One of the best ways to enhance the appearance of your bathroom is by installing bathroom ceiling cladding. The cladding adds texture and character to the room and can make it feel cozy and comfortable. When choosing the cladding materials, you need to determine those that will work well to enhance the overall design of the bathroom. There are many materials available in the market, made by different manufacturers. The following are three common types of ceiling cladding.
PVC planks are very popular due to their low cost and the wide variety available. The planks are waterproof and do not need maintenance, making them quite convenient. Most planks mimic the look of wood, and are available in different shades and colors.
The easy to apply planks do not require any paint and they can be installed over different types of ceilings including plaster and gypsum wallboard. The panels are attached using joints that come in different styles. The joints are often hidden away to give the ceiling a flawless effect.
Some people opt to install tiles instead of the long planks. Tile cladding can be used to create a very beautiful bathroom design and when matched with the shower wall panels can create a good modern look. PVC cladding tiles are also inexpensive and they come in many different colors and designs to suit any bathroom.
You can get some that look like stone, ceramic tiles or any other design that you like. They are also maintenance free and you will not have to go into the trouble of painting the ceiling every couple of months or years.
While PVC is cheap and convenient, nothing beats the look of real wood. Wood paneling will make your bathroom look classy and can give it a spa like atmosphere. If you have the budget for it, installing wood paneling will help to increase the value of the bathroom and by extension the home.
The type of wood, as well as the finishing you use, will have a big effect on the overall results. While you can choose to paint the wood, staining it to keep its natural look gives a better effect.
When choosing cladding for your bathroom ceiling, you should think about the theme of your bathroom. Unless you intend to renovate the entire bathroom, you should stick to the overall theme. This will help to avoid creating a bathroom that looks haphazard or mismatched.