Showerwall, UK manufacturer and designer of wall panels, has upgraded the material used in its popular Laminate wall panels to Exterior Grade MDF for improved moisture resistance and a cleaner more accurate cut. Exterior Grade MDF is the only grade of MDF that meets the requirements of class D4, durability category, of BS 4965. This makes it suitable for use in areas of frequent prolonged exposure to running water, including wet and humid areas such as bathrooms. Listening to customer feedback, and with a focus on furthering its sustainability credentials, the company says it is committed to continuous product development, and this is the next step in that journey.
The new Exterior Grade MDF core board has an improved swell rate for enhanced moisture resistance and higher density for a cleaner, more accurate cut and easier installation, whilst remaining FSC-accredited and sustainably sourced. Customers will continue to enjoy the existing benefits of Showerwall laminate panels; a choice of more than 40 designs, a 100% waterproof system, 30-year guarantee as standard, and a range of finishes including Showerwall’s unique Synchro registered embossed finish.
Steph Harris, product manager at Showerwall, said: “We’re excited about being able to offer this upgraded product to our customer base. We are always looking to optimise product performance and explored various core board options as part of this range upgrade. Exterior Grade MDF came out on top and its improved moisture resistance and smoother finish adds to the many benefits of our Laminate range.
“As a UK manufacturer, we are committed to sustainability and providing continuity of supply for our customers. We’ve been operating a sustainable manufacturing model for many years and are constantly developing our product range to meet market demand, and this new upgraded panel is part of that ongoing process.”
The new Exterior Grade MDF laminate panels are available in all of Showerwall’s signature finishes, including Gloss, Matt, Texture, and unique Synchro.