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FAQ

#1 Is Plankwise real wood?

Yes. The surfaces of Plankwise are composed of real hardwood harvested in the United States. The core is comprised of a manufactured wood product that increases strength and stability in the planks ensuring a structure that will last for years to come.

 

#2 How much Plankwise should I order?

Determine the length and height f your space. Multiplying these two numbers together will reveal the total square footage. Repeat as necessary for multiple surfaces and add the totals together for your final amount.

If installed properly, there should be very little waste. However, we recommend adding 5% to allow room for any errors during installation.

Keep in mind our boxes are shipped in 20 sq. ft. and 35 sq. ft. quantities.

 

#3 What tools will I need to install Plankwise?

Plankwise can be installed using very few tools. The essentials include a saw (hand or miter), measuring tape, square, level and pencil.

For a more efficient installation, a jig saw and table saw can provide faster and cleaner cuts around outlets, profiled trims and rows where the height of the entire plank must be reduced.

 

#4 On which surfaces can I apply Plankwise?

Plankwise can be applied to any vertical interior surface that is clean and smooth. Examples of surfaces include, drywall/plaster (smooth and knockdown), paneling, and finished wood.

Plankwise is not recommended for applications over raw wood, heavily textured drywall/plaster. We also suggest avoiding any surface that would be prone to condensation.

 

#5 Do I need to paint or prime before installing Plankwise?

Because of the lapping profile on each plank, the previous wall color will not be visible between your planks. Just be sure the surface is thoroughly cleaned before application as instructed in the Installation Guide.

New drywall and joint compound should be primed before installation.

 

#6 Can Plankwise be installed in a bathroom?

Plankwise has been designed to hold up in varying conditions of humidity and temperature. Like any wood surface, we advise keeping planks away from direct contact with water, steam, or standing moisture. For example, any space directly above a shower should be avoided. Good ventilation is necessary for any bathroom in question.

 

#7 Can Plankwise be used on a ceiling?

Plankwise will adhere to a smooth ceiling. If you are installing Plankwise in that fashion, we recommend using pins/brad nails on the corners and every 16”-24” along the edges to assist the adhesive in its early bonding stages.

 

#8 Can Plankwise be installed near a fireplace?

First and foremost, check your local building codes when dealing with fireplace surroundings. As long as you are complying with local regulations, you can treat Plankwise just as you would any other wood wall covering.

 

#9 Can I hang items from my Plankwise wall?

Yes. When hanging items or fastening anything to your planks, treat it as though you are fastening to/through the drywall. For lightweight items, such as small picture frames, a small finish nail that goes all the way through the plank and fully into the drywall will be sufficient.

For anything load-bearing, fasteners should go into sub-wall framing or used in pairing with a properly rated toggle bolt.

 

#10 How long will Plankwise adhesive last?

Each plank has been equipped with adhesive strips that will stay bonded for years to come, or until you choose to remodel.

Plankwise is made of real wood, so in the event of any curling or non-sticking, apply a small tack/pin nails to the affected area.