Frequently Asked Questions
What is PVC?
Polyvinyl chloride (commonly abbreviated as PVC) is a widely-used plastic. Globally, over 50% of all PVC manufactured is used in construction. As a building material, PVC is budget-friendly and easy to assemble. In recent years, PVC has been replacing traditional building materials such as wood, concrete and clay in many areas.
What sizes does the cladding come in? What designs?
PVC cladding is available mainly in popular widths of 100mm and 250mm. We also produce in widths of 167mm, 375mm and 407mm (16" for the North-American market). The most common length is 2.6m (8ft for North America). Panel styles range from ‘seamless’ monopanels to V-groove panels (v-shaped joint). Many design patterns are possible including genuine wood grain patterns, marble and stone effects, and alternative fantasy designs.
Do Dumaplast PVC panels have any insulating value?
Yes, Dumaplast panels have an insulating value of R 2.25 (0,16 watt/m°K), which is comparable to the insulating value of a normal house brick.
What is the maximum temperature for PVC panels?
Our panels can withstand a maximum continuous temperature of 60°C. In this way, Dumaplast’s PVC panels can be used as a shower wall panel, but they cannot be used in saunas. Ceiling lights can be built in. When installing halogen lamps holes may be drilled in the panels.
How do PVC panels compare price-wise to tiles?
Obviously, tiles come in all sizes and prices, but due to the fact that PVC panels take only about half the time to fit as tiles, you will save on installation costs. Whether you are employing a fitter, or doing it yourself, you will save money!