Many shower and tub walls are either boring to look at or have mold, mildew or cracked or discolored grout joints which are ugly and are a pain to clean. What’s really cool is there is a new composite waterproof wall system (the Sentrel system from the Bath Doctor) which looks great, is easy to maintain and light on the budget. The benefits of this system are outlined below:
Look of marble, granite, stone at 1/2 the cost –If you thought you can’t afford high end bath walls think again.
No maintenance & joints to worry about – These seamless panels have no grout to maintain and do not need to be sealed – a unique scratch resistant PVC composite backed system will look great for years to come.
Waterproof material will not collect bacteria, mold or mildew to keep your family safe – Shower & tub areas can be down right nasty to clean and can be breeding grounds for unhealthy bacteria. Get rid of this problem with the Sentrel system.
Broad selection of colors & patterns that will compliment any bathroom design – Choose from popular travertine patterns (like vanilla, mocha, oro, shara, abalone) or marble and stone looks like Calcutta or Venetian Gold, Breccia Paradiso or Rainforest to name just a few.
Multiple uses – This material can be used for tub and shower wall panels, bench seats, tub decks, tub to shower conversion projects, bathroom walls and even kitchen backsplashes.
Design Nationwide supply and installation services available from a Innovate Building Solutions Bath Doctor division – We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have won service awards through Angie’s List and Consumer Choice through our parent corporation.
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Sampled Marble, Stone, Granite & Travertine Shower & Bathtub Wall Panels
Flexibility and a real stone look is the key to this system. With over 20 different colors & patterns Sentrel has created a flawless high resolution visual reproduction of actual marble and granite patterns on a maintenance free composite material which withstands the rigors of wet areas. Since these wall panels are available in multiple sizes (including 60" x 96", 36" x 96", 60" x 60", 36" x 60", 16" x 60" and 16" x 96") they are designed for cost effective use in a tub or shower space.
To create a real stone, granite or marble look the Sentrel system comes with a variety of trim molding to finish the edges of the panels, inside and outside corners, cover seams between 2 panels, finish off window openings and bench and corner seats. These trim moldings are available in , 1 1/2", 3" and 6" sizes for maximum design & installation flexibility.
Accessories – Shampoo shelves & niches, corner seats, and accent strips
Just like no dress is complete without accessories – no shower or tub are finished until they are accessorized for form, function & style. Designed to create the real stone look at a fraction of the price you'll love how the Sentrel accessories not only make your space look great, but help it to be a safer and function well also.
Shampoo & Soap Corner Shelves
These units are available in the following sizes:
15" corner unit recessed with a single shelf inside (8" x 16" opening space with a 14" x 22" outside space).
Recessed without a shelf (11" x 11" inside space with a 17" x 17" outside space).
Accent Strips and Borders
Accent strips (available in a 6" size) creates a nice finishing look which really can dress up a tub or shower space. Each stone color has a corresponding accent strip available. A small selection of these accent strips are shown below as well as a couple of competed projects.
One of the strengths in the Sentrel Line is the wide variation of colors available. There are currently 20 color selections to create the look of real stone, marble, granite and travertine – and this list is growing!
Which natural stone and granite patterns are most popular? Breccia Paradiso, Golden Beaches, Mocha Travertine, Petrafini and Calcutta Gold.
Can these tub & shower wall panels be used over existing tile? It depends. If the tile walls are in good condition the Sentrel decorative walls can be applied over. If the old walls are spongy and/or are falling apart then the old tile and wall backer will most likely need to be removed and replaced first.
Can the Sentrel system be applied over one piece fiberglass surrounds? The simple answer is no. In this case our crews will remove the one piece unit, add wall backer board and then apply the new shower or bathtub panels to the backer board.
What is this composite material made of? Will it last over time? Sentrel is engineered to last with a 5 Part Protection System. This 5 Part system includesa clear poly top layer, followed by the high resolution pigment, the Xtra Bond cement, the 1/4" polyvinyl backing with a Dow Corning adhesion layer on the inside.
What are the biggest benefits to this material? It is non-porous, easy to clean, will not chip, crack or fade, is impervious to mold and mildew and it comes in a wide variety of natural stone, marble and granite designs at a cost effective price.
How should I clean these walls? Use clean soft cloth with cleaners like Fantastic, Windex, Green Works, 409, Tilex Spray, Pine Sol and Lime Away spray. Doe not use abrasive or gritty cleaners (like Comet, Scotch Brite Pads, Magic Eraser etc.).
When replacing bathtub walls what type of tubs do you recommend? Depending on your budget and time frame to accomplish the project the most popular include acrylic replacement tubs or bathtub liners.
Can I use these materials in a bath to shower conversion? Yes – this type of project has grown greatly over the last few years as more people want to stay in their homes by making the wet spaces in their bathrooms safer.
How do your installation crews create a long lasting installation? Our crews have been factory trained on this material and many of our production staff is skilled in complete bathroom remodeling as well. We use Dow Corning adhesives and sealants so this system can expand and contract with the house through various seasons.
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Decorative Shower & Tub Wall Panels
Dress up your bath tub & shower wall surrounds using the maintenance free and high style option to natural stone, marble & granite walls. Bath Doctor’s unique Sentrel composite material provides luxury style bathroom walls which are easy to clean and require no grout or sealants to maintain – better yet they look like natural stone at a fraction of the price.