Waterproof Laminate Bathroom & Shower Wall Panels

Eliminate the hassle of tile grout joints once and for all. These 100% waterproof laminate bathroom and shower wall panels not only come in high-fashion styles like transitional, contemporary, modern farmhouse and shabby chic designs – but are simple for a DIY homeowner or contractor to install who has never worked with the material before. This product has a lifetime warranty and was invented 40 years ago.
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Waterproof Laminate Bathroom & Shower Wall Panels

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Benefits of Laminate DIY Bathroom and Shower Wall Panels

Minimize your costs for remodeling by reducing material costs and saving time! Our 100% waterproof laminate wall panel system is an affordable, durable solution to give your bathroom and kitchen a makeover, and gives your room a new and inspiring impression .

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  • The “No Tile, Tile Wall”

    If you love tile, but hate grout, you’re not alone. With laminate wall panels you’ll get the benefit of the look of a tile wall without worrying about dirty grout joints. These bathtub and shower wall panels have a visible ‘faux tile joint’ which are made of high-pressure laminate – so you won’t be scrubbing joints any more. These waterproof bathroom wall panels can be cleaned with warm water and a clean cloth – or use a non-abrasive detergent. Throw away your tile scrub brush – FOREVER.
  • Large tile designs for a contemporary look

    Large ‘tile’ designs for a contemporary look – If you have old 4” x 4” tiles in your shower, tub alcove or bathroom walls you know how dated they are. Using laminate shower panels you can go for modern large-format faux tile designs in 24” x 12”, 24” x 16”, 24” x 24” and 12” x 16” sizes.
  • Design styles which fit today’s bathrooms

    Don’t settle for shower panels which look fake, behind the times and are made of a cheap plastic materials. With 26 different colors, matte and gloss finishes and patterns you can create a modern minimalist, shabby chic, modern farmhouse, contemporary high-gloss, traditional or transitional look. High style and grout free wall panels are not mutually exclusive.
  • Multiple looks to fit your individual uniqueness

    Whether you want bathtub or shower panel with a subway tile look (in our Modern Farmhouse Collection), bathroom wall panels with a Modern Minimalist vibe (using our Cracked Cement pattern), or a spa bathroom feel with our matte finish ‘Oasis Collection’ laminate wall panels, we’ll have you covered (literally).
  • Prepackaged DIY wall kits have everything you need

    There’s no need to run around town the find the right adhesives to make sure your shower panels are waterproofed correctly. Everything you need – including trim profiles, adhesives, wipes and screws will be included in your DIY wall panel kit.
  • Save money and effort on installation

    These shower panels save money during installation – and over the lifetime you own your home or business. First, you don’t need a separate wall backer board (they are installed directly to plywood, OSB (Oriented Strand Board) or wood strips attached to your studs). Second, you’ll eliminate the time, hassle and costs of grout repair company fixing dirty, moldy or grout joints for the life of your home.
  • Hygienic for your family

    With no mold build-up you don’t need to be concerned about your family’s health with these shower panels.
  • Easy installation & DIY friendly

    Getting a contractor to install a tile wall or wall panels can be like finding a needle in a haystack. These DIY wall panels are 100% waterproof and click together like a wood flooring system. They’re simple to install whether you’re a first-time DIY homeowner or a contractor. Since they come in 2’ wide sizes and only weight 26 lbs., they’re simple for one person to install (no bulky wall panels to nick up your walls and staircase as you try to get them into your second floor bathroom). If you’re not a DIY’er ask about our network of bathroom wall paneling installers.
  • Free Shipping

    With our nationwide supply network you’ll get your bathroom, shower and tub wall kit delivered directly to your home without extra transportation fees.
  • Get free design help from our experts

    Since Innovate Building Solutions is not only an experienced nationwide wholesaler of wall panels and shower bases– but also an authorized installer (with a network of installing dealers)- we can help you through any design, installation or construction questions. We can also help you choose the best shower pan and accessories for your waterproof shower panels.

    Product Lines

    Laminate wall panels are easier and more cost effective to use and install than tile. They provide the highest quality shower, tub and bathroom wall surround panels available on the market. Here are important facts you need to know:
    • It has a durable high pressure laminate top surface. For the ‘decorative tile’ walls the ‘faux grout joint’ is milled out for a 1/16” or 1/8” spacing. They have the look of tile without the maintenance hassle.
    • The high-pressure laminate surface is applied on a 7-layer marine grade birch plywood backing for a durable 3/8” total thickness.
    • On the back of the laminated panels is a vapor barrier backing.
    • The wall panels are approximately 2’ x 8’ in size (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • The bathtub and shower panels are 100% waterproof and joined  with a patented Aqualock click system and sealant. There is no need for waterproof membranes behind the panels with the nearly-invisible seams between panels.

    Popular Uses

    These panels can be used anywhere you want a low maintenance surface which needs to be waterproof.
    • Waterproof laminate shower wall panels

      Shower Wall Panels

    • Waterproof laminate bathroom wall panels

      Bathroom Wall Panels

    • Waterproof laminate kitchen backsplash

      Kitchen Backsplashes

    • Laminate laundry room wall panels

      Laundry Room Walls

    Sizes & Options

    Whether you’ve got a standard sized tub, shower or bathroom or an odd sized alcove or custom shower we can assist you with wall panel kits. For most showers, tubs and bathrooms the following standard kits are all you need to transform your ugly fiberglass or tile walls into a maintenance free area you’ll love.

    Two-Wall Small Corner Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-2W-SMC

    This kit is popular in small corner, right angle or NEO angle showers in mid-sized bathrooms. Popular sizes include: 32 x 32, 34 x 34, 36 x 36

    Kit includes:

    • 4 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 1 internal hidden corner profile
    • 1 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 1 tube wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Two-Wall Mid-Sized Corner Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-2W-MIC

    This kit is popular in small corner, right angle or NEO angle showers in mid-sized bathrooms. Popular sizes include: 38 x 38, 40 x 40, 42 x 42, 48 x 36, 48 x 48

    Kit includes:

    • 4 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 1 internal hidden corner profile
    • 1 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 1 tube wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Two-Wall Large Corner Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-2W-LAC

    This kit is used most around soaking tubs or showers located in the corner of a bathroom. These showers are also called corner, right angle or NEO angle showers or tubs. Popular sizes include: 54 x 54, 60 x 60

    Kit includes:

    • 5 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 1 internal hidden corner profile
    • 2 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 2 tubes wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Three-Wall Small Alcove Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-3W-SMA

    This kit is used most to cover 3 walls around a small tub or shower space set off in an alcove. These showers are often called stand up showers because they are small in size. Popular sizes include: 32 x 32, 36 x 32, 36 x 42, 42 x 32, 42 x 36, 48 x 30, 48 x 32, 48 x 34, 48 x 36

    Kit Includes:

    • 5 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 2 internal hidden corner profile
    • 2 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 2 tubes wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Three-Wall Mid-Sized Alcove Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-3W-MIDA

    This kit is used most to cover 3 walls around a standard sized tub or shower space set into an alcove. Popular sizes include: 48 x 48, 54 x 30, 54 x 32, 54 x 36, 60 x 30, 60 x 32, 60 x 34, 60 x 36, 72 x 36

    Kit Includes:

    • 6 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 2 internal hidden corner profile
    • 2 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 2 tubes wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Three-Wall Large Alcove Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-3W-LAA

    This kit is used most to cover 3 walls around a standard sized tub or shower space set into an alcove. Popular sizes include: 60 x 42, 60 x 48

    Kit Includes:

    • 7 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 2 internal hidden corner profile
    • 2 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 3 tubes wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Three-Wall Extra Large Alcove Shower & Tub Kit

    Model #: IBS-3W-EXLA

    This kit is used most to cover 3 walls around a standard sized tub or shower space set into an alcove. Popular sizes include: 60 x 60, 72 x 60

    Kit Includes:

    • 8 wall panels approximately 24” x 96” (actual size is 23.6” x 94.4”)
    • 2 internal hidden corner profile
    • 3 pre-drilled aluminum base profile (94.4” long)
    • 3 tubes wall panel sealant
    • 1 standard installation kit

    Patterns & Styles

    If you want style and unique selections for your bathroom you’ll find them in the laminated wall panels below. Whether you love the traditional look of tile, the depth of a slate finish, a contemporary high-gloss aesthetic, a modern minimalist look or the warmth of a modern farmhouse or shabby chic there is a choice for you.

    What’s even more exciting is you can mix and match these panels (and create a fun feature wall) to fit a unique design or personality. The options are endless!


    Transitionalist Collection

    Whether your have a traditional or transitional design style these patterns will be the perfect compliment for your bathroom.

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    High gloss white – 12” x 16” – 1/8” grey jointsTrans-WH-1216
    High gloss white – 24” x 12” – 1/16″ grey jointsTrans-WH-2412
    Grey Sahara 24 x 16 – 1/16″ grey jointTrans-GR-2416
    Frost – no faux tile patternTrans-FR-0000
    Travertine – no faux tile patternTrans-TR-0000
    Marina Oak – no faux tile patternTrans-MO-0000
    White Marble 24 x 24 – 1/16″ grey jointsTrans-WM-2424
    Silver Grey Marble 24 x 24 – 1/16″ grey jointsTrans-SG-2424
    Black Hexagon *NEW*Trans-BH-4444
    Herringbone White *NEW*Trans-HW-9999

    Oasis Collection NEW

    Check out the newest waterproof wall panels – the ‘matte finish’ Oasis collection. The colors will remind you of the breezes in your cabin by the lake, or the warm silvery sandy beaches or the greenish hue of the sea.

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    Lake Blue/Matte FinishOAMT-LB-0000
    Sea Green/Matte FinishOAMT-SG-0000
    Silver Strand/Matte FinishOAMT-SS-0000

    3D Textured Slate Collection

    There is nothing quite as classic and elegant as a slate roof or bathroom wall tile, but what can be even more elegant is a slate wall – with NO maintenance hassles. Check out these selections.

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    Black Slate 24 x 12Text-BS-2412
    Greige Slate 24 x 12Text-GS-2412
    Sandstone Slate 24 x 12Text-SS-2412

    Modern Farmhouse & Shabby Chic Collection

    You want a relaxing bathroom away from the stress of the day. Combine modern farmhouse and shabby chic walls with some candles and a freestanding bathtub and take your worries away.

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    Abbey Shale – 24 x 16 – 1/16″ white jointsMofa-AS-2416
    Sahara 24 x 12 – 1/16″ grey grout jointsMofa-SA-2412
    Rough Wood – 24 x 24 – 1/16″ grey jointsMofa-RW-2424
    Antique Grey – 24 x 12 – 1/16″ grey jointsShCh-AG-2412
    Concrete Grey – 24 x 12 – 1/16” grey jointsShCh-CG-2412
    Avalone Pine 24 x 16 – 1/16″ white jointsMofa-AP-2416
    White Subway Tile 6 x 3 – 1/16″ grey jointsMofa-WS-0603
    Aberdeen Brick 12 x 4 *NEW*MOFA-AB-1204

    Contemporary High Gloss Collection

    Sleek and contemporary doesn’t be expensive or limited to downtown loft apartments. Create an easy to clean, fresh look (without spending a ton of money) with these popular high gloss shower, tub and bathroom wall collections.

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    High Gloss White – no tile patternCoHg-WH-0000

    Modern Minimalist Collection

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    Cracked Cement – no grout jointsMoMi-CC-0000
    Cracked Cement – 24 x 12MoMi-CC-2412

    Decorative Accent Panels

    Name/DescriptionModel #
    Decorative Accent – Vertical White – Vertical jointsDeco-VW-8888
    Decorative Accent – Vertical Black – Vertical jointsDeco-VB-8888

    Installation of Laminate DIY Bathroom Wall Panels

    A big reason to choose waterproof laminate shower and bathtub wall panels is their ease of installation. They are simple for a DIY homeowner or first-time contractor to put up (without needing multiple people to help). The following videos and images will lead you through the process.

    Installing laminate wall panels with a shower base (or tub) over wood studs, plywood or OSB

    Step 1 – Preparing your walls for the laminate Shower panels

    Add horizontal wood furring strips (not provided) every 24” over your existing studs. Note – you can also add sheets of plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board) over your studs as well.

    Step 2 – Cutting your Shower & Bathroom Wall panels

    If your wall panels are going to extend beyond the shower pan – then cut the laminate wall panels to the shape of the base (note – if the panels are simply going over the pan only you will not need to do this). These panels can be cut with a table saw, router or circular saw.

    Step 3 – Preparing your Waterproof Wall panels to go over a shower pan with a flange

    Install your shower pan (or tub) against the studs.

    Place the ‘wood horizontal shower base furring strip’ over the flange of your shower pan. Attach this wood strip with screws to your studs.

    Add sealant behind the L shaped metal base profile piece. Place this profile in front of the ‘wood horizontal furring strip. Screw the metal base profile into place through the wood furring strip and studs.

    Step 4 – Installing the hidden metal corner profile and attaching the Shower wall panels in the corners
    1. Apply sealant on the clean-cut edge of the wall panel(s) which will go into the corner and then screw the ‘hidden metal corner profile’ to the wall panel(s) which will go into the corner. (Please note – this takes the place of the ‘visible metal profile shown in the video).
    2. Fit the profile on the back edge of the panel with the accompanying screws. Use the pre-drilled holes to screw the hidden profile to the wood on the walls.
    3. Put sealant on the bottom of the panel.
    4. Starting from the left hand side place the wall panel into the corner.
    5. Screw the hidden profile into the wall through the pre-drilled holes.
    6. Apply sealant on the edge of the adjoining panel for this corner and push it into the hidden profile.
    7. Attach the wall panel to the horizontal wood
    8. Seal the corner with the sealant. Use the rubber cleaning tool to rub off excess sealant and clean the walls.

    Step 5 – Installing your laminate wall panels beyond the corners

    Add sealant to the bottom of the wall panel.

    Put screws through the bottom base profile. Put screws through the the lip of the wall panels (not through the face of the panel) and continue to add screws 24” spaced apart until you get the top of the panel.

    Apply sealant in the Aqualock click system (always on the left side of the panel) and ‘click’ the next panel together. Make sure to use enough sealant so that it oozes out of the panels when they are clicked together.

    Clean off the excess sealant by first spaying on the cleaning solvent, using the rubber cleaning tool to get rid of the excess and lastly the wipes for the final cleaning.

    Step 6 – Sealing your Shower wall panels to the pan and edges

    Apply sealant between the wall panels and the shower pan and the outside edges.

    Use the cleaning tool to clean off all excess sealant.

    Spray on the “Cleaning” solution, use the rubber tool to clean off the edges and clean with the “Wipes.”


    Installing laminate wall panels onto existing tile or concrete using the hidden metal corner profile

    Step 1 – Installing the hidden metal corner profile and glue the panels in place

    If you’re installing laminated wall panels over existing tile or wood you’ll need to add a glue appropriate to the wall surface you’ll go over to the back of the laminate panel. This panel will be slotted into the hidden metal corner profile. Follow steps 4 and 5 from above.


    How to install the laminate bathroom walls panels to the bottom of a bathroom floor

    Step 1 – Install the base profile

    Put sealant behind the base profile and screw it in with the holes in the profile approximate .4” from the bathroom floor.

    Step 2 – Add sealant between the base profile and the wall panel

    Use the cleaning solution and rubber finishing tool to clean off excess sealant.

    Step 3 – Apply sealant between the floor and the base profile

    Use the cleaning solution and rubber finishing tool to clean off excess sealant.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Laminated DIY Shower and Tub Kits

    Which patterns are most popular?

    Pattern choices are driven by the design style you like. There are options for traditional or transitional bathrooms, for a minimalist look, shabby chic, modern farmhouse and even high gloss acrylic.

    Shabby Chic
    Textured Slate
    White Tile
    Rustic Wood
    Are these Bathtub and Shower panels waterproof? What are they made of? Why are they better than tile, fiberglass or acrylic wall surrounds?

    Yes – these laminate wall panels (which were developed 40 years ago) are 100% waterproof and can be used in ‘wet areas’ (like showers, tubs, bathroom walls and kitchen backsplashes). They have a high-pressure laminate top surface applied on a 7-layer marine grade, 3/8” thick plywood backing with a vapor barrier backing. They are joined together with a 100% waterproof Aqualock click system with nearly invisible seams between the panels. Bathroom wall panels eliminate maintenance – yet look exactly like tile (that’s why they’re called the ‘no tile, tile wall). They’re more durable and life-like than acrylic or fiberglass walls (which have a tendency to crack or yellow).

    Can I get Matte and Gloss finished bathroom wall panels?

    Yes. Many wall panel lines only offer matte OR gloss finish – but not in this laminate line. For the calming feel of matte finish, you’ll want to check out the ‘Oasis Collection.’ You’ll find many gloss patterns in the ‘Transitionalist’ and ‘High Gloss’ collections.

    What is the advantage of working with Innovate Building Solutions?

    Innovate Building Solutions is much more than a nationwide shower and tub wall supplier. We offer many bathroom remodeling products (including shower bases and glass block shower wall systems and contemporary shower accessories) at wholesale direct prices. In addition, our company is a professional installer and contractor in our local markets, so we know how these panels are installed and can guide you through the process. The materials you purchase from us are also the materials we install daily in our regional markets (we have qualified people to help with your questions!). If you don’t want to DIY the project, as about our network of professional installing shower wall panel dealers

    What is the warranty with laminate wall panels?

    This material has a lifetime warranty covering water resistance, maintaining consistent product color and stain resistance. It does not cover accidental damage or misuse through improper cleaning (i.e. don’t use abrasive chemicals to clean these wall panels).

    If the wallboard products covered are found to be defective by Innovate Building Solutions (or one of our authorized representatives) we will repair, or at our option replace, the product with a similar panel or trim piece. Our option to repair or replace does not cover any labor or costs associated with the removal or installation. We will not be responsible for any other incidental or consequential damages attributed to a product defect or to the repair or exchange of a defective product.

    What cleaning products can I use on my laminate wall panels?

    Use clean soft cloth with warm water or non-abrasive cleaners like Fantastic, Windex, Green Works, 409, Tilex Spray, Pine Sol and Lime Away spray. Do not use abrasive or gritty cleaners (like Comet, Scotch Brite Pads, Magic Eraser etc.).

    What are the size and thickness of these wall panels?

    These panels are 600 mm x 2400 mm (which is 23.6” x 94.4”) and are 3/8” thick.

    Can this product be used in a sauna or steam room?

    No – it is not recommended to use these panels in a sauna or steam room.

    Are laminated wall panels simple for a DIY’er or a contractor to install with no previous experience?

    Since these panels literally ‘click and seal’ together (like a snap-together flooring system) they are straightforward for someone with no prior experience to install. They can be cut with standard woodworking equipment with a fine-tooth blade. There are no specialized blades you need to buy. They can be installed by one person. Also – since our company (Innovate Building Solutions) uses them on our own jobs we can guide you through any installation questions you may have.

    Is a backing system needed behind the panels?

    For most of your walls the answer is no. The panels can be installed directly to horizontal furring strips attached to your studs. Where you will want a ½” thick construction plywood backing (or OSB – Oriented Strand Board) is behind the walls with your plumbing fixtures, or where there is a wall mounted sink or wall mounted toilet.

    How should these panels be stored prior to installation?

    The panels should be stored flat for 3 days at room temperature prior to installation. They need to be ‘acclimated’ like laminate flooring. 

    Can laminated panels be installed over drywall or stud partitions?

    Yes – these panels can be installed over drywall or stud partitions. Make sure the screws are long enough to properly grip the studs behind the drywall.

    Can I install laminated wall panels be installed over my old tile in a shower?

    Since it is not recommended to have more than one moisture barrier in a shower – it is recommended in a shower to remove the old tile before installing our panels. In a kitchen backsplash – it is possible to go over the old tile.

    Can your system be placed over one-piece fiberglass or acrylic surrounds?

    No. Old fiberglass or acrylic walls will need to be removed and brought back to the studs before installing these 3/8” thick panels.

    What sealant should I use to join the panels and to install between the panels and the base or L profile trims?

    Only use the sealant provided with the installation kit between the Aqualock ‘click-together’ wall panels or between the wall panels and the profile trim pieces. They are color matched based on the panel joints and have been tested with this system.

    Does an installation kit come with your shower panels and tub kit?

    Yes – the standard installation kit comes with any wall panel system. It includes 2 large L profiles or 2 small L profiles, 1 tube sealant, 1 box wall panel wipes, 1 can of cleaning solution and 1 package with sealant finishing tools.

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