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Wood Wall Panelling for Bathrooms

The bathroom is one of the trickiest rooms in the house to decorate. All the materials in a bathroom must be both aesthetic and functional. The right wood wall panelling can meet both standards – putting in an excellent appearance as well as withstanding moisture and temperature changes. 

Our wood wall cladding can transform any bathroom. Made from high-quality, sustainable materials and easy to install, our wall panels look great and last a long time. Our wide range of colours, finishes, and styles ensures you’ll find wood panelling to suit your bathroom, no matter the theme.

Colours, Finishes and Styles for Every Bathroom

Despite what you might think, wood panelling can look modern. How do you update wood walls for a contemporary bathroom? By changing colours, styles, and finishes.

We have a wide range of wood wall panels to choose from, so you can take a classic design element and adapt it to your style, whatever it may be.

Transform Any Bathroom

With our high-quality interior wall panelling, your options for transforming your bathroom are limitless. You have your choice of various colourways with all of our products – and there’s no need to paint or stain the panels yourself. We want to make your bathroom remodelling project a breeze.

Acupanel Non-Acoustic Wood Panels

Our recommended product for bathrooms is the Acupanel Non-Acoustic wood panel. They’re constructed with wood slats laid on felt backing, for an ultra-refined look. The felt backing in the non-acoustic panels doesn’t have any sound-absorption properties, but does have the same slick wood strips as are acoustic wall panels. The lack of texture in the wood makes Acupanels withstand more moisture.

Wall Panelling Ideas for Bathrooms

Coming up with a bathroom design theme is almost harder than the remodel. Our panels can suit any design – mix and match colours for a unique look, or go sleek and modern with the same wood panels throughout. If you don’t know your bathroom theme yet, you can browse our selection to spark ideas. Looking for inspiration? See our wall panelling ideas for bathrooms.

FAQs & Fitting Help

How do you install wood wall panelling sheets?

Installing wood wall panels might sound like a big chore, but it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Keep in mind that the process will differ depending on which type of panels you buy. This is a guide to installing our Reclaimed Wood Panels, or other similar panels. The process for Acupanel and our peel and stick panelling will differ.

To install your wood wall panels, you first need to prep your walls. You should use adhesive to stick your panels on before nailing them into place. But adhesive will only work on un-wallpapered, dry, sound walls. So make sure your walls are the following:

  1. Sturdy enough to support wooden panels
  2. Clean from debris; use a dry cloth to wipe away any dust
  3. Free from trim around doorways, windows, etc.; remove trim and skirting boards before starting
  4. Free from outlet covers and switch plates

You should also acclimate your wooden panels by leaving them in the room for a few days. The wood will adjust to humidity and temperature levels this way. If you want to better hide the joints between the panels, you should also paint or stain your walls a color similar to your wood sheets before applying them.

Before cutting any of your wood panelling, lay out your sheets on the floor for a preview. Once you’re satisfied with your wood panelling design, you can start applying! You’ll need a caulking gun loaded with panel adhesive. Place dollops of adhesive on the wall, spaced 10 inches apart.

Then, put your panels in place on the wall, against the adhesive. Pull the panel away from the wall a bit to make the adhesive tackier, then push it back into place with a rolling pin. To finish, drive nails into place at the top of the panel and put the skirting boards back in place to secure the bottom.

How do you calculate the coverage for your panelling

How much wood wall panelling do you need for your DIY project? That depends on the nature of your project! Wooden sheets come in many styles and sizes, so you’ll have to add up how much you need once you’ve chosen your wall panelling design. You should also always purchase about 10 percent more wall panelling than you think you’ll need, to err on the side of caution.

For some wall panelling, like tongue and groove, you need to calculate the total area of coverage. For other panelling sheets, you just need the width of your wall. We also recommend spacing your wood panels apart evenly. Width between panelling sheets should be about 600mm. You need space in between panels in case the wood expands or retracts in higher or lower temperatures.

You can also measure windows and doors and subtract those dimensions from your overall count. Or you could leave them in, to ensure you have that extra 10 percent of wood panelling. You never know if something will go wrong!

Can I order a sample of panelling?

Yes! All samples are sized approximately 12cm x 10cm and are available for between £1 - £4.95. You can choose from our Reclaimed and Weathered Wall Panels, TimberStik Peel and Stick Wood Panels, or Acupanel Acoustic Wood Panels.

See our Samples page or our Acupanel pages to order samples. Ordering samples is the perfect way to see how our wood panelling will fit in your design scheme.

What are the best wood wall panels for bathrooms?

All of our wood panels are best for indoor use, bathrooms included. Textured wood doesn’t do well in bathrooms, so we suggest installing our Acupanel Non-Acoustic wood panels. They have a slick surface that will stand up to moisture.

What preparation is needed before fitting the sheets?

For most of our products, we recommend you remove the panels from their packaging and let them acclimate to the room you’ll be installing them in.

This ensures that they’ll adapt to temperature and humidity changes after they’re fitted on your walls. We also recommend cleaning your walls or surfaces with a dry cloth to remove any dust or debris.

Do you have non-acoustic Acupanel panels?

Yes! Our popular Acupanel wood panels are available with or without sound-absorption properties. The non-acoustic panels closely resemble the acoustic ones, with the same superior craftsmanship and finish.

They’re also available in all the same colours as the acoustic panels. Non-acoustic panels are a cost-effective solution for those who want the same Acupanel flair but have no need for sound-absorption.

Still Have Questions?

Our team are available Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm to answer any questions you may have regarding our product range.

Call us on 01525 851166.