General Installation Instructions

Commercial Wall Coverings with a Conscience

Installation Instructions for 54” Commercial Wall Coverings Microvented and Non-Microvented

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING.

If you have any questions about the installation of this product, please call your Distributor or contact your Sales Representative prior to proceeding. Please note that any installation instructions that accompany your wallcoverings order shall supercede the instructions below.

Moisture Management / Micro-Venting

Vinyl wall covering functions as a vapour barrier. If water or moisture becomes trapped between the wall covering and the wall cavity, an increased risk of mould may occur. Consult a building design professional on the proper use of vinyl wall covering.

A mildew inhibiting agent has been added to help protect against fungal and other microbial growth. No additives, however, will prevent mould growth if moisture is allowed to accumulate, and its sources are not eliminated. Further protection against mould may be achieved through micro-venting the wall covering.

Confirm Product

Ensure accuracy of the pattern, color and yardage is as ordered prior to cutting; no returns will be allowed for cut material. Where applicable, separate goods by shade lot number and organize by bolt (roll) numbers consecutively. Permanent lighting prior to and during installation is critical.

Prepare Wall Covering

If transported during winter months, the wall covering must be allowed to warm to minimum 20 degrees C. To ensure a problem-free installation, the building temperature must also be a minimum 20 degree C prior to beginning work.

Prepare Wall

All surfaces must be dry, clean, smooth and structurally sound. Loose paint or other wall coverings must be removed. To ensure ultimate results and ease of installation, remove any surface imperfections and ensure surfaces are sanded and smoothed. Newly plastered or cemented walls must be completely dry before application.

Apply Adhesive

Apply the adhesive evenly to the back of the wall covering using a stiff bristle brush, roller, or commercial pasting machine according to label instructions. Do not dilute adhesives. Apply wall covering to wall as soon as it has become tacky.

Install Wall Covering

Before installing, examine pattern for colour and repeat in design. Some patterns should be lined up, matched, and/or reversed depending upon colour and texture in order to insure colour uniformity. Follow instructions packaged with roll. Wall covering must be installed in roll sequence within a shade lot with each strip in exact sequence as they are cut from the roll. Fill in over and around doors and windows as you come to them with strips cut in consecutive order from the roll. Cut and install three (3) strips only. After the first three (3) strips have been installed, inspect all for colour shading. If satisfactory, proceed with work. If not satisfactory and you are unable to determine the reason for any shading, stop work and get in touch with your distributor. Manufacturer accepts no responsibility for hanging of additional material.

Vinyl wall coverings can be butt-seamed or overlapped, double-cut and pre-trimmed. It is advised to overlap and double-cut and pre-trim strips, taking care not to score the dry wall when double-cutting.

Lap the strips about (2) inches and using a straight edge and appropriate double cutter, cut through the double lapped thickness. Remove the top and bottom strips and work into a tight seam using a seam roller, WallWiz, polyethylene, or PVC smoothing blade.

NOTE: Do not use steel blade knives for smoothing wall covering or seams. Vinyl wall covering surfaces are softer than steel blades and damage to wall covering surface will occur.

As each strip is installed, carefully wash excess adhesive from seams. Use a sponge dampened with clean, warm water, changed frequently, and dry with a clean soft towel. Adhesive residue will discolor seams or leave a dull vertical area. Adhesive not cleaned promptly from surface of wall covering will be very difficult to remove – DIF GEL or similar product will help in these conditions. Taping seams with 2” masking tape before lapping and cutting will eliminate any potential problems with adhesive residue.

Always carry wall covering around corners approximately 6” making no corner cut. If corner cutting is unavoidable, do not overlap and cut – butt each strip separately resulting in a tight corner seam.

Trim excess material from base mouldings, door and window frames with a suitable razor knife and cutting guide.

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