Building Panel Specialty Applications

Product information

wedi Building Panels are so much more than a simple tile backer board and offer endless installation opportunities. Available in a wide variety of thicknesses and sizes, they are compatible with virtually any substructure. While often used within the range of wedi shower systems, they are also a formidable tile backer board for general use on wet area walls, floors, countertops and many more applications. There are many specialty applications for wedi Building Panels, but it is highly recommended to follow instructions closely and use the correct size and thickness Building Panel for every application.

wedi Preline – Building Panel with premade channels for hydronic floor warming

The wedi building panel PreLine is a fully prepared building panel element for easy installation of hot water heating systems. Factory integrated recesses allow for quick and safe installation of water pipes whilst strong insulation properties of the material itself prevent heat escaping to the ground thus promote a balanced heat distribution across the entire space. Adhesion of the wedi PreLine elements to the screed floor and backfilling of the pipe ducts is done very simply with the appropriate tile adhesive (recommendation: modified thinset mortar). It truly is the perfect element for quick and waterproof implementation of underfloor heating systems.

Individual Bathroom Furniture

wedi Building Panels open endless possibilities in the design of circular and other shapes. Whether you wish to achieve tight curves or semicircular solutions, the wedi Building Panel grants you plenty of scope to develop your ideas for virtually all applications. Since wedi Building Panels offer exceptional moisture protection and heat insulation, you can be assured your installations are guaranteed to meet the highest quality standards, no matter the shape and size you choose to create. Below is just one example how to shape the wedi Building Panel.

Countertops and Backsplashes

The wide variety of sizes and thickness ranges with wedi Building Panels are ideal for several applications in kitchens: Behind backsplashes over framing or solid surface, on countertops over cabinets and eliminating the customary plywood sheet. The flatness and rigidity of the wedi Building Panel surface make installation of special tiles much better and safer: with thin and/ or large tile, mosaics, natural stone slabs or composite materials like quartz. Especially when high rise building projects allow for repeating installation formats, the lightweight wedi Building Panels can often be pre-tiled and installed on the job in one step. The range of wedi Building Panels used here is from panels as thin as 1/8” (3.2 mm) to 1 1/2” (38.1 mm) or 2” (50.8 mm).

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Installation Manual, Requirements/Limitations and Warranty
Product Approvals & Certification

Approvals and certificates applicable to entire Fundo Shower System incl. wedi Shower Seats and Benches:

City of New York, MEA 912-52-SM

Fundo Shower Systems & Building Panels: ICC PMG 1189 (for USA & Canada) – Download Here

Meets all applicable ANSI/ISO Standards incl. ANSI 118.10 and IAPMO PS106

TCNA handbook recognized for wall, floor, countertop, & more applications

City of Los Angeles Approval M-100017

BBA (British Board of Agrement)

DIN EN ISO 9001

CE Marked

Diverse State Approvals

SAI Global Watermark Certified (Australia & New Zealand)

Codemark Certified (Australia & New Zealand)

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Technical Performance Data

ASTM C 578
Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene
Compliant
Thermal Conductivity
75°F (25°C) - ASTM C518
0.23 Bbtu in/hr F
R-Value
75°F (25°) - ASTM C518
4.3hr ft. 2 F/Btu/in (R Value for 1” wedi = 4.3)
Tensile Strength
ASTM C297
65 psi
Shear Strength
Under conditions required in ANSI A118.10-1999
4 week Shear Strength Dry: 216 psi 12 week Shear Strength Dry: 217 psi 100 day Shear Strength Wet: 201 psi
Flexural Strength
ASTM C947
627 PSI
Waterproof
ASTM D4068 / ANSI A118.10-1999
Passed
Capillarity
0
Fungus/Bacteria Resistance
ASTM G21
Passed, No Growth
Linear Variation
AC 159/ASTM 1037-39
Passed, less than 0.07%
Seam Strength
ASTM D751-11 (requirement 8 lb/in width)
Passed, 36.4 lbs
Robinson Floor Test
ASTM C627
Heavy duty commercial use, passed
Fastener Pull Through
ASTM C473
Wet 131.8 lb./Dry 196.2 lb.
Temperature Limits
-58 / +165° F
Freeze & Thaw
ASTM C666 - 25 Cycles
No disintegration/change; Passed
Accelerated Aging
AC 71 - 25 Cycles
No disintegration; Passed
Surface Burning Characteristics
ASTM E84-16 (NFPA 255, ANSI / UL 723, UBC 8-1) Tested as required without tile on Building Panel surface
Flame Spread Index (FSI): 20 | Smoke Developed Index (SDI) : 70 |Classification: Class A

Product Sizes

For product retail pricing, please see our Illustrated Retail Price List (USA or CA), available in the downloads section below.

Applications
Dimensions
Unit
Item Number
Image
Constructing benches, floors to line up with Fundo Primo into bathroom
48 in. x 60 in. x 1 1/2 in. (1219 x 1524 x 40 mm)
2 sheets/box
US8000019
Constructing benches and suspended seats, freestanding walls and partitions
48 in. x 60 in. x 2 in. (1219 x 1524 x 50 mm)
2 sheets/box
US8000020
Constructing benches and suspended seats, freestanding walls and partitions
48 in. x 60 in. x 5/8 in. (1219 x 1524 x 15.87 mm)
50 sheets/pallet
US8000021
Constructing benches and suspended seats, freestanding walls and partitions
48 in. x 96 in. x 2 in. (1219 x 2438 x 50.8 mm)
12 sheets/pallet
US8000016
Wall panel
36 in. x 60 in. x 1/2 in. (914 x 1524 x 12.7 mm)
50 sheets/pallet
US8000017
Wall panel
48 in. x 60 in. x 1/2 in. (1219 x 1524 x 12.7 mm)
50 sheets/pallet
US8000014
Wall panel
48 in. x 96 in. x 1/2 in. (1219 x 2438 x 12.7 mm)
4 sheets/box
US8000010
Wall panel
48 in. x 96 in. x 1/2 in. (1219 x 2436 x 12.7 mm)
50 sheets/pallet
US8000015 (pallet)
Wall panel, aligns with 5/8 in. drywall
48 in. x 60 in. x 5/8 in. (1219 x 1524 x 15.8 mm)
4 sheets/box
US8000011
Wall panel, lines up with floated walls
48 in. x 60 in. x 1 in. (1219 x 1524 x 25.4 mm)
25 sheets/pallet
US8000012
Backsplash, tub decks, floors
24 in. x 48 in. x 1/8 in. (600 x 1219 x 4 mm)
10 sheets/box
US8000006
Tub decks, floors, with electric radiant heat
48 in. x 60 in. x 1/4 in. (1219 x 1524 x 6 mm)
25 sheets/pallet
US8000013
Floor panel, aligns with Fundo Ligno bases to create extension to bathroom floor
48 in. x 60 in. x 3/4 in. (1219 x 1524 x 20 mm)
4 sheets/box
US8000018
Constructing benches, floors to line up with Fundo Primo into bathroom
48 in. x 60 in. x 1 1/2 in. (1219 x 1524 x 40 mm)
2 sheets/box
US8000019

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You’ve chosen your building panels, now choose your prefabricated modules!

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