The article describes in detail the technical characteristics of such a finishing material as PVC panels: the dimensions and features of products intended for installation on walls and ceilings of premises, the differences between them, the general properties of materials. From the article you can find out the nuances of choosing plastic slats for the kitchen and bathroom, the features of their use, the formulas for preliminary calculations.

PVC panels: dimensions and characteristics of products for walls and ceilings

PVC panel manufacturers offer great flexibility in the choice of textures, shapes and sizes.

PVC panels: dimensions and general material properties

Polyvinyl chloride panels (PVC), despite their relatively recent appearance on the market, have already been able to win the attention of consumers, especially those who are going to independently carry out repairs in the house.

Such popularity of the material is due to many factors:

  • favorable technical and operational characteristics;
  • an extensive assortment (different types of products that differ from each other in color, quality, texture, cost);
  • simple installation system.
The characteristics of plastic panels allow them to be used in many types of premises

The characteristics of plastic panels allow them to be used in many types of premises

Due to the wide range of sizes of PVC plastic panels, this type of finish is considered universal. In the assortment, you can choose products designed for walls and ceilings, as well as panels that are suitable for finishing a certain type of premises.

Useful advice! In order to avoid mistakes with the choice of finishes, decide in advance on the design of the room, as well as on the dimensional parameters of the lamellas.

General types and sizes of PVC panels for ceilings and walls

The modern assortment of products offered by the market can be conditionally divided among several groups. Allocate:

  • tiled polyvinyl chloride panels;
  • lining;
  • sheet products.

In each of the groups, there are differences between plastic PVC panels: sizes, prices, level of rigidity, weight. Dimensional and other parameters of lamellas depend on the group in which they are included. This can affect the design of the bathroom, kitchen or bathroom, as well as finishing work involving the processing of the ceiling or walls in other rooms.

The optimal width of panels for wall decoration is 50-60 cm

The optimal width of panels for wall decoration is 50-60 cm

The standard parameter of the lamella thickness is in the range of 0.5-1 cm.This indicator is very important to take into account if it is supposed to buy a molding. Molding is a decorative strip of the applied type, used as a finishing element and decoration in the interior.

If we talk about PVC wall panels, the dimensions of these materials make it possible to distribute products between two groups. One of them includes panels with a thickness of 0.5 cm. The second group includes lamellas with a thickness of 0.8-1 cm. Despite such an extensive range, moldings are made for panels from the second group in a single universal size.

It is not difficult to buy a PVC ceiling panel 3 meters long today, since this size is included in the standard range of parameters.

General dimensions of PVC panels (standard):

Item type Standard width, m Standard length, m
Rack panel 0,13-0,3 0,9-3
Wall panel 0,15-0,5 2,6/2,7/3
Tiled panel 0,3/0,98 0,3/0,98
Sheet panel 0,5-1,22 0,98-2,44


Varieties of panels by type of connection

Commercially available PVC lamellas for walls and ceilings can have different joining patterns. Based on this, the range of panels can be divided into several groups:

  • products with a relief surface;
  • seamless;
  • products with a chamfer (rustic).

Seamless plastic panels are in most cases used for finishing the ceiling surface. As a result of installation, the products are located very tightly to each other, due to which the size of the seams is minimal. Subject to the technology, it is possible to achieve an effect in which the connecting line between adjacent elements will be practically invisible.

Seamless plastic panels allow for continuous patterns in wall or ceiling decoration

Seamless plastic panels allow for continuous patterns in wall or ceiling decoration

Note! Polyvinyl chloride lamellas react negatively to the effects of temperature extremes. As a result of this influence, the finish undergoes deformation changes. At the same time, the changes affect not only the shape, but also the dimensions of the PVC ceiling panels. For this reason, you should carefully select the material on the market and pay attention to its cost, quality and appearance.

Chamfered panels have many similarities to seamless lamellas. The only difference is the presence of this chamfer in the end part of the product. Rust is a decorative groove used to join PVC panels into a single sheet. Beveled lamellas, or as they are also called rustic panels, can be used both for wall decoration and for ceilings.

Rectangular products with embossed surfaces are more suitable for wall mounting. According to their external characteristics, they have similar features with the clapboard. The embossed finish stands out against the background of the rest of the PVC panels for its high strength and wear resistance. However, this also affects the price, which increases significantly.

Embossed PVC panels are most often used for wall decoration

Embossed PVC panels most often used for wall decoration

Options for the size of PVC panels for walls and product characteristics

In order to purchase material with the appropriate technical and operational parameters, it is necessary to understand how ceiling-type products differ from wall ones. The fact is that the sizes and prices of PVC panels are not the main indicator, as well as the appearance.

As a rule, a plastic finish for a ceiling base is much thinner than a wall one, its thickness ranges from 4-5 mm. This moment is due to the fact that products intended for installation on walls will be subjected to higher mechanical loads during operation. Therefore, they must have a large margin of safety, durability and, of course, must be thicker.

To provide increased strength of wall panels, manufacturers increase the amount of material in one product. This results in an increase in panel weight. Therefore, the wall decoration differs from the ceiling slats in terms of weight.

The standard width of the panels is 25-30 cm.In length, they can reach 6 m and have a thickness of 6 mm to 1 cm.

Various color options for matte plastic wall panels

Various color options for matte plastic wall panels

Characteristics and dimensional parameters of sandwich panels

Sandwich panels are often used for finishing work on walls. Moreover, the high price of these products does not stop buyers. They look elegant and combine advantages such as mechanical strength and high quality.

Useful advice! Sandwich panels can be used to decorate difficult areas such as slopes. This type of material is simply irreplaceable in the construction of partitions.

The size range of sandwich panels is very extensive, but among the assortment there are also standard sizes, where the length is 3 m, and the width of PVC panels for walls varies in the following values: 0.9; 1.15 and 1.5 m. In this case, products can have different thicknesses - 1; 2.4; 3.2 and 4 cm.

Price of PVC sandwich panels 10 mm, 24 mm, 32 mm and 40 mm (standard size 3x1.5 m):

Products of the manufacturer TBF PLAST
Panel thickness, mm Product class Price, rub / piece
   10 Economy  900
Station wagon  950
Premium  1000
   24 Economy  1520
Station wagon  1600
Premium  1650
   32 Economy  1720
Station wagon  1770
Premium  1820
   40 Economy  1930
Station wagon  1980
Premium  2050


The high durability of PVC sandwich panels is the most significant advantage of this finish. The service life is at least 20 years. Of course, the intensity of use and the external conditions influence the effective service life.

Feature of PVC wall panels: sheet decorative products

Sheet finishing material made of polyvinyl chloride is made of plates, the width of which is 0.5-2.3 m. The length of most products is in the range from 1.5 to 4.05 m. The minimum thickness of sheet panels is 1 mm, and the maximum is 30 mm. ...

Thanks to such large sizes of PVC sheets, this finishing material is most often used for wall decoration, since it requires minimal effort during installation and one element covers a significant area. Therefore, sheet panels are in high demand among buyers who want to do their own repairs.

PVC panel sheet with imitation brickwork

PVC panel sheet with imitation brickwork

Sheet products can have a volumetric relief surface and offer a wide choice of designs, most often imitations are used for:

  • wood;
  • brick;
  • tiles;
  • mosaic;
  • slate.

Note! The most common sizes of sheet panels are: 980x480 mm, 955x480 mm, 980x498 mm. In the table below, you can see the average prices for the panel of these sizes. StarLine products with a thickness of 4 mm are considered as an example.

The price of sheet panels with imitation of natural surfaces:

Name Product size, mm Price, rub / piece
Bleached oak 980x480 119
Brick 980x480 119
Sakura tile 955x480 112
Natural slate 980x498 112


These panels are easy to store due to their small size, easy to install and durable. They are highly resistant to moisture and can be installed very quickly on walls.

Feature of decorative sheet panels: mosaic products

Decorative PVC panels, imitating mosaic, have a very simple installation system. Special knowledge and skills are not required to work with them, therefore any person can perform wall cladding with this material. At the same time, decorative PVC panels look no worse than tiles or ceramic tiles.

Sheet decorative plastic panel Mosaic

Sheet decorative plastic panel "Mosaic"

During the installation of decorative PVC panels 485x960 mm and other sizes, construction debris or dust does not form, as is usually the case with ceramic tiles, and the procedure itself does not require the use of additional tools, for example, a tile cutter. The service life of such a coating is at least 10 years, and its minimum thickness is 1 mm, which opens up wide possibilities in terms of design.

Standard sizes of decorative PVC mosaic panels: 485x960 mm, 480x950 mm, 480x955 mm.There are other variations, but these are less common and are usually custom made.

Prices for PVC mosaic sheet panels:

Name Product size, mm Price, rub / piece
White mosaic 485x960 115
White mosaic 480x950 115
Turquoise mosaic 480x950 128
Mosaic with brown patterns 480x955 128
Vanilla mosaic 485x960 132
Relax 480x950 135
Terrazzo Naples 485x960 151
Fruits 485x960 151


Features of PVC panels for ceilings: sizes and prices of products

Unlike wall products, ceiling panels are lightweight. Taking into account that the strength characteristics are not so important for the ceiling decoration, the manufacturers have focused on the maximum lightening of the lamellas and the creation of various design options.

Note! The finishing material for ceilings is more fragile. In the process of lining, you should observe the utmost care.

To save money on the purchase of material, panels should be selected taking into account the dimensional parameters of the room. In this case, it is desirable to achieve an optimal indicator at which after the installation procedure there will be a minimum amount of construction waste (scraps).

If the width of the ceiling base in the room is 2 m, then it will be most profitable to buy a PVC ceiling panel 4 meters long as a finishing unit. During installation, these panels are cut in half. This doubles the number of lamellas, which, after cutting, acquire a length of 2 m. The same can be done with 3-meter panels, provided that the ceiling width is 1.5 m.

Installation diagram of plastic ceiling panels

Installation diagram of plastic ceiling panels

Before purchasing material, a preliminary calculation of the required quantity should be performed. As an example, you can take a bathroom with parameters 1.5x1.7 m.It is advisable in this case to take PVC panels for bathroom size 0.25x3 m. Taking into account the above, the lamellas will be cut in half.

Formula for calculating bathroom cladding:
1.7 m (room length) / 0.25 m (lamella width) x 0.5 (ratio of cutting lamellas in two) = 3.4 lamellas.

The result obtained must be rounded to the nearest whole numerical value. In this case, it will be equal to 4. This is the number of PVC panels required for cladding the ceiling base in the bathroom.

The main types of PVC ceiling panels, sizes, prices

The standard thickness of ceiling panels is 8-10 mm. It was these parameters that formed the basis for the creation of moldings, which are selected taking into account the size of the lamellas.

Examples of finishing ceilings with plastic panels

Examples of finishing ceilings with plastic panels

Note! On sale you can find PVC ceiling trim with a thickness of 4-5 mm and even 12 mm. However, the choice of suitable moldings in this case will be extremely difficult.

Types of moldings:

  • F-shaped;
  • ceiling plinth;
  • connective;
  • starting or edging;
  • inner corner;
  • outside corner.
Fastening plastic ceiling tiles

Fastening plastic ceiling tiles

According to the type of construction, the following types of PVC ceiling slats are distinguished:

  1. "European" or Euro lining - long panels with a wide locking system. Standard width 10 cm, length 3 m.
  2. “Polka” - slats 3 m long and 10 cm wide with a narrow locking system.
  3. Reinforced lining - it is distinguished from standard panels by the presence of a double profile, as well as dimensional parameters. In this case, the width corresponds to 12.5 cm, and the length remains unchanged - 3 m.
  4. Slab - square-shaped panels that do not have a locking system.
  5. Expanded panels - the width of these elements is between 15-50 cm, and the length can correspond to the following parameters - 2.6 m / 2.7 m / 3 m.
  6. Sheet panels - sheet material that does not have a locking system. In width, sheet elements can reach 0.8-2.03 m, their standard length is in the range of 1.5-4.05 m.

The lining can have several sections. On sale there are one-, two- and three-section products with various designs.

Prices for PVC ceiling panels:

Name Thickness, mm Product size, mm Price, rub / piece
White lining Economy 8 100x3000 45
Single-section white lining 10 100x3000 60
One-section colored lining 10 100x3000 80
Three-section white lining 10 240x3000 130
Three-section colored lining 10 240x3000 180


For economy lining, the cost of any of the moldings is on average 75 rubles / piece, for sectional - 85 rubles / piece.

The choice of PVC panels for the kitchen: specific application

Most often, PVC panels are used for finishing kitchens and other rooms, the operation of which is accompanied by an increased level of humidity. There are special requirements for such finishing materials that PVC panels correspond to:

  • environmental Safety;
  • reliability;
  • resistance to wear and moisture;
  • durability;
  • practicality;
  • hygiene;
  • attractive appearance;
  • chemical resistance;
  • fire safety.

Note! For the production of sheet panels, moisture-resistant and very durable food grade plastic is used. There are no pores on the surface of the products, so that fungi and microorganisms, including mold, cannot grow on the coating.

Decorating with PVC panels in the kitchen is most often used in easily dirty areas

Finishing with PVC panels in the kitchen it is most often used in lightly dirty areas

If we talk about slatted panels for the kitchen, then, as a rule, such elements are of a single color. It is impossible to find lamellas with imitation of natural stone or brickwork. It is advisable to purchase a rack-and-pinion coating option only if you want to find a budget alternative to ceramic tiles for the kitchen.

Decorative panels are recommended for partial wall decoration or apron area treatment. The most profitable and effective option will be mosaic products offering an extensive selection of ornaments and colors.

There are modular options for tile panels. Their structure allows you to independently create a mosaic pattern, combine patterns or compose whole images from them. Modular panels look especially beneficial in combined dining and kitchen areas.

Sheet products belong to the category of universal materials, because they are suitable for both partial (working area) and complete decoration of the room.