Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cork Tiles

A customer has just asked us if it is possible to fix the panels over cork tiles - I've never tried this so I'm not exactly sure.

The panels will go up over anything - the only thing you have to be concerned about in this instance is that you are relying on the adhesive sticking to the cork tile, and the the cork tile sticking to the wall. If they are still fixed solidly then there should be no problem. Also, each panel holds the next panel in place so it's not so much of an issue as it would be with other forms of wall covering.

You could also mechanically secret-fix some of the panels (staple gun on plasterboard, screws on masonry) to back-up the adhesive. Any bathroom accessories fitted throught the panels will also act as mechanical fixings.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Clearance Line

Decos have produced two versions of their Spaceline range of panelling: a 250mm wide flush fit board and a 333mm wide v-groove board.

The smaller board has proved to be much more popular than the larger panel and so decos have taken the decision to stop producing the larger size. We have therefore started a promotion on the Spaceline 333 range which will run until the current stocks are exhausted.

The 250mm wide panels will continue to be made (which is a relief as it is our most popular panel!)

If you are unfamiliar with v-groove or flush fit joints please visit our main website as there are pages highlighting the differences. They can be seen at:

Spaceline Jade Added

We have added a fifth colour to the Spaceline range of panels - Jade.

This is a green marble effect panel and ties in niceley with the other marble Spaceline colours and will be sold at the same low price as the rest of the range.

We are expecting this to be a very popular choice, at present the only other colour in the Decos range is the Firenze Jad and Orion Lugano.

Ceiling Panelling Infill Strips Added

We have just added Silver and Gold effect infill strips for use in conjunction with our Labo ceiling panelling.

These are narrow self adhesive strips designed to fit in-between each panel and give a reflective highlight, breaking up the large expanse of plain white. Being self adhesive they are easy to fit and are available in 2.7m lengths in Silver or Gold effect finish.

More On Fixing Spotlights

Up until this week we had never had a problem with spotlights being fixed through our ceiling panels but one customer has experienced a problem with his particular installation.

He had fitted the panels to an upstairs ceiling but had not allowed any ventilation behind the spotlights. This meant that the heat generated by the spotlights had nowhere to dissipate and as a consequence was starting to degrade the panels. He is in the process of ensuring the lights have adequate ventilation behind them and we are awaiting his report on whether this has cured the problem.

Spotlights can be fitted to our panels providing they do not subject the panels to more than 60deg c. Unfortunately this is not the kind of information that spotlight manufacturers tend to provide so we can only state that apart from the case mentioned above, we have never had a problem reported to us regarding the installation of spotlights (and we have been selling this type of panelling for over 15 years).