Installation of the wall panels

By Admin | Building Materials
29 May 2016
For installation of plastic panels on the crate needed:
  • roulette;
  • level;
  • drill;
  • dowels;
  • screws;
  • plane;
  • staples;
  • the bracket gun;
  • Saw;
  • hammer
Calculating the number of panels and components

To calculate the required number of panels to a wall, you need to measure the length of the wall and divide the width of the panel (for example, 5 meters divided by 0.25 m).

length of the panel is selected in accordance with the height of the room.

When calculating the number of panels should take into account the size of windows and doors of the room and subtract the value obtained from the length of the wall.Calculating the number of panels for surface finishing above the door, and the top and bottom of the windows separately.

number of sets of elements depends on the availability of internal and external corners of the room, as well as the characteristics of finishing window and door openings.

1. Getting Started

Before unpacking the plastic panels have to lie down in the room at least 12 ho
urs, unless they have previously been stored at a temperature of 0 ° to + 10 ° C and at least 48 hours if they are kept at a temperature ofbelow 0 °.Unpack the panels must be carried out at a temperature not lower than + 10 ° C.When unpacking the panel packs can not pull out of her butt - they may scratch each other.Before the work needed to prepare the required number of crates to wooden slats and tools.

installation of wall panels does not require careful surface preparation: no need to align and plastering walls before installing the battens

this is one of the advantages of this type of finish;

All metal fasteners (dowels, screws, and so on. D.) Must be galvanized.

2. Installation of battens (support structure)

After marking the walls made by means of dowels and screws to the wall is fixed wooden slats - at a distance of 50 - 60 cm from each other.The bars are set using the level - subsequently to all corners of the room were flat.As cladding panels is expected to place vertically, wooden slats mounted parallel to the floor (horizontal).

If cladding panels will be placed horizontally, wooden batten should be placed vertically.

If PVC panel is expected to place obliquely, batten must also be mounted at an angle, but in the opposite direction - 90 ° relative to the PVC panels.

In any case, the frame rails should be placed strictly perpendicular panels.

in finishing wall panels wooden crate wet areas should be treated with a special compound.Or instead of wooden slats used for sheathing galvanized steel profiles;

If the joint "wall-ceiling" is planned to issue plastic moldings before installing the panels around the perimeter of the room should be set fastening element decorative ceiling moldings.Cover part plinth inserted into the slot of the fastener after the installation of panels;

If you want to attach to the surface of hanging objects, you need to install an additional batten.

3. Start the installation of PVC panels

In the corners of the room with the help of brackets mounted inside corners.Installation of panels begin from the left inner corner of the room towards the door or window opening.The inner corner of the groove is inserted the first PVC panel.Mounting brackets shelf panels fastened to a wooden batten.Spike a second panel is inserted into the groove already installed panel, its mounting shelf as is attached to the crate.Subsequent panels are fastened in a similar manner.

  • before you fix the first panel, you should check with a spirit level that the PVC panel is installed vertically, without deviation;
  • panel must fit together tightly as possible;
If you need to shorten the panel, it can be cut with a saw toothed.

4. Fixing the last panel

last panel inserted into the slot corner.

if necessary to install the last panel you can use the end cap

5. Finishing Interface "wall-floor"

joints are "wall-floor" closed plinths.

there are special "cable skirting", which can be used as a "case" for telephone and electrical wires (in the cavity of the baseboards can hide various kinds of cables).