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Filler Tile Installation
Instead of a design embossment, the filler panel has a flat, hammered texture which makes it ideal for filling perimeters, where an embossed panel would need to be cut to fit flush. Our filler is the only in the industry to have a nail rail, making the transition from one panel to another virtually seamless. Some companies say filler is required for a tin ceiling installation. This is not the case. In fact, the most common tin ceiling layout uses no filler at all and merely trims the embossed panel flush against the wall. However, for certain situations, filler is recommended.
How to Install Filler Panels:
- Cut the filler to fit into the covered area. When finishing a perimeter, cut the filler panels so that the edges will fit flush against the wall. Miter the filler at a 45 degree angle when meeting at the corners.
- Install the filler by coating the backside with a construction adhesive like Liquid Nails or AcrylPro and position it in place.
- Once positioned, nail the filler panel into the substrate, placing one nail every 6 inches around the perimeter of the panel.
- Overlap adjacent filler panels along the nail rail. When meeting Snap LockTM, the filler edge can slide into the female flange and overlap the male flange.
- Flat molding is commonly used to transition between filler and panels.