How To Fit Bathroom Cladding

Which Installation Method?

The panels are tongue and groove and can be installed by using one of these methods:

Adhesive and Pins

Adhesive and Screws

Adhesive and Staples

The majority are installed directly to the plastered wall or ceiling.  If using screws, there is no need to drill or use plugs.  To save time (and mess!) they can also be installed on top of ceramic tiles.

They can also be installed to a timber frame.

 

Tools You Will Need.

Fine Tooth Saw (14 teeth per inch is ideal) or Jigsaw

Stanley Knife

Tape Measure

Skeleton Gun

Adhesive (MUST BE SOLVENT FREE)

Silicone

Pins, Staples or Screws

Spirit Level

Pencil

Double Sided Tape

 

Installing Ceiling Panels

 

TOP TIP:  Before you cut any panels to length, measure the width of the ceiling.  If you are installing a panel with a silver feature strip, you may need to cut the first and last panel along its length to achieve a 'balanced' look.  This will avoid finishing off with a thin strip when you come to fit the final panel.

Measure the length of your ceiling using the tape measure, and transfer it to the panel, marking a straight line across it with the pencil.  Cut to size with the saw or jigsaw.

Remove any protective film from the front of the panel.

Run a generous amount of adhesive on the back of the panel, and secure to your ceiling using the screws, staples or pins through the tongue of the panel approximately every 30cm.

Repeat the process for each panel, pushing them firmly together using the tongue and groove profile for a neat finish.

To trim around the edge of your ceiling, you can use Quadrant, Coving, or End Caps.

TOP TIP:  The Coving is easier to fit by removing the lip from the back with a Stanley Knife and discard it.  Fix to the ceiling and wall directly, using a combination of silicone and double-sided tape (run a bead of silicone along the wall, and position the double-sided tape to the edge of the trim that will stick to the ceiling).  The double-sided tape holds the trim in place while the silicone sets.

Finishing Trims.

 

To trim around a window, use an external rigid angle.  Mitre the corners and fix using a combination of double sided tape and silicone.

Skirting Board can be used for a neat finish at floor level.

End Caps can be used if you are only partially cladding your walls, for a neat vertical or horizontal finish.

'H' Trims can be used if you want to join panels together (to extend length or create effect).

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