Showerwall Panels are becoming more popular – but how do you fit them?

Showerwall boards and bathroom cladding is becoming more and more popular in the bathroom industry with both professional installer and DIYers, but how exactally do you install them?

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There are a number of different wall panel manufactures and brands out there and lot and lots of different ranges to choose from, so depending on the type of wall boarding you have chosen, the installation method can vary.

Showerwall who are one of the largest manufacturers of bathroom wall boards have created the below how to video guide to help installers and DIYers to learn and understand the installation process.

I thought i would share this video with your all in hope you found it helpful and educational. If you would like more information on ShowerWall please visit their website.

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When im fitting a bathrooms, either with a shower or a bath or even a shower bath I always fit a AquaStrap to guarantee the installation.

AquaStrap is a leading up-stand seal used for sealing a shower tray/pan or bath tub. For those people installing a new shower tray or bath who prefer an exposed silicone joint to an extruded profile, AquaStrap will remain watertight in the event of the silicone seal leaking through joint movement or natural deterioration.

AquaStrap seals accommodate the technical challenges of modern hi-use hi-performance shower environments, the aesthetic preferences of our customers and the recommendations of recognised national building standard authorities worldwide.

As said I always use a Aquastrap to seal in both shower trays and baths.

Aquastraps are available from most places as well as Aquastrap for sale online.

For more information visit www.aquastrap.com

Fitting a Magnaclean Professional 2

If you have read any of my other past posts, you may have read my post about the Magnaclean Professional Filter and how to fit one, well since writing that post, Adey who manufacture Magnaclean have since launched the Magnaclean Professional 2 which is  even easier to install and fit and can be fitted in less than half an hour, well the actual fitting time is about 10 mins which you  will read about further on.

The main difference between the Magnaclean Professional 2 and the original Magnaclean Professional if the fitting valves. They both perform as good as each other and perform the same task, meaning if you already have a Magnaclean Professional one fitted, you DO NOT need to upgrade to the Magnaclean Professional 2, how ever if you have an old Magnaclean Professional, read my post on upgrading your Magnaclean.

The Fitting of the MagnaClean Professional 2 required no soldering of pipes like the original required. The Professional 2 now only requires a pipe cutter and spanner to install it. The revolutionary slip fitting allows the installer to simple remove 150mm of pipe from the flow or return pipe (pref the return pipe) and slip on the fitting and olives and tighten in place. This only takes around 10 mins to perform. How ever before installing you are required to drain down the system and re instate once installed.

To reinstate your system Magnaclean advice using MagnaClean MC1 Protector Fluid which is designed especially for Adey’s MagnaClean for Central Heating Systems, but is suitable for other heating systems. MC1 Protector Fluid is a high performance chemical inhibitor that prevents system corrosion and scale that provides long term system protection.

I have personally fitted one to my own central heating system with ease and have seen a massive improvements in the temperature of my radiators and have removed a large amount of dirt from my system that would have just clogged my boiler and radiators.

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The above photos shows the result of fitting a Magnaclean Filter to my central heating system for only 12 hours. In only 12 hours which only 4 hours of which the system was running (as was over night).

My girly bathroom makeover

I talk allot about giving your bathroom a makeover, but I don’t really know much about the “Girly” aspect of a make over, I’m more function and form.
This post i found has some nice little “Girly” make over tips and tricky and some shabby sheek inspired design ideas that you can try for your self.
Why not head over and give it a read and see what you think.

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On rainy days in which I’ve got time on my hands, it’s bound to happen: something in my apartment gets remodeled.

My teeny, tiny bathroom for three years had been all gold with red accents. I had brought the decorations with me from my parents’ house, and I grew to hate them. They were just so … meh.

Today, I love my bathroom. I’ve made excuses to just peek in and admire it. And I plan on having a looong bubble bath soon.

It’s mint and coral with touches of gold and pink and other pastels. So very girly.

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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning the bathroom is one of them job that allot of us hate. Ideally you have a daily cleaning routine or at the very least weekly bathroom cleaning routine that keeps the bathrooms tidy. How ever it is good practice to give you bathroom a good thorough clean at least once a year. This could be called a bathroom Spring Clean.

Below is a check list and the items you will need to perform a bathroom deep clean.

Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

  • A box/bag for clutter that belongs elsewhere
  • A trash bag
  • A long-handled duster and/or a step stool
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner (or use a homemade mix)
  • Bucket of hot, soapy water
  • Bleech
  • Shower protector
  • Glass cleaner
  • Rubber gloves
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Mop

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

_____Get rid of what doesn’t belong in the bathroom: Put dirty clothes and towels in the hamper/wash basket. Gather anything on the vanity, tub surround and other surfaces that belongs in another room and put it in the clutter box. Throw trash into the bag.

_____Empty the room: Remove everything from the vanity, tub surround, shelves, back of the toilet tank, etc. Take any rugs to the laundry room and start them in the washing machine.

_____Empty the cupboards and drawers one at a time. Put trash into the bag and any items that belong elsewhere into the clutter box. After you’ve emptied each section, wipe it clean with a cloth dipped in hot, soapy water before returning the contents neatly.

_____Clean the fans and vents: Get on the step stool and carefully remove the fan vent covers. Wash them in hot, soapy water and dry them with a clean, lint-free cloth. Before returning the cover, wipe down the fan blades.

_____Get dusting: Using a long-handled cleaning tool (this is my favorite one), dust — in order — the ceiling, the top of window frames, the corners, the walls, the window casings and sills, any shelves and then the baseboards.

_____Pre-clean other surfaces: Use a dry cloth to wipe away dust, grime and hair from the vanity, faucets, tub surround, tub/shower floor, toilet tank and toilet pedestal.

_____Remove the shower curtain and clean it.

_____Tackle the soap scum in the shower and tub by spraying them thoroughly with agood soap scum remover. Let sit while you continue working.

_____Spray the vanity and sinks with disinfecting cleaner. Let sit.

_____Spray the outside and seat of the toilet with disinfecting cleaner. Let sit.

_____Clean the wood fixtures using a cloth dipped in hot, soapy water. Work top to bottom to clean the crown moulding, door jambs, window sills, doors (both sides), counter and drawer fronts, and baseboards.

_____Rinse the disinfected surfaces of your vanity, sinks and toilet with a clean cloth dipped in hot water.

_____Rinse the shower/tub well. If needed, clean the grout.

_____Flush the toilet then sprinkle baking soda in the bowl. Scrub, then pour in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Flush when foaming subsides, then apply bleech to the side of the bowl and let sit.

_____Apply shower protection spray to your shower screen and enclosure to protect the metal work and make cleaning easier in the future. I recogment Roman Ultra for this job.

_____Clear the floor : move the clutter box outside of the door and taking the trash bag to the bin.

_____Sweep the floor or, if you prefer, use the floor attachment on your vacuum to really get up all of the lint and grime. If you have a tiled floor, now’s the time to clean the grout.

_____Mop the floor using 1 cup white vinegar in 1 gallon of HOT water. Let dry.

_____Clean the trash can in another room while the floor dries using these steps.

_____Reset the room by flushing the toilet, hanging fresh towels, returning the laundered floor mats to their place, hanging the clean shower curtain and returning the dry trash can to its place.

_____Polish the shiny stuff: clean the mirror, shine the faucets and towel racks, and give the toilet paper holder a good cleaning, too.

_____Put things away: make sure to return the items in the clutter box to where they belong, then put away your cleaning tools.

Yep, that’s a lot of work but that’s why Spring Cleaning only comes once a year. And just think: now you’ve earned a nice, long bubble bath and have a sparkling clean bathroom to relax in!