Normally you have to take into account approximately 5% wastage due to sawing, so it is best to order 1.05 times the number of m2 you have calculated.
The planks are brushed on one side and left rough on the other side. We advise to use the smooth side as the front side.
Wallplankz planks are on average 5 mm thick. However there may be small variations in the thickness. This will not affect the application of the planks and will hardly show due to the planks having been treated all around.
Wallplankz has been treated with various layers of a water based paint product.
You will enjoy Wallplankz for many years to come, it will remain on the wall until you decide to remove it.
Wallplankz is suitable for interiors with normal atmospheric conditions: a temperature between 19-22 °C and an air humidity of ca. 50-55%. Wallplankz is not suitable for permanently damp walls or spaces. Ensure the wall is dry (less than 14%) and sound: no loose or flaking parts, clean, and free of dust and grease.
Wallplankz is intended for interior use only. It is unsuitable for exterior use.
In permanently damp spaces, such as a bathroom, around a sink or in other wet rooms it is not advisable to use Wallplankz However, it could be used for example in a WC only space.
No. Wallplankz is not suitable for a permanently damp wall with >14% humidity This includes for example a non-insulated external wall where the interior side forms your interior wall. The masonry will permit a great deal of dampness to penetrate through to the interior.
Wallplankz is made of genuine timber and therefore will absorb the air humidity of the space, making it possible for the planks to shrink or expand a few millimetres. It is essential to let the timber acclimatise before mounting them and to maintain stable humidity levels in the space. Check our advice on air humidity.
When producing Wallplankz we strive to deliver a dimensionally consistent product to ensure easy mounting. However, this is a natural product, and minimal variations are always possible.
Using Wallplankz is similar to tiling a wall; suitable for mounting once only. Removing the planks, will destroy them. You also need to consider that the wall will probably need repairing afterwards.
(Possibilities of) applying Wallplankz
No. To replicate as far as possible the average humidity of the space where the timber will be used, Wallplankz planks are packed and wrapped in dry conditions. The planks only require 72 hours of acclimatising. Remove the planks from their packaging and wrapping film and leave them to stand in the space where they are to be used. If you mount Wallplankz immediately the risk of gaping seams increases.
A roller, an electric saw or sharp fine toothed handsaw, a pencil, a tape measure, a carpenter’s square and a spirit level.
On any sound dry, clean, dust and grease free surface, including walls, doors and kitchen cabinets. This can even be decorative plaster, provided it is sound and the bonding cement will adhere to it.
Yes in most instances. However, the timber is much more liable to warp in this area due to the drier conditions. And of course Wallplankz must not come into direct contact with any naked flame.
Wallplankz planks have been treated twice, all round, therefore require no further treatment.
No, the combination of adhesive strips and bonding cement is essential to achieve the correct final result. The adhesive strips ensure a ‘first-fix’ attachment. Once cured, the bonding cement takes on the adhesive power from the adhesive strips. Do not use any other products (or advice!) than those supplied with the timber.
The bonding cement can be used up to three months after opening. Unopened, the bonding cement can be used up to two years after the production date.
No, the advice for correct mounting is always spotting or vertical scoring of the bonding cement.
Wallplankz planks are easy to shorten using a handsaw. When mounting however, both short sides need to be supplied with adhesive strips, with a maximum of 40 cm between. A smaller space in between is not a problem, however do take into account the number of adhesive strips available.
The simplest solution is to cut out the shape of the socket or light switch from the plank. Make the opening slightly smaller than the cover of the wall socket or light switch. You can do this by carefully unscrewing the cover, mount the Wallplank planks and then replace the covers. Given the relatively narrow gauge of the timber, this will work in most instances. If the screws are too short, longer ones are available from your local DIY shop. Do not attempt to disassemble a socket; this is a job exclusively for a qualified electrician.
A tear or crack occurring during sawing is not a problem. The timber can still be used. However, use some additional bonding cement at the site of the crack.
Some colour variation may occur in planks due to the brushing and sanding treatment. The colours between numerous packs can also differ, as every plank will vary in structure and therefore absorb the paint differently.
The paint used for Wallplankz is especially mixed to the colour you see on the planks. There is no standard code for these colours as the colours are mixed by hand following a sample.
The plank concerned can be touched up using a water based paint. Take a sample along to your DIY shop and they will advise you on matching the colour. But please remember there will be colour shade differences.