To ensure that you get a waterproof seal every time, make certain that all exposed plywood has sealant applied.
In a Two Sided Shower Enclosure
Remember to use a base profile fitted as per instructions for a wet area (see how…)
- Fix an internal corner profile to the wall first, remembering to countersink the screws so they won’t catch and then apply sealant into the two channels. If using mechanical fixing, insert the first panel into the prepared internal profile, push back the panel to the wall and screw it into place through the groove in the fixing lip. If gluing to the wall, first apply adhesive to the back of the panel then insert panel into the internal profile and push the panel back to the wall applying pressure to fix into place.
- Insert the second panel into the other channel of the internal profile and fix into place as in step 1.
- Finish the installation by fixing the L-shaped finishing profile to the exposed edges of the panels using sealant. If using a J-shaped profile, this should be fitted to the exposed edge of the panel with sealant prior to fixing into place as above. Wipe off any excess sealant from the panels using a damp cloth.
In a Three Sided Shower Enclosure
- Remember to use a base profile fitted as per instructions for a wet area (see below)
- In a 3 sided shower installation, the back panel must always be fitted first.
- If using a 600mm or 900mm wide panel, remember to cut off the tongue of the panel to be used on the back wall.
- Fix an internal corner profile to the left hand side corner and apply sealant into both channels.
- Apply sealant into both channels of a second internal profile and attach to the right hand side of the panel that will form the back wall. Apply glue to the reverse side of the panel and insert this panel into the internal profile that is already attached to the wall and swing the panel into position to form the back of the enclosure, applying pressure to fix into place. Fix the second internal profile to the wall with screws, remembering to countersink them so they won’t catch.
- Insert the second and third panels into the channels of the two internal profiles and fix into place either by screwing through the fixing lip of the opposite edge or, if using glue, ensuring that this is applied to the back of the panels before inserting into the internal profiles.
- Finish the installation by using L-Shaped or J-shaped profiles as described before. Wipe off any excess sealant with a damp cloth.
IF USING 1200MM PANELS FOR A SHOWER ENCLOSURE, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE BUT GLUE ALL THE PANELS TO THE WALL. SCREWS CANNOT BE USED IN THIS INSTANCE AS THESE PANELS DO NOT HAVE FIXING LIPS.