Installation Tips & Tricks

10 pro tips for a great installation

Thursday, November 12, 2020

About to embark on an installation of Trusscore’s PVC panels on your walls or ceilings? We’ve got your back.

Trusscore’s products have a well-deserved reputation for being easy and quick to work with, whether you’re a professional tradesperson or a do-it-yourself homeowner.

Here are our top 10 pro tips for a great installation:


10. Using a circular saw blade

A fine-tooth circular saw blade installed in the reverse direction is the sure method to get cleaner cuts on big jobs.

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9. Cutting trims

When you need to cut trims for fit, tin snips are your friend for a clean, easy cut. Avoid closing the blades at the end of a stroke.

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8. Installing ceiling panels perpendicularly

When installing ceiling panels, fasten them perpendicular to roof trusses, ceiling joists or strapping.

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7. Using a level

Speed up Trusscore SlatWall installation and Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard installation by using a level to make your first few panels or slats perfectly straight, then use those as guides for the ones that follow.

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6. Installing panels vertically in wet rooms

Installing in an environment where there will be moisture or frequent washings? Whenever possible, install panels vertically rather than horizontally in order to allow water to run without getting trapped. When it’s necessary to install horizontally, run a bead of silicon caulking in the seams.

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5. Using silicone caulking

Likewise, to create a water-tight seal around door and window openings, insert a small bead of silicone caulking on the channel opening of trim pieces before installing panels.


4. Leaving a gap

When installing Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard, remember to leave a gap of ¼ of an inch at the ends of walls for expansion.

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3. Spacing trims

Trims should be screwed to the substrate at least once every 24 inches and at least four inches from the end of the panel.


2. Using a silicone sealant

If an area requires more than 10 feet of continuous trim, the trims should be butted tightly together, with silicone sealant placed between the two pieces.


1. Using stud finders

When installing Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard or Trusscore SlatWall over drywall, use a stud finder to find the studs and then mark out location of the studs on the drywall for quick and easy securing of panels.

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