Installation of cladding bathroom PVC panels is generally considered a fairly simple task.
Suitable for the diy enthusiast wishing to make a big impact with minimal effort and on a tight budget for maximum effect.
Whether you choose one of the stunning sparkle colour panels we have available, sometimes referred to as glitter bathroom panels, or whether you prefer something more traditional, like a marble or stone effect bathroom cladding, the installation will remain both the same, and simple.
Have a peruse below at a step by step process to fit your bathroom cladding to tiles, walls, batons and other similar household building materials.
From the unbelievably positive feedback we receive from household owners that choose to install their own cladding, we're pretty convinced you will be happy with your choice to install your own.
Failing that, most bathroom installation teams will be able to install panels and trims for a smallish bathroom in 1 to 2 days.
What can Claddtech panels be used for?
Claddtech panels can be used in a whole host of scenarios, lending themselves to almost unlimited installation situations. Below we mention just a few of the applications you can confidently install these superior panels in.
Perfect for Wall and Ceiling installation of the following settings (amongst many others);
Any room of a domestic household (Inclusive of Kitchens & Bathrooms).
Food Preparation Areas
Steam Rooms (where temperature does not exceed 60 Degrees)
Claddtech panels are an ideal solution to quickly overhaul an aging bathroom and as such can be installed directly over the top of existing tiles (*Please Note* in this scenario, use either moisture cure or solvent free adhesive).
Can be fit directly on to walls and ceilings that are relatively flat without the need for battening.
Suitable for fitting to damp and/or damaged areas. Simply add battening to the substrate in question, and if required, a damp proof membrane, then securely fasten the panels using one of the types of adhesives mentioned below, directly to the battens.
External Corner Angle Trim - Chrome
End Cap Trim (J-Trim) - Chrome
Internal Corner Trim - Chrome
Coving Trim - Chrome
Rigid Corner Angle Trim - Chrome
Installation Process To Dry Flat Walls & Ceilings
1)Select the appropriate starting trim;
a.For the corner of a room that panels will be fitted to both adjacent walls, select the 'Internal Corner' trim, and secure this to the wall using 4mm countersink screws, ensuring the head of the screw does not sit proud, to allow flush installation of panel.
b.Another option for the corner of a room in which panels will be fitted to both adjacent walls, is to utilise the 'End Cap'. This can be installed as per diagram 'A' and is an extremely versatile trim often used to the exclusion of all others by many fitters.
c.If starting on an external corner of two walls meeting, the 'external corner' trim is the ideal solution for a good fit and finish. Alternatively, you may wish to use the External Rigid Angle which can be more forgiving if the walls aren't perfectly square. As always, secure this in place using a 4mm countersink screw before commencing with slotting the panels in place (for the external corner trim). The external rigid angle can be silicone in place.
d.If installing your panels on a ceiling, you may wish to incorporate our 'chrome cornice' to finish the ceiling aesthetically. Alternatively, you can cut and scribe the panels close to the ceiling edge and strike a line of appropriate sealant.
2)Starting at the Left hand side, remove the 'tongue' of the panel and cut the panel to the appropriate length. Note that it may be worth measuring the distance to be panelled so as to attempt to end the run on a full board width. In this scenario, you would adjust the first board width accordingly.
3)If going directly on to a painted surface, ensure the surface is suitably keyed for adhesion purposes.
4)Apply the sealant to the rear of the panel in a zig zag fashion, covering at least 80% of the width of the panel.
5)Place the first prepared panel in at the left hand side, squaring the panel up vertically within the trim using a spirit level.
6)Fit the panels to the wall, using sealant or adhesive as indicated. If panelling in a splash zone, such as within a shower enclosure or directly adjacent a bath, to ensure a 100% waterproof seal, a small bead of clear silicon should be applied to the female half of the mating panel.
7)If adjoining another wall, either internally or externally, use one of the appropriate trims - see diagrams B, C, or D. If ending a run up against a wall edge or architraving, see diagram A.
8)The top and the bottom of the panels can be cut the appropriate precision, depending on if the panels are to be covered with skirting board and coving, or to be finished with a neat strike of sealant.