This article will cover six simple points you should consider before installing shower wall in your bathroom. These six points will help minimise excessive costs associated with installing shower wall improperly.
Make sure you have your dimensions down correctly
It is important to measure the area in which you are going to be installing the shower wall. This means you can minimise any wastage which can become costly if doing a large area of your bathroom. Getting the dimensions wrong can be very costly. Make sure you measure up your bathroom, write down the measurements then re-measure to eliminate any human error. This will ensure that you have the correct amount of materials for the job you are undertaking.
Shop around for the best deal
Make sure you go to 3-4 suppliers before deciding on a purchase. Many supplies have different arrangements with manufacturers which can mean that you can shop around to get the best price. This is also relevant when getting someone to fit the shower wall panels. Some labourers charge by the hour and some charge by the size of the project. Make sure you work the best deal out for yourself before agreeing to any work.
Who is providing the materials?
Many companies include materials within their fitting price. If you are looking to do it quite cheaply, you can go directly to the suppliers which can reduce the overall cost of the installation. Just make sure you ask your installer what is exactly needed so that you are not being charged for additional days because you do not have the right parts.
Make sure you ask the installer if there has been any previous damage to the wall before they commence work. Some companies can often quote a low price then when they are carrying out the work charge additional fees because they have ‘uncovered’ some problems.
Before you decide to go ahead with an installer, ensure that they offer some form of guarantee for the work carried out. This means that if any additional problems occur as a result of the installation they can fix it free of charge. This also applies to the guarantee of the show wall. Make sure it comes with a water tight guarantee. This is often around 15 years.
Prepare the area first
It is recommended that you prepare the wall area before installing the shower wall. Make sure the wall is smooth and even so that when you are installing the shower wall, it doesn’t become uneven.
Remember that when installing shower wall it can be quite time consuming if you want to do a good job. Make sure that you plan what day you are able to complete the job without interruptions. If you keep stopping and returning back to the job you can make mistakes that will make the shower wall look uneven. I think one of the most important points of this article to take away is to ensure that you have the correct dimensions for the area you wish to install the shower wall. Some suppliers will not allow you to send back the excess materials should you not end up using them. Therefore you must do your upmost to ensure that you have all of the dimensions noted down correctly.
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