Buying Guide: Acrylic Wall Liners

If you have opted for an acrylic shower enclosure but are not sure what type of wall liner to choose, then this guide will help you in the right direction. Here are a few things to consider:

Quality

We strongly recommend that you do you research and look for high-quality acrylic wall liners that are durable, long-lasting, and resistant to scratches and cracks. Sometimes people overlook the importance of a high-quality wall liner thinking that they are all the same, and we can tell you with confidence they are not.  Poor quality acrylic wall liners might peel off the walls, crack, stain or even turn yellow.  

Size and Fit

We always recommend buying your shower enclosure and acrylic wall liner as an entire unit. This is because this will ensure that the size and fit is perfect. Not only that, but this will also make the installation process easier and faster.

However, if you have a different shower and just need an acrylic wall liner replacement or you want to mix and match a shower enclosure with a different brand of acrylic wall liner then you will need to make sure that the size fits perfectly.

 

Style and Design

In New Zealand, most acrylic wall liners will be white and their configurations will be either 2-sided (for corner showers), and 3-sided or alcove showers. Newline Showers can also customise your acrylic wall liner to suit your needs.

Within the 2-sided and 3-sided options, the flat liners can be:

  • Flat
  • Mould
  • Corner 
2-Sided Flat Acrylic Wall Liner
2-Sided Mould Acrylic Wall Liner
2-Sided Corner Acrylic Wall Liner
3-Sided Flat Acrylic Wall Liner
3-Sided Mould Acrylic Wall Liner
3-Sided Corner Acrylic Wall Liner

When choosing your acrylic wall liners think about functionality and looks. For example, Flat Acrylic Wall Liners might look a bit more modern and minimalist than mould liners, but they don’t offer storage for your shampoo, conditioner, and other toiletries. Meanwhile, a corner liner might offer the best of both worlds with its nice-looking glass shelves.

If you want some further information, you can read our blog on ‘What are the Different Types of Acrylic Wall Liners’. 

Installation

If you’re planning to install the acrylic wall liners yourself, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. However, we strongly recommend you hire a professional installer to ensure that the liners are installed properly and securely.

Look for manufacturers that offer warranties on their acrylic wall liners. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you can get a replacement or repair if something happens.   Give us a call on 0508 639 5463 or email us at [email protected] to see how we can help you.

Price

Not surprisingly, acrylic wall liners are generally more affordable than other shower enclosure materials, such as tile or stone. However, prices can vary depending on the size, design, and quality of the liner. Compare prices and features from different manufacturers to find the best value for your budget.

Care & Maintenance

Look for acrylic wall liners that are easy to clean and maintain. Choose a liner that is resistant to mould and mildew and that can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth.

In Conclusion

If purchasing a high-quality acrylic wall liner than you can expect them to last 10 years or more from the day, they were first installed. This is because high-quality acrylic wall liners don’t tend to chip, crack, or fade over time.

In saying that, if your acrylic wall liner is not installed properly, you may have condensation or water getting between the wall and the liner. If this is happening, then you will have to replace your entire wall liner. We always recommend the use of a professional to install your acrylic shower wall liner.

 Give our team a call on 0508 639 5463 or email us to discuss the purchase and installation of your next acrylic wall liner, and we will be glad to assist you. 

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