How to Install Stone Veneer Shower Panels

Stone Veneer Shower Panels are extremely similar to the original stone surfaces or panels. However, they are far lighter weighted than the original stone panels. In addition, they are inexpensive, and save plenty of your valuable money to achieve a high-end look.

These can be installed on almost every kind of surface. They come in different sizes, designs, textures, shapes, colours and patterns. Furthermore, their durability is almost the same as of the original stone panels.

Many people believe that installing the natural stone veneer panel is an extremely difficult task. However, it is quite the opposite, as anyone can easily install it, and will also save plenty of money.

Things Required:

Thin-set
Grout
2 by 4 inch natural stone veneer panels
Drywall
Bucket
Grout float
Sponge
Trowel
Sander

Instructions

  • 1

    Preparing the Wall:

    Smooth the wall by sanding it. Make sure that you remove all the nails from the wall before sanding. Use a duster or sweeper to wipe off the wall.

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  • 2

    Spreading the Thin-set to Place the Panels:

    Take the trowel, and start applying a thin layer of the thin-set to the wall, starting from the bottom corner of the surface where you will be installing the stone veneer panel. After you are finished applying thin-set to the surface, apply a thin layer to the back of the stone veneer panel as well. Set it aside for a couple of minutes. Now place the panel over the wall, and press it gently so that it sticks to the wall. The corners always fail to stick together so make sure that they are properly installed.

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  • 3

    Trimming the Panels:

    After your stone veneer panel has been installed, you must trim the corners and edges in order to make it perfect. If you have not trimmed down the edges, it will not give out a professional appearance, so make sure that you trim it as neatly as you can.

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  • 4

    Grouting the Natural Stone Veneer Panels

    To provide extra reinforcement to the natural stone veneer panels, grouting can be used over it. It will seal all the seams and will also protect the wall. It is only an optional technique, but it is recommended that one do it to prevent water from entering the panel creases.

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