Texture Wall Panels FAQ

If you have any questions that aren’t answered by the below FAQ, please feel free to get in contact with us.

 

WHAT SIZE ARE TEXTURE PANELS

Approximately 3.3m x 1.3m depending on the pattern.

 

HOW HEAVY ARE TEXTURE PANELS?

Approximately 8 kg per m² depending on the style selected.

 

WHAT THICKNESS ARE TEXTURE PANELS?

The panels are approximately 4mm thick on average and they take on the relief of the original material which averages approximately 25mm depending on the pattern.

 

HOW MANY TEXTURE PANELS DO I NEED?

Please provide us with the dimensions of the area you wish to cover and our Technical Department can produce a panel layout scheme to quantify this, and also to assist your installers on site.

 

WHAT ARE TEXTURE PANELS MADE FROM?

Approximately 50 to 55% of the content is natural minerals, oxides and pigments which provides the superb feel and look. The high strength and robustness is provided by the inclusion of glass reinforced polyester which also allows it to flex.

 

DO TEXTURE PANELS REQUIRE SPECIALIST INSTALLERS?

No. Life is complicated enough without that. We provide detailed instructions to the installers and offer our support to ensure your panels are fitted successfully on your project like thousands of others before them. Please contact our technical department for full details.

 

ARE TEXTURE PANELS QUICK TO INSTALL?

Yes – very! For example you can cover a large area of wall in a single night shift if required enabling the store to trade uninterrupted in the day. And whenever you install the result is that your interior is up and functioning very quickly.

 

HOW ARE TEXTURE PANELS INSTALLED?

Panels are basically screw-fastened to the substrate and joints and fixing locations are then disguised with the compound and colours we supply.

 

ARE TEXTURE PANELS EASY TO INSTALL?

Typically the level of skills possessed by tradesmen such as shopfitters, joiners, carpenters tilers etc will ensure successful installation of v-texture™ panels.

 

WHAT CAN YOU FASTEN TEXTURE PANELS TO?

They can be fastened to masonry walls, wooden or timber-based boards, stud partitions…. In fact almost any common wall substrate.

 

ARE TEXTURE PANELS EASY TO CUT AND FORM?

Yes – common methods of cutting include angle grinder or mini-grinder with diamond blade, jigsaw or table saw. You can easily incorporate doorways, returns, etc

 

DO  TEXTURE PANELS JOIN UP?

Nearly all panels are designed so the features meet with those of adjacent sheets. Please contact our Technical Department for specific advice.

 

CAN TEXTURE PANELS BE CURVED?

Yes. They can be curved to fasten to a curved substrate with ease. Please speak to our Technical department for advice.

 

CAN TEXTURE PANELS BE USED IN WET ROOMS?

Although the panels are fine in a moist environment they should not be exposed to regular or direct water (e.g. showers, splashbacks). Please contact our technical department regarding your application.

 

DO TEXTURE PANELS REQUIRE ANY MAINTENANCE?

They are virtually maintenance free but can benefit from dusting or hovering with soft brush attachment if you wish. They can be wiped with a damp cloth.

 

HOW DO YOU CLEAN TEXTURE PANELS?

They can be cleaned with water, and if required add a weak soap solution. Do not use detergent or abrasive cleaners.

 

ARE TEXTURE PANELS FIRE RESISTANT?

Standard grade panels are rated as achieving Class 3. FR grade panels have been tested as achieving Class 1 (BS 476:Part 7:1997 Surface Spread of Flame) and Euro Test Bs 3,d0 and can be described as Class 1 under the Building Regulations.

 

CAN TEXTURE PANELS BE REPAIRED?

They are very robust, but can easily be repaired or altered if necessary using the same techniques and processes as the original installation.

 

 CAN TEXTURE PANELS BE REUSED?

Yes. They can be removed and re-installed elsewhere using the same techniques as the initial installation.

 

DO TEXTURE PANELS REQUIRE PAINTING?

They are self-coloured so will generally only require painting of any joints or fixing positions to blend in to the rest of the panel. However, if you wish to paint them for emphasis or to a different colour they can be over-painted in internal applications.

 

DO THE COLOURS OF TEXTURE PANELS VARY?

We work hard to ensure as much accuracy as possible. However panels can vary from panel to panel and between batches due to the variable content of the product. Please note that due to screen resolution issues the colours shown are representative only.

 

 WILL THE COLOURS OF TEXTURE PANELS FADE?

The realistic colours are created using a proportion of mineral pigments within the panel. These provide long lasting colouring but in the event of colours fading with the passing of time you can simply re-paint the panel.

 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS TO OBSERVE WITH TEXTURE PANELS?

Always wear correct PPE when handling or working with building materials.

 

HOW DO WE HANDLE AND STORE TEXTURE PANELS?

  • Always store the panels in a dry environment
  • Never lean up against the wall; always ensure they are stored flat with consistent support throughout the panel.
  • If carried flat by 2 persons, ensure they support the panel diagonally opposite 1/3 of the way in from the end to minimise flexing.
  • Always protect decorative faces during storage or handling
  • Observe safe working practice and manual handling procedures.

 

Please note that due to the natural elements used in creating Elements that colours can vary between panels and batches, and images of the product are only indicative of the finished product. We reserve the right to alter specifications and details without notice.