How to Install
Ensure the area is smooth, clean and dry. Alcohol wipes can be used to clean the area prior to install.
Measure the area DesignerSplash is going to cover including any power points (if applicable). Mark the measurements on the reverse side of the panel.
Note: If any electrical works are to be performed, this should be carried out by a certified electrician.
For all gas cooktops the minimum clearance between the naked flame (edge of burner) to the surface of the DesignerSplash panel is 110 mm. This is a requirement unless you are covering an existing tile wall or DesignerSplash is installed directly onto rendered brick and/or cement brick walls.
For electrical or induction, ensure there is a 20mm clearance from the edge of the appliance to the DesignerSplash panel. Remember to also allow for 3mm for expansion and contraction of the sheets and allow 3mm gap on each side if using the butt joint method.
Working on the reverse side of the panel, cut your panels using a circular saw
(with aluminium cutting blades).
For power points, use a drill for the corners, then use a jigsaw to cut out the edges.
Test the positioning by applying the panel against the area without using any bonding materials. Once satisfied, remove protective masking on the reverse side. Apply double-sided tape on the area in vertical strips, 400mm apart.
Then for fixing DesignerSplash onto GIB board, apply Den Braven Hybrifix or other MS Neutral Cure Silicone Adhesive, or for concrete block/tiles/glass/stainless steel use Den Braven High Tack or Sikaflex 11FC or Holdfast HG MS with a caulking gun in a zig-zag pattern between the vertical strips of double-sided tape.
Apply the DesignerSplash panel onto the area.
Leave for a few minutes before carefully removing the protective masking on the front side.
To ensure a clean finish, apply masking tape around the 3mm gaps where silicone is required to be filled.
Then apply sealant into the 3mm gaps between DesignerSplash panels and other edges to avoid any water infiltration.
Failure to do so may cause the panel to delaminate and void the warranty.
In situations where there is any kind of power point, switch, light fitting or wire running behind the sheet, an earth connection must be made. We recommend using a crimp lug (a simple screw connector) that connects to a bonding wire which runs down the back of the sheets. We recommend that the installation of the earthing be carried out by a registered electrician.