Features of Wall Impression Panels
Its technical qualities provide great stability and high resistance as it is a fire retardant and water resistant product. This combination makes Wall Impression an optimal interior WALL covering, both for residential spaces and for the most demanding commercial spaces; airports, hotels and shopping centers, etc.
Wall Impression panels have a thickness of 4mm and come in 48 3/8 in x 102 3/8 in sheets. We can customize any smaller size you want. We always 3D scan 5 different pieces of marble or stone pattern, etc. to create the most natural looking design. They have a fire rating of Bs1D0 and a very high scratch resistance.
Wall Impression comes in two different finishes, matte or gloss.
Prior to Installation
Due to its large size, several aspects should be taken into account before installation.
- Check the route to where the panels are to be placed, to make sure that the path is wide enough for two people can carry the panel to where it is being installed.
- Wall Impression cannot be installed outdoors. When in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
- Review all the information on the technical sheet to know if the product meets the appropriate requirements of the place where you want to install.
- Establish a wide and safe workspace to be able to manipulate the panels (cut, glue, etc.).
Equipment & Materials to Install Wall Impression Panels
- Table saw/Circular saw with cutting guide. Cutting guide must be long enough to cut the length of the panel. Circular saw blade should be suitable for cutting aluminum.
- Rubber trowel to apply grout material between panels
- Sponge to clean excess grout
- Electric drill is only necessary if you need to make holes for electrical outlets, light switches, etc. A quick cutting steel drill bit is recommended.
- Wide masking tape to protect edges of panels from excess grout.
- Sandpaper #120
- Quick Grab, Heavy Duty (non-solvent based) Construction Adhesive. Use Silicone Adhesive when installing panels over existing tile.
- Grout to fill in seams.
Transportation & Handling
Apply the Adhesive
Install the Panel
Place the panel against the wall with the adhesive side toward the wall. The adhesive will allow you to make positioning adjustments for 15-20 minutes. This time varies based of the humidity within the room where it is being installed. High humidity reduces the time and low humidity increases the time. (figure 4)
Install Grout Spacers
We recommend placing 1/8 inch grout spacers between each panel. (figure 5)
To cut the panels you must use a circular saw and recommended blade. The cutting operation should always be done with the printed/decorated side up. Before making the cut, fix the cutting guide to the panel using pressure clamps, we recommend the use of a square to ensure that the cut is straight. Once the cut is made, carefully sand the cut edge with sandpaper to smooth it out. (figure 6)
Grouting the Seams
Once all the panels have been installed, you will place masking tape along the vertical edges of the panels, butting up to the space where the grout will go. This will help reduce the extra grout you have to sponge off by allowing you to simply peel the tape off later. After taping, apply the grout to the seams using a rubber trowel. (figure 7)
Control the Time
20 minutes after the grout is applied, you can begin to clean the excess grout off with a damp flat sponge (figure 8) Important: The cleaning off of excess grout should not be delayed, as the grout dries, the harder it gets and the more difficult it is to remove.