How to install pvc wall panels
Measuring your walls
Once you have decided where you are fitting your panels you need measure the width and the height of each wall you are fitting onto. Our panels can be laid vertically or horizontally however this will depend on your room dimensions whether this is possible or not due to the length of the panels.
- Measure your wall height and make sure it is shorter than the length/height of the panel you wish to install; this will be the case for most of our panels as they are designs to run from floor to ceiling.
- Measure your wall width in cm so in the example above 260cm, then divide that by the width of each panel in cm for example 25cm which in the example above gives 10.4, so you would need 11 panels. Repeat the process for each wall, alternatively simply add up the width of all your walls and then divide by the panel width.
Our PVC cladding panels are made from durable waterproof PVC material and have a corrugated structure which makes them strong, lightweight and helps with insulation. The panels are tongue and groove and slot together quickly and easily.
Cutting the panels to size
Our PVC panels can be cut easily with basic hand tools such as a Stanley knife, hacksaw or even circular saw. If using a Stanley knife simply score across the width of the panel and then it should break off in a straight line.
Installation onto Walls & Ceilings
Our panels can easily be installed onto plasterboard, existing tiles or wooden framework.
For plasterboard and wooden framework screws or staples will be fine, but for tiles you will need to use solvent free adhesive.
Installing onto Ceilings
The method above also applies to ceilings, if you are fitting spot lights, bear in mind the position of the studs and leave room for any wiring or fittings. You can use hold cutters for light fittings or wires.
Using Screws or Staples
To attach using screws you screw through the lip of the panel and when your next panels slots into place, it will cover the screws. You can screw straight onto plasterboard as well as a timber framework.
You can also use solvent free adhesive to attach your panels to your wall, we only recommend using the adhesive if your panels are going onto plasterboard or other solid surface, if you are using a wooden framework then screws or staples would be recommended.
You can either run the glue down the panel in an S shape (shown left), or just dot and dab (shown right).
We provide a wide range of trims suitable for all corners and edges.
Mounting to your walls
Once your panels are installed you will likely need to mount things to your wall such as units, showers or other items. Due to the nature of the panels it is strongly recommended that the panels are not used to bear any load, you should screw through to the supporting wall so that the wall itself is supporting the weight and the items are just sitting flush against the panels.
Making your room waterproof
While the panels themselves are waterproof we do recommend a very small amount of clear silicone in the groove of each panel if they are to be used in a wet area such as a shower enclosure or wet room.