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.

Lustrolite Safari

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.

Lustrolite Forest Green

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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Lustrolite Glacier

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.

The difference between an Electrical Shower and a power shower?

What is the difference between an Electrical Shower and a power shower?

This is a question I often get asked…

1) An electric shower heats cold mains water as it passes by a heating element, similar to a kettle. They are connected to a mains water supply and an electrical supply. Electric showers are perfect for home without a gas supply or homes with stored/tanked water supply. You can also use these in home with a combi boiler as no hot supply is required.

2) A power shower is a pumped shower which will boost the water pressure if the water pressure is not high enough for a good flow from the shower head. It connects to CISTERN FED hot and cold supplies and can be thermostatically controlled. It delivers the mixed water at a good pressure to a shower head. Power shower require a hot and cold water feed and should not be fitted to a combi boiler system.

I hope this helps people.

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

Looking to change your bathrooms?

Are you thinking of changing your bathroom? Don’t know where to beguine?

If your thinking of getting a new bathroom there are two ways you can go, you can either visit a bathrooms showroom and hire them to design and install your bathroom from start to finish, or you can DIY  it.

These two main way each have there plus and minuses. The plus to going to a showroom is that you can get the job done in one place from start to finish with very little time or hastle for your self. You bathroom will also be backed with a guarantee if anything were to go wrong…. or leak. The minus to this is, this may be costly depending on the company you are dealing with. This cost is down to the time and effort the staff and team at the showroom put into your project.

The the other way is the DIY route. This can be less expensive than using a company/showroom to do your bathroom, however you will have to do allot of the leg work your self including buying the equipments, supplies, tiles, floor, bathroom suit, accessories etc etc etc before then removing your old bathroom, prepping the room, then fitting the new suite and installing the fixtures and fitting. You may also need to purchase a skip or van to remove the old suit and rubbish from your home. You also have no guarantees with your fitting and any leaks and damage caused may not be cover by your home insurance (unless you are a qualified plumber). So you may want to consider this when deciding to go full DIY.

The Third Option!

There is a third option when it come to bathroom installing and design…. You can do a mix of the two types. You can visit the showrooms and get inspiration then purchase the equipment your self either from a online bathroom retailer  then design the bathroom your self using a program like the free frontline bathroom designer  then have a qualified plumber come and install the bathroom for you. This way can also be more time consuming with searching for products, designing your room your self then finding a qualified fitted who gives you a good quote and is experienced and reliable. But the financial saving can be great.