Bathroom Wall Panels vs. Tiles

A battle of two bathroom superstars; a modern masterpiece vs a classic favourite – who will reign supreme?

Your walls (and floor) are the canvas to your bathroom design, but the question is do you opt for bathroom wall panels or tiles. Ultimately this all depends on your personal taste, your vision and affordability. Let us have a look at the two in action…

What are Bathroom Wall Panels?

Whatever you want to call them; shower wall panels, wall boards or even wet wall panels, at Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms we have a wide selection of stylish options for you to choose from.

Firstly, if you do not know what bathroom wall panels are, they’re basically an alternative solution to tiles, which are cleverly designed to protect your bathroom, rendering your walls waterproof. Purchased in large pieces, wall panels are simple to install with their tongue and groove style system, meaning they click together without the need for any unsightly joints.

Are wall panels better than tiles? Well, that all depends on your personal taste and the design of your new bathroom. A customer favourite is our White Marble Wall Panel, a simple canvas allowing you to build your bathroom furniture into the space. We have a wide range of bathroom furniture options available such as the Napoli Collection, City Collection or Parade Collection.

White Marble Wall Panels

Featured: White Marble Wall Panels || City White Gloss 1000mm 2 Drawer Vanity Unit Toilet Suite || Napoli White Gloss 500mm Mirror Cabinet || Taurus Black Wall Mounted Toilet Brush & Holder

Are Wall Panels expensive? Absolutely not! At Wholesale Domestic we offer affordable plain panels, patterned panels and even sparkly numbers, such as the Black Galaxy Wall Panel or if you would like to introduce a bit of colour we have Red Galaxy or Purple Galaxy Wall Panels available - if you happen to love a bit of glam.

Black Galaxy Wall Panels

Featured: Black Galaxy Wall Panel

If you want to further ramp up the glam factor of your bathroom design, we have the ultimate range for you – Multipanel the modern alternative to tiles. A super stylish range of Wall Panels offering you a range of design possibilities designed by the likes of Interiors Guru Linda Barker.

One of her most sought-after designs is Calacatta, a marble effect wall panel designed specifically to emulate real slabs of marble. A luxury option which can be both utilised in a complete bathroom setting or as a feature wall behind your chosen shower.

Sizes available:

-          2400mm x 1200mm

-          2400mm x 900mm

-          2400 x 598mm

Multipanel - Calacatta

Featured: Multipanel Linda Barker Calacatta || Floor Tiles – Calacatta Dark || Parade 800mm Wall Hung Vanity Unit || Parade WC Unit || Club Back to Wall Toilet with Soft Close Seat || Flow Black Mono Tap || Typhon Mirror || Black Framed Walk In Shower

If you are looking to design a rustic-inspired space, opt for a wood effect wall panel. Salvaged Plank Elm has been specifically designed by interiors guru Linda Barker to bring a sense of tranquillity and oasis, this panel can transform the look of your bathroom space, with its 100% waterproof capabilities.

Sizes available:

-          2400mm x 1200mm

-          2400mm x 900mm

-          2400 x 598mm

Multipanel - Salvaged Plank

Featured: Multipanel Linda Barker Salvaged Plank Elm || Parma Freestanding Bath || Circo Freestanding Tap

How to install wall panels? Be sure to get your new wall panels installed by a professional fitter to ensure quality, as well as completely watertight. Another question we get asked is, how do I clean wall panels? It is simple, bathroom wall panels should be cleaned with warm water and a non-abrasive mild detergent, do not use scouring powders or sponges as this could potentially damage your panel.

Want to see all the Wall Panels we have on offer? Shop ALL Bathroom Wall Panels

Bathroom Floor & Wall Tiles

Tiles are a classic choice which can be used on both walls, and floors unlike wall panels. At Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms we have a wide range of sizes, styles, plains, patterns, gloss or matte tiles to choose from. We even have a range of stylish Mosaic Tiles which are ideal for smaller spaces or feature walls.

You can even choose your grout colour – who knew?! Instead of standard white, mix it up and go for a dark grey grout, pair with a light coloured tile such as the Metro White Tile – it will really make your tiles pop bringing a different vibe to your bathroom design.

The Metro Tile is also known as the Subway Tile, taking inspiration from underground subway stations, and can be slotted together in any which way you prefer. Horizontal, Vertical or even Herringbone. For a traditional styled bathroom design opt for the Metro Wall tile in cream, fitted in a Herringbone styled pattern behind our Vintage inspired bathroom furniture such as the Windsor Range, and Windsor Traditional Radiator.

Metro Cream Tiles

Featured: Metro Bevelled Cream Wall Tile || Windsor Traditional Radiator || Windsor Traditional White 800mm Vanity Unit || Cross Mono Mixer Tap || Windsor Traditional 600mm Mirrored Cabinet

Tiles are an excellent option for your bathroom design, at Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms we have a wide range of tile options which are suited to both walls and floors like the Maxima.

A stone effect matte style with a subtle gradient effect throughout, the Maxima is available in 3 grey hues; Soft Grey, Medium Grey and Dark Grey. Grey is most definitely here to stay especially in rooms of the home which are major investments, as you know it is not going to date.

Maxima Medium Grey Tiles

Featured: Maxima Medium Grey Tiles || Athena Mirror || Napoli White Gloss 2 Drawer Wall Hung Vanity Unit || Flow Black Mono Mixer Tap || Sirus Close Coupled Toilet

Which bathroom tiles are the most popular? Well that all comes down to personal choice. At Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms we love 3D style tiles such as the Wood Maina. A wall only tile with a raised design and wood effect grains, available in 3 tones; Taupe, Grey and White. It is sure to add visual interest to your bathroom design, pair with white wall hung bathroom furniture, and a smart mirror.

Wood Maina Taupe Wall Tiles

Featuring: Wood Maina Taupe Wall Tiles || Athena Mirror || Proofvision In Wall Toothbrush Charger || Napoli White Gloss 600mm Wall Hung Vanity Unit || Cubix Mono Mixer Tap || Galata Wall Hung Toilet

The only minimal downside to tiles is that they must be maintained and cleaned regularly compared to wall panels – however if you are looking for that classic style and do not mind keeping them good, Tiles are the ideal option for you.

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Whatever you go for, Wall Panels or Tiles; we know you will create a super stylish bathroom. Make sure to tag us on social – we love to see our customers finished results.

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My WD Bathroom | Real Bathrooms

At Wholesale Domestic we not only sell you a bathroom – but we also help and advise you with design ideas and inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing to deliver your perfect bathroom! We love to see how our amazing customers take those ideas, combined with their own, and pull all their Wholesale Domestic products together to build their bathroom of dreams.

We’ve picked a few of our favourite bathroom renovations of the moment, which incorporate our Napoli Collection in various ways to showcase here in the blog – who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired! If you’d like to be featured on our social channels, tag us on Facebook & Instagram!


Look at this rustic styled bathroom designed by the incredible @wrightsofcampsieproperty. They’ve chosen to incorporate our Napoli 2 Drawer Combination Unit in the Walnut hue, an excellent choice for a busy family bathroom. This clever combination unit comes complete with a basin unit, and matching toilet unit in the same style, as well as 2 drawers to hide all your luxurious lotions and potions.

When it comes to smaller bathroom spaces, it can be difficult to find the right balance between having everything you need and overwhelming the space. This creative customer has opted for a shower enclosure instead of a bath. At Wholesale Domestic we have a wide range of shower enclosures in various styles such as; sliding door, pivot door, quadrant, hinged door or even walk in, so you can find the perfect option for you and your space.

Wrights of Campsie Property

2. @jadesgreyhome

When it comes to the Napoli Collection, we can safely say it is a customer favourite, with its seemingly endless combination options, sizes and colours available.

@jadesgreyhome on Instagram has opted for Napoli bathroom furniture in Molina Ash, a subtle wood style in pale grey, a chic option for those looking to bring a bit of glam into their bathroom design. This customer has opted for the clever combination unit, selecting the 2-door storage option. Not only that, she has chosen to incorporate our L shape Napoli Bath Panel to finish off the look.

Jades Grey Home

3. Home_at_one_three_one

Another Napoli option which @home_at_one_three_one has incorporated beautifully is the Wall Hung option. Our Napoli Wall Hung Vanities are available in 3 sizes; 500mm, 600mm & 800mm, as well as the 6 colours from the range; White Gloss (White), Molina Ash (Grey), Black Oak (Black), Bordalino Oak (Wood), & Walnut (Dark Wood). This customer has chosen the Napoli 500mm in White Gloss, with a built-in basin (you can opt for either built-in or counter top).

Wall Hung Vanities are proving more and more popular due to their sleek style, as well as the easy ability to clean underneath – win win!

This customer has paired her vanity with the Paulo Close Coupled Toilet – a firm favourite at Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms, with its contemporary look and soft close toilet seat – simple yet stylish.

Home At One Three One


This customer has tried something a bit different, instead of selecting the combination unit (which doesn’t allow for a counter-top basin) she has chosen each product individually; the Napoli WC, and Napoli 2 Door Vanity unit, and placed them side by side – thus allowing for her to incorporate the Almada Counter Top Basin & Flow High Rise Tap. White Gloss has always been our most popular colour choice as it’s so simple to style up with pops of colour and pattern on accessories.

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With so many options available, how would you build your Napoli?

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2021 Bathroom Trends You NEED To Know

Goodbye 2020 – hello 2021! We’ve scoured the interior trends boards to bring YOU the key bathroom trends for 2021 – from dynamic tiles to marble, this year is going to be bursting with style, and sophistication. If you implement any of these trends into your bathroom interior, remember and tag us on social media – we’d love to see your finished result.

Dynamic Tiles

Tiles are the canvas you build your bathroom upon and are therefore crucial to the design of your new bathroom. In 2021 we’re seeing a shift to brighter colours, bolder patterns, and most importantly stylish shapes.

Hexagonal tiles are coming to the forefront of interiors for 2021, with their distinct shape and versatile nature, you can create a unique design bespoke to you. You can opt for a feature wall, a feature floor, or in this case we’ve chosen a combination with tiles running through the middle of the room and up the wall.

Shop the pictured tile – Stonehenge Hex Frost

Hexagonal Tiles

Black Accents

A key trend proving popular as we enter 2021 is Black Accents, sleek, stylish and can be the easiest additions to your bathroom design. Our favourite tap of the moment just happens to be available in a slick matte black finish – the Flow. Choose from a standard mono mixer tap, mini mono mixer tap or in this case a high rise tap – perfect to sit alongside a counter top basin such as the Ovar basin.

We also can’t get enough of Black Accessories. At Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms, shop our Taurus Accessories collection, a stylish range of Black Accessories ready to give your bathroom that glow up it well and truly deserves.

Black Bathroom Accents

Luxury Showers

Bringing hotel luxury into your home bathroom has never been easier with large scale spacious walk-in showers. Practical, functional and an attractive focal point for large or small spaces. Opt for a large square shower head, vertical arm, cubix triple concealed valve as well as a walk-in shower screen.

At Wholesale Domestic we offer Wholeseal flooring, a completely waterproof system designed specifically for walk in showers to prevent any water leakage. Meaning, you can install stylish tiles from floor to ceiling with no worries. We’ve incorporated the Grafen Décor Tile in Grey, a hexagonal, abstract tile designed for the artist in you, alongside simply chic Marlin Polished Ivory Floor Tiles.

Luxury Showers

There you have it, the leading bathroom trends for 2021.

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Winter Sale - Top Picks

Winter can be a dreary time, but not if you’ve got a brand spanking NEW bathroom to keep you happy. Our Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms Winter Sale has landed, with up to 70% off* all our bathroom products!

Below we’ve pulled out our top picks of the season, to give you a helping hand with your bathroom shopping.

It can be an overwhelming experience, that’s why we offer complete bathroom suites, such as the Ideal 900mm Quadrant Suite, which includes a 900mm Shower Enclosure, Shower Tray, Basin & Pedestal, and complete Toilet which even has a soft closing toilet seat. This simple and practical suite has all the amenities you require at the budget price of only £329.85. Another pro is that a shower enclosure takes up less space than a bath, elongating your floor space, which may allow for extra storage solutions such as a cabinet or built-in laundry basket.

One of our most popular taps is the Flow Matte Black Mono Mixer Tap, it’s sleek, and uber trendy, designed to make a distinctive statement in your new bathroom. If you’re opting for a smaller basin size, the Flow Black is also available as a Mini Mono Mixer Tap.  

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If you’re in the market for a vintage inspired, traditional bathroom, we’ve got you covered. You can’t create a vintage-chic space without incorporating a classic freestanding bath and there’s nothing better than relaxing in the Kensington with its roll top form and slipper shape. Combine with the Balmoral Traditional Bath & Shower Mixer Tap, coming complete with a handheld shower featuring a stunning Victorian style design.

To ramp up the vintage even further, look to your bathroom heating. Instead of radiator or heated towel rail, go for a mixture of the two. The Balmoral Traditional Radiator, featured in the image below – comes with a handy rail to keep your towels nice and toasty – functional yet stylish.

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An ultra-modern look to a classic room. Wall Hung Vanities are proving popular in homes across the nation, especially those with no handles (trending for 2021). Take the City, for example, available in 500mm, 600mm and 800mm, with a built in basin, or a plain lid (ready for a counter top). This design is slick, especially in deep Gloss Grey. Pair with a counter top basin, we’ve opted for the Aveiro, one of our customer favourites, finished off with a high rise tap such as the Cubix – bringing a hotel vibe into the comfort of your own home.

When it comes to selecting your bathroom mirror, think of the key elements that are important to you. We love an illuminated Mirror, with a demister as well as touch screen technology – The Gaia 500 x 700mm Mirror hits that mark with its round edges and smooth design – Mirror Mirror on the Wall – we think the Gaia is the finest of them all!

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Which style is your favourite? Comment below!

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Christmas Up Your Bathroom

We’re still in limbo of what’s happening this Christmas, however with a glass half full attitude let’s plan.

You’ve finished (or not even started) your Christmas shopping, got your decorations down from the loft and Christma-fied your entire home. However, is your bathroom guest-ready? It may not be the Christmas we usually enjoy; with the hustle and bustle of kids running around, wrapping paper strewn across the floor, friends and family popping the prosecco, and grandparents falling asleep on the couch. However, for the small number of people you will (maybe) have round for dinner, you want to make sure your bathroom is in tip top shape, and looking great.

Festive Bathrooms

You’ll find that your bathroom will be the most visited room in your home, so it makes sense to install a few accessories to help keep the room looking its best, in addition to being well stocked and germ-free for the Christmas period and beyond.

Soap Dispensers

Everyone loves a bar of soap, but it’s not really the most hygienic tool for everyone to be sharing, especially during this chaotic time. An easy addition to your bathroom is introducing a soap dispenser; at Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms, we have a wide range of options to suit, including wall-mounted dispensers. We’ve also seen a rise in popularity of Matt Black Bathroom Accessories, a trending favourite which can bring a sleek vibe to any bathroom design. Our Taurus Mono Accessory range has every single bathroom accessory you need, buy them all for a cohesive look.

Taurus Black Accessories

Toilet Roll Holders

A toilet roll holder is a must-have bathroom accessory. Some of our options even include a spare paper holder to make sure you have a healthy stock at all times; nobody needs to be caught short, especially at Christmas time. At Wholesale Domestic, we have a wide variety of options to choose from to suit every bathroom theme and available space.

Toilet Roll Holder

Toilet Seat

Nobody wants a wonky toilet seat that swings from side to side. If yours is a bit worse for wear, give it an upgrade. You can pick up a soft close toilet seat for only £19.95, and we’re confident to say that you can easily fit it yourself. Make sure to select an option which suits your current toilet shape, whether that’s a standard oval, D-Shape or square.


A new bathroom mirror can really make a difference to your bathroom. Not only is it new, fresh and chic, depending on the style you choose, a new mirror can elongate a room and really bring it to life. With many options to choose from, in terms of size, style and colour, you’re sure to find the perfect mirror for you. If you’re in need of extra storage space for your bathroom lotions and potions, go for a Mirrored Cabinet, prices start from only £59.95.

Mirror Cabinets

There you have it, a few easy additions to fix up your bathroom for the upcoming Christmas period! If you have any questions, or need any advice, give us a call on 0344 809 4249!

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