Install panels using our Aqualock easy-to-fit tongue and groove system, clicking into place as you go. Check that the panels are correctly aligned and remember to use sealant in all the joints
Fibo wall panels with Aqualock are fixed to battens/walls by nailing or screwing into the groove running along the length of the panel using No. 6 screws or 35mm gypsum board nails. Leave a distance of 200mm between each nail/screw. The lowest nail/screw must be fastened a maximum of 20mm from the bottom of the panel.
In areas of high humidity, Fibo panels must be fitted with a polymer waterproof sealant in every joint and to all exposed edges to ensure that they are totally waterproof. Apply the sealant when the panel is upright against the wall, next to the previously installed panel. It is then easy to ‘lock’ the two panels together into position without creating a mess. Run a bead of sealant along the length of the panel groove with a sufficient amount to provide a good seal for the panels once they are assembled.
Excess sealant in the joint must be removed at once and then sprayed with methylated spirit and wiped with a damp cloth. This will ensure a virtually invisible joint.
Where an installation is to go around a room, for best results, start fixing the panels in one corner, panelling in both directions so that the last wall to be panelled is the wall with the door. Finish up with the last panel installed and cut to fit over the doorway.
Starting a Wall
When setting up the first panel, fix an internal corner profile to the wall and apply sealant into both channels. Cut the panel to size and push the clean cut panel edge firmly into the profile.
Fix the other side of the panel to the wall or batten by screwing or nailing along the tongue ensuring it is correctly aligned before securing. Countersink the screws so that they don’t catch on the panel. Install the next panel into the other side of the profile securing in place as before. Continue along the wall, clicking the panels into place after applying sealant into each joint.
Finishing off a Wall
The last panel of each run of a wall should be measured and cut to size and then swung into position with the internal corner profile already attached. The profile is then fastened to the stud or batten on the return wall. Ensure that sealant is applied into the profile channel before inserting the panel.
Last Panel Over Doorway
Cut the two panels left and right of the door so they have a centred space (full panel width) over the door frame. The last panel can be inserted tongue first on one side with the lip of the other edge removed to fit flush to the adjoining panel. Fix by gluing the back edge. Fit panels around the door frame with screws/nails which will be hidden by door moulding and coving.
CAREFULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE PANELS BEFORE FIXING. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW AN ANIMATION OF THE INSTALLATION PROCESS.