LEADING WATERPROOF WALL PANEL MANUFACTURER FIBO JOINS VIRTUAL WORLDS
Embracing the trend for wall panelling in the bathroom and enabling more retailers to include the tile alternative in their designs, Virtual Worlds has welcomed Fibo on board with its comprehensive catalogue now available on the software.
Established in Norway in 1952, Fibo has grown to operate a multi-million-pound factory producing panels for over 100,000 bathrooms a year. As the first manufacturer to make the ‘click’ system for walls, Fibo’s wall panels provide a smooth and strong surface which can withstand direct water spray and large temperature fluctuations, ensuring a result that will last for years.
Available on Virtual Worlds, Fibo’s catalogue of products includes its best-selling Urban collection. Reflecting the latest interior trends, with Herringbone, Hexagonal and Metro Brick designs, the collection offers countless possibilities for creating contemporary bathrooms without compromising on ease of installation, maintenance and performance. Unlike other wall panels on the market, Fibo’s tile effect ranges, such as the Urban collection, not only look like tiles but feel like them too. Their imitation grout lines are milled into the panels, as opposed to being printed on, to produce a far more realistic tile aesthetic.
Fibo’s wall panels are manufactured with a high-pressure laminate surface, bonded to a specially developed 9mm seven-layer plywood core, and an enhanced moisture barrier on the reverse. All of the designs are available in at least 2400mm high and 600mm wide panels, with a range of 300mm wide luxury feature panels. Additional widths are also available in the Timeless collection. Fibo’s panels can also be installed quickly thanks to the company’s Aqualock ‘click’ system.
Rachel Oddy, Marketing Manager at Fibo, commented: “At Fibo, we understand the importance of retailers being able to showcase solutions in a 3D environment to help their customers physically visualise their dream bathroom designs, which will hopefully lead to a sale. As such, we are delighted to have partnered with Virtual Worlds; we hope that our catalogue of products now available on the software will help retailers to present our solutions in the positive light they deserve.
“Indeed, for customers seeking an on-trend, contemporary aesthetic, our range of waterproof wall panels are the perfect choice. Not only do they reflect the latest interior trends and in some collections feature a realistic grout line, but they are quick and easy to install. In fact, they can be fitted to virtually any wall surface – even over existing tiles! They also come with a 25-year guarantee, providing complete trust in the robust performance of our wall panel solutions.”
Virtual Worlds Managing Director Nathan Maclean adds: “Wall surfaces are an integral part of the bathroom or shower room and by adding Fibo products to our catalogue, retailers and designers can experiment freely with the variety of wall panelling options available, with consumers able to easily visualise what a difference the various designs will make to their finished bathroom.”