Installation & Technical Implementation

Here, you can find our recommendations regarding installation and technical implementation of Organoid natural surfaces. Choose your application and the backing material and get all the details. The installation recommendations are also available as practical downloadable PDFs.

  1. Use as a wallpaper
  2. Use as a decorative layer in woodworking
  3. Use as self-adhesive foil on glass and other surfaces

We recommend getting the installation done by schooled, qualified processors. Pre-trials are recommended.
In case any questions emerge, we are at your disposal.

INSTALLATION OF WALLPAPER AS A NATURAL WALL COVERING

You will find our recommendations for the installation of our natural surfaces as wallpapers here. They apply to our variations on Flax backing, Ecofleece and Flexi. They are also available as practical downloadable PDFs and video-tutorials.

  • Installation of Flax backing and Ecofleece as wallpapers
  • Installation of Flexi as a wallpaper

Recommendations for installing Organoid® on Flax Backing & Ecofleece (Premium & Light)

  • Storing Organoid® natural surfaces

    Bring to room temperature before unpacking. Store product in closed, dry rooms, at a normal temperature and protected from light (at about 20°C and 30-60 % relative humidity).

    Storage recommendations:

    • Rolled goods: hanging system (e.g. paternoster)
    • Single panels: horizontal position (e.g. drawer system)
  • Please note

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.

    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

  • Glue recommendations

    Glue recommendations for Organoid® wallpapers Premium (high coverage) on Flax Backing:

    Organoid® wallpapers Premium with high coverage on Flax Backing can be applied with any glue that is suitable for heavy non-woven wallpaper. We recommend the following products:

    • Methylan Direct Kleister Vliestapeten
    • Pufas Glasgewebe- und Vlieskleber GK,
    • Pufas Sicherheitskleister SK,
    • AURO Wandbelagskleber Nr. 391 (eco-friendly glue),
    • Universal adhesive for non-woven wallpaper
    • Nr. 380 (ecological glue)

     

    Glue recommendations for Organoid® wallpapers Light (light coverage) on Flax Backing and Ecofleece

    • Methylan Direct
    • AURO Wandbelagskleber Nr. 391 (eco-friendly glue)
  • Preparation of the surface

    The base surface must be clean, dry, weight-bearing, evenly absorbent, smooth, dust-free and neutral in colour. Eliminate stains and colour differences to avoid it shimmering through.
    Cracks, holes, and unevenness must be bridged with suitable methods beforehand. Recently plastered walls must be fully dried. Highly absorbent walls must be prepared with a suitable base

    Base:

     

    Even absorption of surface needs to be ensured after priming

  • Tools

    Recommended tools:

    • Cutting knife or wallpaper scissors
    • Short fibre paint roller & brush (for the corners)
    • Laser level or plumb bob
    • Rubber roller & seam roller
    • Wallpapering ruler
    • Cloth and clean, soft brush
  • Wallpapering

    We recommend:

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects before processing
    • Pre-trials
    • Start at window or light source
    • Pay attention to room temperature +18 up to +25C, air humidity 30 – 60% and airflow

    Wallpapering techniqueCreate a plumb line for the first panel. Fully and evenly saturate wall for each track individually with glue, using a short-fibre paint roller and a brush for the corners. Keep back of the wallpaper dry and clean. Apply the wallpaper without pre-soaking onto the glued surface. Press down panels with rubber roller, avoiding bubbles or folds. Cut away excess wallpaper using a ruler and a cutting knife.

     

    Overlap and double-cut: Apply the glue for the second panel. Each panel overlaps approx. 2 cm with the one next to it. Take into consideration possible imperfections 1-2 mm around the edges. Use a bar or a long ruler to cut both panels at the same time, to make them fit at the seams. Press in with a seam roller.

     

    Free match: The naturally scattered materials do not require matching patterns between panels.

     

  • Final steps

    Glue stains on the surface can be removed with a dry cloth (for light-products) or a damp cloth (for premium products).

    For the drying process, keep the windows closed and do not heat excessively. 18-22°C, without draft is ideal. After the wallpaper has dried, remove detached fibres with a dry cloth. Fibres might come off due to the wallpaper being wet from the glue, which is normal.

    Organoid does not bear liability to damages caused by cleaning the surface.

  • Removal

    Pull wallpaper off the wall and remove leftovers with spatula or scraper. Tip: pre-cut wallpaper into tracks for easier removal (perhaps use water and wallpaper stripper beforehand).

Video Tutorial

Installing Video Tutorial Organoid® on Flax backing as wallpaper

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Recommendations for installing

Organoid® on Flax Backing & Ecofleece

Recommendations for installing Organoid® on Flexi as wallpaper

  • Storing Organoid® natural surfaces

    Bring to room temperature before unpacking. Store product in closed, dry rooms, at a normal temperature and protected from light (at about 20°C and 30-60 % relative humidity).

    Storage recommendations:

    • Rolled goods: hanging system (e.g. paternoster)
    • Single panels: horizontal position (e.g. drawer system)
  • Please note

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.
    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

  • Glue recommendations

    For applying Organoid® Wallpaper on Flexi, we recommend Pufas Wandbelagskleber CC glasklar. Pay attention to the user recommendations of the producer.

  • Specific notes

    KAFFEELEDER on Flexi: This surface tends to form mycelia when stored in complete darkness, as it contains moisture and spores that occur naturally in coffee particles. This white film is completely harmless and does not spread to other products. It can easily be removed with a soft cloth. Moreover, the effect only occurs when the product is stored for an extended period of time and can easily be remedied. It has not been observed in the built in product.

  • Preparation of the surface

    The base surface must be clean, dry, weight-bearing, evenly absorbent, smooth, dust-free and neutral in colour. Eliminate stains and colour differences to avoid it shimmering through.

    Cracks, holes, and unevenness must be bridged with suitable methods beforehand. Recently plastered walls must be fully dried. Highly absorbent walls must be prepared with a suitable base.

    Base:

     

    Even absorption of surface needs to be ensured after priming.

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  • Tools

    Recommended tools:

    • Cutting knife or wallpaper scissors
    • Short fibre paint roller & brush (fort he corners)
    • Laser level or plumb bob
    • Rubber roller & seam roller
    • Wallpapering ruler
    • Cloth and clean, soft brush
  • Wallpapering

    We recommend:

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects before processing
    • Pre-trials
    • Start at window or light source
    • Pay attention to room temperature +18 up to +25C, air humidity 30 – 60% and airflow

     Wallpapering technique: Create a plumb line for the first panel. Fully and evenly saturate wall for each track individually with glue, using a short-fibre paint roller and a brush for the corners. Keep back of the wallpaper dry and clean. Apply the wallpaper without pre-soaking onto the glued surface. Press down panels with rubber roller, avoiding bubbles or folds. Cut away excess wallpaper using a ruler and a cutting knife.

     

    Overlap and double-cut: Apply the glue for the second panel. Each panel overlaps approx. 2 cm with the one next to it. Take into consideration possible imperfections 1-2 mm around the edges. Use a bar or a long ruler to cut both panels at the same time, to make them fit at the seams. Press in with a seam roller.

     

    Free match: The naturally scattered materials do not require matching patterns between panels

     

  • Final steps

    Glue stains on the surface can be removed with a dry cloth (for light-products) or a damp cloth (for premium products).

    For the drying process, keep the windows closed and do not heat excessively. 18-22°C, without draft is ideal. After the wallpaper has dried, remove detached fibres with a dry cloth. Fibres might come off due to the wallpaper being wet from the glue, which is normal.

    Organoid does not bear liability to damages caused by cleaning the surface.

  • Removal

    Pull wallpaper off the wall and remove leftovers with spatula or scraper. Tip: pre-cut wallpaper into tracks for easier removal (perhaps use water and wallpaper stripper beforehand).

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Organoid® on Flexi

INSTALLATION AS A DECORATIVE LAYER IN WOODWORKING

Here, you can find our recommendations for installing our natural surfaces as a decorative layer in woodworking. They apply to our variations on Flax backing, Ecofleece, Flexi, HPL and golden paper. They are also available as practical downloadable PDFs and video-tutorials.

  • Installation of Flax backing and Ecofleece as decorative layers in woodworking
  • Installation of Flexi as a decorative layer in woodworking
  • Installation of golden paper as a decorative layer in woodworking
  • Installation of HPL as a decorative layer in woodworking

Recommendations for installing Organoid® on Flax Backing & Ecofleece as a decorative layer in woodworking

  • Storing

    Bring to room temperature before unpacking. Store product in closed, dry rooms, at a normal temperature and protected from light (at about 20°C and 30-60 % relative humidity).

    Storage recommendations:

    • Rolled goods: hanging system (e.g. paternoster)
    • Single panels: horizontal position (e.g. drawer system)
  • Please note

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.

    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

  • Hot press and separating paper

    The Organoid® products on Flax backing and Ecofleece can be processed with normal wood-working machinery. Use separating paper enclosed between hot press and surface to protect the pressing plate and do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C, in order to protect the positive properties of the natural materials. We recommend the use of white glue.

    Guidelines:

    • pressing temperature: 60°C
    • pressure 1 kg/cm²
    • Glue application: approx. 100 g/m²
    • Pressing time: approx. 15 minutes
  • Processing

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects BEFORE processing
    • Cut to the desired size using a cutter knife and double-cut the seams for a perfect fit
    • Apply glue (e.g. white glue) evenly and completely onto the wood material, not on the non-woven. Adapt amount of glue to the surface, as the non-woven backings may take up the moisture, leading to glue stains. We recommend pre-trials before first using our products in any case.
    • Apply glue vertically and horizontally using a roller.
    • Put surface onto wood material and cover with included separating paper to avoid damaging the surface
    • Do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C
    • Take finished piece out of the hot press as quickly as possible and let cool evenly
    • Cut off excess material or bend around the edges
  • Counter-balance

    Most natural surfaces generally do not have a great impact on warpage due to their low thickness. For sensitive applications, we offer a counterbalance: either empty coating paper or the empty backing material of the surface in question.

  • Final steps

    Loose natural fibre on the surface can be removed with a dry cloth or a brush.

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Processing Video Tutorial Organoid® on Flax backing as a decorative layer in woodworking

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Recommendations for installing

Organoid® on Flax Backing & Ecofleece

Recommendations for processing Organoid® on Flexi as a decorative layer in woodworking

  • Storing

    Bring to room temperature before unpacking. Store product in closed, dry rooms, at a normal temperature and protected from light (at about 20°C and 30-60 % relative humidity).

    Storage recommendations:

    • Rolled goods: hanging system (e.g. paternoster)
    • Single panels: horizontal position (e.g. drawer system)
  • Please note

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.

    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

     

  • Hot press and separating paper

    The Organoid® products on Flax backing and Ecofleece can be processed with normal wood-working machinery. Use separating paper enclosed between hot press and surface to protect the pressing plate and do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C, in order to protect the positive properties of the natural materials. We recommend the use of white glue.

    Guidelines

    • pressing temperature: 60°C
    • pressure 1 kg/cm²
    • Glue application: approx. 100 g/m²
    • Pressing time: approx. 15 minutes
  • Processing

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects BEFORE processing
    • Cut to the desired size using a cutter knife and double-cut the seams for a perfect fit
    • Apply glue (e.g. white glue) evenly and completely onto the wood material, not on the non-woven. Adapt amount of glue to the surface, as the non-woven backings may take up the moisture, leading to glue stains. We recommend pre-trials before first using our products in any case.
    • Apply glue vertically and horizontally using a roller.
    • Put surface onto wood material and cover with included separating paper to avoid damaging the surface
    • Do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C
    • Take finished piece out of the hot press as quickly as possible and let cool evenly
      • Cut off excess material or bend around the edges
  • Counter-balance

    Most natural surfaces generally do not have a great impact on warpage due to their low thickness. For sensitive applications, we offer a counterbalance: either empty coating paper or the empty backing material of the surface in question.

  • Final steps

    Glue stains on the surface can be removed with a dry cloth or a brush.

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Recommendations for installing Organoid® on Flexi

Recommendations for processing Organoid® on Golden Paper as a decorative layer in woodworking

  • Storing

    Bring to room temperature before unpacking. Store product in closed, dry rooms, at a normal temperature and protected from light (at about 20°C and 30-60 % relative humidity).

    Storage recommendations:

    • Rolled goods: hanging system (e.g. paternoster)
    • Single panels: horizontal position (e.g. drawer system)
  • Please note

     

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.

    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

     

  • Hot press and separating paper

    The Organoid® products on Flax backing and Ecofleece can be processed with normal wood-working machinery. Use separating paper enclosed between hot press and surface to protect the pressing plate and do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C, in order to protect the positive properties of the natural materials. We recommend the use of white glue.

    Guidelines

    • pressure: approx. 1 kg/cm²
    • Glue application: approx. 100 g/m²
    • Pressing time: approx. 15 minutes
  • Processing

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects BEFORE processing
    • Cut to the desired size using a cutter knife and double-cut the seams for a perfect fit
    • Apply glue (e.g. white glue) evenly and completely onto the wood material, not on the paper. Adapt amount of glue to the surface, as the paper may take up the moisture, leading to glue stains. We recommend pre-trials before first using our products in any case.
    • Apply glue vertically and horizontally using a roller.
    • Put surface onto wood material and cover with incuded seperating paper to avoid damaging the surface
    • Do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C
    • Lower feed rates and higher rotational speed are recommended for machine processing.
    • Take finished piece out of the hot press as quickly as possible and let cool evenly
    • Cut off excess material or bend around the edges
  • Counter-balance

    Most natural surfaces generally do not have a great impact on warpage due to their low thickness. For sensitive applications, we offer a counterbalance: either empty coating paper or the empty backing material of the surface in question.

  • Final steps

    Remove loose natural fibre gently using a dry cloth.

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Recommendations for installing Organoid® on Golden Paper

Recommendations for processing Organoid® on HPL as a decorative layer in woodworking

  • Storing

    We recommend unpacking the laminate from the cardboard box. Before use, the panels should be acclimatized to room-temperature with a counterbalance for approx. 1-3 days. Store in closed, dry rooms at a normal temperature (approx. 20°C, 30-60% relative air humidity). Store horizontally on an even surface, e.g. in a drawer system. Direct contact with the floor and/or sun must be avoided.

  • Please note

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.

    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

  • Cut

    For cutting engineered wood, commonly used wood working machinery can be used. Panel saws, table saws, hand-held circular saws, jigsaws, but also CNC-milling. The usual principles and precautions apply, just like in working with any other engineered wood or laminate.

    Lower feed rates and higher rotational speed are recommended for machine processing.

  • Processing

    Natural surfaces on phenolic resin high pressure laminates and be used and processed like normal HPL-panels and pe attached to a number of different surfaces and backgrounds. Typical woodworking materials such as chipboard, MDF and HDF are compatible. When glued on solid walls or metal, a multitude of pre-trials should be conducted. The usual principles and precautions apply, just like in working with any other engineered wood or laminate.

    Do not press at a temperature higher than 60°C and use the separating paper enclosed between the hot press and the surface to protect the natural qualities of the organic materials.

    The back of the HPL needs to be checked for leftover materials or oils after processing and has to be cleaned carefully accordingly. Cut off 2 cm along the edges before processing, as the density of the natural material deviates due to the production process

  • Adhesion

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects before processing
    • Cut to the desired size
    • Apply glue (e.g. white glue) evenly and completely onto the wood material, not on the non-woven. Adapt amount of glue to the surface, as the non-woven backings may take up the moisture, leading to glue stains. We recommend pre-trials before first using our products in any case.
    • Apply glue vertically and horizontally using a roller.
    • Put surface onto wood material and cover with included separating paper to avoid damaging the surface
    • Do not press at temperatures higher than 60°C
    • Take finished piece out of the hot press as quickly as possible and let cool evenly
    • Cut off excess material or bend around the edges
  • Counter-balance

    For an ideally balanced panel structure, we recommend a symmetrical structure, meaning using the same surface on the front and back. For tension equalisation, we recommend using a counter-balance with the same thickness as the HPL used for the surface (HPL 1.1 mm, sanded on both sides, for SKELETTBLATTLA HPL 0.8 mm).

    Further criteria for warpage:

    • Type of underground (MDF, chipboard, plywood etc.)
    • Thickness of nderground panel
    • Size of workpiece
    • Moisture in wood
    • Glue application
    • Pressing temperature
  • Final steps

    Loosened natural fibre on the surface can be removed with a dry cloth or a brush.

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Recommendations for Processing Organoid® on HPL

APPLICATION ON GLASS AND OTHER SURFACES

Here, you can find our recommendations for installing our natural surfaces on self-adhesive foil on glass and other surfaces. They apply to our variations on self-adhesive opaque and translucent. They are also available as practical downloadable PDFs and video-tutorials.

Recommendations for installing Organoid® Self-Adhesive - Opaque & Translucent

  • Storing

    Bring to room temperature before unpacking. Store product in closed, dry rooms, at a normal temperature and protected from light (at about 20°C and 30-60 % relative humidity).

    Storage recommendations:

    • Rolled goods: hanging system (e.g. paternoster)
  • Please note

    In case any anomalies and/or defects occur, Organoid® has to be contacted in written form immediately. Please check before installation if the delivery has any anomalies and/or defects.

    Natural surfaces by Organoid® are made from natural plant fibres, therefore individual products of the same type may vary in colour, smell, or texture.

    Allow for the dimensions of the surfaces to vary up to +/- 2%, as they are unavoidable from a technical point of view. Small deviations due to these biological properties are therefore not a reason for complaint or warranty claims.

  • Suitable surfaces

    The strong self-adhesive foil is suitable for direct adhesion on smooth and rough surfaces, e.g. plasterboard, concrete, metal, glass, wooden panels and other materials. The surface must be in good condition, dry, clean and dust free.

  • Tools

    Recommended tools:

    • Soft brush
    • Sharp cutter and cutting ruler
    • Dry protective gloves
    • Marker for positioning
    • Low-adhesion masking tape
    • Soft rubber roller
    • Felt squeegee
    • Lint-free cloth for cleaning
  • Preparation

    • Checking the surface for anomalies and/or defects BEFORE processing
    • Unroll material on an even surface and acclimatise horizontally (approx. 20°C and 50-65% relative humidity for 12 hours). Single decks can be stacked.
    • Test underground for adhesion and compatibility with the adhesive before use.
    • We recommend dry application
    • Take exact measurements of the surface and cut material with 2 cm allowance on each side (allow for an extra 5 mm, as edges might not be completely straight)
    • Protect adjacent surfaces with masking tape from the strong self-adhesive foil.
    • Tip: Material can be laser-cut or cut on a plotter to achieve the desired shape
  • Adhesion onto surfaces

    Different methods can be used to adhere the material to the underground. Depending on the size of the surface, the material or to have a little leftover as possible. Vertical and horizontal use is possible. Tip: it is best to work in a team of two people.

    1. Position the material on the surface
    2. Fix it onto the surface with masking tape
    3. Remove the first 10-20 cm oft he yellow liner and fold it back
    4. Press the material onto the surface with a rubber roller in a straight line. Use sufficient pressure to ensure adhesion. Tip: application needs to be exact, as the industrial strength foil adheres very well and cannot be adjusted afterwards.
    5. Pull off liner bit by bit with both hands and press material down firmly with rubber roller
    6. Carefully remove masking tape after material has been adhered to the surface
    7. Press down all corners carefully and firmly with a rubber roller or a soft squeegee (glass, corners).
    8. Remove excess material with cutter knife and ruler
    9. Double-cut and overlap: Further panels have to be adhered using the double-cut method with approx. 2 cm overlap (allow for +/- 5 mm).
      Tip: Adhere a stripe of masking tape horizontally to orient yourself and to protect the lower panel and the edge of the already attached panel. Pay attention tot he panels being parallel. Gut both panels at the same time using a ruler and pull away the stripes around the edges, laying the panels seam to seam. Press in the seams.
    10. Use on 90° inner and outer corners is possible, but natural fibre might come off. Test before use.
    1. Adhesion on Glass: Adhering the surface to glass requires extra care. The adhesion of the foil on glass is very strong and makes readjustments impossible. Pay attention to the placement of the foil. Apply panels next to each other (butt joint). Allow for imperfections around the edges (+/- 5 mm).
  • Final steps

    Loose natural fibre on the surface can be removed with a dry cloth or a brush.

  • Removal of the self-adhesive foil

    Our self-adhesive foil is a permanent adhesive with high strength, which enables excellent adhesion on a number of different smooth and structured surfaces. A clean and damage-free removal of the surface cannot be expected. We recommend testing the adhesion and removal before use.

    Tips for removing self-adhesive foil:

    • Slowly remove foil
    • Begin removing the foil from the top, pulling hard – at an angle of 120° to 180° from the wall
    • Do not use Chemicals
    • Use low heat (30°C – 40°C) on suitable surfaces – do not use heat on e.g. plasterboard or windows
    • Blades can make the removal easier
    • Remove leftover adhesive and clean surface

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Organoid® Self-Adhesive

All Video Tutorials

Video tutorials Organoid on various backing for various applications:

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Installation recommendations as pdf download:

Flaxfleece & Ecofleece

Flexi

Self-Adhesive

Golden Paper

HPL