Our Wall Panels are designed to be fitted with minimal fuss and effort, we have listed these fitting instructions as a guide only and can not take any responsibility for damaged or wrongly fitted panels.
Fitting wall panels into a wet room or shower enclosure
If you intend to use your panels in a wet environment where splashes or water will be falling on the panels, we strongly recommend using a silicone sealant between the joins in each panel for a watertight finish. This will ensure that no water will get behind your panels and cause damp or damage. You must also take into consideration the direction the water will flow off your panels, make sure that there are no areas where the water can run behind the panels or your shower area.
Fitting the wall panels together
The Wall Panels fit together using a tongue and groove system similar to laminate flooring, where each panel interlocks with the next for a secure fit.
Cutting the wall panels to size
Our Wall Panels are designed to be easy to cut to size, they have a corrugated structure making them strong, but also lightweight. Simply measure your panels and mark where you intend to cut, then using a standard hacksaw, hand saw or stanley knife, carefully cut the panel to your desired size, if there are any rough edges simply use a small piece of sand paper to gently remove them taking care to avoid damaging the panel.
Tidying up any edges or exposed panels
We also supply a wide range of fittings and trims which are designed to give those finishing touches to your panels, our trims are available in black, white and chrome and are all 2.6m in length, we also sell a 3m long coving trim but this can only be purchased with our 3m panels. We provide the following types of trims;
- Our coving is designed to be used for ceiling panels, it has a slot on the back which the panels slot into, or for ease this can be cut off and the trim simply attached to the panels after you fit them.
- End Caps
- Also known as starter trims, the end caps can be used for around a door frame, or to start or finish off your wall, they are J shaped and simply slot onto the end of your panels. They can also be used to go around your ceiling panels if you are not cladding your walls and an alternative to the coving trim.
- Internal Corners
- As the name suggests these trims are to go on the internal corners of your walls, so where your walls meet, the trim goes onto the wall first then you fit your panel into the slots.
- External Corners
- Again as the name suggests these trims are for the external corners of your walls, they need to be fitted at the same time as your panels as the panels slot into both sides of the trim for a secure hold.
- Angle Trims
- Our angle trims are a flat 90 degree angle trim which are usually used for the edges of your window, the trim simply sits on the top of the panels, this trim is also useful for finishing off any boxing or pipe work.
- H Trims
- H Trims are a H shaped trim which are commonly used to join lengths of panels end to end, for example where your ceiling is longer than the panels and you need to use 2 lengths of panels. The H trim provides a nice joining strip and hides and gaps where your panels done meet. This trim can also be used to provide a border around your room or to separate off 2 colours of panels if you are using a contrasting effect with different panels.
- Bath Seal
- We also sell a bath seal trim which is designed to go on top of your bath or shower tray, the trim provides a watertight barrier between your shower try/bath and your panels. The trim is 1.8m long and is fitted to your bath/shower tray prior to fitting the panels. This trim is only available in white.
There are 3 recommended ways to fit your Wall Panels.
- Using glue to attach your wall panels is the simplest method, we recommend using high power adhesive. You should use approximately 1 tube of glue per 2 panels for strong hold. Your panels should also be fitted to a relatively flat surface to ensure all the glue is in contact with the wall.
- Simply place the glue in an S-shaped from the top of the panel to the bottom and slot into place using the tongue and groove system. We recommend holding the panel securely in place for a few seconds to give the glue chance to stick.
- Staple Gun
- You can use strong stables to fasted your Wall Panels to your wall, simply slot your panel into place and secure along the lip of the panel with the staple gun, ensure that your panel is in the correct place before stapling. Note that the staples will not be visible when the next panel slots into place because of the tongue and groove system.
- This method is the same as for the staples, simply make sure your panel is in the correct place and screw an even number of screws down the lip of the panel to hold it in place, then slot your next panel in and repeat the process.