One of the great advantages of our wall panelling systems is their ease of installation.
They can be retro fitted to a cubicle that has already been installed and tiled – usually without the need to remove the existing tiles. They can also be used as part of a new installation and fitted before the cubicle is installed (but after the shower tray).
The number of panels and trims required will depend on the the size of the cubicle, whether the panels are to run to the ceiling and also if you wish to keep the number of trims to a minimum.
The following sections might help in highlighting the different shower cubicle options:
Shower Wall Panel – Trims For Fitting Inside A Cubilce – Figure 1
There are several ways of installing wall panels (or bathroom cladding as it is sometimes called) in a shower cubicle. Your exact requirements will depend on several factors including:
- the size of the cubicle
- the size of the panels chosen
- the number of sides being panelled
- the ceiling height
Another factor will be the amount of trims you wish to use. The fewer trims used the neater the finished job will look.
The following example shows the components required to clad a typical 750mm cubicle. The number of panels you require will depend on the cubicle size and the size of the panels you require. Some of our panels are available in 375mm widths so 4 panels would be required in this instance. In this example the panels are being run to the top of the cubicle (not to the ceiling) so 2 pieces of capping trim would be required for the cut edges at the top of the panels as the panels are hollow and the edges would be exposed if the panels do not continue up to the bathroom ceiling.
The join between the panels at the internal corner and the join between the shower wall panels and the enclosure frame are sealed with silicone sealant. This requires reasonably accurate cutting (if cutting is required) so if you are not that confident in your cutting ability and would like a little more leeway you could opt to use trims to cover up the corners – see cubicle-Fig.3 for more information.
This is a typical installation if the cubicle is already in place and the panels are being fitted over existing tiles.
Shower Wall Panel – Trims For Fitting Inside A Cubilce – Figure 2
Over time the grout used with tiles in a shower cubicle can start to deteriorate. It can become dirty or, even worse, mould can start to appear. Wall panels can provide a solution to this problem by doing away with grout altogether. Panelling can be fitted inside the cubicle over the existing tiles (providing they are clean, dry and sound).
The diagram shows a typical scenario where there is a 750mm cubicle be fitted into the corner of the room. The panels can be run to the top of the cubicle or they can be run up past the top of the cubicle up to the ceiling. The join between the panels and the frame can be sealed with silicone as can the join between the panels in the corner. If the panels are to be run to the ceiling, as per the diagram below, you will need to purchase a length of capping trim to cover the exposed edges of the panels where they protrude above the enclosure frame.
If you are installing our shower wall panels in an existing cubicle check our product range for the smaller widths (250mm as an example) as it is usually possible to install these inside the cubicle without the need to remove the enclosure.
If you are slightly concerned about cutting the panels accurately you can use shower wall panel trims in the corner and the edges – see the following page for more info: Cubicle Fig. 3
Shower Wall Panel – Trims For Fitting Inside A Cubilce – Figure 3
One of the great things about wall panelling is their ease of installation. They can be utilised to cover the walls of an existing shower cubicle which will result in a maintenance free surface within the enclosure.
The panels are easy to cut with any fine toothed saw (see installation pages for more info) but if you are concerned about your cutting ability you might prefer to opt to install the panels with trims rather than relying on accurate cutting and silicone sealant.
The following diagram shows a typical scenario where there is a 750mm cubicle be fitted into the corner of the room. As well as the shower wall panels, the trims required would be 1 internal corner trim and 2 capping trims.