The Benefits Of Installing Shower Wall Panels Over Tiles

There are plenty of benefits to choosing shower wall panels over tiles. For example, they can be fitted over existing tiles without the need for a messy strip out.

They also lock together comfortably in a tongue and groove, with no gaps for dirt to get into. This makes them a lot easier to clean and helps to prevent mould growth.

Easy To Install

Unlike tiles which must be laid individually and perfectly straight, shower wall panels come in sheets that simply fit over the wall. This significantly reduces installation time. It is also far less stressful for you and your installer.

They are made from either solid core MDF or plywood covered in a waterproof laminate and can be fitted directly onto the wall or even over existing tiles. Some panels, such as Multipanel ‘Hydrolock’ are designed to lock into place making them even easier to install.

Shower wall panels can easily take accessories such as a shower valve, riser rail and soap holder. You can also add a curtain and grab rails.

Easy To Maintain

Shower wall panels are a stylish, economical alternative to tiling. Unlike tiles, they don’t require grout and are easy to clean. They also offer a wide range of designs, making them an excellent choice for any bathroom.

Many people choose to install the panels themselves rather than paying a professional to do it for them. Most are simple to cut and can be trimmed with basic woodwork tools. However, it is important to ensure that the panels are adhered properly. If they are not, moisture could seep under the surface and cause problems later on.


If you’re someone who hates cleaning tiles, shower wall panels are the solution for you. You can wipe them down regularly to remove any soap scum or dirt build-up, and they are also waterproof, which helps to keep the bathroom hygienic.

Moreover, they are much cheaper to maintain than tiled walls, as they do not require grout, and there is no chance of mildew building up. The best thing is, you can easily fit them yourself using standard woodworking tools.

Start by wiping down the panels with a soft cloth or sponge and warm water. If you want to make it extra clean, you can add a bit of white vinegar or cleaner into the water and use this solution to wipe down the surfaces.


As you may already know, a tiled bathroom can be extremely difficult to clean, as visible soap scum and mould tend to gather in corners and on grout lines. This can be a real nuisance for some homeowners and require regular cleaning to keep your bathroom looking fresh.

Shower panels, on the other hand, are a much more practical option, especially when it comes to repair. It is far easier to replace a single panel than to try and remove old tiles that may be stuck on and breaking apart, this can save you both time and money in the long run.