Waterproof paneling comes in a few different materials. Stone is one of the most used waterproof panels as it is naturally able to withstand moisture and is quick drying as well as making excellent water features. There is also vinyl paneling which is not only waterproof but also easy to clean. Glass and resin panels can wipe clean and do not soak up water, making them very suitable for the kitchen and bathroom area. The same is applicable to tiled panels, which are most commonly found around pools and gyms. There are lots of types of panel that have this quality and can be used around moisture without any worry.
Wood is not naturally waterproof, and can suffer from rot and mold if used when untreated. When treated, however, it is so durable against weather that it can be and often is used outside of the home. A popular choice for this type of water-resistant panel is on homes that are exposed to heavy snow and rainfall. This is because wood is also an excellent insulator and will keep the home dry and warm regardless of the temperature outside.
Before buying panels for a specific use, it is worth checking which environments they will fare best in and which ones could damage them. For areas such as the kitchen, water and heat will be the two biggest problems and in common spaces and playrooms there is also the problem of wear and tear from people brushing against them. Each type of panel will have its own preferred uses, so it is worth understanding this before settling on a design.