HPL cladding is a heavy-duty surfacing solution perfect for an array of applications. Its unmatched aesthetic appeal, combined with exceptional features, makes it an ideal choice for both commercial and residential spaces. HPL cladding provides superior durability and outperforms popular alternatives such as granite, hardwood, and composite. While you can always bank on Greenlam Clads to offer high-quality HPL cladding and allied products, it is important to be aware of the key aspects of high-pressure laminates before installing them. On that note, we present four things to consider before installing HPL wall cladding. Read on.
1. External Factors
Before installing HPL wall cladding, carefully examine the area of installation and take external factors such as climatic conditions, the possibility of scratches and dust accumulation into account. Pay special attention to moisture and water; while HPL cladding is water-resistant, it is still advisable to protect the wall cladding from excess water and moisture to ensure optimum lifespan and appeal.
High-quality waterproofing protects your HPL cladding from moisture-damage. Without proper waterproofing in place, moisture can accumulate and cause slow yet gradual damage to the wall cladding. HPL cladding, unlike other surfacing options, is highly resistant to moisture; however, continuous moisture exposure can eventually damage even the best of HPL cladding.
Depending upon whether you need interior or exterior wall cladding, you can choose from a wide range of options with different properties and features. Greenlam Clads, for instance, offer HPL wall cladding that is resistant to microbial growth, moisture, and fading. Some of our cladding options also have fire retardancy property. All such properties must be taken into consideration when deciding the wall cladding to use in your project.
Generally speaking, HPL cladding is a poor conductor of heat and does not expand or contract with changes in temperature. There is, however, a slight chance of expansion or contraction in some cases. It is, therefore, advisable to consider the local temperature range, as it can influence the settling capacity of HPL cladding. It is recommended to leave your wall cladding material in the area of installation for at least 48 hours as it helps in acclimatization and minimizes the chances of expansion or contraction after installation.
HPL cladding is a durable wall surfacing material; however, you should always proceed with caution and avoid subjecting it to high temperatures, excess moisture, and water. Also, avoid using any harsh detergents or soaps for cleaning HPL cladding. A clean cloth dipped in a mild soap solution is enough to keep HPL cladding as good as new. If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy brand to buy HPL wall cladding, look no further than Greenlam Clads. To discuss your requirements, fill out our contact form and or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.