The EnduraFlood wall panel system can be used to create a large variety of decorative wall solutions for basements and other flood prone areas. Numerous profile options, different trim materials, various wall color combinations, and the adaptability to different installation heights means that you can create a great-looking and functional solution for almost any scenario.
Today, we will demonstrate a basic EnduraFlood installation on a straight wall section with common 2x4 studs. As you become familiar with EnduraFlood, you will see how easy and intuitive the installation is. Let's get started!
For a basic EnduraFlood installation on a straight wall, in addition to our pre-cut wall panels, we need EnduraFlood UNI-TRIM (2sec pause), EnduraFlood UNI-BASE (2 sec pause), as well as a number of EnduraFlood BASE-KLIP brackets, EnduraFlood TH-SCREWs 1-¾ truss head screws, and UB-PLUGs⅜" hole plugs.
For tools we should have handy an electric staple gun for ⅜" staples, a set of handlift tools, and a power drill.
For best results, make sure that the drywall cut at the bottom is straight and smooth, without jarred edges and without too many imperfections.
The first step in the installation is the mounting of the EnduraFlood UNI-TRIM. When using the UNI-TRIM on wooden studs, we simply staple the trim to the studs. Ensure that the profile piece sits nice and snug against the drywall above. Make sure to add a staple on each stud for best results.
Since the drywall height is 36" from the floor, we are using ENDU-BOARD panels that were precut to a height of 33". Always cut the wall panels to a height of three inches less than the height of the drywall cut.
After sliding the top of the panel inside the UNI-TRIM, we temporarily support the panel with a hand lift tool.
Now, we mount at least two BASE-KLIP brackets behind and under the panel using 1-¾" truss head screws.
Before adding the next panel, we prepare a piece of UNI-TRIM to act as a vertical trim piece between the two panels. First, we cut the profile to the height of the wall panels. Then, we use our aviation snips to remove approximately 1-½" of support leg to allow for extra space when overlapping the horizontal and vertical trim pieces.
We simply slide the vertical trim snuggly onto the next panel, and now mount the next panel.
After removing the handlift tools, we are now ready to install the EnduraFlood UNI-BASE baseboard molding. Before mounting, mark the location of at least two to three studs along the length of each UNI-BASE piece. We now pre drill a mounting hole ¾" from the top of the UNI-BASE using a 3/32" drill. Using this pilot hole, we now countersink a ⅜" diameter hole half-way into the UNI-BASE.
Into this hole, we screw a TH-SCREWtruss head screw until it's snug. Do not over tighten.
When done, simply fit a UB-PLUG the hole plug into the opening, and you are done!
Congratulations! You just mounted your first set of EnduraFlood wall panels.
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