Easy, hygienic and economical bathroom wall
cladding also suitable for ceilings, a new decorative interior
cladding for walls and ceilings. It has the aesthetically pleasing
appearance and wipe-clean practicality of tiles with the added
advantage of being very simple and very quick to install.
The ideal alternative to tiles
The wall cladding is made from high quality U-PVC and acrylic coated
for a tough, resilient, wipe clean surface, perfect in bathrooms and
kitchens its hollow panel construction provides insulation whilst
reducing condensation and mould growth. It is available in a variety
of sophisticated finish designs such as Italian marble, eggshell and
classic white and can be mounted horizontally, vertically or used as
panelling to suit any design scheme.
Versatile in application, Aqualine is ideal for hotels, leisure
centres and shopfitting. Its wash down practicality also makes it
popular for areas where hygiene is important such as butchers and
The Aqualine 1-2-3 system further extends the decorative
possibilities of the cladding offering 3 different installation
options. Panels can interlock to create a flush fit finish for walls.
Alternatively, infils of black, gold or silver can be used for
decorative effect, lying on the top of each panel or between each
panel at chosen intervals for a more pronounced effect.
Possibilities with one type of cladding.
The Aqualine cladding
1-2-3 system offers extended possibilities for interior
application perfect for decorating bathrooms or lining shower
enclosures. It is stylish to create a flush effect where the lines
between the panels can hardly be seen. The channel in fills that
are available in several colours create the opportunity to obtain
different effects on walls and ceilings by giving the cladding a
superb finishing touch.
No infill are used,
the different panels are interlocked into one another. This
creates a flush effect on the wall. For ceilings it is advised to
use either an infill or a channel infill.
infill is used
The infill is
smaller than channel infill and both are available in colours
black, gold, and silver. The infill can be used between each panel
or e.g. between every two or three panels. The infill lies on top
of the panel and offers an outstanding decorative finish. The
available colours match with all the colours and designs in the
channel infill is used
The channel infill
is wider than the infill and creates more distance between two
panels. It is ideal for ceilings but can be used on walls as well.
For ceilings we recommend one infill between every panel, The
channel infill lies more between the panels whereas the infill
lies more on top of the panels. Again it is available in Black,
Gold and Silver and can be used between each panel or between
every two to three panels
Unless the cladding is
to be fixed using battens, an allowance of the board thickness
(10mm) from the face of the background to the face of cladding
needs to be made when determining the lining dimension required at
door and window reveals. If the background is badly out of line
and battening is to be used then additional allowance will have to
All joints in the
masonry background should be filled. If cladding is fitted using
battens, joints between all butting elements and the masonry
background, unless well fitted, should be filled. The background
must be sound, dry and in good condition. If using battening as
the method of securing the cladding and thus creating a cavity,
then any surface fittings or penetration of services, should be
sealed where they pass through the lining, as they are installed.
Long runs of cladding on external walls using this method of
construction, should allow for cavity barriers in order to
restrict air flow.
battening allows for services to be incorporated between the
background and the cladding without the need of extensive chasing.
Pipes, cables and conduits should be in place before cladding work
Insulation can be
further enhanced by installing glass-fibre wood or expanded
polystyrene between wall or ceiling and the cavity
may be pinned, stapled or bonded direct to a wall or ceiling, or
attached to battens, the latter should be used if the surface is
uneven or damaged.
The panels are
interlocking, the lead or rounded edge dovetailing into its
predecessor's U-shaped or trailing edge. Installation begins by
cutting the initial edging or corner profile to height and fixing
it the wall (or ceiling) to be clad. The first panel is similarly
cut, its rounded edge locked into the profile and its training
edge fixed to the wall or batten, ready for the next panel. The
final panel in a sequence is cut with 3mm of play so that it can
be fitted after the profile is secured, by flexing into place and
To ensure a water
proof seal, an approved silicon sealant should be used on the
joints between lead and trailing edge, where it will be effective
without being visible. If preferred, a sealant can be used instead
of profiles to finish corners.
Fascias.com offer a range of
colours for internal cladding used with the
channel infill that are available in several
colours the possibilities are endless. This
product does away with the need to use bathroom
tiles, no more difficult cutting or grouting.
Made from high quality U-PVC
impact modified and acrylic, coated to give a
tough resilient flexible and impervious surface.