3D Wall panels have become extremely popular in recent times. They allow you to add a sculptural element to the space. Add drama and interest to your interests with 3D wall panels and clever lighting. They help you make a contemporary statement that everyone will notice.
So What Are 3D Wall Panels?
Made using traditional gypsum plaster and available in 600 x 600 mm tiles, 3D wall panels can be fitted just like regular tiles. Once they have been adhered to the wall, you will require regular plaster filler to fill the joints. Thus, you get to achieve a seamless 3D wall installation with minimal effort. You can even use regular household paint to paint the tiles in the colour of your choice. It could either contrast or match the room design.
Where Can 3D Wall Panels Be Used?
The reason why 3D wall panels are commonly used is because they can be used just about everywhere. You can add them to create interest or as decoration. They are also used as a backdrop in the bathroom, home office, lounge, bedroom, and wherever you want.
Are They Easy To Fit?
If you know how to tile, you will have no trouble with installing 3D wall panels. However, if you have not done tiling before, the following steps will help you install them in no time. Before we proceed with the steps, you will need to have a tape measure, spirit level, acrylic primer, hammer, sponge, grouting trowel, screwdriver, sandpaper; hand saw, combed trowel, filler, tile adhesive, pencil, and safety gear.
- Prepare the Wall
The first thing that you need to do to install the 3D Wall Panels is prepare the wall. Examine the wall to determine where you want to fix the tiles. You will need to use the spirit level to ensure that the wall surface is even. Filler will be needed to level out the areas. Next, evaluate the level of the floor.
- Planning the Tile Placement
Once you have prepared the wall, you can start planning the tile placement. The wall space should be measured and a guide for tile placement should be marked out. The exact positions of the tiles should be planned to make sure they are laid out symmetrically. To create a starting point, you should fix a batten to the wall.
- Lay the Tiles
Now, you will need to apply adhesive to the wall with a trowel. Next, push the 3D wall panels into the adhesive gently while you lay the joints flush. Make sure to use 2 to 3 mm spacers to ensure that the tiles have space between them. You will need to leave them to dry. The next day, you should remove the batten. Measure the bottom tiles, mark, and cut tiles to fit them into the remaining space.
- Finishing and Painting
The panels will need to be primed ready for the painting. Do not forget to grout the tiles with the help of a grouting trowel or scraper. Then, simply sponge out the excess. After this, you can paint the tiles.