Can you clad your 8' x 4' wall panels directly to tiles, and still get a waterproof finish?
I have a U-shaped shower cubicle and I wish to put a shower panel on the back wall to make it look more modern. I would need one of the wider panels you supply - i.e. 2400mm x 1200mm.
Hi, Can your shower wall panels be applied directly on top of tiles? If yes, in addition to the wall panel itself, what trims are required? I want to keep the two adjacent walls as they are, i.e. tiled. But presume there is a way, with various trims, to ensure a watertight seal against the tiles on the connecting walls and against the shower basin itself, which is already in place. Thanks for your help.
Written By Dan
Many thanks for your question. Yes, you can clad our panels directly to tiles using our polyurethane (PU) adhesive, so long as the tiled wall is flat, solid, and dry.
If you choose to do this, the wall surface you're looking to clad to must be tiled all the way up - if the surface is only tiled part way up, then you'll have a 'lowered' section where there are no tiles. This wouldn't work. You have to attach our panels to a completely flat, flush surface. So you'd either have to remove the tiles, or 'fill in' the lowered section so it was level with the tiled section. If the wall area is completely tiled then you shouldn't have any problems, so long as there are no loose or missing tiles.
If they're ceramic tiles that are particularly glossy you may be best served sanding them down first so as to help create a key for the adhesive.
If you require a larger panel, I’d recommend you use one of our Proclad panels. By using internal corner trims at the corner points where the panels meet the tiled walls, and Sealux base seal trim at the bottom of the panel, you’d achieve a 100% waterproof finish (click here to see the full set of trims).