Wall Esthetics: Installation & care

In order to make your Lalegno Wall Esthetics panels the added value your home deserves, it is important that they are installed correctly. Of course you want to keep the panels in top condition as long as possible and treat them with due care and diligence. If you follow a few rules for protection, cleaning and maintenance, you will enjoy your wonderful wood for longer.

Installation Wall Esthetics

The responsibility for properly attaching the wall covering lies with the installer. Lalegno cannot be held responsible under any circumstances in the event of a poor adhesion between the wall covering and the substrate. Before gluing always enquire thoroughly with your point of sales about the best adhesive to use for your purposes.

  • Arrange two rows of Lalegno Wall Esthetics panels on the floor. That will allow you to see the pattern and determine where the cuts (for light switches, etc.) should be made. Mark all possible cuts accurately and cut them out with a jig saw.
  • Always start at the bottom of the wall.
  • For the most efficient results, cut the first panel in half in the width. Begin with one of the half-panels. Align it to the left side of the wall and secure it in place. The other half can be used for one of the following rows.
  • The panels can be mounted onto a range of surfaces by using the appropriate bonding method. Use the Lalegno Wall Esthetics adhesive. Other adhesives can also be used, but have not been tested by us and therefore we cannot warrant their continued proper adhesion.
    The glue line is always to be applied in horizontal direction.
  • For the installation of the wall coverings on a wooden support, a nail gun may be used as an alternative to or together with a polymer adhesive. For best results when using a nail gun, make sure that the head of the nails or staples is minimally visible. When applying wall panels above eye level, you tack nails into the panels at a downward angle. For panels below eye level, you tack nails into the panels at an upward angle. Nails at eye level should be tacked into the corners of the panel and between the trellis.
  • Install the first panels in a straight line along the wall. We recommend using a spirit level or laser to mark a straight line on the wall. Place the first half-panel to the left of the wall and follow the straight line. In this way an arbitrary relationship is created between the panels, making the seams disappear.
  • Continue with the other panels until you reach the end of the row. With a sawing machine you can cut the last panel of the row to size. The remaining piece of the panel can be used to begin the second row. For best results, we recommend placing the panels in an irregular bond. That is to say that the seams of the different panels do not lie exactly one above the other in the successive rows, but exhibit sufficient variation. After installation of the first five rows, check thoroughly whether the lines are level and correct where necessary.
  • Install the panels in an irregular (mixed) bond and work up to the top of the wall. In each row the remaining part of the panel of the end of a previous row can be used as the starting point. Make sure you provide a dilatation joint of 10mm on all sides of the wall.