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Installation Of Bonethane & IPA Acrylic Splashbacks & Wall Panels

Installation                                                           

 

Do Not Confuse BONETHANE PREMIUM WITH  IPA ACRYLIC, THEY CUT DIFFERENTLY!!!!

BELOW STEPS 1 to 9 are Special cutting instructions for cutting IPA Acrylic.

  • NOTE: IPA Acrylic can be adhered to the wall with the same silicone process as Bonethane Premium in a grid format & a 1 to 2mm gap should reside around the parameter of the sheet for placement on the wall.
  • The cutting & drilling instructions in steps 1 to 9 for Bonethane Premium  DO NOT apply to cutting & drilling of IPA Acrylic series splashbacks and Wall Panels.
  • Before you install your splashback:
  • When mounting and applying silicone to Bonethane or IPA polymer splashbacks to the wall,  for good adhesion it is advised to mount sheets to gyprock surface or laminate to fiber cement sheeting.
  • Bricks and concrete are not suitable as the silicone can separate from this surface over time.
  • It is important to line your wall if brick or concrete is exposed.
  • Check the grade of material you have to determine the correct install process.
  • Check that the colour is correct  by peeling back the top left corner a few cm only.
  • Do not attempt to cut or install if colour is incorrect. Contact ISPS Innovations to discuss. Cutting the sheet will will void any refund that may apply.
  • As all goods are made as a special order we do not accept return of goods for wrong colour choice.
  • On Cut to size or cut to shape Splashbacks please check all measurements prior to install and register with ISPS, do not install if there is a discrepancy. 
  • SEE OUR TIPS BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO CUT YOUR POLYMER SHEET.
  • DO NOT BEND SHEET.
  • ENSURES SHEETS ARE BRACED & LEVEL BEFORE CUTTING.
  • USE FULLY CHARGED AND SHARP TOOLS.
  • USE NEUTRAL CURE SILICONE IN CLEAR ONLY FOR ADHERING TO THE WALL!
  • When cutting printed panels do not cut where image follows on to a second sheet. Only cut from the external sides as long as it does not impact the image. If images are perfectly aligned in height, only cut from same side, as images are married in height for follow on of image.
  • When installing sheets into corners and two sheets over lap, it is important that the wall corners are painted the same colour as the sheet. This eliminate the water proofing colour peering through sheet profile.
  • DO NOT USE LIQUED NAILS TO INSTALL SHEETS. USE ONLY CLEAR NEUTRAL CURE SILICONE.
  • FOR SILICONE SPILLS, DO NOT USE WATER TO REMOVE THIS WILL SMEAR> CONTACT ISPS AND WE WILL PROVIDE YOU A SOLUTION FOR REMOVING SILICONE FROM THE FACE OF THE SHEET. THIS PRODUCT APPEARS IN YOUR DATA SHEET FOR INSTALL..
  • DO NOT USE ACETONE TO CLEAN SPLASHBACKS
  • DO NOT DRY POLISH BONETHANE OR IPA ACRYLIC. TO CLEAN: SIMPLY WIPE WITH CLEAN DAMP CLOTH AND ALLOW IPA ACRYLIC TO AIR DRY AND SHINE.
  • DO NOT USE ACIDIC VARNISHES ON FLOORS LIKE SEALANTS, OILS, AS WHEN SLOW CURING VAPOURS ARE RELEASED THIS CAN DAMAGE THE COATING ON THE BACK OF SPLASHBACKS

 

Bonethane & IPA Acrylic Splashback Installation Guide
  • Use Parfix All Purpose neutral cure in clear as silicone adhesive. Prior to install & cutting of your Bonethane sheet check colour, slightly peel back masking in the top left corner. For multiple sheets & consistency order from same colour batch.  Do not use the colour on the Bonethane brochure as a guide for our standard colour range.

THERE IS PROTECTIVE FILM ON THE FACE OF SHEET YOU HAVE PURCHASED. THIS IS THE GLOSSY SIDE ONCE MASKING IS PEELED OFF. THE TEXTURED SIDE IS GRIPTEK, THIS IS THE BACK OF THE SHEET AND IS MOUNTED TO THE WALL. 

DO NOT USE LIQUED NAILS OR ACIDIC SILICONES, PAINT OR GLUE. STRICTLY NEUTRAL CURE SILICONE IN CLEAR. WE SUGGEST PARFIX ALL PURPOSE.

Step 1


  • Before installing Bonethane Splashbacks & IPA Acrylic
  • Lay Polymer Sheet flat for first 3 hours prior to installation.
  • Ensure that wall is level and flush forming even flat surface for placement of your Polymer Splashback
  • Ensure your wall is prepared correctly free from holes & areas water proofed & cured accordingly
  • If installing a printed splashback ensure your wall is painted white using water based paint and ensure the paint is fully cured before placing silione and sheet on the wall.

Step 2

 

  • Measure the outside perimeter of the wall, length & height, allowing a 1 to 2mm gap all around the area of the polymer sheet
  • For example if you: measure 500 height by 500 length, your cut out area should be 498 x 498 (2mm).
  • It is important that the 1 to 2mm gap is followed to allow Bonethane Premium or IPA  to expand & contract. Also measure section for cut out(s) i.e. power points, angles etc. 
  • When measuring power hole cut outs measure from the edge to the centre both vertical and horizonal

 

Step 3

 

  • On the perimeter of Bonethane Premium and IPA Acrylic allow a 1 to 2mm gap all around.
  • The tile wedge will be placed around the perimeter of the millimetre gap once clear silicone is applied to back & placed upright, against the wall.
  • The tile wedge will hold the Polymer Splashback in place (more information about this at Step 8).

 

Step 4

 

  • TIP - Always measure your Polymer Splashback prior to install even if ISPS has cut the sheet.
  • It is important to place the Polymer Sheet face down (masked side down) in preparation for cutting.
  • The area for the preparation of cutting must be free of obstacles, on a solid flat, non slip surface & in a well ventilated & lit area.
  • Ensure the Polymer Sheet is firmly secure in preparation for cutting.

 

Step 5

  • TIP - Do not install Bonethane or IPA Acrylic unless edges are lightly sanded, This will address any saw marks that can shadow the edges with natural light, this process takes 2 minutes.
  • Cut splashback once perimeter & cut out(s) measurements are final, making sure the Polymer  is face down (that is the masked side is touching the flat level non slip surface & the coated side is facing you).

 

Step 6

 

 

  • Power hole cut outs vary on the power switch.
  • The cut out should not be greater than the covering plate.
  • An electrician will also need to connect electricity if you have extra outlets.
  • From one side measure one long edge to the centre of the power switch, then meaure one short edge to the centre of the power switch. 
  • To cut drill 4 holes with in the covering square template, then cut out shape with a jigsaw.

 

Step 7

 

  • Switch off electricity for your safety!!!
  • Add strictly clear non acidic silicone to the coated side of Bonethane (this is the side that does not have protective film),
  • First vertically from the top, then horizontally creating a grid of squares around 10 to 15 cm in width and length.

 

Step 8

 

  • After the clear silicone grid process, mount Bonethane Premium, onto wall, inserting cables through power hole cut outs, securing tile wedges around the 1 & 2mm allocated perimeter. Leave tile wedges for approximately 2 hours.  The same silcone grid effect can be applied to  IPA Acrylic Series.
  • Clean surrounding areas free from saw dust particles.
  • Peel off protective film from Bonethane Premium face once you are satisfied with secure placement.

 

Step 9

 

  • Finally use silicone clear non acidic to seal 2mm exposed ends.
  • The product you choose should display instructions. ISPSrecommend parfix all Purpose neutral cure  silicone for kitchen and bathroom areas
  • Clear is always the safest choice, white is effective if you have a steady hand or you may seek the services of a professional.
  • Follow instructions for silicone application.

 

 

Install Instructions for IPA Acrylic Series.

  • Please read this in conjunction with the step by step guide above.
  • The difference between the sheets vary to their cutting & heat ratios.
  • Which material do you have?
  • Do Not Confuse BONETHANE & IPA Acrylic.
  • Before you install your acrylic splashback:

 

  • Check the grade of material you have to determine the correct install process.
  • Check that the colour is correct  by peeling back the top left corner a few cm only.
  • Do not attempt to cut or install if colour is incorrect. Call ISPS Innovations on 08 83818880.
  • On Cut to size or cut to shape Spalshbacks please check all measurements prior to install.
  • IPA ACRYLIC cuts must be planned cuts. Slow revolution for drilling so not to crack or split.
  • HOW TO CUT AND DRILL IPA ACRYLIC PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT 08 8381 8880 DURING BUSINESS HOURS OR  AFTER HOURS MO 0424 877 084 BETWEEN 5.30PM AND 9PM nationally, IF YOUR CALL GOES TO VOICE MAIL PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE & ONE OF OUR HELPFUL STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU.

PREPARATION

  • Ensure walls are water proofed & base of wall and corners is a neutral colour prior to installation, it is best to coat similar colour to the acrylic sheet.
  • Area Of wall should be flat and smooth level and neutral in colour prior to installation.
  • Installing IPA Acrylic shower panels, coat all corners of the wall the same colour as the sheet. This prevents water proofing colour from peering through the exposed edge of the acrylic profile that overlaps in a corner.
  • When placing your panels into a corner allow for the thickness of the sheet over lap when measureing the width of your walls.


DRILLING

  • Both sides of ACRYLIC sheet being drilled should be firmly supported using a Kuttm8 cutting pad ( call ISPS for more information) or some sort of clamping device. This will minimize chipping. Drilling should be a slow revolution. (optional)

DRILL DESIGNS

  • If the proper drill, drill speed, & feed rate are being used, continuous spiral chips or ribbons will form. For larger diameter drills, slower rotating speeds will give the best results. Use soap & water to assist drilling for lubrication.

HOLE CUTTING

  • Use a sharp spade blade. First score one side at least 1-2 mm deep then turn sheet over and drill from other side.
  • ALL BLADES SHOULD BE KEPT SHARP. BATTERY OPERATED TOOLS FULLY CHARGED.
  • WHEN DRIILING GN & IPA RANGE USE SLOW REVOLUTUION OF SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • CUTTING WITH JIGSAW, FINE SHARP PLASTIC TEETH.


When using a Jigsaw to cut IPA ACRYLIC all cuts should be measured accurately. Fine sharp teeth blade to cut plastic. Kuttm8 cutting pad is a great  support for cutting with a jigsaw.


Jigsaws should be used for small diameter curves & for interior cuts in IPA sheets. The blades are narrow & can be easily inserted through a drill hole. Saw cuts should be as close to the work as possible in order to create the perfect cut.


SLOW REVOUTION OF SPEED WHEN DRILLING IN  IPA SHEETS ALWAYS, PLAN CUTS

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Please see method of application for when applying silicone to back. You may follow standard instructions for installation on Bonethane Premium but pay attention to the cutting requirements reflecting the sheet grade you have purchased.

Bonethane Premium cuts very easy.  ACRYLIC cutting requires extra attention & time, patience to execute the cutting & hole process as Acrylics can splt & crack if not secured.

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Remember use a neutral cure clear silicone to mount to the wall. Assure that the wall is a neutral colour. APPLY IN GRID FORMAT 10 CM APART ON COATED SIDE, NOT THE MASKED SIDE. PLEASE

SEE STEP BY STEP  above for  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

IPA ACRYLIC requires wall coated a neutral colour & wall time to cure prior to installtion of splashback. Curing time is generally 3 days with a non acidic coating application.

 

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