Installing acrylic shower panels is one of the latest techniques of enhancing the attractiveness of your bathroom. These panels are available in a variety of colors, thickness, widths and heights. Installation of the acrylic shower panels has to be done properly if you want to get a good final product. Here, you are going to learn about the installation guide that can help you install acrylic shower panels easily, quickly and appropriately.
Installation guide for acrylic shower panels
You should inspect the acrylic shower panels from their packages to ensure that they are complete and not damaged. If the panels are to be installed on existing tiles, any loose or broken tile should be removed, and if they are being mounted on painted walls, all loose paint should be removed. The surfaces where the panels are to be installed should also be cleaned thoroughly to remove any dirt.
2. Tools and materials needed
Some of the tools you will need for acrylic shower panel installation include a tape measure, pencil, spirit level, caulking gun, knife, screwdriver, electric drill, tin snips, gloves, safety glasses, saw, wall liner, masking tape, and construction adhesive.
3. Actual installation
You should start by installing the tray by following the tray installation guide. After ensuring that the surface is smooth, dry and dust-free, apply an adhesive or silicone on corners of the bathroom walls where the acrylic shower panels will be fixed. Apply the adhesive on the panel side that will be fixed on the wall. Position the panel at the labeled point and apply adequate pressure to attach the panel to the wall from bottom to top. Apply adhesive on the next surface where the panel shall rest. Position the side panel over the surface and apply adequate pressure to ensure the panel is properly fixed on the surface from bottom to top.
Use the tape measure to determine the actual positions of the holes where mixing valves, shower heads, and other fixtures are to be installed. Drill the holes and ensure that each plumbing fixture protrudes via the panels when they are installed. Apply adhesive on the surface where the second acrylic shower panel shall rest and also on the panel itself. Position the panel correctly and apply adequate pressure to ensure it is properly secured from bottom to top. Trim excess acrylic shower panels using a knife. Apply a layer of caulking material at the joints between the panels and the bathtub.