Take a look at what other people think of Fibo Wall Panels…
We had already recognised a growing trend in wall panels and decided to try them. We’ve not looked back! The panels offer a diverse range of finish and colour. And the Aqualock system is ‘genius’, allowing the panels to be fitted quickly and easily, with a seamless waterproof finish! Fibo’s support has been amazing as well: nothing is too much trouble. Fibo is keen to grow with its customers and be a part of our journey, and they have sent us a number of leads already. What more can you ask?
Phil Hopkinson Managing Director, of Plumb Plus Supplies
This was the first time we had used panels as an alternative to tiles and we are very pleased with the outcome. The panels were quick and easy to fit, and excellent from a maintenance point of view. Fibo supported us throughout the project and was absolutely superb. Any queries were dealt with on the spot and with professionalism. We would definitely use the panels again.
Howard Draper from Broxtowe Borough Council
Fibo’s range includes premium options with a routed grouting line that makes them indistinguishable from tiles – our customers just can’t tell the difference! The Fibo range and styles are amazing and have allowed us to offer a new type of product.
Ed Pomgratoom Showroom Manager, MP Moran & Sons Ltd
Many of our tenants were not happy with their tiles. Typical complaints included tiles becoming blown or hollow and falling off walls, the grout discolouring and general maintenance issues. But since we started fitting wall panels, the feedback has been excellent, with tenants confirming they are much easier to look after and keep clean.
The panels are straight forward to install and reduce ongoing maintenance issues. They can be installed within a day, as opposed to 2-3 days tiling, and can be fitted directly to existing walls, including over tiles. When we added up all the benefits, we quickly realised Fibo offered a better quality solution than tiles.
Mike Jarrett WHQS Contracts Officer, Powys Council
We sell two other panel ranges but it’s Fibo’s premium Mercato range which has created the most demand. There’s a wide choice of colours and finishes and it has a unique ‘grouting’ line that makes the panels look and feel like tiles – in fact the tile effect is very striking. Unlike tiles, however, the panels are quick and easy to install and much more hygienic as there’s no actual grout to collect dirt and mould. They’re more cost-effective too, with savings on labour as you don’t need specialist tilers to fit them.
Bill Davies Sales Director, James Hargreaves
I first saw Fibo at the CIH Housing Show in Manchester last year. We’d only used ceramic tiles before, as wall panels in general have a lot of catching up to do on quality: but Fibo is far superior. The panels are absolutely brilliant in terms of the time and skillset required for installation, and the quality is there too, with a good choice of finishes and colours.
The short build time means Halton can rent the properties out (and house its residents) much quicker compared to traditional construction methods, and there’s far more control over the quality and consistency of the build. The potential for Halton Housing - and indeed social housing in general - is huge.
Allan Foster Technical Director of Simply Modular
Fibo’s panels outclass all other competing products, with a superb range of colours and finishes. The authentic look of the panels means customers are amazed when I tell them they’re not tiles! Fibo’s unique Aqualock tongue and groove system makes the panels really easy and quick to install, with the added bonus of an invisible ‘join’ for a seamless finish. And with no grout to keep clean, they are easier to maintain too.
Darren Shortall Managing Director, C&G Heating & Plumbing
Fibo’s products have a membrane between the laminate and board which makes the quality of its range stand out. And competing ranges don’t offer a tiled look where the tiles line up with the grooves. All these benefits mean we can offer our customers something very different. Fibo’s support is extremely good too. We’ve had comprehensive product training, samples and displays so we can showcase the range in our branch, and a great image library means we can show our customers the installed finish.
Paul Elson Studio Director, Pentagon
We supplied and installed 126 bathrooms last year, with just one fitting team. Fibo’s unique Aqualock system means we can remove a bath, fit wall panels and install a walk-in shower in 5-6 hours! We know the installations last too. Fibo’s panels don’t need much maintenance – a quick wipe down is enough – and there’s no grout to discolour or go mouldy. And as they are 100% waterproof there’s no hidden damp problem.
Greg Lewis Managing Director, Norwave
Fibo is extremely supportive in helping us sell. They provide stands, brochures and new samples when we ask for them, and they regularly update their ranges. They also provide staff training and a bank of photography we can use for our own marketing. We also benefit from their advertising in mainland magazines – it raises awareness and helps us sell in Guernsey.
Lester Forman Marketing & Purchasing Manager, Norman Piette
Wall panels are easy to install. There’s no need to remove old tiles – panels can be fitted over existing tiles, or directly to the walls or stud partitioning. Our installer customers love it - they can complete the job quickly, without having to sub-contract tiling, saving lots of time.
Andy Morris Group Showroom Manager, Sydenhams
The 7-layer plywood core is much better than the MDF core our previous suppliers used. We don’t get quality issues with the Fibo panels. And they are cost effective too. They’re maintenance free and come with a 15-year guarantee. We get sample boards for the showrooms, a pack for salesmen with samples and they also make a contribution towards the cost of our bespoke brochures.
Graham Tinley Kitchen and Bathroom Category Manager, LBS Builders Merchants
Fibo came highly recommended. They offer a full product range suitable for both the contractor and the retail market and that appealed to me. I was attracted by the quality of the product – in fact I was quite simply blown away by the tile effect styles. Not only do the panels look like ceramic tiles, but they feel like them too!
Lee Hooper Managing Director, BBS Building Supplies
We sell other wall panels but nothing that looks like tiles or that has the choice of colours and finishes that Fibo offers. The range of POS is great in helping our staff sell and we’ve added the products to all our showrooms. Fibo also visited each one of our branches to support staff with training, which was a great help too.
David Hogg Business Development Manager, Plumbstore
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Vince Nugent Project Manager, South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland
We installed these in three of our bathrooms when we opened Congham Hall in 1982. Our builders and carpenters found them easy, clean and quick to assemble. Since then our housekeepers, who are constantly praised by the guests, find them easy to keep clean and looking new, and they tell us, as indeed do the various hotel guide inspectors, that they look as good as new.
T.C. Forecast Congham Hall Country House Hotel & Restaurant, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
We have used Fibo Wall Panels extensively at the Police Convalescent Home over the past six years and have found them to be very hygienic, easy to clean and user friendly I would recommend them for use without hesitation.
A.Outhwaite Superintendent / Chief Executive, Northern Police Convalescent Home, Harrogate, Yorkshire
We have now converted the majority of our 50 bathrooms from tiles to Fibo Panels. It's a real boon to have wipe clean, maintenance free bathroom walls without the dreaded mould which forms with tiled bathrooms, even with a good cleaning schedule.
Mr D. Kyffin General Manager, Narrowcliff Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall
To comment on the product itself, I would say that the SYHA have tried many different alternative board materials in wet areas and kitchens within various hostel projects over the years, and although some of them have been cheaper products, they do not have the durability and robustness of the Fibo Wall Panels.
Alex Young Master of Works, Scottish Youth Hostels Association
In 1991, as proprietors of Tophams Belgravia, my husband and I embarked on a refurbishment program for the hotel bedrooms which involved a complete renewal of all the ensuite facilities. As a comparatively small family run establishment, we were looking for a product which was easy to install, good looking and if possible needing little or no maintenance. We were recommended to try using Fibo as cladding for showers and bathroom walls. We are delighted to say that Fibo lived up to all expectations and the bathrooms look as good today as when they were first installed. We embarked on a second phase of that refurbishment in 1997 and have used Fibo again. This is an excellent product we have no hesitation in recommending it.
Nicholas & Marianne Kingsford Tophams Hotel, Belgravia, London SW1