The TekKor® Wall & Ceiling System should be installed at temperatures between 10-20°C (50-68°F) for optimal results.

  1. Use a saw blade designed for cutting vinyl products, install standard saw blades in reverse, or use concrete/masonry blades. Apply steady pressure and conduct a test cut first. Always wear safety goggles and a face mask when cutting.

 For cutouts like electrical boxes or lights, use a jigsaw, oscillating saw, or hole saw. Start from a drilled hole at one corner and ensure there are no obstructions behind the cut area.

Use #8/#10 gauge screws with a minimum 3/8″ head diameter. For wood, use 1-1/4″ wood screws; for concrete, use 3/16″ x 1-1/4″ flathead screws; and for metal studs, use self-tapping screws. Adjust the screw length according to the application and ensure they penetrate a minimum of 1″ into solid backing.

Ensure a minimum clearance of 1/4″ at the ends of all panels and trims, increasing to 1/2″ for lengths exceeding 20 feet. For vertical installations, leave a 1/2″ clearance at the top.

Orient panels vertically, apply a thin bead of silicone along the tongue, and ensure drainage by drilling holes in the J Trim at the wall base.

TekKor® panels are compliant with CFIA, USDA, and FDA standards for non-food contact surfaces. Seal all joints with an FDA-approved silicone caulking compound.

Acclimate the panels at the installation site for at least 24 hours, ensure surfaces are straight, and all vapor barriers are up to code.

 For day-to-day cleaning, use a sponge or soft cloth with a mild cleaning solution. For more difficult stains, use a mixture of laundry detergent, tri-sodium phosphate, and water. Pressure washing can be used following specific guidelines.

Be aware of temperature fluctuations that can cause expansion and contraction. Use products from the same package or pallet to minimize color and texture variations.

For wood, use #8 or #10 X 1-1/4″ screws with round or washer heads. For concrete, use 3/16″ x 1-1/4″ flathead screws like Tapcon. For metal studs, opt for self-tapping screws, adjusting screw length based on application needs.

When installing long runs of panels, it’s recommended to install an expansion joint to accommodate panel expansion and contraction.

Use a rip-cut technique for straight-line cuts parallel to the board length. Ensure ripped panels are at least 8 inches wide, and plan the layout to include cutting both the first and last panels as needed.

Vertically, use one screw every 2 feet of panel or trim. Horizontally, place one screw at each stud location, typically every 16″ or 24″.

Start by installing J Trim around the ceiling perimeter, cut panels to size parallel to the outer wall, maintain a 1/8″ gap at the panel ends, and secure with screws spaced at least 24″ apart. Ensure proper alignment and interlock tongues and grooves for secure fitting.

Install panels perpendicular to the drywall grid, plan trim placement for added support, and fasten panels from below to ensure waterproofing.

Apply silicone sealant for all corners, around fixtures, and for minor hole repairs. Match the color of the silicone sealant with the TekKor® panels by comparing in-store samples.

Before installation, ensure that all radiant heat sources are at least 24 inches away from TekKor® panels. Consult the heater manufacturer for additional guidelines on required shielding and clearances.

Avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools that might damage the surface. For tougher stains, a solution of laundry detergent, tri-sodium phosphate, and water can be used. For regular dusting, soft cloths or dusters are recommended.

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