STEP 1 – POSITIONING PANELS FOR INSTALLATION
The key to a successful installation is transporting the required number of panels into their approximate position prior to beginning installation. We recommend roughly laying out a single layer of your layout prior to connecting adjacent panels and prior to stacking panels on top of panels. This will help you visualize your wall/room, check for possible issues, and make adjustments easily BEFORE you are far along in your build.
Note: Panels are not meant to span open areas (such as in a roof application) and are designed to be placed upright, only, when installed.
STEP 2 – INSTALLING INTER-PANEL LOCKING CONNECTORS UNDERNEATH PANELS
The Inter-Panel Locking Connectors come in both a Double Lug version and a Triple Lug version. When connecting two panels together side-by-side, use a double lug version. When placing an internal column or wall at 90 degrees to adjacent panels, we recommend using a triple lug version.
Start by placing Inter-Panel Locking Connectors underneath the bottom row of panels. These are designed to keep panels from pulling apart from each other.
Install the locking connectors in a straight line for a straight run of panels, or at a 90 degree angle when creating a corner.
When installing the bottom connector, simply tip the first panel and slide the connector below it and set down the panel until it snaps into place. Then, position the adjacent panel by tipping it onto the already placed Connector, until it snaps down as well.
PRO TIP: You might need to shift or nudge panels slightly up and down or front to back, until it is aligned for connection. It is also a good idea to double check that Inter-Panel Connectors are well seated into the panel before moving on, as a mis-seated connector can interfere with further connection.