Today, it was extremely popular to make the surface of the bathroom with plastic panels. Walls with such a coating not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also acquire characteristics of practicality and durability. This material is inexpensive, and also versatile, as it can be used not only for wall finishing, but also for the ceiling. Attractiveness of the canvas adds simplicity to their installation, which can be done without professional skills and without resorting to outside help.
Plastic panels are perfect for a bathroom, as they are aesthetic, practical and durable.
The first stage of repair, during which the plastic will be used, will be the choice of material. It can have different types of coating, among which glossy or matte base. On the panels can be a pattern, which is applied by printing, paint or special film.
The walls in the bathroom can be decorated with panels that can have different types of joints, seamless or sutured. In the first case, the cloths are close enough to each other and the junction is not visible.
If you do not have enough skills in carrying out the installation of plastic panels, then it is preferable to choose products with a larger width. In addition, this will significantly speed up the process. With the acquisition of experience, you can finish in the bathroom by combining narrow and wide products.
Application of nails or staples
Scheme fastening metal frame for plastic panels.
Finishing the bathroom by means of plastic panels is most often done in tandem with the installation of a birch system, which can be based on wood or plastic. In this case, the technology involves several stages, the first of which involves the preparation of bars with dimensions equal to 40x25 mm. They need to be fixed on walls and ceiling at some distance, limited to 50 mm, with the use of screws or screws. Elements should be placed on the walls in such a way that they are directed perpendicular to the intended installation of the canvas. In the space of the bathroom, you can make diagonal attachment of canvases. Fixation of products in this case is carried out on the surface of a very often installed crate, which will be able to provide a sufficient amount of space for fixing short webs in the corner area.
Finishing the bathroom involves preparing the relevant materials and tools before starting work, such as:
- grinding wheels;
- screws or screws;
- metal staples or nails.
At the first stage of fastening, you need to select in the bathroom the start line for fixing the panels. It is most comfortable to start working from the doorway or from the left corner. After that, proceed from left to right.
If a corner has been selected as the start-up mark, it is necessary to strengthen the corner by using steel staples or nails.
Installation of plastic panels is recommended to begin with a corner.
In the corner you need to install a starting plastic panel using a small mounting shelf.
The walls in the bathroom are finished in the next stage by fixing the plastic sheets to the system of the crate with nails or staples. If you intend to use staples, you will need a furniture stapler. Fasteners must be driven into a large mounting shelf. Installation of the second cloth should be done so that it is closest to the previous one. The same principle should also be applied during the subsequent installation of plastic products to the next corner of the wall or to the opening. As soon as you can reach the mark of the end of installation, you can install the finish element. But if the line fell on a corner, you should use a corner. The last cloth needs to be snapped into the groove of the already mounted element with some effort. Further, the decoration of the walls involves decorating the outer corners through the corners, now you can proceed to the installation of skirting (floor and ceiling).
The wall can be trimmed with plastic easier, for this it is worth using a mounting plate and fixing clips. However, this method will cost a little more than the above. This technology also has several stages. Initially, it is necessary to mount a birch system, based on mounting plates. The installation step depends on the smoothness of the surface of the walls. If the walls are characterized by significant unevenness, then their alignment must be made through pads made of plywood, wood or PVC. Fastening of the bar must be made by means of screws, which must be screwed into the groove located at some depth.
The site from which it was decided to start the installation, you need to provide an internal corner or starting profile, the first option is required for the angle, the second - for the doorway. Fastening of these elements is made by means of clips. As an additional fastening you can use fixation with screws.
Variants of fastening of PVC panels.
The fabric should be installed in the profile, pointing from the bottom up, the product should be turned to the profile by a small mounting shelf. Once the product is in place, it can be fixed with clips. After finishing the walls can be made according to the following technology. Each subsequent panel must be installed in the groove of the previous one, fixing the clip. At the time of joining the corner or the starting profile with the opening or wall, the fixation must be made in the same way.
If the bathroom is finished according to the described technology, then you will be able to make the installation in a short time, since for fixing it will only be necessary to click the clip. As an additional advantage, it can be emphasized that the mounting profile can be used as a channel for laying electrical cables. In addition, the crate system is not afraid of the impact of moisture, as well as its moons - mold and fungus, which can not be said for the wooden system of the crate. In the process of work, you do not have to use a furniture stapler, which is often absent in the set of a beginner master. Finishing the bathroom in this way assumes a uniform fixation of the panels, which excludes the possibility of their deformation. If the bathroom after installing the panels in this way will need to dismantle the finish, then this will not be difficult.
Features of the installation
The scheme of installation of PVC panels on the ceiling.
Finishing of the bathroom with the use of panels can be carried out in the ceiling area. The process of installing products is similar, but there are a number of specific features that are as follows. Finishing the bathroom in this case begins with the marking, which will determine the line fixing the guide profile. To carry out these works it is necessary through the construction level, which will allow to apply lines on the surface of the walls, it is important to get a horizontally located plane.
Finishing the bathroom in the ceiling area at the next stage involves fixing the guide profile to the walls, which you want to press tight. To the already installed in the space of the bathroom guide profile it is necessary to strengthen the transverse profile so that the elements form a crate.
On the perimeter of the construction it is necessary to install the L-shaped profile, which can be replaced with a ceiling skirting board, the elements must be installed to the guiding profile.
Finishing the bathroom now involves fixing the cladding to the received crate, using any of the methods described above.
Before starting to install the panels, they need to cut out the holes for the fixtures.
After finishing the bathroom its appearance will delight the eyes of its owners for a very long time, which is due to the fact that the material in the basis of these fabrics is extremely durable.