The Benefits of PVC Walls

Did you know that PVC wall panels are more hygienic than tiles? Find out more advantages of PVC panels here!

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The Benefits of PVC Walls

When it comes to our homes, many people try to keep up-to-date with current interior design trends whilst ensuring that they’re practical and visually attractive.

PVC wall panels are becoming increasingly popular for this reason. Simply put, these panels, made of PVC material, can come in a variety of patterns and designs and are becoming preferential over other wall alternatives such as tiles or paint.

In this guide, we’ve shared four of the main benefits that you can experience when using PVC wall panels, along with the most popular rooms in which you can use them:

Where can PVC panels be used?

There are a variety of places in which PVC panels can be installed around the home. One of the most popular is the bathroom, where the panels can be installed on the ceiling or floor. Bathroom PVC panels can also be used to create a wet room.

Along with their popular use in bathrooms, PVC panels can also be used on kitchen walls. Their easy-to-clean nature means that any spillages can be wiped and removed instantly without leaving a permanent mark.

The advantages of PVC walls

PVC panels provide homeowners with many benefits, including:

Durability

Due to their material, this type of wall panel is easy to clean. Any marks or stains on the panel can be removed instantly with a damp cloth and some dish soap, making them last much longer than other bathroom walling solutions.

PVC panels are also much more hygienic than other wall types. This is because once they have been installed in your bathroom or kitchen, the panels are mildew-resistant and prevent bacteria from growing.

Because PVC panels are such low maintenance, they’re a fantastic alternative for busy homeowners, who are looking to reduce the time they spend cleaning traditional tiled walls.

Waterproof and fire-resistant

In a bathroom or busy kitchen environment, it’s essential that the walls you have installed are waterproof and won’t be damaged by condensation or splashes of water.
As is often the case with painted walls, a humid environment can cause paint to break down and peel off the wall. However, PVC panels are designed to be completely water resistant, meaning that they’re safe to use in a wet room.

As well as being waterproof, these panels are also fire-resistant, so are safe to install in your home. You can also purchase internal fire-resistant cladding panels for your bathroom ceiling – and these are available in a variety of effects.

Easy installation

Unlike tiles, the traditional wall of choice for older properties, PVC panels are extremely easy to install. So much so that if you have a bit of DIY knowledge, you could even install them yourself!

This easy installation comes as a result of the panels covering a much larger surface area than tiles. They don’t require grout to be used, making them a fantastic alternative to tiled bathroom walls.

Variety of designs

PVC wall panels can come in a wide range of styles, colours and effects, meaning that there’s always a solution to complement and enhance the current interior design of your room.

And, because PVC can come in wood-effect and tile-effect panels, you’re able to experience the advantages of PVC panels whilst still enjoying the appearance of traditional wall designs!

As you can see, the benefits of using PVC panels in your bathroom or kitchen allow you to create a hygienic, waterproof and fire-resistant wall in no time at all. Plus, as soon as the panels are installed, you can expect to see a huge reduction in the amount of time you spend cleaning the area!

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carolyn - July 30, 2017 Reply

PVC is definitely more practical, but it doesn’t give the same appeal as tiling

Cory - August 6, 2017 Reply

I have to say, I’m a little disappointed to see a sponsored post like this on THB. PVC is not a friendly substance to one’s body. When it’s being cut, or (heaven forbid) if there’s a ever a fire in your home PVC is highly toxic. If you’ve ever been in a cheap mobile home and smelled that sickly chemical smell – that’s off-gassing caused by materials such as PVC and vinyl. While I support sponsored posts, I would recommend a little more due diligence to make sure the products being promoted are sustainable and healthy to the consumer.

    Kent Griswold - August 6, 2017 Reply

    Thanks, Cory, I try to be careful but sometimes make mistakes. I will do more due diligence in the future. Sorry, but at times there will be the occasional sponsored post to help keep the Tiny House Blog and Tiny House Magazine running.

Dmitri - August 6, 2017 Reply

Do PVC panels out-gas toxic fumes? Or are they inert? What is the guaranteed life-span compared to tile?

Adam - August 6, 2017 Reply

I have to agree with Cory. PVC is a terribly toxic product. The toxicity is primarily an issue in the manufacturing phase exposing workers and the environment to high levels of toxins. It can also offgas later during use. Stay far far away from PVC whether in this kind of product or even in Duralst yurt walks.

Keep up the good work Kent.

James - August 19, 2017 Reply

I would not totally condemn this building material. There are always trade-offs to be considered such as weight, costs & durability. Off gassing can be mitigated & there are definitely other materials that are toxic when burned. I will carefully consider the pros & cons of this or any material that is light, inexpensive & durable…just my thoughts

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