VJ Panels Bathroom Complete Guide

We all hate grout. From the first day mum made me clean every single grout line in our shower for skipping art class at school when I was fifteen to now twenty years later and thousands of renovations under my belt I still hate grout. The reason it is often hated is due to the fact to rarely stays the finish you intended which is where VJ Panels come into play.

VJ Bathroom Panels

The love for grout alternatives such as wet walls and the VJ Panels (TIMBER-CLAD WALLS) we which are covering below for your next bathroom renovation. Now in Perth VJ panel bathrooms are not as popular as I would like but with all things it all comes down to experience and supply so we are catching up slowly to the rest of Australia.

Bathroom VJ Panels

Let us cover the most important question you have if this is your first time using VJ Panels in your bathroom



Now that is out of the way let us cover where you can use it in your bathroom and what is the type of VJ Panelling you want to make it last in your bathroom for years to come.

VJ Bathroom Panels

Which VJ Panels Are Used For Bathrooms?

Easycraft Wet Area Interior is a ultra-high moisture resistant Panel, suitable for interior wall & ceiling linings in bathrooms, laundries and kitchen. At this point in time you can purchase them from Bunnings so they are really accessible.

VJ Bathroom Panelling Perth

Where To Use VJ Panels In your Bathroom?

So the best place for using VJ Panels in your bathroom is really anywhere that the shower water does not in come in contact directly with. What we mean is is your standing under your shower head where is all the water splashing to and that is the place to avoid. Places like vanities splashbacks can be used as the majority of the water is taken by the basin itself as well as near a bath should all be fine.

VJ Panels Perth Bathroom

Pros and Cons Of VJ Bathroom Panels

Below are the pros and cons of using VJ Bathroom Panels (Timber Clad Walls)


  • Wipe clean surface
  • No grout to discolour
  • Warm to the touch
  • Inhibits condensation
  • Insulates the walls thermally
  • Insulates the walls acoustically
  • Will not rot
  • Clean & easy to install


  • Walls need to be prepared fully for installation
  • Can not be used in the shower
  • You will need tiles and cladding for complete bathroom finish
  • Will require extra work such as painting for the panels for final finish
  • Stylistically a challenge to tie all elements together

I really love the look of the VJ panels and I feel it adds an important warmth and a bit of wow-factor to a bathroom renovation. The part I love about VJ Panelling we do in Perth bathroom renovations is often the client will use the panels in all parts of the house to really make the spaces flow which in the end shows an organic finish to a complete house renovation. Like all things in renovating your courage to renovate what you want is the limit to your renovation outcome.

Using VJ Panels For Laundry Splashbacks

One of the biggest trends we are coming across in the 2020’s using VJ Panels for your laundry splashback. This is a bit of a tricky trend as not all wall panelling is designed to get wet so you need to be careful what you use as a laundry splashback. Below we will give you some tips and show you examples of using VJ Panels for your next laundry splashback. CLICK HERE OR THE IMAGE BELOW

VJ Panels Perth WA
VJ Panels Perth WA

For more information on what 2022 bathroom trends will be check out our 10 tips just click the image below.

2022 Bathroom Renovation Trends
2022 Bathroom Renovation Trends

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at smallbathroomrenovations@gmail.com

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  1. Thank you so much for all this information on VJ Panels I really needed to understand it more as I want to put panels into my bathroom but I was not sure if it would work so it was great to get some understanding about it. What I would love to know a little more is are there alternatives to floor tiles for your bathroom as I love the no grout of panels and I was hoping to get a non-grout bathroom floor. Any help would be awesome

    • Hi Carol, thanks for reading it really appreciated πŸ™‚ so when it comes to floor alternatives, you can do wood flooring outside the shower or polished concrete but my advice is just to use large tiles as they are the best bathroom floor covering that will last. Hope that helps

  2. Could you let me know what is the best paint to use on bathroom panels? I love the VJ panels but I just cant find the information I require on panel paint it seems like there is not a lot of information on it. Thanks in advance


  3. Loving your article on VJ Panels, I have been looking for more information on using vj panels for my bathroom and this really covers what I am looking for. I don’t think I will be able to get panels that are waterproofed like the ones you suggest so might just have to use pa

    • Hi Eddie, thanks so much for your questions about using VJ Panels or Timber Cladding your bathroom So usually the best place to get VJ Panels or timber panels that are waterproofed for your bathroom can be found at Bunnings Hope that helps. Its import to always ask your installer though if they worked with anything like this before and if they are even comfortable using it

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