|1. How do I need to prepare the wall before I install backsplash?
The wall that you plan to install backsplash panels to needs to be freshly cleaned, free from dust, grease, wax, etc. After you've cleaned the wall, be sure that it is dried thoroughly.
2. What can I use to cut the backsplash panels?
To cut the backsplash panels, you can use a utility knife, scissors or a tin snips.
3. What kind of adhesive can I use to install backsplash?
There are two different types of adhesive you can use to install the backsplash panels. The first type is 100% Polyurethane Construction Adhesive. This type of adhesive comes in a tube and is applied to the backside of the panel with a caulk gun following the directions on the Backsplash installation guide. The second type of adhesive that can be used is a High Bond Adhesive Double-Sided Tape. This is applied in strips on the backside of the panel. Please see the installation guide for specific instructions.
4. If I choose to use tube adhesive, how much do I need to purchase?
If using the tube adhesive to install the backsplash panels, one 10.5-ounce size tube covers approximately 4 backsplash panels. Be sure to carefully read the instructions on the back of the adhesive tube before use.
|5. What is Edge J-Trim, and do I have to use it?
Edge J-Trim is an 18-inch trim piece that is available to you to use on the edge of your backsplash. The trim is not required to be used with the backsplash panels, but does give the backsplash a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the backsplash panels (corresponding trim for two-tone finish #'s 22 & 23 are only available in either the base finish or gold).
6. What is Inside Corner Trim, and do I have to use it?
Inside Corner Trim is an 18-inch trim piece that is available to use on an inside corner of your backsplash. The trim is not required to be used, but does give the backsplash a nice, finished look. The trim pieces are available in the same colors as the backsplash panels (corresponding trim for two-tone finish #'s 22 & 23 are only available in either the base finish or gold).
7. Can backsplash panels be cleaned?
Once you have your backsplash installed, the panels can be cleaned with soap and water only. Any harsh abrasives will damage the finish on the tiles.
8. Can I put up backsplash panels behind my stove?
Even though the backsplash panels are fire retardant, they can be deformed by excessive heat. The panels can be installed on the wall above the stove, but not behind the stove. Be sure to keep toaster ovens, cooking ranges, etc. 2-3 inches away from the panel's surface.
9. Can I get samples of the backsplash panels?
Up to three 6 inch x 6 inch samples are available to you free of charge via our website or call us at 1-800-434-3750.
10. What tools will I need to install backsplash?
To install backsplash panels, you will need the following:
Tin Snips or Scissors
Steel Strait Edge
Adhesive - Tube adhesive or tape adhesive
11. During installation of my backsplash, some of the 100% Polyurethane dried on the finish side of my panels. How can I remove that?
If some of the adhesive has dried on the finish side of the panels, you can use Mineral Spirits to remove it. Mineral Spirits is the only thing you can use that won't damage the panel's finish.