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How to Install Aquabord Laminate Wall Panels

How to Install Aquabord Laminate Wall Panels

All Aquabords are hygienic, easy to keep clean, 100% waterproof, cost effective

and easy to install. They are suitable for installing in kitchens, bathrooms and

wet rooms, in fact in any environment commercial or domestic where you want

to a stylish way to protect your walls from water and moisture

For demonstration purposes, here we will show you how to install plastic wall

panels in a shower room.

Getting Started

If you are considering installing Aquabord this guide will help to ensure your

project goes smoothly and that you get great results.

What You will need:

Panel adhesive – 2x290ml cartridges per panel + applicator gun

tape measure



spirit level of plumb line

fine tooth saw


silicone sealant

wooden mallet and wooden block


Seal the edge of the shower with

silicone. If you are using PanSeal,

measure and fit the PanSeal to the

shower tray. Panseal is an optional extra

trim that waterproofs the interface

between shower tray and panel. If using

Panseal refer to separate instructions

otherwise go to Step 2.

If you have any queries

about the products you will

need, please call our

friendly team on

0114 279 9188 or contact

us here.


Measure and cut the corner section that will

run from the shower tray up to the ceiling.

Use a fine tooth saw or a strong pair of snips

to do this.


Apply adhesive to the outer edges of the

corner section and fit in to place.


Measure and cut the top trims that will sit

between the ceiling and the wall. Apply

adhesive and secure in place


Use your spirit level or plum line to mark

directly on the wall where the edge of the

Aquabord Panel will go – this is to guide

you where the adhesive needs to be

applied directly on to the wall.


Measure the top, middle and bottom of the

wall including the shower tray and trim.

Using a pencil and marking the face of the

panel, transfer these measurements on to

the first section of Aquabord and cut to size

using a fine tooth saw.


When you are happy that the wall panel fits

perfectly apply adhesive to the rebate of the

corner trim and a grid of adhesive across

the wall where the first wall panel will be

fitted before then offering the panel up to

the wall and smoothing out any air pockets.


Cut the side edge joint strip to the same

height as the panel, apply adhesive to the

outer edge of the joint strip and secure to

the wall, slotting it in to place behind the

wall panel.


Repeat this process along the remainder of

the left wall

Repeat the process along the right wall,

starting at the shower tray and working out.


Cut the side edge joint strip to the same

height as the panel, apply adhesive to the

outer edge of the joint strip and secure to

the wall, slotting it in to place behind the

wall panel.


Cut the corner trim to the same height as the

board, apply a bead of silicone to the inside

of the trim and push it in to place until

silicone squeezes out.


In the same way as you have for the corner

trim, measure and cut the top trim to the

desired length and using your mallet and

wooden block tap the trim in to place.


Measure and cut the joint trims and gently tap

them in to place using the wooden mallet


Using silicone sealer, seal around the edge of

the shower tray and any pipes and fittings

and wipe off excess silicone with a warm

soapy cloth

To see a walk through of the process to

install Aquabord Plastic Wall Panels

watch the video below.

IPSL are the Uk’s largest supplier of hygienic wall cladding for commercial and domestic interiors

Hygienic and fire resistant cladding solution for commercial settings

Wall Panels: Hygienic & Fire Resistant Solution for Commercial Settings

Food hygiene and fire safety are two areas that are very important in commercial settings. There are various regulations regarding these areas. You can read about fire safety at work at the website, or visit the Food Standards Agency for details on food hygiene regulations. You can also read about your responsibilities when it comes to preparing food.

One area that you must consider when it comes to fire and food hygiene regulation is the materials you use in your establishment.

Surfaces often need to be hygienic and fire resistant, especially in commercial kitchens where food is prepared or in settings where hygiene is particularly important, such as operating theatres and veterinary practices.

That’s why many businesses are choosing to use wall panels as their material of choice for the walls, which are a suitable option because of their hygienic and fire resistant qualities.

Wall Panels Overview

Wall panels, also known as hygienic wall cladding or by their brand name, Proclad, are high-quality panels that can be fitted to walls quickly and to a high standard.

They are quicker and easier to install than tiles, and they are also durable, waterproof, stain resistant, impact resistant and easy to maintain. They are also a cost-effective solution, they can be fitted even to uneven surfaces, and they meet fire and hygiene regulations.

Hygiene is always the most important factor in commercial food preparation areas. But while you may clean the floors and preparation surfaces regularly, it can be easy to forget about the walls.

Some wall materials are not considered particularly hygienic. Stone, wood and brick surfaces are surfaces where bacteria can thrive, and their irregular surfaces can be harder to clean following splashes of food and liquid.

The law states the following –

“There are special requirements for rooms where you prepare, treat or process food. The design and layout of the room must allow good food hygiene practices, including protection against contamination between and during tasks. Wall surfaces must be maintained in a sound condition and be easy to clean and, where necessary, to disinfect.

This means that wall surfaces need to be made of materials that are impervious (i.e. do not allow fluid to pass through), non-absorbent, washable and non-toxic, and must be smooth up to a height appropriate for the work you do, unless you can satisfy your local authority that other materials are appropriate.”

Wall panels are easy to clean. With just a quick wipe you can get rid of any potentially dangerous bacteria because there are no places to hide. This allows the panels to meetall hygiene regulations, and as a result they are often used in:

As well as their hygienic properties, wall panels also look great. They are modern, stylish and come in a range of colours, which is especially important if you have a restaurant with an open kitchen.

Fire Resistant Properties

Plastic wall panels come in various grades of fire resistance, and different panels are suitable for different roles. Panels that are Class 0 or Class 1 Fire Rated have a high level of fire resistance. They are not fire proof because they are made of plastic and they will melt if exposed to very high temperatures for a long period of time, but their fire resistance is high enough for most applications.

There are various grades of wall panels, including Hyper Grade,Premium Grade, Plus Grade and Standard Grade. The fire ratings range from Class 0 to Class 1, so find out which panels will be most suitable for your establishment. You will be able to choose wall panels knowing that they meet fire regulations for commercial settings as well as all the other benefits they provide.

Choose Wall Panels for Your Business

Wall panels are being increasingly seen as the ideal choice for commercial settings where hygiene and fire safety are important considerations. They provide a hygienic solution as well as fire resistance, and they meet all the requirements for hygiene and fire regulations. The also provide a simple, long-lasting and stylish solution, so consider using them in your own establishment and take advantage of all the benefits they have.

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