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 Showerseal?

No, the green film is designed to allow the silicone sealant to separate from the Showerseal, 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 you use Showewall Sureseal. This is a two part system for shower trays and baths comprising of a PVC strip and high performance Showerwall white silicone. If you choose not to use Showerseal 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?

600 T&G = approximately 15kg
900 / 1000 = approximately 25kg
1200 = approximately 30kg

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 i.e. furniture, ensuring 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 use in fitting a 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 So It Will 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 needs 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 sealant is maintained to avoid water ingress to the panel.

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

Treated timber battens of approximately 50mmx25mm should be fixed horizontally with one at the head and 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 and provided all panel edges and joints are sealed correctly, as per the instructions that are supplied with panels, 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 spray 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 if the wall is level. If the wall is not level then please apply to a batten system and not the wall surface.

Can I Fit Showerwall Panels Myself?

Yes. Showerwall can be fitted by a competent DIY person with no need for a professional. The added benefit is the ability to fit the product using general DIY tools. Our installation guides 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, watermarks will be show no more than is expected on a tile surface. We recommend 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 tiles are degreased. When using 600 Tongue and groove please apply to batten system and not directly onto a wall surface.

Is Showerwall Waterproof?

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