Laminate panels for shower cubicle

15 Jan 2007
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We have a fully tiled bathroom with a corner shower cubicle. We have lived here for over 15 years and have had regular (but fortunately not too frequent) problems with leaks behind the tiles in the corner of the shower cubicle. These have been solved by removing a couple of tiles when necessary and reapplying adhesive and grout which usually lasts a couple of years.

We are looking at a potentially longer term solution and thought about using some laminate panels behind the shower cubicle - we have a couple of questions:-

We can get laminate panels of a suitable size to fit into the corner where the cubicle is, in order to fit these we would obviously need to remove the shower cubicle, fit the panels and refit the cubicle, it would be preferable to also remove the shower tray and refit that up to the laminate but to avoid doing that (which would involve disturbing the plumbing for the drain) would it be possible to fit the panels on top of the shower tray in it's existing position or would that compromise the seal between the shower tray and the panels? We have enough space to loose the extra 10mm the panels take up and still be able to get a decent seal between the shower tray (in it's existing position) and the cubicle so wondered if this was possible or not really advisable?
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Idealły I would think that you want the panels to stop just short of the tray, rather than going behind the tray.
You can also (expensive) get glass panels that glue to the walls.
Possibly consider a new cubicle if money allows as it may be easier and would refresh the whole thing
Have a look at multipanels, they have utube videos showing how the sealing strip is fixed to the wall pressing down on the shower tray, then the wall panel is fitted from above, slotting into the seal strip.

So the panel does not go behind the tray.

I will post a link later when I find it.
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