Frequently Ask Questions

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PVC Edging is coated with a primer that is designed for use on EVA and PUR hot-melt adhesives. The most effective way to apply edging would be with the use of an edge bander.

There could be a wide variety of reasons for this, which include overexposure to moisture or heat, incorrect application, incorrect hotmelt adhesive being used or solvent based materials being used to clean components.

0.4mm and 1mm is most commonly used for the carcass of a cupboard or kitchen. The industry has however been moving towards 1mm. A 1mm or 2mm edge is preferable for the cupboard or kitchen doors.

We proudly supply both ABS and PVC edging. The South African market is however leaning towards PVC edging. PVC edging is the finest, most consistent product available on the market today and is more cost-effective than ABS.

PVC edge banding is extruded and fully solid-coloured. Solid-colouring of the material enables clean and simple rounding of edges. The impact resistant formulation of PVC material guarantees a long service life of milling and other cutting tools.


The below formula can be used to calculate the total of PVC Ceiling Panels required for a room.

  1. Length (m) x Width (m) = Surface Area (m²)
  2. Surface Area / Panel m² (300mm panel = 1.17m² & 250mm panel = 0.98m²) = Panel Qty
  1. Ensure that the same shade or batch is used in one area.
  2. PVC Ceilings should not be exposed to direct sunlight.
  3. Make sure your brandering is 400mm maximum apart.
  4. Line brandering up, level or horizontal.
  5. PVC Ceiling Panels can be installed onto 38mm x 38mm wooden brandering with a screw. Steel brandering can also be used. Drill a 3.5mm hole into the brandering – then screw a 4.5mm x 15mm screw into it (use a 8,13mm diameter screw)
  6. Screw your PVC ceiling Panel onto the brandering.  The panels must lay in the same direction as the main trusses
  7. Make sure the screw head fastens properly and flush with the groove of the Ceiling Panel
  8. Clip the second panel with the tongue onto the groove of the first panel
  9. Knock panel at side to secure close fitment (You can use your hand palm)
  10. Do not carry on until the panel is fitted correctly. Ensure panels are flush before proceeding with next panel.
  11. When at the end of the room, cut the panel in the length with either a drop saw with a fine-tooth blade, a carpet knife or hacksaw.
  12. Close gaps between walls and ceiling with Upper Edge cornices.
  13. Dust ceiling with a cloth after fitment is done.
  1. Ensure all surfaces are clean, free of dust and grease.
  2. Cornice should be cut using a fine-tooth panel saw or hacksaw. Cut corners using a mitre-box for best results.
  3. Apply a liberal bead of adhesive to the top and bottom of the cornice. Press firmly to hold in position.
  4. Wipe away excess adhesive with damp cloth or sponge.
  5. Large profiles may require additional support on either the vertical or horizontal surface for positive fixing.
  6. Leave a 2mm space between adjacent cornices on long runs. Fill with adhesive.
  7. Repair dents, chips and marks with adhesive and filler.
  8. Wipe off any excess adhesive with a wet sponge, brush or cloth.
  9. Paint profiles with water-based paint or stains.
  10. Profiles are water resistant and can readily be installed in bathrooms or kitchens.
  11. Large profiles can be used to cover existing installed cornices.
  12. Cornices are heat sensitive to temperatures above 60◦C and will shrink away with direct contact with such heat sources.

The below values are based on a standard application and may vary due to cornice type, weight and wall texture etc.

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