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August 12, 2017 18:06

How to install on the plastic corner bath

order on the bathroom floor were not formed puddles, you need to carefully seal the gap between the wall and the bathtub or sink.Sealing may be effected using various compositions or special elements.

How to install on the plastic corner bath

How to install a bath plastic corner

Earlier, in the absence of advanced materials and devices used, usually mortar or thickened oil paint, now you can buy corners made of plastic or ceramic in DIY stores, as well as compounds-germetiki on a different basis, which will help to quickly and easily cope with this work.

How to install a bath or plastic corner border of a different material that securely close all the gaps and give the entire room a neat look?This question arises in all home owners, self install a new bathtub or have decided to fix the old one.

Borders bath

Article Contents

  • 1 Borders bath
    • 1.1 Video: The easiest way - embedding joint silicone sealant
  • 2 Plastic curb
    • 2.1 Mounting the hard plastic border-corner
    • 2.2 Video: installation of plastic corner-curb o
      n the joint bathroom (shower) and a wall
  • 3 Adhesive curb tape
    • 3.1 Mounting self-adhesive border

Poorly sealed seam at the junction of the bath or shower with a wall not only to bring into the room inaccuracy, but also become the most "favorable" place where a constant contact with moisture necessarily begin to develop mold, which can then spread to other surface facilities.In addition, the intrinsic moisture adversely affect the metal parts and accessories that are in the bathroom.And, in general, the moisture on the floor - this is the first step to water leakage to the lower neighbors, with all the consequences, in the literal sense of the word, consequences.

to plug this gap is therefore necessary to immediately after the bath.Otherwise, if the mold in it still appears, it is sure to go later in the set area or sealing material.To

material, which will be closed the gap, harmoniously fit into the interior of the bathroom, it is desirable to choose to finish the walls.

  • For example, when buying tiles, supplied to it in the store often just offer a border made of the same material.If he is not satisfied with the price (usually these additional elements - very expensive), then to the tile can come and any other material to seal the gap.
  • If the walls of the room are lined with plastic panels, then they have nothing to do will be to blend ceramic frieze.In this case, you need to choose between plastic and sealants area.
  • If a bathtub made of acrylic, or the corner of a finishing material can pick up to it from the same material.Acrylic Sealant or curb could be a continuation of the bending edge of the bath and at the same time perfectly seal the gap.

Video: The easiest way - embedding joint silicone sealant

Plastic curb

In modern DIY stores you can always find a variety of plastic corners, designed for the bathroom.This can be a hard PVC profile of different shapes and designs, sold in sets or by the meter, as well as self-adhesive soft border, which is produced in the form of tapes and commercially available in rolls, which are hermetically sealed packaging.

hard plastic corner has a price much lower than the "self-adhesive", since it does not in itself protect the gap from getting through the water, and therefore its installation will require silicone sealant or glue "liquid nails".The very same area, with clear forms, give clearance bath orderly, and in combination with glue, they form an excellent sealing "tandem", since the materials complement each other perfectly.

Hard PVC curb made in different forms which promote or, alternatively, prevent the water flow.If the average border portion located at a certain angle to the wall surface, the water will flow freely through it into the bath.Some of the curbs because of its configuration will trap moisture on the surface, which will adversely affect their appearance.

Although the interior corners of the first such look quite respectable, but very quickly become unfit for use, and will need to be frequently replaced.In addition, it is better to choose the border, having a smooth surface as a relief, too, contribute to water retention and the formation of plaque ugly, and perhaps - and mildew.

Small is not very good configuration - it can stagnate water

corner not very good configuration - it can stagnate water

  • On the photo represented a border, just repeating the shape of the corner.It securely closes the gap between the tub and tiles and well adheres to their surfaces.In combination with a sealant area will not allow moisture to penetrate the bath.However, on the surface of the water will be delayed, which could trigger the appearance of mold on the plastic, so when you install curb this form must be provided and the fact that it periodically have to handle antiseptic.
Which corner is easier to clean up a regular cleaning

This area easier to clean up a regular cleaning

  • This plastic border is set with respect to the bath surface at an angle of about 40 ÷ 50 degrees, so it will never be trapped water.It is also fixed on the silicone or sealant which closes the small gap at the junction of the border wall and the tub itself.This form of brackets with the correct installation reliably protect against leakage gap.In addition, it is easy to clean up, thanks to a smooth surface.
At the corners you want to buy a plug

At the corners you want to buy a plug

  • Plastic borders often sold with side shields, which is very convenient, because water and moisture in the air does not fall into the empty space below the area.

Plugs may be smooth, that is to have a triangular shape end of the border, and sometimes they turn smoothly emphasize bath corner, creating a small ledge that directs the water flow down into the container, avoiding dripping on the floor.The figure shows a second embodiment of this element.

The plug may also direct the water flow in the right direction

Cap also can direct the water flow in

right direction this border is at an angle of about 30 degrees with respect to the bath rim, but has a smooth surface that prevents water droplets trapped on the surface, and so it just flowsin the right direction.

  • There are models of borders made of plastic, which are set during installation of the tiles on the wall.This option will ensure complete waterproofing of the gap, but if the area will become worthless, and it needs to be replaced, it is necessary not only to shoot him, but the bottom row of tiles.
Corner installed even when laying ceramic tiles

Corner installed even when laying ceramic tiles

for sale can be found and other forms of corners having a different design, but the first thing that should interest in the selection of an element - is its slope and a smooth surface texture, which will providerapid water flow.Only then it will be possible to pay attention to the color of the coating or whatever decorative material.

The corners are different - there are plenty to choose from

corners are different - there are plenty to choose from

Mounting the hard plastic border-corner

Installing plastic border is not particularly difficult.The main thing in this process - to create optimal conditions for hermetic bonding to the surfaces of the profile.

  • If the area will be mounted on an already long-established bath, and her clearance was previously embedded, for example, a sealant, the old material must be completely removed.
Removing old silicone filling

Removing old silicone filling

The process is simple - the material carefully to avoid damaging the enamel bath is cut with a sharp knife stationery or construction.

  • If the mechanical method did not clear the gap is completely dried up from the old sealant, it is possible to use a special cleaner that is sold in DIY stores in the form of a solution or spray.This composition for softening or silicone sealant, whereupon it can be easily removed with a spatula and mild soapy water, tissue.
  • After removal of the sealant, a side wall and the bath should be well washed with detergent compositions.Clean surfaces are wiped dry with a soft, clean cloth, but also finally dried hair dryer, if necessary.
  • In the case where the old sealant were traces of mold, the gap should handle "Antiplesen" composition, and then wait until it is absorbed, and the surface is dry.
Always held antiseptic treatment composition

ALWAYS processing antiseptic composition

If the curb will be installed on a new bathroom, the treatment should also carry out, but in this case, you can use one of the antiseptic solutions, but also "Antiplesen" also this is fine.

  • next step is full and dense filling of the gaps between the bath and the wall with silicone or sealant.The composition should be well dry and cure for 24 hours.
Pre- sealing gaps with silicone sealant

Pre sealing gaps with silicone sealant

  • Then, if the curb acquired footage, you need to prepare a profile of the size of the bath sections of the desired length.The edges of the pieces of the border must be cut at an angle of 45 degrees, so that they perfectly fit together in the corners of the bath.In order not to make a mistake when cut, it is best to carry out the process using a miter box.
For quality training profiles in the corners of the cutting should be carried out by a miter box

For qualitative fit profiles in the corners of the cutting should be carried out by means of miter box

should be noted that it is best for the shot in advance with the bath size to buy ready-made kit, consisting of borders, corners and plugs This will greatly facilitate the installation.Particularly in the corners, as eliminate the need to cut and fit the individual parts to each other.

  • next step is to carry out the fitting parts directly to their place of installation.Stacked splice segments border on the walls of a bath and, using a marker or pencil mark made above and below 2 mm of its top and bottom lines.
  • Next to these marks are glued two strips of masking tape.It is necessary to clearly define the boundaries, which will be applied to the adhesive-sealant, and so that its structure is not smeared on the tile baths and a side.

on the outer surface of the border can also accidentally fall and sealant.To avoid this, it is also possible to stick the masking tape.

  • sealant application is carried out in two ways: a thin strip on the wall and the surface of the bath, or directly on the reverse side of a border region.

Clay gently squeezed out of the cartridge by means of building a gun.To strip had the desired width, you need to properly make the cut on the spout nozzle through which the adhesive will come.

Application - adhesive sealant before installation bracket

Application-adhesive sealant before installation corner

  • Further, curb fit between strips masking tape and a well pressed against the surface.Surplus sealant, speaking on scotch, you want to delete.Along the edges of the wall surface and corner bath sealant is leveled narrow spatula or finger soaked in soapy water.The work is recommended to carry out, wearing rubber gloves.
  • After mounting the curb, an adhesive tape from the surface can be removed immediately, or wait until the sealant sets.Remove the auxiliary material should be careful not to move the specified area.

Plastic borders established on the tiles can last a maximum of one - half of the year.Thereafter, a similar sealing is usually changed to a new one, since the area loses aesthetic appearance, while it substantially hermetic waterproofing qualities are reduced.

Video: installation of plastic corner-curb on the joint bathroom (shower) and a wall

Adhesive curb tape

This sealing material is made from polyethylene, PVC, or other special silicone polymer compositions,safe from the hygienic point of view.Recent possess all the necessary characteristics to protect the joints, such as elasticity, water resistance and resistance to high temperatures.They are able to provide excellent waterproofing the gap between the wall and the bathroom.

Set of self-adhesive corner - border

Includes self-adhesive corner-border

Tape-border equipped with an adhesive layer based on butanol, which is well tolerated and high humidity, and direct hit on his water.Some smelled such tapes in the adhesive composition also introduced antiseptic compositions, providing protection against mold.

Adhesive tape may have different widths, as well as a simple angular or curly shape.He sold it in sets, which include a corner of a roll applicator, and sometimes building knife.Figured curb tape additionally staffed corner elements.Figured embodiment differs from the angle that it consists of three bands which form a flattened corner.

The tape may be two or three bands

belt may have two or three lanes

purchasing self-adhesive tape, it is necessary to consider some nuances which, in their compliance, increase the service life of the border, will facilitate installation, and she performed work

  • measurements bath should be done in advance, before going to the store.although the manufacturer usually provides the desired length of the curb tape with some margin.So, it is usually sold in a roll, which has a length of 3500 mm - this amount is enough to seal the conventional bath on three sides, and angular or asymmetrical - with two.
  • Do not choose too narrow band, as its width may not be enough for sticking on the wall and bath.Very often such a problem arises, if the gap between them - is very wide.
  • Very wide tape after sticking often looks messy.Therefore, before you buy need to measure not only the overall length of the baths on three sides, and the width of its ledges.Only in this way it will be possible to determine the optimal parameters of the border.
  • By buying this material, it is necessary to pay attention to the production date and shelf life products, as it usually does not exceed 24 months.If the tape is stored at temperatures that do not meet the conditions specified by the manufacturer, or a sealed package set is damaged, the glue on the curb this could come into disrepair, and the best of the acquisition of such items to give.

Mounting self-adhesive border

installation works tapes begin with preparatory activities.They are somewhat similar to the surface treatment installation with rigid plastic border.

Attaching a ribbon should not be more difficult , but requires increased accuracy

Attaching a ribbon should not be more difficult, but requires increased accuracy

wall and bath rim cleared the old seal material, all the dirt is removed with detergent and then a gap and the surface is processed antiseptic compositions.If special antibacterial agents suddenly was not at hand, it is possible to dispense with alcohol or soda solution.Treated surfaces must dry thoroughly before they will adhere curb tape.

Preparation and installation work must be carried out at a temperature not lower than 10 ÷ 12 degrees, otherwise the curb on the planes will not stay for a long time and start to flake off.

Illustration Brief description of the operation being performed
Closing the gap - table When the surface is prepared to work in the first place before applying the tape is necessary to close up the gap between the bathtub and the wall.