HOW TO REPLACE A BATH PANEL – The bath panel acts as a nice decorative feature and hides all the plumbing pipe work under your bath. Bath panels come in many designs and colours and you may need to replace one if it becomes damaged or you just fancy making your bathroom look new. In this guide we’ll show you how to replace your bath panel with easy to follow instructions.
Purchase a bath panel in the design and colour you want that fits the type of bath you have. There are different panels available for standard baths, stand-alone baths and corner baths. If you cannot find a bath panel that fits exactly, and then buy one that is larger so that it can be cut down to fit.
Undo the screws from the existing bath panel and remove it. Some bath panels are attached using a spring-clip. If this is the case, then push down from the top to release the clips and remove.
If the new panel you purchased comes in two parts, the panel and floor plinth, then lay the floor plinth on the ground and lay the bath panel over this and measure it to ensure that it fits the bath. You want it to fit just under the lip of the underside of the bath.
Before screwing the bath panel and floor plinth together, run a bead of silicone along the floor plinth to create a water tight seal. Now screw the two pieces together.
On the wooden vertical uprights on the bath adhere a Velcro strip along the entire length of the wood.
Measure the position of the Velcro strip and adhere the opposite Velcro strip to the bath panel.
Slide the top of the bath plinth under the lip of the bath and then push the bottom in.
Note there are many different types of bath panels available so try to buy one that does fit your bath and always read the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
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