Tile has been around for over 25,000 years, but more and more people are installing laminate wall panels in their shower for a more modernized feel. When it comes to installing tile in bathrooms, you need to include a heavy cement wall in the back of the tiles that can be quite exhausting to put up. Laminate wall panels, on the other hand, require minimal work due to only needing to be screwed into Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
- Ceramic tile is the original tub surround surface due to its versatility, durability, and visual appeal.
- Another alternative for tub surrounds are laminate wall panels, which are waterproof and stylish.
- Unlike ceramic tile, laminate wall panels are groutless and provide a minimalist look.
“In this article we’ll take a look ‘under the hood’ (or in this case under the grout joint or wall panel) and compare the advantages of laminate wall panels vs. a tile shower and vice versa.”