HOW PLASTIC TEMPLATES ARE DONE (SHOWER WALL EDITION)
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
If you've seen our "HOW LASER TEMPLATES ARE DONE" blog post, you know that in some cases a plastic template is preferred, and if you haven't seen it we would love for you to check it out. We templated a shower wall recently, and thought it would be a good idea to post about it, because why not?!
Most of the times a laser template will be our first choice, but in this case we wanted to make sure that our professionals would be able to maneuver the piece on the installation date. This is usually one of our main reasons for choosing a plastic template.
Once the customer has completed the prerequisites for templating and scheduled their appointment, a skilled technician will arrive at the house to take the measurements. As you will see on the video, the tech has to first measure the area, then cut the strips of plastic to be able to start creating the template. It looks pretty straight forward, but most of the times the wall is not completely straight, so our professional has to make sure that the piece will be fabricated correctly.
The technician will add in additional pertinent details, such as any faucet cutouts, specialty cuts, or seams that need to be factored into the project. After this, the measurements are double-checked to make sure they are completely accurate. If the measurements are even a fraction of an inch off, it can drastically impact the project. Once the measurements are verified and saved, we will send them to the fabrication facility. At the facility, the template is laid out on the stone’s surface. Following this, the stone can be cut using fabrication machinery.