Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Opening Hours

We will be closing for Christmas at midday on Tue 22nd Dec and will re-open on Mon 4th January.

Any orders placed via our website while we closed will be processed on our return. We would recommend Thursday 17th as the last order day.

Not all of our suppliers re-open on the 4th so some products might take an extra couple of days in the first week back - please check with the sales office for details.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Can The Wall Panels Be fitted Horizontally?

We have been asked if the panels can be fitted horizontally a few times so thought we'd provide our thoughts on the subject.

The panels can be run horizontally but the manufacturers do not recommend this method as both the tongue and groove sides of the joint design have recesses that could hold water. In living rooms or outside of the bathroom or shower room this is not so much of an issue but obviously is not ideal in wet areas.

Fitting the panels horizontally also makes installation a lot more difficult as you have to maintain a horizontal line around the room, even if the walls are out-of-true, and you don't have a variable grout gap as you would do with tiles to help compensate for any discrepancies.