Download our handy fitting guide for instructions on how to cut and install our 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.

Measuring Your Wall for PVC Wall Panels

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Panel Structure

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.

PVC Panels Structure

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.

 Cutting PVC Wall Panels with a Saw Cutting PVC Wall Panels withStanley Knife

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.

Using Screws or Staples with PVC Wall PanelsScrewing PVC Panels

Using Adhesive

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).

Adhesive for PVC Wall Panels

Fitting Trims

We provide a wide range of trims suitable for all corners and edges.

End Cap Trim for PVC Wall Panels

End Cap

These are generally used around doorways, or where your wall starts and ends where you are only paneling 1 wall. The panel simply slots into the groove, the trim is fitted to your wall first and the panels simply slot into the groove.

External Corner for PVC Wall Panels

External Corner

External corners serve the same purpose as the external angles, the only difference being the way they are fitted. The external corners have a slot either side for the panels to slide into.

External Angles for PVC Wall Panels

External Angle

External angles are a multipurpose trim ideal for external corners, window bays and other angles.  They are usually preferred over the external corner trims due to the fact they can simply be stuck over the top of the panels with adhesive.

Internal Corner for PVC Wall Panels

Internal Corner

Internal corners are the reverse of our external corners and have slots either side for the wall panels.

Coving Trims for PVC Ceiling Panels

Coving Trims

Coving trims are used to create a decorative finish around the edge of your ceiling.  They have a slot for your ceiling panels, however this can simply be cut away to leave the main trim which can then be simply attached over the top of your panels for easier installation.

These trims can be tricky to miter in the corners so it helps to have an off cut to practice with.

Quadrant Trims for PVC Wall Panels

Quadrant

Quadrant trims are perfect for a wide variety of finished such as internal corners, around your floor or around your ceiling and simply stick into the corners of your walls.

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.