What is PVC Wall Panels? - Advantages and Disadvantages

What is PVC Wall Panels?

The long-form of PVC is polyvinyl chloride. It is widely used as a plastic. Globally more than 50% off all PVC manufactured is used in construction. PVC is replacing traditional building material such as wood concrete and clay. PVC panels usually have a hollow core and a lightweight with a smooth surface for decoration and its tongue and groove arrangement for easy installation. PVC is a low-cost material that has replaced wood in many interior related items. PVC cladding was developed in Europe in 1970 it was quite unique and smooth surface finish available compared to other wallcoverings at that time.

PVC  Wall Panels Advantages

Easy and fast to install

PVC panels are very user-friendly products. The panels can easily be cut to size and ideal We Are One solution compared to tile the take about half the time to install. PVC panels are so easy to install and save money in fitter 2 the sheet can be interlocked which makes the process of fixing fast it also helps to replace single panel whenever it gets damaged you can also use this panel for false ceiling PVC panel can be cut using a manual saw or sharp knife. The panels can be glued to smooth surfaces such as plaster or plasterboard or even to existing tile with the help of adhesive. With rough and uneven-Wall the panel can be fixed to a Framework using nail staple or adhesive.

Moisture resistant

When there is dampness in the wall PVC wall panels are most useful as it can resist moisture very effectively the absence of pores contributes to the fact that bacteria and mould can survive on the surface of the wall that's why the material is often used in bathroom and kitchen.


PVC panel can be installed much faster than tiles. You can save on installation cost. As compared to wallpaper paint tiles and wood it is budget-friendly and definitely suits anybody pocket. PVC panels have a lot of varieties like leather fox panel, 3D wall sticker UV marble sheets and many more. These are the lightweight panels that are easily available in the market at an affordable rate.

Fire resistant

The ignition temperature of PVC panel is 370 degree Celsius so, they do not easily. Whereas the ignition temperature of fibreboard and particle board is 250 degree Celsius also in case of fire PVC panel emit 50% less smoke as compared to wood and also the by-products formed from combustion are less toxic in nature.


PVC panels are lightweight panels so, they are easy to transport and the installation process is faster.


PVC wall panel comes with a lifetime warranty with approximate 20 + years of life moreover the wear and Tear ratio is zero.

No wastage

There is no wastage after the installation of PVC wall panel as it comes in different sizes.

Low maintenance

PVC panels have a polyurethane layer which gives smooth and plane surface to the board so it becomes easy to clean such board there is no need to use chlorinate or abrasive agent you can just use a wet cloth to clean it.


The PVC wall panels are good for insulation. Insulating value of R 2.25 (0.16 W/mK) per metre Kelvin which is comparable to the insulating value of normal brick.


PVC wall and ceiling panels are hundred 100% recyclable and one can handover old one to a plastic recycling facility also you can uninstall and reinstall these panels at other places. When you uninstall PVC panel it does not hamper wall/ ceiling surface so, you don't have to worry about paint

No Further finishing required after installation

PVC panels are finished surface panels. they need no extra finishing like painting or polishing etc. pre-finishing is also not required.

No Rusty

PVC panels don't rust when used in the external surface of the house.


PVC panels are environment-friendly and many medical equipment and food packages are also made of PVC material because they cause no harm to the environment that such material is useful in the hospital, sports arena and schools.

Versatile product

PVC panels are ideal for cladding walls and ceilings of private houses, offices, Hotels, laboratory Hospital, food processing plants etc.  The PVC panels are available in many colours, designs and shape so it offers many options for a designer to create a decorative wall surface. Generally, you need to paint your wall after every 4 to 5 years this problem can also be solved with the help of this PVC panels.

PVC Wall Panels Disadvantages
  • These are final finished panels. One need to take precaution that it doesn't get hit by a sharp object that can cause scratches on it as it will be difficult to remove or hide or treat such scratches.
  • Nailing for screwing such board can be Trichy sometimes. If the screw goes wrong the same hole cannot be used to screw the Board.
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