1) What is tac•wall® made of?
Linoleum resilient homogeneous tackable surface material is made of natural materials consisting of linseed oil, granulated cork, and rosin binders mixed and calendered onto natural burlap backing. Uni-color extends throughout the thickness of material. Tac•wall contains no harmful components.
2) What sizes and dimensions is tac•wall available in?
Width: 48" (122cm)
Gauge: 1/4" (6.0mm)
Length: 95 lineal feet (29 lineal meters)
Note: All 12 tac•wall colors are available in 1/4" gauge x 48" width.
3) What adhesive is used to install tac•wall?
L-910 (linoleum adhesive) is the first choice to be used and is the only adhesive covered by the tac•wall warranty.
It is important to use a 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" square-notched trowel, which comes with a four-gallon pail of L-910. On nonporous walls, let the L-910 flash off (at least 50%) before installing tac•wall. However, the adhesive should be wet enough to break the trowel marks.
4) What do you use to remove dried adhesive residue?
Mineral spirits (a type of turpentine) purchased from most hardware stores. It is important to remove adhesive from face of material as quickly as possible while installing.
5) Can tac•wall® be installed over painted walls?
Yes. Lightly sand off paint, clean dust off walls, and follow up with a bond test before installing. If the tac•wall will not properly bond, go back and do a more intense sanding to remove any paint residue.
6) Can tac•wall be installed over drywall?
Yes, and the drywall does not have to be primed first.
7) What is the noise co-efficiency of tac•wall?
Tac•wall is not manufactured to be an acoustical product. It can deaden noise, but has no acoustical value; therefore, a noise co-efficiency test is not available.
8) How are tac•wall edges finished off?
Finish edges with T-profiles, which can be purchased from any home retail shop or wall partition store. Other options are:
- Fitting a frame around the edge
- Beveling the edges
- Milling to desired edge
- Cutting the edges straight
9) How do you finish off joints?
- Butt Joint—Remove factory edge from sheet one with a seam and strip cutter. Overlap sheet one with sheet two about one inch, using the seam and strip cutter's guide to follow sheet one's trimmed edge. Place a piece of masking tape across the seam for use as an alignment aid. Adhere sheet one to the wall and then adhere sheet two, making sure to align the sheets with the tape. Give particular attention to hand-rolling the seams.
- "T" Moulding—Finish edges with "T" profile with maximum 1/4" prong in matching or contrasting colors.
- Leaving a Gap—Remove factory edges from both sheets. Paint the visible part of the wall in matching or contrasting colors. Glue the first sheet using spacers (as used in ceramic tile installations). Glue the other sheet. The spacer will keep an even gap between the sheets.
- "U" or 45° Angle—Trim factory edges, then use a router bevel or shape the edges for the desired look. Install the sheets butted against each other.
10) How do you finish inside corners?
Pattern-scribe the material to ensure a tight fit between the tac•wall sheets.
11) How do you finish outside corners?
Corner guard profile should be used to ensure adequate protection and durability.
12) What tools do you use to cut tac•wall®?
Use a seam and strip cutter to remove factory edge. You may use a straightedge with a utility knife or hooked-blade knife to cut material to length.
13) Can you repair a gouge, dent, or broken piece of tac•wall?
Yes, by doing a plug (inserting a new piece) of tac•wall. Make the plug in a diamond or fish-eye shape. However, you will see the plug because tac•wall is a uni-colored product.
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