Fitting Shower Wall Panels
Our shower wall can be fitted by DIY enthusiasts or professionals. See below for fitting instructions and videos, or download the guide fitting shower wall panels.
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Here you can find step by step instructions on how to install your new shower wall product.
Please read the following instructions before fitting Showerwall panelling.
IMPORTANT: It is important that you follow and adhere to all of the instructions to ensure the most effective use of the product. To maintain the validity of your guarantee you MUST follow the installation instructions provided. Failure to do this will make all aspects of the guarantee invalid.
STEP 1 PANEL PREPARATION
Cutting panels When cutting the panels to width and height with a handsaw, the decorative face should be upwards.When cutting with a jigsaw or circular saw, the decorative face should be downwards..
Finishing a cut edge
Finishing a cut edge File the panel edge at a slight angle away from the laminate edge.
Pipes and accessories
Leave a 3-4mm clearance around all pipes and accessories and seal with a bead of
Showerwall sealant. If a collar
is to be fitted first seal with Showerwall sealant. Omitting the sealant or using an inferior sealant type could invalidate the guarantee if failure is clearly caused by excessive water ingress.
STEP 2 WALL PREPARATION
Fixing to wooden battens (tongue & groove and square edge panels)
It is recommended that all panels are fixed to treated battens (tongue and groove panels must be fixed on to vertical and horizontal battens and not directly to the wall) using Showerwall adhesive to provide a level surface to ensure an asymmetrical joint is achieved. Treated timber battens approximately 50mm x 25mm should be fixed horizontally with one at the head and base of the panels with additional vertical battens at a recommended distance of 500mm apart.
They should be plumb and parallel to each other to give a solid base for fixing the panels with Showerwall adhesive.
Wash hand basins, towel rails and other heavy items should have additional battens behind them to give a secure fixing.
Once fitted, it is assumed that all installed panels and trims are satisfactory.
Fixing to tiles, plasterboard or plastered wall (square edge panels only)
If fixing to the walls without treated battens it is essential that all walls are sound, completely dry and clean before cladding with Showerwall panels. Any source of dampness MUST be treated before fixing. If fixing direct to a tiled surface it must be sound and degreased.
Showerwall sealant must be used as the fixing adhesive when sticking the panels to ceramic tiles.
All surfaces must be flat, sound and clean from dirt and dust. If the walls are uneven and out of plumb treated battensmust be used as a fixing method.When fitting treated battens itmust be ensured that they are fixed level and square.
STEP 3 FIXING THE SHOWERSEAL SYSTEM
Showerseal is a 2 part system for shower trays and baths comprising of a PVC strip and high performance Showerwallwhite silicone.
PANEL INSTALLATION: STEP 4 FIXING TONGUE & GROOVE PANELS
Showerwall tongue & groove panels MUST be fitted to battens. See Step 2 for fixing battens.
Note:When Showerseal is not used the Showerwall panel should have a 3mmgap at the base of the panel and above the shower tray. This gapmust be filled with Showerwall Sealant. Before pushing the panels together the shoulder of the tongue profile should have a continuous line of Showerwall Sealant down the length of the Showerwall panel to ensure that the joint remains sealed. Sealant needs to be replaced periodically.
Where to start
Starting at a corner of the room, working away from this position. The last panel is fitted above the doorway, placed in position tongue first and swung into position. All panels must be correctly aligned and plumb, allowing for 3mm expansion gaps which must be sealed with Showerwall sealant at the top and bottom of the panel. Fix panels to battens using Showerwall panel adhesive. Seal all panel joints using Showerwall sealant.
Tongue & groove
Vertical edges tongue & groove giving finished panelling a smooth, easily maintained surface. Each panel has asymmetrical tongued and grooved vertical edges to give 5mm of joint overlap. When sealed with Showerwall sealant a waterproof joint is assured.
First fix a Showerwallinternal corner profile in position ensuring that it is plumb. Apply Showerwallsealant to the recess of the profile. Apply Showerwalladhesive to the battens. Insert the first panel after removing the smaller tongue, or cutting to size. Then continue to panel away fromthe corner, fixing panels to battens with Showerwall adhesive, and sealing joints with Showerwallsealant. Allow for 3mm expansion gaps, filled with Showerwallsealant.
Continue panelling around the roomfixing each panel to the battens with Showerwall adhesive. Seal tongue and groove joints using Showerwallsealant. Use internal and external corner profiles, sealing with Showerwall sealant, where appropriate.
Finishing touches end trim
Finish outer panel edges with end trim, applying a generous bead of Showerwallsealant into the end trim. Seal all gaps around the tray with Showerwallsealant prior to installing the shower door or side panel.
STEP 4 FIXING SQUARE CUT PANELS
Showerwall square cut panels can be fitted to either battens or a flat surface with Showerwall adhesive.
IMPORTANT Failure to comply with the Showerwall installation instructions including the recommended use of Showerwall sealant and adhesive may invalidate your guarantee and can result in Delamination of panels, Bowing, Colour fading, Protruding across the joints of the Showerwallpanel