What is PVC cladding?
PVC wall cladding became mainstream in the 1970s as an alternative interior wall solution. PVC cladding is a lightweight panel with a smooth surface with a decorative surface and a tongue-and-groove edge for easy assembly. Modern PVC now offers a myriad of design variations to the look, feel and finish.
Benefits of PVC cladding
One of the main reasons PVC cladding is so popular for bathroom refurbishments is its water-resistant quality. Wall cladding is also mould resistant, unlike traditional wall tiles, so it can be used anywhere around your home!
Another compelling benefit compared to tiles is that PVC cladding is a lot more cost-effective compared to tiles, both for material costs and labour to install the panels.
PVC cladding is also low maintenance being quick to clean and having no cracks, bumps, or pores for the dirt to get into. They will look as good in years to come as they do when they are first installed.
PVC cladding is simple and quick to install and unlike tiles which are labour intensive and require a skilled tiler, are a very user-friendly product. The panels are easily cut to size and simple to install, making it the ideal DIY solution. Compared to tiles, they take approximately half the time to install.
In addition, PVC cladding is hygienic with its mould and bacteria repellent properties as well as being safe as they are non-flammable, self-extinguishable products. Lastly, PVC is 100% recyclable and can be taken to any plastic recycling centre.
PVC cladding panels also provide great thermal insulation, they offer an insulating value of R 2.25 (0,16 watt/m°K), which is pretty impressive. Their insulation value is comparable to that of a normal house brick.
If you have rough, uneven or patchy wall surfaces you can easily install PVC cladding panels to a prebuilt frame. If you have smooth and even walls, then you simply glue the panels to the plaster or plasterboard, or even apply directly on to existing tiles.
Do PVC wall cladding panels need special cleaning products?
You can simply use your everyday household cleaning products, as long as they are nonabrasive and are not based on chloride. You can even bring wall cladding back to its original condition by polishing the panels using a soft, non-abrasive cleaning agent. But for everyday cleaning, you only need a damp cloth to clean the panels thoroughly.
If you are looking for a cost-effective and easy to maintain wall covering solution for your home that still offers a truly stylish design, then you should definitely take a look at our wall cladding offerings. With over 30 year’s experience, Value Home Solutions have refurbished dozens of kitchens and bathrooms across the length and breadth of Northern Ireland. That’s why we have a 5 out of 5-star review rating based on the opinion of our customers on our Facebook page.
We welcome the opportunity to visit your home for a free design consultation to accurately measure up, discuss the options available and then provide you with an accurate quote that we will stand over. Contact Value Home Solutions today on 028 9076 7108 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org View more details on our bathroom refurbishment choices on our website and why not book in a free home consultation whilst you’re there!