Showerwall FAQ’s

Can I Use Showerwall For Floors Or Ceilings?

No. This product is too heavy to apply to ceilings and if applied to the floor would not be slip resistant.

Should I Remove The Green Film Located On The Reverse Of The Sureseal?

No, the green film is designed to allow the silicone sealant to separate from the Sureseal, thereby creating a flexible seal if the shower tray settles away from the base of the panel.

Can I Sit The Showerwall Panel Directly Onto A Shower Tray Or Bath Edge?

No. We recommend that you use Showewall Sureseal. This is a two part system for shower trays and baths comprising of a PVC strip and a high performance Showerwall white silicone. If you choose not to use Sureseal, a 3mm expansion gap should always be left between the panel and tray/bath and then sealed.

How Much Adhesive and Sealant Is Required For One Panel?

For one panel, approximately 1 cartridge of Showerwall Adhesive and 1 cartridge of Showerwall Sealant is required.

What Is The Weight Of A Showerwall Panel?

HPL Showerwall Range

600mm Proclick = approximately 15kg
900mm Square Cut = approximately 25kg
1200mm Square Cut and Proclick = approximately 30kg

Acrylic and Customs Showerwall Ranges

900mm Acrylic = approximately 10.5kg
1220mm Acrylic = approximately 14kg

Can I Hang Wall Mounted Items To Showerwall Panels?

Yes. You should always use additional battens behind hand basins, towel rails, and other heavy items – for example furniture; please ensure that adequate sealant is applied to all fixings.

Do I Need Adhesive and Sealant and Which Type Do I Use?

Yes, adhesive and sealant is required to install this product. Showerwall sealants and adhesives have been developed especially for fitting the Showerwall system. The use of alternative products may invalidate your guarantee.

Can I Order Showerwall In Larger Size Than 2440mm x 1200mm?

No. This is due to the size of raw materials used.

Can I Use Showerwall Panel As A Bath Panel In Order to Match The Rest Of The Room?

Yes, providing that the décor pattern will adapt. The bath needs to be installed and panelled first. Showerwall panels need to be installed in accordance to the fitting instructions.

Do You Offer An Installation Kit For Showerwall?

Yes. We have an installation kit available in various finishes and the option of clear or white sealant. The kit has everything you require to install a two sided shower cubicle.

Do I Need To Maintain Sealant After Fitting?

Yes. Invariably, sealants can break down over time. It is essential to ensure that sealant is maintained in order to avoid water ingress into the panel.

 

When Using Battens, How Far Apart Do They Have To Be?

Treated timber battens of approximately 50mm x 25mm should be fixed horizontally with one at the head and the base of the panels. Additional horizontal battens are recommended to be at a distance of 500mm apart.

What Does The 15 Year Guarantee Cover?

The Showerwall guarantee is applicable to a fully finished, correctly installed and sealed Showerwall system. Showerwall panels have a high pressure laminate surface which itself is guaranteed to remain waterproof. The panels are also guaranteed not to crack or delaminate during this 15-year period. The core material of the panel is moisture resistant, providing that all panel edges and joints are sealed correctly in accordance to the installation instructions that are supplied with the panels meaning that the system is guaranteed to be waterproof. Full details of the guarantee are available from the Guarantee Registration page.

How Do I Clean Showerwall?

The hardwearing surface of Showerwall can be hygienically cleaned with Showerwall cleaner which is a mild, nonabrasive cleaner with an anti-bacterial agent.

 

Can I Apply Showerwall to Plasterboard?

Yes, you can apply Showerwall to plasterboard providing that the wall is level. If the wall is not level, then please ensure to apply it to a batten system and not to the surface of the wall.

 

Can I Fit Showerwall Panels Myself?

Yes. Showerwall can be fitted by a competent DIY person – professional fitting is not essential. Only general DIY tools are required to install the Showerwall system. Our installation guides for both the Acrylic and HPL ranges are available here.

Will Watermarks Show On Showerwall Panels?

Showerwall is available in many decors and textures. If you choose decors with a gloss finish, the watermarks will show no more than is expected than those on a tiled surface. We recommend that you use Showerwall cleaner.

Can I Apply Showerwall Directly To Tiles?

Yes. We only recommend that you fit square edge panels to tiles and only when the tiles are degreased. When using 600mm Proclick, please apply to a batten system and not directly onto the surface of the wall.

 

Is Showerwall Waterproof?

Showerwall panels have a moisture resistant core and are bonded to high pressure laminate. When installed using the Showerwall fitting instructions and accessories, this will give you a waterproof panelling system.