Diagram 1 – Installing Polarex
This is the reverse side of a Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding Sheet. The Red Strips in the diagram indicate where the double sided tape needs to be positioned on the sheet. When applying Polarex double side foam tape you will need three strips, strip one goes at the top 20mm from the edge, strip two at the bottom also 20mm from the edge and the third in the middle central of the sheet panel. The 20mm gap allows sufficient room for the jointing strip at the top and transition strip at the bottom.
Diagram 2 – Installing Polarex with Vinyl Skirting
This shows how you should position the double sided tape to a Polarex Hygienic PVC Wall Cladding Sheet. This diagram refers to vinyl being positioned 150mm up the wall. Once the adhesive system is complete, the Polarex Wall Cladding Sheet will need to be positioned over the vinyl 50mm, to give a 100mm skirting. When apply the Polarex double sided tape Strip 1 goes at the top 20mm from the edge, Strip 2 is central (in the middle) and strip 3 (bottom) should be 50mm from the edge. This allows room for the sufficient room for the jointing strip at the top and vinyl – sheet at the bottom. Please note: All areas on diagrams 1 & 2 that show the white areas is where the Polarex 2 Part Adhesive is to be applied using Polarex 5mm Notch Adhesive Trowel (below).
Once the 2 Part Adhesive has been troweled on to the Wall Cladding you will need to pull back the film from the adhesive tape and put the sheet against the wall surface pushing only on the areas of where the adhesive tape is situated at first, then you can do the same to the other areas. It is very important that any adhesive residue that has come through on to the front side, edges of the wall cladding, corner trims and joint strips is removed/ cleaned off immediately before it has a chance to dry and harden. Failure to do so will leave glue marks that are very tricky to remove. In most cases it will have to be removed mechanically which will quite possibly leave scratches and marks to the surface. The final part of the adhesive system is to allow it to adhere for 24 hours.
Last Phase of Installation
To finish the installation process it is vital that all gaps are to be sealed using Polarex white silicone sealant to match the Hygienic Wall Cladding. This is a quick drying, mould resistant sealant that forms a watertight rubber seal. Once the sealant has been applied and it has fully dried, immediately remove the protective film from the wall cladding, wash down to avoid the static build up and attraction of dust (please see our cleaning and maintenance document found on our website).
Installation is complete.