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Q&A on Bonethane Splashbacks


                                      

If I have an accidental spill of silicone on the face of Bonethane, what do I do?

What Silicone do I use?

Is Bonethane a Glass Splashback?

What is the thickness of Bonethane?

Can you cut the Bonethane sheets yourself?

Are there different grades of Bonethane?

When cutting Acrylic grades do I use a blade with fine sharp teeth designed to cut plastic?

Does IPA Acrylic differ from Bonethane Premium?

How many people are required to install Bonethane?

Why do people choose Bonethane?

Can Bonethane be placed on a flame or electrical element?

Can Bonethane be used as a bench top?

Can I use Pine o clean, Bleach or thinners etc. on Bonethane face to clean?

What do we use to glue Bonethane to wall?

If I used a scourer on Bonethane will it damage the sheet?

Can I use coloured silicone on the back of Bonethane to mount on to wall?

Is there a special technique to applying silicone in preparation to mounting Bonethane to the wall?

What other items do I need to install Bonethane?

Can I peel the masking off of Bonethane prior to installation?

Why can there sometimes be colour variations within sheet?

Can you colour match glass within 10%?

Can you apply the Bonethane colour to the glass insert offer?

Can I go over existing tiles?

Can I bend Bonethane to house an internal right angle?

Can I print DigialArt by ISPS Innovations on Bonethane Premium?

Can Bonethane Premium be placed behind a cooktop?

What is GripTek technology? Is it only used on Bonethane Premium?

 

 

 

If I have an accidental spill of silicone on the face of Bonethane, what do I do?

Use diggers wax & grease remover. Apply product to soft cameo, to remove silicone from the face of the sheet. The residue should gradually remove, wash the area with warm soapy water, rinse and wipe with a clean hot damp cloth.

 

What Silicone do I use?

Adhesive use neutral cure clear, highly flexible silicone sealant. (Non acidic). Mould & UV resistant. Neutral cure, non corrosive. Available at Bunnings, Mitre10 or ISPS Innovations have a range for sale.

When I buy Bonethane and I need two or more sheets the same colour should I buy from the same colour batch.

Yes, it is advised to buy off the same colour batch because of the curing and colour aging process. Please contact (08) 8381 8880  for more information

 

Is Bonethane a Glass Splashback?

No, Bonethane Premium is Polymer based. Suitable for high heat applications that do not exceed 110°C. Maintain distance specs in extreme heat areas. Bonethane Premium has a continuous service temperature of 110°C.

What sheet sizes are available to order?

Sheet sizes: 5mm up to 2440 x 1220.

Available cut size or cut to shape, we can provide sheets up to 2m by 3 m.

 

 

What is the thickness of Bonethane?

5mm.

 

Can you cut the Bonethane sheets yourself?

Yes, Bonethane sheets can be easily cut by using the most standard fabricating equipment

IPA Acrylic can also be cut, but more care and planning is required.

 

Are there different grades of  polymer sheets ?

Yes, Bonethane and IPA  Acrylic grade. Click here for data sheet 

 

When cutting Acrylic grades do I use a blade with fine sharp teeth designed to cut plastic?

Yes plastic blade or stainless steel must be used when cutting Bonethane or IPA Acrylic. All Acrylics burn the same & do not perform like Bonethane.  Please refer to spec sheets.

 

Does IPA Acrylic differ from Bonethane ?

Yes. Bonethane is a high heat polymer, designed for induction and ceramic cooktops.

How many people are required to install Bonethane?

One to two people 

 

Why do people choose Bonethane?

Unlike Glass & Acrylic substrates, Bonethane will not chip, break split or explode, during handling & is easy to maintain & repair.

Bonethane is  easy to install & is cost effective.. Available, in any colour (additional charge for metallic and printed splashbacks).

Cut outs can be done on site saving you further labour costs, leaving the stress behind.

Fine scratches can be buffed out (enquire about our new polishing compounds). Bonethane Premium has a continuous service temperature of 110°c. Bonethane  is also suitable for homes that suffer on ground movement which create stress in the foundations of homes leaving cracks in walls which can effect tiles or glass & acrylic splash backs. Bonethane is designed to float within its parameters as we allow a 1 to 3mm gap prior to installation, allowing Bonethane to expand and contract in its environment. 

 

Can Bonethane be placed on a flame?

No, do not leave extreme heat items in close proximity i.e. hot pans, leaning against Bonethane. This could damage or mark the product if left for long periods of time. 

Question: would you pick up a hot frying pan & place this on a laminate benchtop or timber bench top?  I think not. 

Do not place Bonethane on a direct flame or heating element or anything of constant extreme heat nature (distance min of 20 cm from flame).

See our Bonethane Vs Acrylic burn Test. Bonethane reside 3cm either side of Acrylic that is engulfed in flames, Bonethane Premium is not effected, see for your self.

Warranty will be void if information stated is not followed. Bonethane has a continuous service temperature of 110°C maintaining distance specifications. IPA Acrylic continuous service temperature is lower,  however we must maintain care with all products as once product is in your hands it is your responsibility to assure proper measures are in place when installing for your own safety & safety of others.

 

Can Bonethane be used as a bench top?

Bonethane Premium was designed to sit up right against wall & is a beautiful look but like any surface can ware over periods reflecting heavy traffic, Up right position is not considered heavy trafficked. Fine scratches can be repaired with ease.  Bonethane Premium can be used as a benchtop special care instructions must be followed to keep shine. ISPS now have our new frosted benchtop look in marble EFX in any colour call ISPS 08 8381 8880 to enquire.

 

Can I use Pine o clean, Bleach or thinners etc. on Bonethane grades face to clean?

No it's part of your warranty that Bonethane is maintained strictly with warm soapy water & a sponge to keep bright and shiny, please refer to maintenance care sheet. This is also better for the environment.

For oil removal in bathrooms or kitchens a commercial plastic cleaner or diggers wax and grease (with no bleach) followed by a simple wash with warm soapy water.... will do the trick.

Remember when soapy residue is rinsed, wiped down Bonethane with a warp damp towelling cloth allowing Bonethane grades to air dry & shine.

 

What do we use to glue Bonethane to wall?

Clear non acidic silicone. Water proof silicone suitable for kitchen, bathrooms and laundries. Clear/translucent silicone, non acidic, neutral cure

 

If I used a scourer on Bonethane will it damage the sheet?

Yes, Bonethane has exceptional cleaning characteristics, there is no need for scourer or abrasive cleaning agents that can harm your hands & your health. If an error has happened, rest assured most scuffs can be reversed by light buffing restoring Bonethane to its original sheen. Enquire about our new buffing agents.

 

Can I use coloured silicone on the back of Bonethane to mount on to wall?

No you must use clear non acidic silicone, translucent, should not penetrate through the nominated colour. By using a darker non acidic silicone you run the risk of impressions of the silicone through the sheet. The same thing will happen if you use acidic silicone or further by using acidic silicone it will not bind to the wall.

 

Is there a special technique to applying silicone in preparation to mounting Bonethane to the wall?

Yes, please refer to step by step for grid effect or contact 08 8381 8880 for tips!

 

What other items do I need to install Bonethane ?

The following items are required that are not included.  tile wedges, clear silicone (non acidic translucent silicone), protective goggles, dust mask, saws, level, bracing etc. The following tools can also be used for cutting: circular saw fine sharp teeth only a continuous action for straight cuts, no stopping or starting, jigsaws; band saws, router, planer, drilling etc require plastic drill bit attachment or stainless steel bit.

TIP: Ensure wall  free of holes etc, refer to preparation of Bonethane in Tips section.

 

Can I peel the masking off of Bonethane prior to installation?

If you have multiple sheets you can peel the masking up a couple of centimetres to verify colour consistency if you are uncertain that it has come from the same colour batch. When ordering at special orders, at the same time, goods will come off the same colour batch. Masking should remain on the face of Bonethane while cutting or when applying the silicone to the back. If you remove masking from the face of the sheet prior to cutting it is at your own risk & not covered by warranty.  If you want to check & make sure you chose the right colour we invite you to peel back the masking a few cm in the top left corner only, keeping masking in tact. If in doubt call ISPS.  ISPS can not exchange on wrong colour choice as all goods are custom made using our ISPS Technology. So please choose carefully. This includes cuts. If you have made and error ISPS can not be held responsible.  ISPS will exchange if we have provided you with the wrong colour.

 

Why can there sometimes be colour variations between sheets?

For reasons beyond our control there can be multiple reasons. Sheets could be batched at different times. Colour aging process handled at different times. We could be supplied the same colour name from a colour paint range & they have two different colours with the same name because they have updated  their colour palette. Its important that your colour choice be posted to us as we do not take responsibility if you have asked us to go & collect a colour from a store. Colours go through a curing & aging process, the colours age like a fine cheese or wine, before it settles into its colour.  We are colour specialists call us prior to making a commitment to the end result we have a large number of categories & colour choices.  We can colour match any item, we have been sent plastic apple, coloured towels, coloured garments..... ISPS are limitless in colour depth & range on all our brands!

 

Can you colour match glass within 10%?

No, Standard toughed glass has a light green tinge which can either lighten or deepen the colour. Starfire toughened glass can be colour matched within 25% colour tone variation, please see our VetroPoly TM range.

 

Can you apply the Bonethane colour to the glass insert offer?

Yes, just take into consideration that the glass because of the natural green look can come up either lighter or deeper in colour but this stands out as a feature. If this is not right for you we can colour tone to your cook top. We also customise glass inserts to fit your cook top conditions & additional charges apply.

 

Can I go over existing tiles with Bonethane & IPA Acrylic?

Yes give a sand over the wall & coat wall with white tile paint making a neutral colour for placement of IPA Acrylic.  Bonethane requires less attention,  just a light sand over the tiles & place Bonethane on the wall. If you find you have a gap exposed edge up o to 10mm as a result of placing our sheet over existing wall,  let us know so we can provide you with the correct edging to hide this exposed section completing your project.

TIP:  Consider how far the tiles protrude from the wall as once the Bonethane sheet is placed over the face of the tiles it will sit out a further 5mm from the wall.

 

Can I bend Bonethane to house an internal right angle?

Yes, this process is very simple, you will need to speak with our staff to address process.

 

Can I print DigialArt by ISPS Innovations on Bonethane Premium            

Yes simply provide a high resolution image of 300 dpi or a EPS file and we can reproduce into high gloss with the option of Griptek barrier on our polymer printed splashbacks

 

Can Bonethane Premium be placed behind a cooktop

Only behind an induction or electric cook top. Hot pans or pots must not be pressed up against Bonethane Premium .There should be a 10cm clearance from from any fry pan or cooking pot.  Any closer and cause Bonethane Premium to buckle over time.

 

What is GripTech technology? Is it only used on Bonethane Premium

GripTek technology is applied to the back of our Bonethane IPA  Acrylic grade sheets available through ISPS Innovations nationally. GripTech can be applied to any of our splashback category range. Simply ask and we can apply GripTek at a M2 rate to the back of any of our products. GripTek is a superior barrier that serves many purposes, aiding in the expansion and contraction of the sheet lining, original colour & additional thermal layers that combat heat extension & delaminating and silicone bleeding. GripTek conceals shadow lines in walls surface, eliminating you from coating the wall a neutrel colour, saving you time on the wall curing for a few days before you place your sheet on the wall. GripTek also controls colour batches & reduces the time it takes to sand the backs of sheets to apply to the wall. Enquire today 08 8381 8880

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