Don’t just follow everyone else, create a unique feature wall and make a statement. There are many elements that can make your home unique. The use of a well-executed feature wall can truly transform your home into a beautiful environment, which would impress everyone. Stone Wall Cladding Sydney is one of the most popular and effective materials used to decorate feature walls. Now can you make sure that it’s installed correctly. Read on.
The safety of the Stone Wall Cladding Sydney installation on feature walls is very important, as they often reach the height above the roof and there is often a frequent foot traffic nearby. If a whole panel of stack stones fell off, it could lead to a disaster. While Stone Wall Cladding / stackstone is commonly used as feature wall material, the thickness means, heavy weight. It may weigh upward of 50kg per square metre.
It is possible to install stackstone securely on your feature wall if the right materials are used and right procedures are followed. The first thing you must consider is the surface material. If you want to fix heavy stackstones on a wall, the wall needs to have the strength to support the weight of the stackstone. We do not recommend installing stackstones on a Gyprock wall, as it is not designed to withstand the weight of such heavy materials. On the other hand, a solid brick wall or a cement rendered wall, is good to install Stackstone on, provided that it is not painted. If it is painted, the right bonding material should be used prior to the installation, to allow maximum adhesion of the glue.
To fix such heavy material as Stackstone on a vertical wall, it is essential that you choose the right type of adhesive. We recommend the combination of SMP EVO adhesive and Davlastic additive, both made by Davco, one of the leading manufacturers of adhesives in the world. The combination is designed to maximize the bonding and flexural strength.
If you are installing Stackstone on a high wall such as a feature wall, it’s also suggested that metal angles are used to break the pressure applied to the wall and the ground. With hundreds of kilograms of weight on a vertical wall, it would certainly help to give some extra support.
Still want more information? Feel free to talk to one our experienced staff at TFO today, we’d love to help you. Choose from one of the biggest and the cheapest range of Stone Wall Cladding / Stackstone now online.