Diamond Plate wall panel install techniques
Contact Cement: Paint the contact cement onto the wall as well as the back of the sheets and allow time to development “tack” Start from one end and slowly move you hands from the top and bottom sliding to the other end of the sheet( much like a sticker) This can be combined with screw fasteners in each corner and middle of the sheets for added application pressure.
Self tapping screws: Ideally the screws are anchoring into wood or concrete (drywall only has the potential of releasing over time unless combined with a glue adhesive as well) Lean the sheet into place ands start at the bottom of one end. Place one screw, then go roughly the middle of the sheet at the bottom and place another screw. Take care to flatten sheet prior to placing the second screw. Then go back to the top of the end you started with and place a screw. Repeat across the sheet as needed
Vinyl Floor Tape: This is a roll of double stick tape. Apply to the back of the sheet along the top, bottom and middle. Include some vertical tape at ends and the middle. Place near the wall and remove the tape paper. Start at one end and use smooth pressure much like a large sticker. Screw fasteners can also be added for extra security.
Liquid nail glue or similar: This technique is much like the contact cement. Apply to wall OR sheet, then start from one end and smoothly apply pressure down the sheet to stick to the wall.
What is the best way to install diamond plate (wainscoting)?
Check out our YouTube videos: CLICK HERE. We recommend installing diamond plate wall panels over an existing substrate such as drywall, plywood or concrete for added rigidity and strength. Depending on the substrate beneath there are at least four different ways to install your diamond plate wall panels: Self-tapping screws, contact cement, double sided vinyl floor tape or adhesives like Liquid Nails. MAKE sure to plan ahead for any trim moldings in the corners, seams between sheets, or top moldings.
What is the best way to finish the top, corners or seam sheets together?
What is the best way to cut embossed aluminum diamond plate sheets?
This material is rather easy to work with and cut with tin snips or airplane shears.
- Wear gloves as it can also cut you easily.
- Use a straight edge (T-square) to mark using a marker (on pvc layer)
- You can also use electric metal shear, jig saw or grinder but these are not necessary
- A drill will be needed if you plan to make an interior sheet cutout such as an outlet or switch. The tin snips can then be used to make the cutout
What is the best way to unpackage full sheet from the diamond plate box?
How are our full sheets of embossed aluminum diamond (.025” thick) plate shipped?
What does “embossed” mean?
Our embossed diamond plate is processed from flat aluminum sheet by stamping. This stamping process leaves a void behind each diamond plate knob where it was pushed up from the back of the sheet.