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Kronowall 3D Installation guide

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Assembly instructions - Kronowall 3D
Please read through these assembly instructions before and during assembly.

Please follow these instructions precisely in order to retain your full warranty entitlement.
Kronowall 3D is manufactured in defined and ultra-precise work stages. Semi-finished and finished
products are subjected to stringent and continu- ous quality control checks. However, damage to
individual panels e.g. during transport, cannot be ruled out entirely. Please check before and
during assembly on the condition of the individual wall elements and accessories under optimum
lighting conditions, looking for defects in the materials
or damage. If a defect is identified in the products, do not use the product and notify the
relevant sales retailer in writing. Once panels have been used, you are no longer entitled to
submit complaints in respect of these.

Please be aware of the weight of the packages when transporting them. The following tips may assist
with transporting loads in a manner that avoids back injury:
- Keep your spinal column stable: keep your back straight and tighten your stomach and pelvic floor
muscles. Use the power in your legs for lifting.
- Avoid jerky movements or sideward rotations: If an item needs to be turned over, lift the item,
take a pace to the side and then place it down. Remove any obstructions and clear a space
beforehand.
Preparation: Before assembly, please store the packs under the same climatic conditions as will be
experienced during assembly. This acclimatization is to be carried out under the following
conditions:
- In a stacked condition with a spacing between the individual packs, with layers rotated through
90°,
- At a room temperature of 15 to 30 °C and a relative room air humidity of 40% to 70%,
- Over a period of at least 48 hours,
- Laying flat, with a minimum gap of 50 cm from any walls.
Please ensure that the panels are handled carefully at all times when working. Work with both
hands, and avoid sliding panels using your feet as this could damage the profiles.

Materials and tools needed: The following tools and materials can be used to assist with the
laying: Pencil, a folding ruler, set square, spirit level, hammer, electric or pneumatic nail
tacker and spacers (15 mm). In addition, a hand-held or table-mounted circular saw with a suitable
blade for coated MDF boards (laminate) and an efficient dust extraction unit is recommended for
cutting. The trapezoid or alternate tooth saw blades for this should be equipped with hard metal
(HW, H6) or diamond (DM) tips.

Tip: Advance speed: from 3.0-3.5 m/min
Cutting speed: 40 – 80 m/s (hard metal tip, H6)

When using compass saws with a hard metal-tipped saw blade, the cut must be made without a jigsaw
action or using splinter protection. In living areas, matching decor skirting can be used.

Specifically-provided 3D profile claws are used for assembly.

The substructure comprises counter-battens. The recommended materials are solid timber
(spruce/pine, Scots pine or larch) with a minimum width of 48 mm and a minimum thickness of 24 mm.

Substrates for laying and preparation: Kronowall 3D is not suitable for use in outdoor areas or in
wet rooms!

The substrate for panel assembly must be formed in such a way that the substrate is flat,
load-bearing, permanently dry and free of cracks. Please ensure that it is clean and free of
separating agents. Wallpaper already on the wall should be removed. Kronowall 3D must be capable
of being laid in accordance with the manufacturer‘s instructions.

Any unevenness in finish-ready walls and the underside of ceilings pursuant to DIN 18202:13-04 of
more than 5 mm over at least 1 m must be smoothed out by an expert. The evenness of the substrate
can best be determined using a straightedge or a 250 cm spirit level, as per the current standards.

The general room temperature should not fall below –20°C or go above +50°C at any time.

Battens must be fitted to the corresponding wall or ceiling in preparation for fitting the panels.
For this, the first row of wooden battens is moun- ted horizontally on the wall or ceiling,
starting at the edge. To attach the substrate, use suitable wall plugs and screws. The load-bearing
capacity must be designed for at least 10 kg per square meter of panels. Further supporting battens
are mounted horizontally on the wall at a spacing of 40 cm over the surface [1].

After this, the counter-battens are fitted onto the completed sub-construction. For this, starting
at the end, the wooden battens are rotated by 90 degrees and screwed to the sub-construction, in a
vertical alignment. In this case, once again, the spacing between the wooden battens is 40 cm [2].

Measure the area to be clad and calculate the number of panels required. Work with the opened packs
without delay.

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Wall-mounting of Kronowall 3D

3D mounting system

Ensure that the installation is tension-free. To ensure this, we recommend leaving an edging
distance to the adjacent wall or ceiling and floor of at least 15 mm all round. A 15 mm edging
distance must also be left to pillars, posts, supporting beams, door frames, radiator pipes, wall
projections, etc. [3].

First start by attaching the 3D profile claw provided to the underside of the wall, directly on the
counter battens. One profile claw is to be fitted to each counter batten. To ensure an even height,
it is recommended that you mark out the position of the profile claws on the counter battens using
a spirit level and a pencil [4].

The main body of the claw with the drilled holes is then positioned in such a way that the closed
side faces downwards and the opened side upwards [5]. On the ceiling, the closed side is
accordingly oriented towards the wall [6].

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nails can be used for mounting, using a pneumatic nail tacker or hammer. The 3D profile claws can
also be screw-mounted to the substrate. This process applies to the entire wall-mounting. When
assembling a ceiling, the profile claws are screw-fastened to the sub-construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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After fitting the claws over the entire width of the all, the first row of wall panels are inserted
longitudinally, with the groove inserted into the profile claws. In the first row, you are
recommended to work only in one plane. This is Plane 1. Please maintain an edging distance of 15
mm. Following the wall horizontally, further panels are similarly mounted onto the claws. To avoid
openings at the joins, please guide each panel in a row with the short side directly abutting the
short side of the previous panel. Rotate the last panel in the first row by 180° for trimming in or
cutting to fit, placing it with the décor side facing upwards alongside the row and wall side that
is already in
place. Take into account the edging distance of 15 mm on the end face. Mark the panel length and
saw to length. To avoid the edge splintering, the decor side should be face down when using
electric compass saws or hand-held circular saws. Otherwise saw from the top side of the panel.
Ensure that the length of the last panel piece is not less than 50 cm so that at least two claws
can hold it in place. If this is not the case, the length of the first panel in the first row must
be adjusted accordingly [7].

Before mounting the second row, the 3D profile claws are inserted onto the panels in the first row
and attached to the counter battens. For this, a profile claw must be mounted into each counter
batten. The profile claws are to be arranged in such a way that the opened side of the claw body
faces down- wards [8,9].

Start the second row either with a half-panel or the left-over piece from the first row. The second
row is moved one plane in towards the room - as Plane 2.
In this case, the rear groove lip of the panel to be put into place serves as the tongue, which is
introduced into the groove of the first row. In the same manner, the row is completed using further
panels. Please ensure that the panel offset between the panels in adjoining rows is at least 20 cm.
The last piece in the row must be cut to length. After this, the 3D profile claws are in-
serted onto the panels and attached to the counter battens. For this, a profile claw must be
mounted into each counter batten. The main body of the claw with the drilled holes is then
positioned in such a way that the closed side faces downwards and the opened side upwards [10].

In the third row, essentially the work stages are carried out in the same way as for Row 1 (Plane
1). In this row, it is also possible to install and integrate Plane 3. The positioning and number
of panels for Plane 3 are a matter of choice for you. To ensure panels are securely held in place,
it is recommended that you start with a panel in Plane 1. In this case, the front groove lip of the
panel to be put into place serves as the tongue which is introduced into the groove in the second
row. After this, a panel can be inserted with its rear groove lip as the tongue into the groove in
the second row, thereby creating Plane 3. This panel is to be run horizontally against the previous
panel in this row (Plane 1). A rebate on the short panel sides ensures a clean finish to the form
[11].

After this, further panels can be inserted in Plane 3 or Row 3 can be conti- nued using a panel in
Plane 1. All panels in Plane 1 in Row 3 are again to be secured using a 3D profile claw. For this,
a profile claw must be mounted into each counter batten. The profile claws are to be arranged in
such a way that the opened side of the claw body is facing downwards [12].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The panels in Plane 3 can be secured using 3D profile claws. For this, a profile claw must be
mounted into each counter batten. The profile claws are to be arranged in such a way that the
opened side of the claw body is facing upwards. The fastening of Plane 3 is achieved via the
adjoining panel rows above and below [13].

Generally, Row 1 must start with Plane 1 (panels lie directly on the counter battens). Then the
complete Row 2 is mounted in Plane 2 (rear groove lip as a tongue in the groove on Row 1). The
third row is fundamentally formed in the row for Plane 1. However, there is scope to integrate
Plane 3. That means that the entire 3D wall is formed using a construction alternating between
Plane 1 and Plane 2, and Plane 3 can only be integrated in Plane 1 rows.

However, it is possible to dispense with Plane 3 entirely and fit the wall using only Plane 1 and
Plane 2 [14].
Clapboard assembly system
This assembly system is characterized by the fact that the panels are attached horizontally to the
wall and a shingle-like structure is achieved due to the overlaps on the long sides [15].

Ensure that the installation is tension-free. To ensure this, we recommend leaving an edging
distance to the adjacent wall or ceiling and floor of at least 15 mm all round. A 15 mm edging
distance must also be left to pillars, posts, supporting beams, door frames, radiator pipes, wall
projections, etc. Start by attaching the 3D profile claws provided to the underside of the wall,
directly onto the counter battens. A profile claw is to be fitted to each counter batten. The main
body of the claw with the drilled holes is positioned in such a way that the closed side faces
upwards and the opened side downwards. To ensure an even height, it is recommended that you mark
out the position of the profile claws on the counter battens using a spirit level and pencil. Nails
can be used for mounting, using a pneumatic nail tacker or hammer. The 3D profile claws can also be
screw-mounted to the substrate. This process applies to the entire wall-mounting.

After fitting the claws over the entire width of the all, the first row of wall panels are inserted
longitudinally, with the groove inserted into the profile claws. Please leave an edging distance of
15 mm. Following the wall horizontally, further panels are similarly mounted onto the claws. To
avoid ope- nings at the joins, please guide each panel in a row with the short side directly
abutting the short side of the previous panel. Rotate the last panel in the first row by 180° for
trimming in or cutting to fit, placing it with the décor side facing upwards alongside the row and
wall side that is already in place. Take into account the edging distance of 15 mm on the end face.
Mark the panel length and saw to length. To avoid the edge splintering, the decor side should be
face down when using electric compass saws or hand-held circular saws. Otherwise saw from the top
side of the panel. Ensure that the length of the last panel piece is not less than 50 cm so that at
least two claws can hold it in place. If this is not the case, the length of the first panel in the
first row must be adjusted accordingly.

Before mounting the second row, the 3D profile claws are inserted onto the panels in the first row
and attached to the counter battens. For this, a profile claw must be mounted into each counter
batten. The profile claws are to be arranged in such a way that the opened side of the profile body
is facing downwards [16].

Start the second row either with a half-panel or the left-over piece from the first row. The second
row is moved one plane in towards the room. In this case, the rear groove lip of the panel to be
put into place serves as the tongue, which is introduced into the groove of the first row. In the
same manner, the row is completed using further panels. Please ensure that the panel offset between
the panels in adjoining rows is at least 20 cm. The last piece in the row must be cut to length.
After this, the 3D profile claws are inserted onto the panels and attached to the counter battens.
For this, a profile claw must be mounted into each counter batten. The main body of the claw with
the drilled holes is then positioned in such a way that the opened side faces downwards and the
closed side upwards As a result, the panels are positioned at an angle to the wall. All further
rows are attached in the same way.

Cleaning and aftercare
Use a hand-brush to remove any dirt which is loose.
Stubborn dirt can be wiped off with a well-wrung out, drip-free cloth. Avoiding standing water at
all times, particularly on the projecting panel edges. Cleaning must be carried out following the
pattern, parallel to the longitudinal orientation of the panel.
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