Cultured Marble Panels: A DIY Bathroom Upgrade

Cultured marble wall panels, created by combining marble dust with resins and pigments, is a beautiful and low-maintenance option for bathroom features like shower walls but instead surrounds. Cultured marble for a shower is available in solid sheets that may be easily trimmed to size on-site. They’re easy to put up and stay there for at least a day after being put in place.

Prepare To Install Marble Slabs On Your Walls.

Cultured marble may be attached to just about any wall material, but the cement backer board ensures the most extended lifespan. Tear down the existing bathroom drywall or green board. A vapor barrier created by plastic sheeting hung over the studs may be used to prevent individual studs from expanding in case of a leak. Cement backer board sheets should be screwed to the surround with a 1/8-inch gap between them to allow for expansion and contraction. The water resistance of the backing board ensures wall stability. The dark gray tone of the panels might alter the color of something like the cultured marble; therefore, after the backer board seems to be up, a layer of white primer should be applied to it.

Marble Panels And A Template For Cutting Them

Cultured marble sheeting is available in several sizes to accommodate the many different configurations of shower enclosures. If you want a perfect fit for your cultured marble shower walls, you should use a template to cut them to size. Make a template out of the cardboard packaging the sheets came in. Install them on the walls of the shower and trim them so that there is a space of 1/8 inch at each corner. You should draw a diagram of the shower’s setup, including the showerhead and valve, somewhat on cardboard. Cut the cardboard to size using a diamond-tipped saw and place it against the underside of the cultured marble. You’ll need to use a spot saw to create the necessary holes for something like the shower head and valve.

Set Up Some Marble Slats

After having the cultured marble cut to size for your surround:

  1. Try fitting each panel into position.
  2. Start installing the shower’s rear wall to ensure a proper fit.
  3. Draw a line across the center of each panel using a pencil, then employ a level to confirm that they are all plumb.
  4. Take off the boards and apply a silicone bead of glue in a serpentine pattern to the walls.
  5. Reposition the papers, so the pencil mark is in the center, and press them back down.

Using the flat of your palm, smooth the sheets against the wall to improve their ability to stick.

Hold Your Ground; The Last Part Is Near

Once the silicone glue has around 24 hours to set, the sheets will be firmly fastened. Use long wooden pieces to support the panels while the glue cures. It’s a good idea to put a cardboard protector between each meeting, and the wood surrounds to keep it from scratching. After waiting 24 hours, take down the bracing and seal the perimeter. Carefully run a bead with silicone caulk along the outside of each panel, paying particular attention to the seams where different panels and those between the panels and the shower floor meet. Please wait another day to shower once the caulking has dried.



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