When you need to install shower inserts, it depends on the size and type, but most have general qualities that are similar so there are tips that can be used for all when installing. The first step would be to ensure that the wall on which you’re fixing the product is a moisture resistant surface. If the shower insert is being placed in a room that was not a bathroom previously then the wall would need to be coated with latex primer. However you may go ahead and proceed to the next step if you are renovating an existing bathroom and you want to install shower inserts accurately.
Secondly take measurements of the width, height and length of the shower and also the distance above the shower insert for the shower head. If you choose to use the plumbing system that already exists then make sure the insert you choose is compatible with it. Most inserts are made from materials like plastic, fiberglass, and acrylic. The advantages of using both acrylic and plastic to install shower inserts are that they are both easy to maintain and are both cheap. The upside of fiberglass is that it takes the time to wear due to its heaviness. Those of us who enjoy a bit of color splashed here and there will be happy to find out that these materials are available in an assortment of colors.
Use a pencil to mark on the insert where the plumbing fixtures will go. Next, drill holes and make sure the fixture extends well beyond the insert once it is in place. Make a test run and try to fit the piece to see if everything falls into place. If not you’ll need to make adjustments here and there. As always, measure twice and cut once for the best possible install shower.
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