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  1. Top 5 Bathroom Trends You Need to See

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    With bathrooms evolving from being a room of functionality to a designing hot-spot, it is important to ensure that your bathroom is up to code in this designer fueled environment.

    Whether you want a classic and clean finish or something bold and bright to entice your guests into. You can certainly find a trend to inspire the transformation of your bathroom.

    Find out the top 5 trends that are making bathrooms go from drab to fab, and allow you to enjoy the space rather than keep it as a room of just functionality.

    Green and white bathroom with frog and leaf themed wallpaper

    1. Dark Bathrooms

    With the rising trend of neutrals, it created a commotion of excitement when we heard that black bathrooms are becoming more popular. With the classic and clean black finish complimented with light shades of grey or warm cream tones, we can understand the rising popularity.

    The use of black within the bathroom can create a contemporary feel, adding a tone of moodiness to the room and making it feel cosy. When complimented with neutral tones the black will pop and become an accent to the bathroom aesthetic.

    Would you dare to darken your bathroom with a modern black touch?

    If you are considering it, but not ready for a completely black bathroom why not consider a black marble finish, adding some lighter touches in the marble. At Versital we offer black marble vanity tops and jet black shower trays for the risk takers.

    Shower cubicle in Arabesque and vanity top in Gloucester.

    White and black veined wash room vanities with jungle themed wallpaper and a bespoke marble vanity top
    Featuring: Busy Carrata classic marble finish vanity tops
    Dark sparkle finish bespoke bathroom, with custom unique shaped bath.
    Featuring: Noire Reflect and Just Silver high sparkle finish

    2. Spathrooms

    Create a private sanctuary in your home to practice the necessary self-care rituals.

    Turn your bathroom into a haven of self-love, by using warm textures and fabrics to create a luxurious feel, as well as using soft and calming tones throughout the space. Add natural elements through woven baskets and natural wood touches to create a relaxing environment.

    Spathroom interior design bathroom tend
    Image: House Digest
    Washroom design using Versital cultured marble vanity top in Caramel and rustic top mounted stone basins
    Featuring: Caramel RAL 8008 marble finish vanity top

    3. Colour Drenching

    Dopamine designing has taken over, and that includes your bathroom. Colour has been used to create a statement and be eye-catching, a big trend that has been taking over bathrooms.

    Consider adding fun pops of colour through the use of wallpapers and paints. You can add focal points of colour through opting for fun colours of towels, bright furniture, colourful tiling or wall panels.

    Add colour to your bathroom in an eye-catching way which embodies your designing style.

    Featuring; Gloucester marble skirting and architrave
    Pink marble wash-trough and bright colour drenched commercial washroom
    Featuring: Koi metallic marble wash-trough

    4. Small Space Solutions

    Maximise your floor space with clever storage solutions such, floating vanity units and bespoke shower trays, made to fit the space perfectly.

    No matter the shape of the bathroom we can create the perfect bespoke shower tray to any size or shape, to ensure you can make the most of your bathroom. With a range of over 90 different colours, you can create the perfect shower tray to match the aesthetic and trend you love. Who said small spaces can’t be luxurious?

    Featuring: Norvein marble architrave
    Light marble shower panels with Geo navy blue and gold wall paper
    Featuring Silver Stratos metallic marble shower panels and Bespoke shower tray

    5. Classic Styling

    We are seeing design move to a more timeless and classic aesthetic. With people opting to add a hint of opulence through adding a touch of marble or brass.

    As well as focusing on adding classic pieces of furniture with intricate detailing, opting for a piece that has longevity and will outlast the ever-changing trends.

    Cream and white classic bathroom with bright lighting around mirrors on the wall and classic white wooden vanity top.
    Image: Ciot
    Classic bathroom with bespoke marble vanity tops in a white classic marble finish
    Featuring; Sicilian marble vanity top
    Classic marble bespoke bathroom with a green marble bespoke vanity top
    Featuring; Moss Green marble vanity top and Decorative panels

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  2. Shower Panels vs Tiles: Which is right for your bathroom?

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    Shower Panels vs tiles: making the right choice

    The choice between tiles and shower panels is not necessarily straight forward. There are a huge range of style and colour options on the market. Take a look at our guide to help you make the right decision for your bathroom.

    Inexpensive Solution

    Tiles can be a really budget friendly bathroom solution. The cheapest models might not be the most impressive, but they can offer a good solution.  

    However – not all tiles are a cheap option. The costs of tiles varies dramatically; some can reach hundreds of pounds per square meter an include expensive elements and materials to make them.


    Intricate patterns can add interest to your bathroom, however they can also be hard to install and maintain. Each tile has to be individually applied and leveled in order to achieve the perfect result. This not only takes time, but can also cost you a lot of money in terms of fitting. It is worth remembering that many intricate patterns that you find online can be difficult to accomplish in reality.

    For areas like plug sockets, windows or doors it can also be tricky to create a perfect finish, whilst installing taps or shower heads can cause problems due to cutting the hard surfaces.

    In comparison, Versital wall panels can be cut with ordinary wood work tools allowing for a really easily installation. .

    Hexagonal Teal Tiles by mosaikhjornet.dk
    Hexagonal Teal Tiles by mosaikhjornet.dk


    Probably the biggest pet peeve if you speak to anyone asking for a new bathroom is grouting and more specifically cleaning grouting! Because of its porous nature, grouting allows for water to  collect, leading to discolouration and even mould.

    There is also the cleaning aspect. Using tiles in wet areas like showers means more work cleaning and upkeep. Each grout line will need to be individually cleaned. The more intricate the pattern the more grout to clean. 

    Over time tiles will need to be refurbed and have the grout refreshed or even replaced.

    No Grout – No Mould

    Versital bathroom wall panels eliminate the need for grouting as they are fixed on walls and shower areas using sanitary grade silicone. Silicone is also used for sealing any joints or meeting points. Silicone is a non-porous, hypoallergenic material. It is waterproof and cannot harbour germs, making it the perfect option for a bathroom.

    The panels do not allow for collection of water and with no grout there is nowhere for the mould to collect.

    Grout can also crack or wear out over time creating problems like leaking showers. Shower panels instead of tiles prevent that from happening. 

    Light marble shower with Geo navy blue and gold wall paper

    Use panels for shower walls and tiles in other areas

    Consider using a mixture of panels and tiles to achieve the result that you want. Using panels in areas of high use like vanity tops, splash backs or showers can save you work in the future. Tiles work well in areas where you are less likely to have splashing like over the bath, behind toilet or to create shelving. This will keep the cleaning minimal and make it easier to maintain a hygienic space, making your life easier in the long-term, whilst also giving you the look you are wanting to achieve.

    Ease of Installing

    Versital panels are available in very large sizes, up to 3 meter’s long, making the installation much easier and straight forward than the tile alternative. Bespoke shower panels can help installers save time by having ready to install panel sizes, and also by the ease of cutting to suit. Unlike tiles Versital panels can be cut with ordinary woodwork tools getting rid of the need for specialised masonry and tile cutting equipment.

    All of our bathroom wall panels are fully bespoke and made to measure. Therefore you can use them to fit precisely for a required area, including curves and odd shaped spaces.

    Minimal Maintenance Required

    Due to the lack of grouting Versital bathroom wall panels are much easier to maintain. Wiping them with a cloth and non-abrasive detergent makes them look just like new.

    Our gel coat is cast onto every product and guarantees its longevity, as well as its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties silently protecting your family for years to come.

    Fully Waterproof

    When creating a shower enclosure or a wet room, making sure the area is waterproof is the most important important factor. Your bathroom has to stay leak proof to protect the rest of your house from future issues with leaks and damage. Our shower wall panels ensure fully waterproof areas without the need for tanking or other time consuming and costly procedures.


    Bathroom’s are one of the most used rooms in the home and can also be the dirtiest! It is so important that they be kept clean and hygienic. Versital bathroom wall panels guarantee an antibacterial and antimicrobial properties due to its fully non-porous structure and protective gel coat.

    Versital panels do not catch dirt, preventing harbouring mould and bacteria on the surface. Unlike tiles which are surrounded by grouting, providing the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.

    Huge range of Style Options

    Bathroom panels offer a range of styles to suit modern or traditional bathrooms. Unlike many other wall panels Versital offers a range of true to life marble and granite finishes, all hand made to order for a very realistic alternative to the natural product.

    Fully Bespoke

    All of Versital bathroom panels are fully bespoke and manufactured to order. Each panel can be ordered to the exact shape and size you need ready to be installed quickly and simply.

    Range of Colours

    Versital colour range includes over 90 different finishes. Our famous ‘Arabesque’ or ‘Busy Carrata’ are man made alternatives to real marble that don’t have the drawbacks like staining and water marking.

    Browse through the options and order free samples to see the product in person. Alternatively you can visit our flagship showroom for specialist advice.

    Get In touch!

    To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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  3. Bathroom trends for 2018 and Beyond

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    Bathroom trends for 2018 and beyond

    Summer is finally here and there’s no better time to give your bathroom a beautiful refresh. From a complete contemporary overhaul to totally transform your space, to a mini-makeover that will bring your bathroom in line with the times, at Versital we’ve rounded up the most covetable bathroom trends to inspire your bathroom interiors for 2018 and beyond.

    Tropical Turquoise

    A desirable choice for modern bathrooms is blue, and for 2018 it’s the tropical tones of turquoise that are top of everyone’s bathroom wish list. Transporting you to tropical retreats, the tranquil hues of this striking shade look great paired with polished gold fittings and bright white for a luxurious finish. Try Versital’s Turquoise Reflect for your shower panel or bathroom floor to really make a statement.

    Photo by Christa Grover from Pexels
    Photo by Christa Grover from Pexels


    Metallics are well and truly having a moment in the world of interiors and for bathrooms it’s no exception. Whether you opt for classic brass, contemporary chrome or on-trend copper, there’s a metallic to suit every style. Try our opulent ‘Metallic marble surfaces‘ to add a stylish hint of metallic in your bathroom; exclusive to Versital, each of our classic white marble surfaces has been suitably swirled with metallic accents for a fashionable finish – perfect for vanity tops and floors alike.

    Marble bathroom with Versital metallic marble

    Go Bold

    Add a bold pop of colour to your en-suite or bathroom and create a space that commands attention. At Versital, our range of bespoke surfaces comes in a spectrum of over 90 colours so you can effortlessly feature your favourite. From feminine flourishes of blush, to bright bursts of purple, play around with the positioning of your chosen colour to create a focal point – we personally love a statement wall. Bathroom featured below uses ‘Shiraz’ a vibrant purple sparkle from the Reflect range.

    Contemporary bathroom design at Royal Quays Marina Newcastle

    His & Hers

    Double up on sinks and showers and say hello to a contemporary his and hers bathroom. Undeniably chic and definitely something to consider if you’re lucky enough to have the space, getting ready will have a five-star feel that rivals the most luxurious hotel bathrooms. At Versital, we can create a bespoke shower tray for your his and hers showers and in a range of finishes including granite and marble, there’s something to suit every couple.


    View Versital’s full colour range of bespoke surfaces here, or if you’d like to find out more information about our products, please call the team on 01204380780, or email sales@versital.co.uk