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Installing bathroom cladding is super easy. So easy that it doesn’t really deserve it’s own blog post but here at Celplas we want to make sure you have everything you need to get the bathroom you want. Wall panelling is a fantastic feature to take advantage of and the wide variety of styles means it works in almost any interior scheme. The only thing that is holding you back is your imagination!
So, first steps first. Ensure all the surfaces you’re going to put the Bathroom cladding on are clean. You don’t need to go all Rambo on it and give it a deep clean, but you’ll want to make sure that there’s no dust or anything that could compromise the quality of your new cladding panels. It’s also just a really good way of making sure there won’t be any problems later on after you’ve finished.
Next step, plan and measure where the cladding will go. For most walls you’ll only have to measure width in order to get an actual measurement, as a lot of ceilings don’t go over the length of a cladding panel. All you have to do is divide the width of the wall by the width of the panels you want to install.
So in this pretend scenario, we’ve measured one wall and found it to have a width of 4000mm, while the other wall has a width of 4500mm. Pretty convenient, huh?
So when you’ve got your measurements, you’ll want to add those figures together and round them up to the nearest whole. In our example, that would be 8500mm. If you’re cladding the entire room, you’ll want to double that figure to include the other two walls. So, knowing that our walls add up to 17000mm, all we need to do is divide that number by the width of our panel, which we said earlier was 250mm.
17000mm ÷ 250mm = 68 panels
If it doesn’t divide up as neatly as ours did and does go a little bit over, it’s probably better to round that number up to the nearest whole to ensure that you have enough leftover cladding for your project.
So great! We’ve got the walls measured, we know how many panels we need, now we’ve just got to install the cladding!
Now before you ordered the panels, you might have requested some of our free samples. If you did, you might be intimidated if it’s your first time. Looking at the panels you wouldn’t immediately know how to properly install the bathroom cladding, but don’t worry; like we said, it’s easy.
Going back to before when we said you might have some leftover cladding. All of our PVC cladding can be cut with a basic handsaw or utility knife. When using any form of sharp blade, make sure you cut at a shallow angle, down and away from you. It’ll help you create a nice smooth edge that should line up nicely when installed. If you still have those samples, you can practise a bit to get a feel for it. Just be sure to keep your hands away from the blade and hold the panelling safely and securely.
If your walls have been cleaned properly and are relatively flat, your wall cladding can be glued straight onto the surface. Simply apply the adhesive to the wall or the back of the panel, whichever is easiest for you. Then firmly push the sheet against the wall to allow it to bond with the wall, making sure to follow the directions for the adhesive. Make sure you’ve given it a good pat down from top to bottom to make sure that everything is properly secured.
With your brand new hygienic wall cladding panels installed, your bathroom/kitchen won’t need as much attention as before. Our panels make it super easy to keep clean with the least amount of effort. Panels can be simply washed down with some warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth which we recommend doing once a week.
We told you it was easy. So easy in fact, you’ll be tempted to use it all over the house!
Did you give it a go? If you took some before and after photos, we’d love to feature them on our social media! Simply email them to us, along with a short description of some of the work you did, to firstname.lastname@example.org