Although some years ago, it was quite uncommon to see PVC wall panels in anything other than commercial spaces. However, In most homes nowadays, PVC wall panels are pretty commonplace thanks to the range of colours and finishes that they now come in.
Reasons for their popularity
As more and more people become aware of this option for covering their wall, the demand for PVC wall panels increases. No longer are they viewed as something that are really expensive or not for use within a residential setting, but as a genuine alternative to traditional wall coverings in those spaces where they are likely to get wet, such as ceramic or porcelain wall tiles.
With PVC wall panels coming in a variety of styles, colours, and finishes to suit every decor – from modern to traditional – it is no surprise then that people are wanting to install these in their homes.
When it comes to installing PVC wall panels in your home or even within a commercial space, the process is a quick and easy one. What is also good, is that they can be easily cut down in size or into certain shapes in order to fit into the space that you need them to fit. With them being so light in weight, they can be easily picked up and moved around in order to get them into the position where they need to be.
Not only are they light weight, but they are also actually highly durable and able to withstand lots of use. The fact that they are completely waterproof makes them ideal for use in those spaces where there is potential for exposure to water or moisture, such as a kitchen, a bathroom, or a utility room. PVC wall panels work to protect the walls that they are on from serious cases of water damage or damp from occurring.
Disadvantages of using PVC wall panels
Despite the many clear benefits of using PVC wall panels, which explains why they have become so popular over recent years, there does remain one disadvantage to using them and that is the fact that they contain a large amount of chlorine – a chemical that, in its natural state, is highly toxic.
Although the amount contained is actually safe and has passed all of the rigorous and necessary safety certifications, where the panels are used in a particular space for a long time, then there is the possibility that it could get into the air.
The installation process
There are some specific conditions that must persist in order to be able to install PVC wall panels correctly and without them becoming damaged. Prior to installing them, ensure that the wall or walls that they are being affixed to are in good condition. It is also important for the wall or walls to start off dry and remain dry throughout the entire process.
When being installed the temperature of the room that they are being put in should never exceed 60 degrees Fahrenheit, as this can impact on the integrity of the PVC wall panels