The panels may be placed on walls of, for example:
- Private residences: bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, garage, basement, bedroom, living room.
- Professional applications: office space, sporting halls, shop areas.
- Other applications: prefab houses, caravans and mobile homes, boats.
The panels are particularly well suited for use in damp areas.
The panels may NOT be installed:
- Outdoors, on account of possible discolouration and the possibility that the product becomes brittle, unless explicitly stated or shown otherwise on the package insert. In spaces with a temperature in excess of 60°C or lower than -10°C, for example in a sauna or refrigerated area.
- On walls where the contact temperature may be above 60°C, e.g. on a chimney flue, by a stove or radiators.
- In poorly ventilated areas.
- In areas where there is an abnormally high concentration of sulphur (H2S).
- Apply the adhesive in a zigzag pattern on to the panel or the base.
- Install the panel with the adhesive against the flat wall (A) or the window frame (B) (illustration no. 2) and spray silicone in the joint where possibly the following panel will be installed. The panels must be supported on the floor (do not affix in a floating manner).
- Position the next panel next to it and spray silicone between the joints for a completely waterproof connection. Ensure the panels are always nice and level in each other’s extension so that the following row fits in perfectly in parallel. Fully grout the edges at the top and bottom each time. Also use silicone around the cut-out sections and drilled holes (illustration no. 3).
- Tap the full surface using a rubber hammer (and protective block) and check with a straight slat (illustration no. 4).
- Keep the panels under tension for a few hours using glue clamps (A), support posts (B) and/or similar support material so that the adhesive can bond (illustration no. 5).
- For installation in a shower area, around a bath or other very damp places, a line of silicon must always be provided in the connection between the panels themselves and between the panels and support trims to ensure a completely waterproof joint. Thus also apply a silicon line between the panel and the edge of the shower or the bath. PSP may only guarantee that the panels themselves are waterproof. Waterproofing each joint between the panels is the installer’s responsibility and consequently PSP cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from this.
Finishing and maintenance
- Do not attach heavy accessories like coat hooks, light fittings, mirrors, etc. directly to the panels but drill holes through the panels and use suitable screws and plugs to attach the accessories securely in the wall behind (illustration 6). Put an extra support behind the panels.
- For maintenance use ordinary household products.
- You can thoroughly clean the panels using a soft, non-abrasive cleaning agent. However, you usually only need a damp cloth to clean the panels.
- Do not use abrasives, aggressive substances or chloride-based cleaning products. Solvents should also not be used.
- This product is made from PVC and is 100% recyclable. PVC does not contain any hazardous substances.