Elite is Mermaid Panels’ most advanced collection yet with patented technology that allows the creation of a completely seamless, premium look and finish in the bathroom and shower enclosure, with advanced surface solutions that can meet every customer’s budget.

Thanks to a completely 100% waterproof core and artistic post-formed edges that add a unique design detail and remove the need for trims or grouting, Mermaid Panels’ Elite range is a perfect alternative to tiling, the company says. Fixing securely and directly to existing surfaces including plaster board and existing tiling, Mermaid’s Elite range ensures no grouting, no mould, and a much quicker installation. Using a tongue and groove system to create a join that will remain watertight, fitters can create a smooth, seamless, and uniform finish.

As part of the new collection, the Mermaid Elite range also consists of seven new tile-inspired panel designs. Designed to align like tiles, the pattern can continue seamlessly without interruption once the panels are fixed together.

Keely Greenhalgh, National Sales Manager at Mermaid, said: “The new additions to the Elite range offer something for every bathroom project. With the option to create a statement within a shower enclosure or use the panels across the bathroom for a more seamless and luxurious feel, Mermaid offers flexibility and simplicity when it comes to installing a new shower enclosure or working on a bathroom refit.

"The designs are bonded to a water-proof core, meaning that they’re perfectly suited to wet rooms and shower enclosures. For homeowners seeking a more coordinated or statement design, Elite panels can even be used to replace a bath panel for a pop of pattern or accent of luxury. Each décor has been carefully designed, with the greatest attention to detail to ensure a realistic finish that emulates the look and feel of natural materials such as wood, marble and stone. Easy to cut down on site and efficient to install, the new decors are a straightforward, cost-effective alternative to bathroom tiles.”

Available in three sizes, Elite Panels are available separately or as part of a two or three-sided kit which comes complete with adhesive and sealant for an easy one box solution that has everything an installer will need.

The panels can be cut on site, without the need of specialist tools or training, and can be fitted by any professional fitter, plumber, or installer. With a 15 year guarantee across all Mermaid product ranges when used with Mermaid Complete adhesive and sealant, consumers will also benefit from peace of mind in a long lasting bathroom solution, the company says. 

The new designs join an existing range of 12 décors, and now include a wider range of traditional, minimalist, and contemporary styles. From textured stone effects and wood-style finishes to add a natural biophilic appeal, to luxe, detailed marble-inspired designs, and even faux tile effects to achieve a bold statement scheme, there’s a decor to elevate all bathroom aesthetics.