Advice on Tiles / Cladding ?

Postby Sam80 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:34 pm


Currently in the process of having an en-suite built. I have a choice of either tiling / cladding just the shower cubicle or cladding / tiling all the walls. I'm not too keen on tiling all walls, so i wondered if anyone has experience with the UPVC cladding and if it is as durable as the manufacturers say.
Also, i've noticed that a polyfoam cladding is available but it is nearly double the price of the UPVC. Again, has anyone had experience and any advice they are willing to share?


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Postby marrtin » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:41 am

New here so just seen your question.

I have installed upvc cladding in many bathrooms over the last 10 years. I have been back to a number of installations, and have mostly found that customers have been pleased with their choice.

Cladding really has only one drawback. It is easily damaged or scratched. I would never recommend it in a family situation - where there are young kids for example. It offers a barrier between cold walls and the humid air of a shower area. This practically eliminates mould growth.
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