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/

New Revolution In Bathroom Vanity Work Tops

In recent posts I have talked about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of vanity tops within your bathroom.

Since this post I have learnt about a new product on the market which I had to share with you.

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MultiPanel by Grant Westfield have recently launch a new vanity top range called hydroSTONE which adds all the advantages of there wood composite vanity board but with the added advantages toy get with a solid stone or granite vanity top.

MultiPanel are marketing this product as “hydroSTONE is a premium bathroom surface solution constructed from solid modified acrylic, boasting the striking finish solid surface material is renowned for” meaning you get the finish of a solid stone or granite but from an acrylic board.

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“At 25mm deep, and with 3mm radiused edges and corners completing a stunning visual appeal, hydroSTONE is certain to enhance any bathroom. The versatile surface is most commonly used as a vanity top for back-to-wall furniture, and to create feature shelving.”

MultiPanel hydroSTONE vanity tops give you the added advantage over the wood composite boards in that it will never swell, or become “blown”, if you have a leak and the board is a solid piece like a solid stone vanity top. Also like a Solid stone worktop sink holes can be cut into the vanity tops for sunken sinks.

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MultiPanel say “Whilst hydroSTONE solid surface tops are harder than wood or laminate, they can be cut with a jig saw, with bowl cut-outs and radiused edges created with a router. What’s more, the pattern runs throughout the material, therefore should scratching occur, they can be sanded out to preserve the beautiful finish.”

I received an sample from Multipanel and I have to say looking the test cutting the material it appears to offer all the advantages of the Solid Stone or Granite Vanity Top but with out the disadvantage of price and specialist fitting. HydroSTONE can be cut on site to suite and finished easily and quickly, giving you all the advantages of the wood composite vanity tops.