that Lustrolite and Vistelle have become out of stock of the larger 1200 x 2440 size boards. Fortunately I have been able to source an alternative product that is almost identical to Lustrolite of Vistelle called WetWall Acrylic made by the company who pioneered shower and bathroom wall boards…. WETWALL.

These board appear to have to same construction, can be cut in the same way and installed in the same manner. The only down side to the WetWall Acrylic is that there are no colour matched trims avaiable, but you can still use the Lustrolite trims.

So if you are looking for Lustrolite Glacier boards, then why not take a look at WetWall Acrylic Green Mist.

When im fitting a bathrooms, either with a shower or a bath or even a shower bath I always fit a AquaStrap to guarantee the installation.

AquaStrap is a leading up-stand seal used for sealing a shower tray/pan or bath tub. For those people installing a new shower tray or bath who prefer an exposed silicone joint to an extruded profile, AquaStrap will remain watertight in the event of the silicone seal leaking through joint movement or natural deterioration.

AquaStrap seals accommodate the technical challenges of modern hi-use hi-performance shower environments, the aesthetic preferences of our customers and the recommendations of recognised national building standard authorities worldwide.

As said I always use a Aquastrap to seal in both shower trays and baths.

Aquastraps are available from most places as well as Aquastrap for sale online.

For more information visit www.aquastrap.com