Installation Tips

January 14, 2016
Everlast Lining Boards Monash University

Click on the linked titles below to review the various installation tips and instructions.

  • Use standard wood working equipment for cutting.
  • Carbide tipped blades are recommended.
  • Avoid using fine tooth metal cutting blades.
  • Rough edge from cutting may be caused by excessive friction, poor board support, or improper tooling.
  • Use standard wood working drills and routers.
  • Care should be taken to avoid frictional heat build-up.
  • Periodic removal of shaving from the drill hole may be necessary.
  • Carbide tipped router bits are recommended.
  • If nailing products at 0°C or below, pre-drilling is required.
  • Optimal temperature for heat bending is between 126°C and 135°C. Temperatures exceeding 135°C may cause discoloration.

  • Use standard nail guns/wood working tools.
  • Stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanized nails/screws are recommended.
  • Do not use brads, staples, wire nails or fine-threaded wood screws.
  • Place nails and screws on center of board and keep approximately 19mm from each edge.
  • Fasteners should penetrate into flat, solid wood substrate or framing member a minimum of 38mm”
  • If nailing product at 32°F or below, pre-drilling is required.
  • Pre-drilling and/or counter-sink are typically not required unless a larger fastener is used.
  • As with wood, use 2 fasteners per every framing member for linging board applications. Lining boards 304mm or wider, as well as sheets, will require additional fasteners not to exceed 203mm on center.
  • Fasteners must be installed within 50mm of the end of each board.
  • Everlast Polymeric Linings do not absorb moisture, and can be installed at or below grade.
  • It is perfect for use in moisture prone applications such as ground contact, masonry contact, hot tub surrounds, freeze boards, rooflines and garage door jambs, etc.
EXPANSION & CONTRACTION
  • Everlast Polymeric Linings expand and contract with changes in temperature. Allow 3mm space per 5500mm for expansion and contraction. Joints between pieces should be glued to eliminate joint separation — see “Gluing” section.
  • Properly fastening Everlast Polymeric Linings along entire length will minimize expansion and contraction.
  • 9mm and 12mm sheet product is not intended to be ripped into trim pieces. These profiles must be glued to a substrate and mechanically fastened.
  • When gaps are glued on a long run of the board, allow suitable expansion and contraction space at ends of the run.
  • Scarf joints are recommended to minimize seams and allow expansion and contraction.
  • Construction adhesive is recommended to reduce expansion and contraction between trim and substrate.

  • Everlast Polymeric Linings do not require paint for protection, but accept and hold paint very well.
  • Clean surface prior to painting.
  • Follow paint manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • If you choose to paint, use a 100% acrylic latex paint with colors having a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 55 or higher.
  • For darker colors (LRV of 54 or lower), use paints specifically formulated for use on vinyl/pvc products.
  • Acrylic or urethane based latex exterior or interior paints are recommended.
  • Prior to painting, exterior sandable spackle is recommended for filling nail holes.
  • Never span Everlast Polymeric Linings more than 610mm.
  • Must not be used in load bearing applications, but may be used in spanned applications such as soffits and ceilings, with suitable thickness
  • When using 12mm Everlast lining boards, use 12″ OC framing as well as use a high quality construction grade polyurethane adhesive on joists.
  • For spans greater than 304mm OC, use 16mm Everlast lining board, or use a minimum 12mm backer such as plywood or OSB with construction grade adhesive and mechanical fastening a minimum of every 203mm. Fasteners should hit joist or framing when possible.

  • For the best result, use Extreme Adhesives to glue all joints between trim pieces such as long fascia runs, window surrounds, etc., to prevent joint separation.
  • Glue joints should be secured with fasteners on each side of the joint.
  • Store on a flat and level surface.
  • Should be handled in a fashion as pine, because it has a density comparable to pine with more flexibility.
  • Keep product free of dirt and debris

  • Clean with a damp cloth with soap and water.
  • Use Extreme Adhesives nail sticks on unpainted applications.
  • Use Fill n Flex for unpainted caulking applications.
  • Everlast Polymeric Linings may be cleaned with denatured alcohol, mild detergent or soap and water. Other household cleansers may be used but should be tested in an inconspicuous area before use.