Grismby (PRWEB UK) 28 April 2013
Old Problems, Modern Solution. Mermaid Panels, the leading brand of waterproof wall panel systems in the UK, has been established for over 25 years and with this heritage they believe they have created the ultimate waterproof panel, a product that fulfills all the requirements of tiles, but with none of the stress.
The new range has a panel decor perfect for any bathroom, including the innovative new glass, acrylic, and solid surface products. Whatever your chosen style, Mermaid have a design and material surface perfect for any bathroom, leaving you able to design and create the ideal space.
Mermaid’s panel systems are not just for the home and the bathroom - they are ideal for a number of architectural and commercial applications and have been used in jobs such as Gleneagles Hotel, The National Gallery, London, and the University of Cambridge.
The key benefits of the product compared to bathroom tiles are simple:
Saving - on average laminated panels will be 25% cheaper than installing tiles. This is mainly because Mermaid panels do not require a specialist tile fitter. As an addition to this Mermaid panels last much longer than tiles further saving on the full life cost.
No Mould - There’s no grout used with Mermaid panels, so in the long run that means no mould. This makes the panels easier to clean, and keeps them looking great for years to come, we even provide a cleaning pack with our kits to help.
Speed - Again because no grout is used, Mermaid panels are much quicker to fit than tiles.
Clean & Safe - A large selection of panels are now available with a Microban Coating. Mermaid are the only panel suppler to incorporate this specialist element into the panel during the production process, which means that once bacteria comes into contact with the surface, the bacteria perish.
Watertight Guarantee - The Mermaid panel system is guaranteed to remain watertight and waterproof for ten years from date of purchase. For full terms and conditions see http://www.mermaidpanels.com
The laminated panel range which comprises of over 40 different decors, is constructed of High Pressure Laminate bonded to a plywood core using a PVA (D4 rated) adhesive system to give a completely waterproof surface meeting all the requirements of EN438. The panel substrate is 9mm WBP (weather and boil proof) plywood which is water resistant and meets the requirements of EN635.
Solid Surface Panels
For an unrivaled bespoke finish, Mermaid solid surface wall panels can be installed to perfectly match a solid surface vanity unit top.
The system can be supplied from a range of solid surface materials and colors, fabricated within a specialist department of Mermaid’s UK based factory. These products offer a great solution for any wet area.
Mermaid’s glass panels are produced in 6mm toughened glass in a range of over 40 standard colours, with further colours are available by special request. After the special painting process the back of the panels are protected using a vinyl film to both prevent damage and stop light transition through the panel.
Mermaid will soon be launching a range of optical quality, high gloss, acrylic panels. These will provide an excellent alternative to glass and will be supplied in six different color alternatives.
The new range will have 20x the impact strength of glass, yet is only half the weight. This makes the system easy to store and handle during installation as the material can also be cut, drilled and fabricated using standard wood working tools.
The product is extremely durable and is technically rated to a 8H (pencil rating) surface hardness so it won’t scratch, warp, stain, or discolour and is therefore ideal for both wet and dry areas.
Still based near to its original location of Grimsby, Mermaid were one of the pioneers in panel development within the UK market and have continued this investment with specific focus on brand, technological and design differentiation, all supported by a world class UK based manufacturing operation and logistics structure ensuring that service levels are maintained to a high standard.
As with its sister company Thrislington Cubicles Limited, the business has been nominated for a number of product design awards and is highly recognized as the leader of innovation within its own sector.
With a team of fully trained external technical staff the business offers a complete free of charge CPD service to ensure that specifiers and clients of the product can design the optimum product for the chosen environment.
Mermaid Panels Limited
DBC House, Laceby Business Park, Grimsby Road, Laceby, Grimsby DN37 7DP
Registered in England No. 2200127