Fitting Wall Panels will seem initially daunting but if you've followed our previous guides on measuring your room and how to cut the wall panels you are almost there. Hopefully you have worked out what trims you need, if not follow this guide for trims.
Make sure all of your panels are from the same batch and that you are happy with them.
Fitting Wall Panels You Will Need
Adhesive (Solvent Free)
Pins, Staples or Screws (if choosing to use for installation)
Before you fit the wall panels, make sure you have fitted a base profile trim around the shower tray/bath. The type of base profile trim will depend on the type of wall panel you are fitting so please double check here but a PVC Panel will need a Cladseal Trim and a Ply/MDF Panel a Fibo Base Profile Trim.
Next, you will install an internal corner trim. Measure from the base profile trim (where the panel will be sitting) up to the height you require the panels to be which is often the ceiling. Cut the trim to this length and fit to the corner using your adhesive applying pressure along the trim making sure it's a snug fit. If there is a protective film on the trim make sure you now remove it. If you have a high ceiling, you can cap off the top of the panels using an end cap.
Wall panels have two types of edges, Straight Edges or Tongue & Groove. Straight edges are perfect for shower trays where you are running a panel from a trim to another trim or for walls which won't be in contact with water. Tongue & Grooved panels will lock into one another giving a near seamless join but most importantly make your walls waterproof when fitted in a bathroom/shower enclosure.
When fitting a PVC 1 Metre wide panel or a 600mm wide PLY/MDF Panel you will need to use two tubes of adhesive. If you've purchased our wow adhesive you can stick your panels directly on to tiles, plasterboards, timber etc.
If the panel has a Tongue & Groove edge, make sure this is removed on the end going into the internal corner, add sealant to the trim edge and the edge of the panel going into the internal not forgetting the base of the panel. Any excess sealant that comes off please use a dam warm cloth to remove. Use your solvent free grab adhesive and zig zag the adhesive to the back of the panel. If you walls are uneven then dib and dab the adhesive between the zig zags over the back of the panels. This will help fill any areas of the wall which are uneven. Slide the panel into the internal corner trim making sure the panel is resting on the base profile and hold against the wall. Use your Spirit Level to make sure the panels is straight.
If you are fitting a PVC Panel on to plasterboard you can use Pins, Staples or Screws to help hold the panel in place through the opposite edge. Make sure the head is flush with the Tongue so that the next panel will slot in.
Repeat the process for the remaining panels making sure you use sealant between each Tongue & Groove.
Now that your panels are fitted you will need to cap them off. Measure the length of the panel needed to be capped and measure against your end cap trim. Once cut to size use some sealant which should be applied to the edge of the panel, inside the trim along with adhesive to the back of the panel and fit to the end. Apply equal pressure until firm.
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