February 07, 2019 0 Comments

An EASY guide to installing PVC wall panels

You have made the choice to install wall panels in your home! These versatile panels can be used in many areas, shower enclosures, full bathrooms, kitchens, the list goes on. Below is a little guide that may come in handy when the time comes to fit your beautiful bathroom panels.                                

      

If you would like to know how many bathroom wall panels you need for your bathroom installation, make a note of the length and width of your wall (or height, length and width of your room) and give one our team a call on 01283617616. We will be more than happy to help.

The Tools:

Every DIY guy or girl will need the correct tools. Make sure you have the tools below before carrying out your installation.

  • Pencil – Arguably, the most important component in anyone’s DIY tool box. To mark the areas you need to cut and the areas you need to install onto.
  • Fine tooth Handsaw – to cut down your panels to fit their designated area. Others have been known to use a Stanley knife, but we would recommend a fine tooth handsaw is used.
  • Straightedge
  • Measuring Tape
  • Solvent Free Adhesive
  • Counter Sunk Screws
  • Drill
  • Caulking Gun
  • Multi Tool
If you would like to see something more visual to help you install your wall panels, head over to the following web page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbztG9SHMg0&t=458s

Fitting your Internal Corner or Starter Trim:

(If you are not fitting trims with your wall panels, please skip this part)

Step 1: Start by measuring you wall from floor to ceiling.

Step 2: Next take an internal corner trim and then use a tape measure to mark and transfer over the measurements.

Step 3: Use a multi-tool to cut down the line that you've measured.

Step 4: Take your electric drill and twelve millimetre callosum screws, drill these into the edge of your trim, we recommend you do this at 300 millimetre intervals down the length of the trim.

Fitting you Wall Panels:

Step 5: Measure from floor to ceiling and transfer the measurements onto your panel using a pencil.

Step 6: When you've done this, use a straight edge and mark a straight line width ways, where you intend to cut the panel.

Step 7: Carefully cut down the panel with a fine tooth handsaw.

Step 8: Next, use a Stanley blade to trim off the narrow edge of your first panel so that it fits nicely against the wall.

Step 9: Apply silicone to the back of your panel from side to side in a‘s’ fashion. Alternatively, if you find your walls are uneven, apply the adhesive in small blobs either side up the length of the panel.

Step 10: Apply your panel to the wall and ensure you push it in to your internal or starter trim.

Step 11: Now, use your drill to fix the countersunk screws into the tongue of the panel.

 Carry out this process for the rest of your panels along the run of your wall, but do not cut of the tongue/groove section of any of the remaining panels, until you reach the end.

 

Finishing your Wall. 

Step 12: Measure the area at the end of your wall that you have left over, minus five millimetres to account for your trim, we recommend you measure the top middle and bottom of the area left to ensure even measurements

Step 13: Transfer this measurement to your panel, using a pencil.

Step 14: Then use a straightedge to mark where you want to cut.

Step 15: Use a Stanley blade to cut down the length. Ensure the Stanley blade has cut all the way through.

Step 16: Now apply the silicone to the back of your panel and then add your panel to the corner of the wall.

Fitting the Internal Corner or End Cap to finish of your wall.  

Step 17:When your panels are in place, measure the length of the 5mm area you left for your trim at the end of your wall.

Step 18: Transfer this measurement onto your internal or ending trim.

Step 19: Cut your internal trim or End cap to the measured size and secure with screws like the process in Step 3.


 

 If you follow the steps that we've laid out for you in this guide you'll be able to accomplish creating a beautifully decorated bathroom and this is going to make you the envy of all your friends and family.


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