Tub & Shower Niche

Tub/Shower Niche Installation Guide

Although Palisade tiles are 100% waterproof, we recommend the use of a siliconized sealer like DAP® or SilTex in the seams for added protection. Follow your local building codes for wet environments like shower and tub enclosures. We recommend a 100% waterproof substrate that will prevent water from getting behind potentially unsealed areas that would cause mold or other damage.

READ this entire installation guide before beginning your installation. ACP is not responsible and will not be held liable for project failures if installation guidelines are not followed.

What is included:

Tools and supplies needed:

  • Protective eye wear
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Level
  • Hand saw
  • Drill bit & jig saw (for cutting holes)
  • Caulking gun for 10.3 oz. adhesive tubes
  • Adhesive for PVC panels (Recommended adhesives: Loctite® Power Grab® Ultimate (white formula), ,LIQUID NAILS® FUZE*IT® Titebond Titegrab UltimateTM and Manus 75-AM HV (In Canada, use Lepage® No More Nails Wet Grab)
  • Silicone-based sealant


It is best to plan ahead and cut and build your shower niche location prior to tiling your wall. We suggest the location be away from direct shower spray.

Plan to install the shower niche after the wall is tiled and completed.

Place a bead of adhesive along the bottom of the opening where the shower niche will be resting, no need to apply adhesive on the sides or top of the opening.

Place a bead of adhesive on the back side of the niche flange, approximately a half inch from the outside edge (to leave room for the bead of sealant). Apply the adhesive around the entire perimeter.

Place a small bead of sealant close to the outside edge. Apply it around the entire perimeter.

Carefully place the shower niche into the opening.

Once it is in place, wipe off any excessive sealant. As added protection, you can place asmall bead of sealant on the top edge only.