- 100% waterproof system
- UK manufactured
- 10-year guarantee
- Minimal maintenance
- Easy to install
With sustainability regarded as one of the biggest topics in interior design, natural materials are being favoured in the years to come.
One of the biggest trends have been terrazzo bathrooms due to the versatility in the design and the varied patterns and colours available.
Our own terrazzo panels offer a subtle, neutral design with smaller scale pattern across the board surface.
A luxury alternative to tiling for bathrooms, shower areas and wet rooms, our terrazzo walls are manufactured in Scotland to the highest standards and boast a comprehensive 10-year guarantee.
Panels are sold individually and measure 2420mm (height) x 1200mm (width) x 11mm (thickness).
Price will depend on the core and finish selected.
All Selkie products are supplied class 2 fire rated as standard; however, they can be tailored for Class 1 or Class 0 if required.
Free terrazzo bathroom panel sample
Become inspired by our bathroom panels by trying them out in your own home.
Delivered in two to five working days, our laminate chips can be placed on your wall to give an impression of what your bathroom will look like when complete.
What is terrazzo?
Terrazzo is a sustainable design method, with its modern appearance originating from 18th century Italy.
Traditionally this would involve marble chippings (remnants from previous quartz marble cuttings) being poured in to cement to form porcelain tiles and flooring.
Our shower panels recreate this effect by scanning the original material to create realistic decorative sheets which are then bonded to mr mdf or plywood boards - offering a cost effective alternative to real stone terrazzo tiles.
Are terrazzo shower panels more cost effective than terrazzo tiles?
When comparing terrazzo shower panels and terrazzo tiles beside one another it is evident that there are benefits in relation to the cost of install and upkeep.
Installation of terrazzo walls takes only a matter of hours to complete, meanwhile an average bathroom will take around 16 hours to complete with terrazzo tiles - considering tile cutting and wall prep.
By choosing shower panels over tiles you are not only reducing material costs but also labour charges.
In regards to maintenance, terrazzo walls only require to be sealed with silicone upon installation, panel trims then protect this material to ensure the longevity of the product.
Meanwhile Terrazzo tiles will need to be grouted at least once every few years.
Read more about the benefits of panels by reading our blog, 'opting for bathroom panels instead of tiles' .
Can terrazzo be used in showers?
Yes, our terrazzo bathroom panels are 100% waterproof, meaning they are suited to shower enclosures - as well as being used to clad bathroom and wet room applications.
For a 2 panel corner sited shower you will require: 1 Internal Corner and 2 End Cap trims.
For a 3 panel 'U' shaped enclosure you will require: 2 Internal Corners and 2 End Caps.
Is terrazzo a trend?
Yes, from 2021 onwards, natural materials are being favoured within interior design.
The epitome of a modern bathroom, sustainability is a key talking point of interiors, meaning terrazzo is providing a lot of inspiration for designers globally.
With the ability to freshen small or large bathrooms, we recommend pairing your shower panels with white walls, peachy tones, neutrals or blues and greens when accessorising.
Or for a dark style, combine your walls with black.
For more terrazzo bathroom styling ideas, explore our 'how to style terrazzo' Pinterest board.
Which edge should I select for my project?
Selkie panels are available in both a square & tongue and groove edge.
Square edge panels are clean cut and must be joined via panel trims, they are most typically used to complete shower areas.
Meanwhile, tongue and groove panels are designed to slot in to each other to form a seamless join, allowing for panels to be applied to larger wall spaces without disruption.
Please note: During a tongue and groove panel installation, Selkie colour match sealant must be used on all joints.
What is the difference between plywood and mdf?
In general, the difference comes from the structure of both materials.
Plywood is the traditional choice, made from multiple layers of natural thin veneer that are glued together.
Meanwhile, MDF is engineered by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, which are then combined with wax and resin to create a smooth surface.
Typically, MDF costs less than plywood, due to its manmade structure, however both materials boast the same waterproof qualities.
Accessories you may need
There are a wide range of corner and edging trims available to finish your panels to perfection.
Choose from a satin anodised, white powder coated, black powder coated or a luxury polished aluminium effect to achieve your perfect finish.
You may also want to consider using a Panseal Kit, to seal the bottom joint between panels, bath edges and shower trays.
Many fitters prefer to sit the panels onto the shower tray and use silicone to seal, but as it is essential to prevent water ingress we recommend using the Panseal Kit to give you a better, longer lasting seal with a cleaner, more aesthetic finish.
And don't forget to order your silicone sealant and wall panel adhesive - also available in the Accessories section.
Related bathroom products
As well as our terazzo shower panels, we also have a great choice of complementary bathroom products.