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Technical data

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Technical data

Fibo Wall Panels provide instant waterproof, hygienic walls with a choice from an attractive range of colours and finishes.

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MANUFACTURER: ISO 9001 certified

Certificate number 2002-OSL-AQ-7219.

Fibo-Trespo AS Industriveien 2, 4580 Lyngdal, NORWAY

AREA OF USE

Fibo is an interior panel for use in wet and dry rooms in both domestic and public areas.
The panel is designed to be used in bathrooms, wet rooms, showers and other areas with excessive water exposure.

FITTING

Panels can be fitted directly onto a concrete wall or plasterboard, over tiles or onto a timber framework. Refer to the manufacturers fitting instructions enclosed with panels.

INSTALLATION

It is critical that any exposed plywood on the panels must be sealed thoroughly in order to make them fully waterproof. Use corrosion-free screws and/or high tensile strength glue to fix panels to the wall. Use a polymer sealant (not silicone) for all joints between panels and profiles and around the bath and shower trays and seal into any screw holes and around any fittings - eg rails etc. Fibo have a range of sealants and adhesive for this purpose. CHeck with Fibo Sales Office for more details. Please not that the Fibo 15 year warranty may be invalidated if manufacturers instructions are now followed or if FIbo products are not used when fitting.

FINISHES

Panels are available in different finishes depending on the colour chosen: Silk (S), High Gloss (HG), Extra Matt (EM), Saw Cut (SC), Cement (C), Rustic (RU), Stone (STN), Slate (SL)

SIZE AND FORMAT

Three Standard Sizes:

  • (1) 2400mm x 620mm (*600mm) with Aqualock jointing on the two long sides
  • (2) 2400mm x 920mm (*900mm) with Aqualock jointing on the two long sides
  • (3) 2400mm x 1200mm - square edged - no Aqualock jointing

All panels are 10.2mm thickness
(*net width i.e. decorative surface only excluding Aqualock tongue & groove system)

PACKAGING

(1) 2400mm x 600mm – 2 panels per pack
(12kg per panel/8kg per square metre)

(2) 2400mm x 900mm – 2 panels per pack
(18kg per panel/8kg per square metre)

(3) 2400mm x 1200mm – 2 panels per box
(24kg per panel/8kg per square metre)

STORAGE

Panels should be stored flat, under cover in dry conditions. The decorative surfaces should be facing each other to prevent accidental damage. Do not prop up panels on their sides. The panel moisture content should be <15% before fitting. Important to acclimatise panels in ambient conditions for 3 days before fitting.

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Wipe down with soft cloth & water or non-abrasive cleaner. Household solvents, disinfectants and detergents do not affect the durable surface. Do not use limescale removers, bleach, paint stripper, white spirit or toilet cleaners on the surface.

Do not use steam cleaning devices.

PROFILES (TRIMS) 2.4m long

Type Finish
Internal Corner White PVC or Brushed Aluminium
Hidden Internal Brushed Aluminium
External Corner White PVC or Brushed Aluminium
L-Shaped (Finishing) White PVC or Brushed Aluminium
J-Shaped (Finishing) Brushed Aluminium
Stacking White PVC or Brushed Aluminium
Base Brushed Aluminium

CONSTRUCTION

Ply core:

Fibo panels consist of a wooden core material covered with a decorative high-pressure laminate (HPL) on the front face and a backing laminate (HPL) on the reverse side. This core is specially developed 7-layer 9mm WBP (exterior grade) plywood.  All panels and kitchen splashbacks are 70% PEFC Certified. The plywood core is excellent for wetrooms, showers and other areas with extremely high humidity. The long edges of the panels (in the 600mm and 900mm widths) have our Aqualock “click lock” tongue & groove system for concealed fixing. The 1200mm panels are straight edged without Aqualock.

 

CONSTRUCTION

High Pressure Laminate:

Paper forms the basis of high-pressure laminates (HPL). The paper is impregnated with phenolic and melamine resins, dried and finally compressed to form an extremely hard and stable material – High Pressure Laminate HPL.

HPL is a surface material that can be bonded to different kinds of substrates. HPL’s have a very good wear resistance as well as resistance to most chemicals.

The laminate meets the requirements of EN 438 Part 1 & 2 (ISO 4586)

Impact Resistance Good
Wear Resistance (IP) Good
Scratch Resistance (Abrasion) >150
Heat Resistance* Max 80°C/176°F*
Water Absorption Good
Swelling (thickness after 24hrs water immersion) < 3%
Dimensional Stability < 3%
Lengthwise < 3%
Crosswise < 3%

*In areas where the temperature is above 80 degrees C/176 degrees F eg. behind a hob, we recommend using a heat resistant sheet to protect the panel and avoid heat possibly dulling the panel surface. We do not recommend using Fibo panels behind a gas hob.

Laminate Shading Tolerances

Colour code NCS will remain the same but gloss levels may vary between batches. Changes in gloss level will be perceived as change in colour. High Gloss >95-105, Extra Matt >4.0-7.0, Silk >11.0-15.0

Brilliance Test Method according to ISO 2813

Reference Point: 60 degrees

  • High Gloss (HG) 105-110
  • Gloss (G) 70-80
  • Silk (S) 10-18

Light Reflective Values

LRV Values for Fibo panels are available on request. Please contact the Sales Office.

BOARD DENSITY

790 kg per m2

PANEL TOLERANCES ACCORDING TO EN 324 part 1 and 2

Length +/- 1.0mm Width +/- 0.5mm
Thickness +/- 0.4mm Difference from level +/- 0.3mm
Banana 0.8mm Stepping =/- 0.2mm
Curving Convex 1.0mm crosswise Curving Concave 3.0mm crosswise
Joint Opening Wet room 0.5mm Dry room 0.7mm
Moisture level > 12% during production

FIRE RESISTANCE

Fibo Panels have a Class 2 Spread of Flame certification tested according to BS 476-7: 1987. Certain decors have Class 1 Spread of Flame certification. Please enquire at the Sales Office for further information.

 

CE MARKING

1071 Fibo AS, Industrivien 2, N4580 Lyngdal 18 003/F-CPR-2018, ETAG 022:Part 3 2010

PEFC

All panels and kitchen splashbacks are 70% PEFC certified. Fibo UK PEFC certificate number: INT-PEFC/CoC-001405

MANUFACTURER ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATE

EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) number NEPD0028IE

WARRANTY

Fibo offers customers a 15 year guarantee, from date of installation, that our panels will remain watertight and will not crack or delaminate if fitter according to our comprehensive fitting instructions and subject to fair wear and tear. See website FAQ for further details.

STOCK

Fibo UK have a warehouse in Grimsby and Denny, Scotland. Delivery time is approximately 5 working days following receipt of order providing required items are in stock. Please check with the Sales Office before ordering.

CONTACT

Fibo UK Limited,
Water Meadow House,
Chesham, Bucks HP5 1LF

Tel: 01494 771242 / Fax: 01494 771292
Email: sales@fibo.co.uk

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