FAQ

What materials can Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding be adhered to?

Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding Sheets can be adhered directly to a wide range of materials including; plaster, render, plasterboard, existing ceramic tiles and blockwork using our Polarex 2-Part Adhesive. If you are unsure as to whether your existing substrate can be adhered to, then simply contact us on 0800 458 0753.

Where can Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding be installed?

The Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall sheets can be installed in various areas, both domestic and commercial, including; Kitchens, Bathroom, Wetrooms, etc. If you are unsure as to whether the product can be installed in the area required then chances are it probably can! but it is always best to check with a member of our sales team by calling 0800 458 0753.

Why should I choose Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding?

All of our Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding Sheets offer premium quality at cost effective prices. Our products also come with a Class “0” Fire Rating & boast an impressive 10 year product warranty so you can rest assure you’re investing in a high quality product that will last for years to come. Our detailed specification sheets specify all materials that are used to comprise our Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding sheets – unlike other cladding materials available on the market that are comprised of cheap filler material.

Can I collect products from you?

Unfortunately Goods cannot be collected from our depots. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. We offer next day delivery (on orders placed by 12pm) for the majority of our products.

How do I cut Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding Sheets?

We recommend cutting your Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding sheets by using a circular saw, or jigsaw with a sharp blade. As the product is a semi-rigid material, the cutting is simple and requires minimal effort.

Are the Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding Sheets suitable for hot environments to where fire may be a risk?

Yes they are, due to the fact the sheets carry a Class ‘O’ Fire Rating. Polarex PVC Wall Cladding Sheets are tested using a method that assesses the effectiveness of Flame Retardant products using British Standard BS476, Part 6 & 7 (1989) and is used to classify a material in terms of “Spread of Flame”. This rating is measured in two classifications: Class ‘O’ and Class ‘1’ Spread of Flame. Class ‘O’ Fire Rating refers to a low surface spread of flame and the highest achievable result. This measure is usually applied to fire protection performance of walls and ceilings. Polarex PVC Wall Cladding can withstand temperatures up to 60C.

How are the Wall Cladding Sheets installed?

The sheets are installed by adhering to the wall / existing substrate using the Polarex 2-Part Adhesive using Polarex 5mm Notch Trowel. The adhesive takes 24 hours to cure, so we advise that you use the Polarex Double Sided Foam Tape to secure the Polarex PVC Wall Cladding Sheets in place and stop them from sliding whilst the glue fully cures. To view the full installation guide please click here or contact us on 0800 458 0753.

How much adhesive will I need to install my cladding?

For a secure finish, we recommend using one 6.5kg tub of Polarex 2-Part Epoxy Adhesive per PVC Wall Cladding Sheet (e.g for 50 sheets would you would require 50 tubs). However, this is only a recommendation and your installer will be able to help you with this. We do not recommend using Quickgrip Supergrab Adhesive to install entire PVC Sheets, we would only recommend this adhesive for securing Trims or installing small pieces of PVC Wall Cladding.

How can I ensure a smooth clean finish upon installation?

There are a range of matching trims and accessories or weld rod to give you the perfect finish. You can also use the Polarex Silicone Sealant which is available to match any of the products from the Polarex Pastels range and Polarex Colours range. The silicone sealant provides a watertight seamless finish, this is particularly useful in wet installation areas such as bathrooms and wet rooms etc.

What Warranty comes with the products featured on Polar Hygienic Finishes?

All products featured on the website offer a 10 Year Product Warranty.

Does the Polarex Lightweight Skeleton Thermoformer requires expertise/training in order to use?

No, the Thermoformer doesn’t require a specific skill set to use. All you need to do is simply place the Polarex PVC Hygienic Wall Cladding Sheet onto the workbench, which is situated to the side of the Thermoformer. Put a mark at each end of the pvc sheet where it’s to be bent. Slide the sheet across onto the Lightweight Skeleton Thermoformer lining up the marks with the centre of the element. Hold down firmly with the straight edge until the pvc sheet is pliable (ready to be thermoformed). Slide the sheet back onto the work bench and fold the sheet totally back on itself to set the bend (approximately 5 seconds). Lift the edge of the sheet to the required position and hold until the sheet has totally cooled (approximately 30 seconds), and then the thermoforming is complete.

Can you install my cladding for me?

Polar Hygienic Finishes is part of the Hicks Flooring Group. We do have some cladding installers who operate in the East Anglia region. If you have a project in this area and would like a supply and installation quote please click here for further details.

Unfortunately we cannot offer installation outside of this area. However, we will always be happy to supply cladding all over the UK. We would recommend searching for “PVC Cladding Installers in My Area” on a search engine which will bring up PVC Cladding Installers in your area.

I'm looking to buy in bulk, can you offer me any discount?

Of course! We always endeavor to provide our customers with the most competitive price. There is a bulk discount on all of our Cladding Sheets. If you order 31 sheets or more of our Cladding a discount of 2.5% is automatically applied at checkout. Alternatively if you have a project that you are pricing for please email our Head of Sales Becky with your exact requirements and she will be happy to put together a best price quotation for you. Her email address is: becky.blake@hfloor.co.uk

We also offer periodically offer discount codes on our website. Please keep checking the Home page of our website for any current promotions!