Cheap tile alternatives: Your 4 best options

When redecorating the bathroom, the first thing that comes to mind is what to do with the wall. We think about all the Sundays we wasted cleaning the mold and the dirty grout between the tiles on the wall, how great they looked when they were at their best, and how hard it is to take care of them. 

Then, we start to think about how expensive it would be to change them. We get tired of reflecting about the demolition, the mess, the days without being able to use it, and wondering if there wasn’t a better and cheaper way to do that. 

But you shouldn’t let some walls stop you from owning the bathroom of your dreams! So we’re here to show you how easy it is to have a beautiful  and easy to clean bathroom with these cheap tile alternatives.

Cheap tile alternatives and their benefits 

There are a lot of ways to waterproof your walls, and here are some that might be just what you’re looking for. 

PVC Panels 

If you’re looking for a quick, cheap option that has little maintenance, PVC panels are for you. They can be colorful, light and cheap. However, they might need a little more to last more time. The cheapest version is often flimsy and can be damaged a little easier, though it’s still cheaper than tile. 

Glass tiles 

Yes, they are technically tiles, but they will provide you with more safety as they make the surface less prone to slips, they are colorful and bright. A mosaic of colors that will transform your bathroom while being less expensive. The only thing it has in common with the tiles is the cleaning process, the grout can still get dirty and be a little annoying to clean. But it can be a great alternative if it is your style! 


In fact, the most accessible one! You’ll be able to give an artistic look, letting your imagination free to style and give your bathroom a real transformation. It may not be as robust as a tile or a panel, as it is delicate and thin. You can also add some texture to it and still keep it waterproof, but it might get a little hard to clean. But it’s true enemy is humidity, causing the paint to peel off the wall and with time this can be a real problem.

Acrylic Panels 

We recommend this to anyone who is looking for a long-lasting, beautiful, and easy to clean alternative to the usual bathroom tile. They can adapt to your style, and make your bathroom look just the way you’ve always dreamed. Plus, they are easy to install, taking as long as one day to be placed and ready to use! 

If you like the look of tiles, they are the ones for you. They look like and protect your walls just as tiles, but without the grout cleaning, mold accumulating and cracking issues. But with the one piece, you can be assured that mold isn’t something to worry about. 

If you want to know more about this cheap tile alternative that can renovate your bathroom, keep reading! 

Yes, you’re looking at acrylic panels!

What is the difference between tiles and acrylic panels?

They are not cold 

Have you ever gone to your bathroom and felt like you were going to freeze? Tiles are usually very cold, and can make going to the bathroom in the winter a really uncomfortable task. But acrylic is warm to the touch, and can give you a beautiful yet warm experience. 

There is no dirty grout 

With a one piece sheet, you can actually clean it with a warm damp towel! Yes, that is enough to easily clean your acrylic panel shower

Easy installation 

You don’t have to worry about any demolition mess, or even taking days away from the comfort of your own shower. It can be stalled in one day and even over existing tiles, making it easy and a lot more affordable. 

It lasts a lifetime 

Tiles are known for being durable alternatives, but can crack, grow mold and change its appearance over time. Acrylic is more durable against dents, cracks and mold. Since it’s not a porous material, you’ll never have to think about mold again!

What if I told you that you could have a lifetime warranty on your own acrylic shower panel? 

We believe that great alternatives like these should be accessible to everyone, because you deserve quality of life. And we assure you that your shower won’t chip, dent, or crack, so it can last a lifetime by your side! 

So by being exclusive dealers of BCI Acrylics showers, we can offer you a lot more on top of all those advantages you saw about this tile alternative. 

● Lifetime Warranty 

● Unlimited Design Choices 

● One day installation 

Having the bathroom of your dreams can be easy and affordable. If you don’t want to spend days cleaning the never ending dirt of the tile’s grout, click here and schedule an in-home demonstration!

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