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Instruction Guide - Duo Panels

Required material and tools

Construction glue, finishing nail gun, level, circular saw.

Preparation

Prior to install MURdesign’s panels, leave them in the room where you plan to install them between 48 and 72 hours prior to installation to acclimate panels to the room’s temperature and humidity level. You need to pay particular attention to the level of humidity of the room where you will fix panels. In the case of wood-based panels, humidity influence the contraction and the expansion of the wood. The humidity level should absolutely be between 30% and 50% inclusively.

Cutting

To cut panels, use a laminated floor blade on a saw bench with the finished side upward. If you want to use another type of electric saw, like a portable circular saw or a jig saw with fine teeth, place the finished side downward. To cut ending point, measure and mark the area to cut, drill a hole at each corner of the area and use the fine teeth jig saw to cut ending points.

Installation

For an horizontal installation, trace a leveled line with a ¾ margin at the bottom of the wall + the plank’s width.

For a vertical installation, you must draw a leveled line with a ¾ margin from the beginning of the wall (at the right or left) + plank’s width.

For the first and the last row, use only planking of the same thickness. Line upper planks on the leveled line, the female part upward. Lay construction glue on the first row and repeat it all four rows, and on the last one. To join planking from top to bottom, only lay them aside and repeat fixing operation.

On the second row, you can use thin planking (7.6 mm) and thick planking (12.7 mm) by alternating as you wish. Repeat operation for all ranks. For the last rank up the wall, we suggest to end the row with thin planks (7.6 mm), to facilitate the installation of a finishing molding.

Finishing

No specific finishing is required.

Maintenance

Clean panels with a clean cloth and soft soap. Avoid using strong soap as it may alter painting