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The Anatomy of a Shower and How to Install a Floor Tray (page 2 of 2)

Learn all the main components of putting together a shower stall, including installing a floor tray, acrylic wall and a bath screen.

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Installing an Acrylic Shower Tray and Stall

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Set the shower tray in place and check it is level, then using the fasteners provided, attach the tray to the wall studs (Image 1).

Seal the gaps around the joint between the tray and the wall with a bead of caulk (Image 2).

Clip together the side panels of the shower according to the manufacturer's instructions (Image 3).

Attach the panels to the studs with screws. Be sure to check that the shower is level and all connections are tight (Image 4).

Installing a Shower or Bath Screen

Mark the attachment points of the channel. Drill pilot holes through the tiles and insert plugs. Screw the channel in place. Hold the channel sections vertically (Image 1).

Carefully slide the panels into their channels. Make sure they are vertical, and resting on the rim of the shower tray or tub to provide a seal (Image 2).

Screw the hardware provided into the side of the channel to secure the screens in position (Image 3).

Use a dispenser to apply a bead of bathroom caulk down the outside edge of the channel. Don't apply caulk on the inside edge (Image 4).

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