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How to Install a Shower Bench

Adding a shower bench can enhance the comfort and functionality of your bathroom, providing a convenient place to sit while showering or storing toiletries. With the right tools and know-how, installing a shower bench can be a manageable DIY project. The bath experts at PJ Fitzpatrick have created this guide for how to install a shower bench.

Step-by-Step Process:

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  1. Choose the Location: Decide on the ideal location for your shower bench, considering factors such as accessibility and space constraints.
  2. Measure and Mark: Use a measuring tape and pencil to mark the dimensions of the bench on the shower wall. Ensure it is level and centered within the shower space.
  3. Locate Wall Studs: Use a stud finder to locate the wall studs behind the marked area. This is where you’ll anchor the bench for maximum stability.
  4. Prepare the Bench: If your bench requires assembly, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to put it together.
  5. Attach the Bench to the Wall: Place the bench against the wall and align it with the marked dimensions. Use a level to make sure it’s straight. Drill pilot holes through the bench and the wall studs. Use screws to secure the bench to the wall.
  6. Support the Bench: If the bench extends into the shower area, provide additional support by attaching legs or braces to the underside of the bench. Use construction adhesive and screws to secure them to the floor.
  7. Tile Installation (if applicable): If you’re installing the bench over tiled surfaces, use a circular saw or jigsaw to trim the tiles to fit around the bench. Apply construction adhesive to the underside of the bench and firmly press it to the tiled surface. Let the adhesive dry completely.
  8. Grouting (if applicable): If the bench is installed over tiled surfaces, apply grout to the gaps between the tiles using a grout float. Wipe away excess grout with a damp sponge and allow it to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  9. Final Touches: Check the stability of the bench and make any necessary adjustments. Clean up any debris or excess adhesive.

Tools & Materials

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Stud finder
  • Circular saw or jigsaw (if cutting tiles)
  • Tile saw (if installing over tiled surface)
  • Construction adhesive
  • Screws
  • Grout and grout float (if applicable)

If You Want to Install a Shower Bench, Contact PJ Fitzpatrick

Adding a shower bench to your bathroom can be a useful and satisfying do-it-yourself project that will improve its usability and comfort. For those who prefer professional assistance or have more complex bath and shower upgrade needs, PJ Fitzpatrick offers these services. From shower bench installations to tub and shower conversions, their team of skilled professionals can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams, providing quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service along the way.

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