How to Install Large Granite Slabs on the Wall in Shower Room?

  -  Sep 18, 2014
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How to Install Large Granite Slabs on the Wall in Shower Room?

Expiry Date: Sep 18, 2014
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Firstly, measure for all cutouts required on the wall. This is the wall with the water spouts and the shower head. Use the tape measure to determine where you need to drill holes in the granite slab for the pipe cut-outs. Mark the slabs and use the diamond core drill bit to cut out the holes. Secondly, install the back slab first before you install the two side pieces. Mix your epoxy glue (if necessary; some types come pre-mixed) and spread it onto the back of the granite slab. Work together with someone (or more than one person for larger granite slabs) and maneuver the slab into position. Place it firmly against the concrete board/waterproofed plywood/existing backerboard on the walls. Apply firm pressure and move the granite slab up and down and side to side as much as you can to force the epoxy glue to completely bond with the wall behind and the slab itself. Once finished, allow the slab to come to its final resting place on top of the shower pan. Thirdly, repeat the process for the two side slabs. Place epoxy glue in the horizontal gap between any slabs that need to stack on top of each other. Let the weight of the pieces press them together. Scrape the excess epoxy from the face with a plastic putty knife and use an old towel dampened with acetone to remove the epoxy haze from the face of the slab. Finally, cover the ends of your wood pieces with towels and use them to brace the back large granite slab against the shower pan floor, and brace the side walls against each other. Keep the braces in place for at least 24 hours or according to the drying time on your epoxy glue. Remove the braces. Apply silicone caulking to the inside corners and fill the gaps between the slabs. Also silicone the area where the slabs meet the shower pan. Allow the caulking to dry for 60-80 hours before using the shower. buy granite slabs

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