Plannintg to remodel your bathroom? There are many considerations to make when undertaking such a project. What colour scheme do you want? What style of bath and units would work well? One consideration that is sometimes overlooked is how to cover the walls and shower/bath area. Many would opt for tiles and hire a professional to fit them at great expense. Many people don’t realise that PVC panels offer a more efficient and cost effective alternative that can be installed by even a novice DIYer.
Why are PVC bathroom panels easy to use for a remodelling project?
PVC panels have much in their favour. In comparison to tiles, they are easy to install. They are cheaper and easier to change/remove if necessary. Finally, for those who wish to remodel their bathroom themselves; PVC panels require minimal tools and technical knowledge. For first time buyers or would-be DIY experts, a PVC panel installation is a great way to build confidence and improve your skills.
A short guide to installing PVC Panels
To show you how easy it is to remodel your bathroom using PVC cladding, we have developed a complete step by step guide to installing PVC panels available for download.
The first thing you should know is that there are 5 possible ways you can fix PVC panels:
These above 5 fixing methods are how you will actually attach the panels to your bathroom wall. We have listed some of the tools you may require below:
Tools required to fit PVC panels
- Spirit level
- Stanley knife
- Saw (If you use wooden batons)
- Drill (If you are using screws)
- Hammer (If you are using nails)
There is certainly no need for specialist equipment. We’ve made your life easier, here you can purchase a complete PVC panel installation kit:
Now we turn to the actual installation process. Please note that this process could vary, but the below provides a general outline of what you can expect:
1. Fit coving, trim and batons if required
First, you must fix coving or trim so that your panels can be fitted into something. Usually, you will fix coving at the edges of the panelled area. This involves measuring and cutting the pieces to size and fixing them in place (using one of the previously mentioned 5 methods). If the walls are uneven, wooden batons can also be installed horizontally to give an extra surface to fix the panels to.
2. Slot the first panel in place and secure
Once the coving and batons are secure, you can then slot the first panel in place. Depending on the design, the panel should simply slot into the groove of the coving. You can then secure the panel in place in the same method you used to attach the coving.
3. Repeat the process to cover entire space
Now that the first panel is in place, you can then simply measure and fix the subsequent panels to cover the entire area. You can then fix the final piece of coving/trim in place to complete the process.
We made this whole process sound easy – and it certainly is in comparison to installing tiles. There is certainly no reason why you can’t successfully install PVC bathroom panels yourself – why not start your own remodelling project and check out the range of PVC panels we have for sale today?