Perfect panelling from Abacus:  the clever alternative to tiling

Perfect panelling from Abacus: the clever alternative to tiling

November 2018

Abacus Bathrooms has launched a portfolio of panelling products to answer today’s demand for design-led, innovative kitchens and bathrooms.  Billed as the perfect alternative to tiles, the ranges are equally at home in modern and classic schemes; and are said to offer retailers and designers the edge in a competitive world.

The collection currently  comprises of two brands: the new M1 series PVC panels, and the best-selling scratch-resistant Lustrolite glass-effect panels.  All panelling solutions are 100% waterproof and come with a 10-year guarantee.  Easy to clean, hygienic, and quick to install, the surfaces eliminate the need for grouting and are scratch resistant.  They are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications.

The lightweight, high gloss M1 PVC wall panels, with a waterproof honeycomb core, are suitable for all walls and ceilings in showers, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, conservatories, extensions, and utility rooms. 

They can be fitted over existing surfaces, including tiles, and a range of trims is available for the 14 designs and colours that range from classic marble through to shimmering diamond and contemporary slate.  

Class 1 fire-rated, with excellent insulation and sound proofing, the panels are easy to install as they are tongue and groove.  They come in two sizes: 1,000mm (w) by 2,400mm (h); and 1,200mm (w) by 2,400mm (h); both 10mm deep.  Five pre-assembled panel kits are available for easy selling, including a two-sided corner shower kit and a three panel L-shape kit.

The final touch is the M1 easy-fix ceiling PVC panels with a 250mm width section, giving a paint and plaster-free ceiling.  They create an attractive, functional ceiling that is easy to maintain and looks stylish. 250mm wide tongue and groove by 2,700mm long, 5mm thick, the panels come in packs of four.

Lustrolite, already a class-leading product in the UK, is an advanced multi-layer acrylic sheet that looks just like glass.  The panel weighs less than half the weight of a traditional glass sheet and is much safer to use and install.  Said to be the only panel of this type that boasts high scratch resistance, the panel’s colour is permanently fused to the back of the sheet, ensuring that the colour can never be effected by moisture.  Available in nine stunning colours, Lustrolite is an easy install option, giving a designer look to shower walls and splashbacks.  Class 3 fire rated, Lustrolite is available in four sizes from 760mm (w) by 700mm (h)  up to 2,440mm (w) by 1,220 (h); all 4mm thick.  

New to Lustrolite, is a fast-cure, colour-matched, MS-polymer to seal the joints for a seamless look.  There is a matching sealant for every one of the nine colours, supplied in 290ml tubes.
Installation and cleaning kits are also available.
T: 0345 850 50 40
W: www.lustrolite.co.uk
W: www.abacus-bathrooms.co.uk

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