The Difficulties of Installing Interior Decorative Wall Panels

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Whether it’s done indoors or outdoors, for a home or for a corporation, a decorative wall panel installation is best left to professionals. It’s also important to ensure that the professionals installing your panels have actually installed the exact product you have purchased previously, because wall panel manufacturers can use different installation methods for their newer products.

Basic installation

The installation of many 3D Texture panels available in Australia requires no special equipment. They can be installed indoors using adhesive and screws. However, their installation needs to be tight because in time these panels may expand and contract when the room temperature changes (depending on the material used).

Temperature is one of the key factors that needs to be considered when installing decorative wall panels. Both heat and cold could make the adhesive used less effective. It’s critical that when installing panels on a large scale, that is in a corporate environment, the adhesive used is of the best quality possible.

Premium adhesive is often recommended by panel manufacturers. Additional fixing using interior or exterior screws is recommended to ensure the panels stick to the walls.

Tools necessary to install a decorative wall panel include high-quality construction adhesive or glue, screws and drill, and sandpaper. If the panels will need minor cutting, a circular saw may be neccesary.

Essential things you need to know when installing decorative wall panels

Panels must be installed on a level, solid backing. Walls that are not level should be levelled before any panels are installed, to avoid any future problems.

  •  Wall panels require beads of adhesive at each end.
  •  Joints usually need adhesive as well as screws.
  • Some trimming is sometimes necessary to ensure that the panels used fit perfectly.
  • Plaster wall screws are best used for screwing an interior panel. Galvanised screws are best used for exterior panels.

• Longer screws should be used for wall panel molded corners, to ensure the corner is attached to the corner fake panels and the wall.

• Once the installation of the wall panel is complete, colour-matching caulk can be used to fill the spaces between the joints and the screw holes.

• Cut edges of the panels can be concealed using aluminium/timber borders or any other materials that can additionally enhance  look of the wall.

Conclusion
Although decorative wall panels can be installed by customers themselves, if they have the necessary tools and follow the instructions in the product manual, installation will be smoother and better if a professional service is used, especially in the corporate environment.

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