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The hot, wet and steamy conditions in bathrooms limit decor options – it’s not the best place to hang art or wallpaper.
But now Bathroom Bizarre has launched a range of uniquely printed glass decor wall panels, shower screens, splashbacks and countertops that are ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and even outdoor areas around spa baths, pools or water features.
Saville Jacobson of Bathroom Bizarre says: “The range comprises a selection of glass panels with quality artwork printed directly on to them – each image is loaded and printed directly on to the glass using a specialised software system.”
He says the ink used to print the images is robust and will not fade, discolour or scratch easily.
“It can be easily cleaned with any non-abrasive household cleaners. The product will have a UV-resistant lifespan of seven years for indoor applications, and five years for exterior applications.
“The glass used for these products comprises 8mm toughened safety glass for the shower screens and wall panels, while the splashbacks are made from 6mm toughened safety glass and 15mm toughened safety glass will be used for the vanity tops.”
The shower screens are frameless for a seamless and clean aesthetic. They are really simple to put up, and require very little preparation for their installation. Each screen comes with two floor-stabilising feet made of rust-resistant chrome-plated brass, and fixing screws. Two chrome-plated brass stabilising arms hold the screen in place and support the free-standing screens – each arm connects to the actual screen on one side, and is attached via screws directly to a brick wall on the other.
The decorative wall panels come with four pre-drilled holes in each panel for secure fitment directly to a brick wall. Simply position them where you would like to hang the panel, mark the holes accordingly, drill the holes into the wall and screw the panels in place.
The same applies to the splashbacks – merely position them behind the bathroom cabinet and drill them securely into place.
Currently, the images for the shower screens are limited to the following graphics: Birchwood Forest, Buddha, Shell, Rose and Orchid. For a more subdued and neutral aesthetic, you can also order the shower screens with one of the following frosted designs: Wave, Twirl and Bamboo.
The back wall panels will be available with the following graphics: Windmill, Desert Tree and Goldfish.
The shower screens and wall panels measure 1 200mm x 2 200mm and retail for R4 895.
The splashbacks measure 780mm x 400mm and cost R795. - The Star
For more information, contact Bathroom Bizarre on 0861 555 000 or visit their website at www.bathroom.co.za to shop online or find a store closest to you.