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Do Bathroom Wall Panels Help with Insulation?

Do Bathroom Wall Panels Help with Insulation?

Do Bathroom Wall Panels Help with Insulation?

Bathroom wall panels offer far more than just a stylish design feature. They provide an additional layer of insulation which can help to create a warmer, quieter atmosphere within your bathroom. This blog will look at the many insulation benefits wall panels offer, as well as how they compare to the more common methods of insulation.

Importance of insulation in bathrooms

As with every other room in your home, insulation should be a key component in your bathroom. It helps to keep the room warm, as well as sound out. Without it you will have a room that is cold and noisy, neither of which help to create that relaxing, peaceful ambience we all want in our bathroom!

Insulating Properties of Bathroom Wall Panels

Bathroom wall panels have multiple insulating properties:

Thermal insulation

Traditional tiles are not only cold to the touch, but they also conduct heat away from their surfaces. This makes for a chilly bathroom. Alternatively, you could choose PVC bathroom wall panels which have excellent thermal insulation properties and are warm to the touch. Combined, these properties can create a warm, inviting bathroom, as well as helping to reduce energy bills

Moisture resistance

PVC bathroom wall panels are 100% waterproof. They also do not require any grout and are specifically designed to have minimal joins. This means that by simply wiping clean with a damp cloth you can prevent condensation and the build up of mould, both of which can contribute to that frosty feeling.

Sound insulation

Adding another layer to your bathroom wall, such as PVC wall panels, can help with sound insulation, minimising the amount of noise that comes into the room from outside.

Comparison with Traditional Insulation Methods

There are other methods of insulation on the market. But how do these compare to PVC bathroom wall panels?

Insulation batts

Insulation batts resemble a small blanket and are most commonly made from fibreglass, mineral wool or sheep’s wool. These ‘blankets’ are cut to size and then fitted into the wall cavity. Whilst this is an effective form of insulation, it can be tricky to install, particularly retrospectively. It can also be dusty and messy, and you will have to wear protective clothing when fitting it. Alternatively, PVC wall panels can be fitted quickly and by any confident DIYer. It is also a more stylish form of insulation that can transform a room.

Spray foam insulation

Spray foam is a popular choice of insulation as is fairly easy to use. However, it is hard to control where the foam insulation goes, which means you can’t always be sure it is in the right place. You also need to ensure there is a gap around the foam for ventilation. As PVC wall panels are installed on the surface of the wall, you can place them exactly where you need them, for example on an external facing wall where additional insulation is useful.

Insulating paint

Insulation paint is an easy way of adding an additional layer of insulation to your bathroom. You will most likely need to apply two coats before applying the topcoat of your choice. To do this, you will need to ensure your walls are stripped and clean before starting, which can take a lot of time and effort. Alternatively, PVC bathroom wall panels can be installed directly over rough surfaces and even existing tiles. This means you don’t need to spend hours stripping your bathroom wall before insulating.

Benefits of Using Bathroom Wall Panels for Insulation

As mentioned above, there are numerous benefits to using bathroom wall panels for insulation. As well as insulating against sound and the cold, they are also 100% waterproof, easy to install, and even easier to maintain.

Discover A Wide Range Of Bathroom Wall Panels With National Plastics

To find out more about the many benefits of bathroom wall panels, and if they are the best choice for you and your bathroom, call our friendly, knowledgeable team today on 0800 22 77 77.

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