Ceramic tiles are the most traditional finishing material in the industry. Because of the production sizes ceramic tiles form longer joints. The resulting joints are hygienically problematic and increase the risk of contemination. In addition tiles manifest a weak structure against impacts and will require more repairs. Repairing tiles in terms of labor, cost and time is harder compared to FRP/GRP. Ceramic has a porous structure, so it absorbs all sorts of like odor, gas, stain. Since the sealant joint of FRP/GRP panels serves as both an insulator and joint filler, it tolerates washing with heavy abrasive chemicals and the joints retain their sealing properties even after years.
Painted surfaces can be affected by-products of manufacturing like chemical gases, steam, acid and can be spilled easily observed in many renovation cases. The initial investment cost is lower tha FRP/GRP panels but paint requires renovation and / or sanding every 6 to 12 months.
Metal sandwich panels have a thin film layer and as by-products of manufacturing like chemical gases, steam, acid surface can wear out quickly. The joints of the panels are silicone so the joints can rust faster than the panel surface. When metal panels take a slight impact, film layer on the surface can be damaged. Once rusting begins, it cannot be prevented from continuing. Metal panels are heavy so the repair time and workmanship required for replacing will be way higher than FRP/GRP panels.