WALLING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Inspect ALL materials carefully BEFORE installation. Wood is a natural product containing characteristics such as variations in color, tone and wood grain. Some variation in color is to be expected in a natural wood floor. Even though our product
goes through many inspections before it leaves the plant, it is the customer and installer’s responsibility to do the final inspection prior to installation. Warranties DO NOT cover materials with visible defects once they are installed.
- Tape Measure
- Finish Nailer
- 1 1/4” - 1 1/2” Finish Nails
- Rubber Mallet
- Floor Roller
PREPARE YOUR SURFACE
Your new walling is designed to stick to a wide variety of surfaces. The surface you’re applying to must be flat, dry, and structurally sound. If the surface has been recently painted, you must wait 24-48 hours to ensure that it’s fully cured if you plan to use the self stick backing. You must allow the walling to acclimate for 48 hours prior to installation and it should not be installed at a temperature less than 60 degrees. For best results, humidity levels of 35-55% must be maintained after installation. If these rules are not followed, you will likely not get a secure bond between your new walling and the surface you are installing over.
- Remove any electrical plates and light switch covers.
- Scrape off any debris or loose pieces of wallpaper/drywall/etc.
- Remove any nails, staples, or anything else that may cause the walling not to stick to the wall.
- Wipe your surface clean to ensure a solid bond.
- Before you begin installing, be sure to lay out planks from several boxes to make sure that you have a good variety of different shade planks and lengths to achieve a random look.
Using a level and a pencil, mark a straight line across the wall to start your first row off of.
Remove the adhesive backing and attach your first board to the wall, ensuring that you keep it even with the line. For the first row, face nail each plank in several spots ensuring that you keep it even with the line that you just marked.
We recommend nailing no closer than 6” from the ends of each plank. Continue installing the planks across the wall until you reach the other side and cut the last plank to fit snug against the wall. Test fit the last plank before removing the adhesive to ensure proper fit. Use a floor roller or a rubber mallet along the entire row to ensure the adhesive is stuck firmly to the entire wall.
Begin installing the next row using the cut piece left from the previous row while ensuring the end gaps from one row to another are staggered by at least 6” to create a random, natural look. Repeat that process until you reach the ceiling. On the last row, cut the planks lengthwise to fit while leaving a 3/8” expansion gap against the ceiling. This is critical, as wood is a natural product that expands and contracts.
Repeat below the first row you installed until you reach the floor. Install walling without finishing nails at your own risk. Because each job site is unique unto itself, and due to differences in climate, humidity, existing wall finishes and gloss levels, we recommend face nailing the planks throughout the installation, to ensure a secure hold for years to come.
Once you’ve finished installing the entire wall, once again go over it with the roller or the rubber mallet to ensure that the self adhesive has a solid bond to the wall. If any gaps are left around the perimeter, quarter round can be used to create a clean finished look.