How to fit Bathroom Cladding, Ceiling Panels & Trims

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Installing DBS bathroom  cladding is an exceptionally easy process. Whether you're and accomplished DIYer or just starting out, you will have no problem in installing these bathroom wall  panels. Alternatively if you don't want to give it a go yourself then any plumber, decorator, handyman etc, would be able to complete your bathroom project for you.

To the right is a video guide on how to fit your bathroom wall panels,  ceiling cladding & trims.

Below is a written guide for you to view.
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The Right Tools For The Job

Before you start, here are some required tools to complete the job;
  • Tape Measure
  • Fine Tooth Saw / Jigsaw
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive & Nails / Screws
  • Screw Gun
  • DIY Knife
  • Skeleton Gun
  • Spirit Level
  • Silicone
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General Purpose Wall Panel Adhesive

Choose an Installation Method

There are two ways you can choose to install bathroom panelling;
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Ceiling Cladding

  1. Firstly, measure the ceiling as accurately as possible. Measure it both vertically and horizontally, to ensure a nice even cut on both sides. Please see our video on the right hand side of the page.
  2. Transfer the measurement onto the panel, mark with a straight line and cut to size using your saw/jigsaw.
  3. Once your panel is cut, apply a generous amount of adhesive to the back of the panel and secure into place. Screw into the tongue section of the panel.
  4. Repeat this process for each individual panel. They will then neatly lock into place using the tongue and groove edge.


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Fitting The Coving Trim 

  1. Before cladding the walls, you will need to fix the Coving Trim.
  2. Firstly measure the Coving Trim to length. Once you have measured you can then proceed to cutting the Coving Trim.
  3. Place the Coving Trim up to your Ceiling Panels and screw into the lip section of Trim.
  4. You can screw into the lip section every 12 inches or 300mm.
  5. This can then be repeated on each of your walls. We have a installation video of the coving to the right hand side that you can check out.
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Wall Panels

Just like cermanic wall tiles, bathroom panels need a starting point and usually we recommend starting from the left hand corner and working your way across the room.

When fitting the panels, it will be the tongue and groove method used to initially secure the panels to the wall. 

Step 1

Using a tape measure, measure from floor to ceiling & cut your Internal Corner Trim to size using a saw.
Repeat this process with all internal corners.

Step 2

Measure the height of the wall where you want to start and cut your first panel to size.
Remove the protective film from your panel if there is one.

Step 3

Temporarily hold panel into position.
Using your spirit level, check that the panel is tightly into the wall but more importantly vertically plum.


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Adding Adhesive To The Back Of Your Panel
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Step 4 

Using wall panel adhesive, generously apply adhesive to the back of the panel & gently press into position & slide into the Internal Corner Trim.
Depending on your original surface, use five of either screws or nails through the tongue section of the panel.
This is will hold the panel into position whilst the adhesive sets.

Step 5 

Repeat this procedure interlocking the panels tongue and groove until you reach the end of the wall. The last panel will then slide into your other Internal Corner Trim.

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Fitting External Trim Around A Window

  1. Before cladding around the window reveal, you will need to fix the External Trim.
  2. Firstly measure the External Trim to length. Once you have measured and cut the trim you can then proceed to mitre the trim for each corner.
  3. Place the External Trim in place around the window reveal  and screw into the lip section of Trim.
  4. You will require 2 -3  screws into the lip section on each External Trim to secure into place.
  5. The Wall Panels will then slot into the External Trim.
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Fitting Wall Panels Around A Window
  1. Firstly measure and cut the panel to length. Then proceed to cut out the aperture of the window.
  2. Once the panel has been cut, apply adhesive to the back of the panel. First slide the panel up into the  Coving Trim and then across into the External Trim.
  3. Once the panel is in place,  secure the panel by screwing through the tongue section  above and below the window reveal.
  4. This can then be repeated to panel around the remainder  of the window. Please view our video to the right hand side for useful hints and tips for when fitting Wall Panels around the window.
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Fitting a CladSeal Trim Around A Bath
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Around A Bath Or Shower Tray

The Cladseal Kit is used for a watertight seal around your bath or shower tray. It leaves no silicone exposed.
  • To start with, clean around the bath/shower tray with the wipe provided.
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CladSeal Kit

  • Measure from the end of your bath/shower to to the corner on both sides and cut the CladSeal Trims to size & mitre.
  • Silicone around the bath/shower tray and the underside of the CladSeal Trim.
  • Fit the CladSeal trim neatly to wall ensuring the two mitres are flush together. Then using screws, screw into the wall to fix the CladSeal trim into place.
  • To conclude, fit the CladSeal end caps onto the end using silicone for a professional finish.
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Useful Tips
  • To ensure you don't finish with a small panel, it's recommended to measure the width of your wall first so you don't start with a full panel and end with a short panel.
  • Skirting Board Trim can be used to finish off your wall panels where they meet the floor, this will give it a neat finish.
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  • Save all off cuts of panels as these can be used for numerous applications e.g; boxing in pipes &
    a bath panel is always a good feature.


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End Cap Trim Used For A Clean & Neat Finish

  • If you're not completing your whole bathroom then you can use an End Cap Trim to cap off your panels. This will give it a neat & clean Finish.
  • This also applies  if you are only going half way up your walls.
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And that is about everything you need to know about fitting wall and ceiling panels along with appropriate trims to suit. If you still require more answers then please send us a message on eBay and we will get back to you straight away.

Please check out our video of a completed bathroom in our Black Sparkle Panels.

We hope that this guide has been of help to you. If it has then you can leave your vote for this page at the top right hand side.

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