Skip to content
All posts

Protect Your Shower Panels, Pans, and Doors on the Jobsite

It’s a scenario any contractor wants to avoid. Your team is ready to install the shower and tub surrounds of a new multifamily property. Left outside for months, they're now warped and unusable. You now need to order replacements, delaying the project even longer. Avoid headaches like these by following these precautions when storing and handling shower panels and pans.

What to expect

First, schedule your delivery as close to the installation date as possible. Your products will then arrive on a flatbed truck, packaged in crates made from real wood for the best protection possible. You’ll need a forklift with 6' long forks to move the crates. If you attempt to move the material with shorter forks, the panels will most likely snap! We've seen it numerous times - only use 6' long forks.

mincey panels and pans shipment

Storing your product

All product should remain in the original crating until the time of installation. We recommend storing all material indoors if possible. If outside is the only option, place the crates on a flat surface and cover with a heavy tarp.

If kept in colder temperatures, move material to a heated area at least 24 hours before installation. Cast marble is known for its durability, but it can be more fragile in cold temperatures (below 50° F). It should be handled with care in these conditions. We recommend you install the product within 30 – 60 days of receiving. If left outside for too long, outside factors like humidity levels can affect the wood crating - warping or bowing the material.

*A note about MINCOR Fire Rated products: MINCOR™ items shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight or stored in extreme heat/humidity for any amount of time.

Shower pans

Ordering shower pan liners is the best thing you can do to protect pans during construction. It's cheap insurancePan liners protect your pans from dirt, debris, paint, and grout during the construction phase. Once installation is complete, simply remove the liner and enjoy less items on your punch list. No deep cleaning or repairs necessary.

Our pan liners are made to protect your investment. They'll keep your pans looking like new until your showers are guest-ready - saving you time, frustration, and money in last minute repairs.

Why you should always use shower pan liners.

Palm Holdings - Canada4 (002)shower pan left outside without Mincey pan liner

Shower doors

Mincey Marble’s shower doors and fixed glass are packaged in wood crates and generally shipped in covered trucks or containers. You’ll need a forklift with 6’ long forks or fork extensions and a minimum lift capacity of 5,000 lbs.

shower door shipment

If you're storing the shower doors outside, place them on a flat surface and cover with a tarp.

Please handle shower doors with care. Tempered glass can shatter if dropped or if the sides or corners are tapped or hit.

Tip: once uncrated, a sheetrock dolly may be a convenient tool to maneuver panels and doors around the jobsite.

Upon placing your order, you’ll receive more detailed instructions on storing your Mincey products. And, you can always contact us for additional guidance.

mincey product checklist