Building Panel Specialty Applications
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
- Building Panel (Specialty) Installation Manual – Download Here
- Warranty – Download Here
- Limitations – Download Here
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
Diverse State Approvals
SAI Global Watermark Certified (Australia & New Zealand)
Codemark Certified (Australia & New Zealand)
Technical Performance Data
To determine the size and quantity of wedi Building Panels you will need for your shower, please follow the steps outlined below:
First, you must calculate the total area of the shower walls. To do this, measure the area of each shower wall by multiplying the length of the wall by the height. The height of each wall will be determined based on how high you plan to install the tile. Next, add the calculated square footage of each wall together to determine the combined sum of all the shower walls. Account for about 15% extra square feet of building panel for any waste cuts by multiplying the combined area of all shower walls by 1.15.
Next, divide the total area of the shower walls by the square foot area of the wedi building panels you plan to use (eg: 4×5 ft. building panel = 20 square feet). A total shower wall area of 115 square feet divided by 20 square feet per building panel gives us a total of 5.75 building panels. Remember to always round up to the next whole building panel.
For product retail pricing, please see our Illustrated Retail Price List (USA or CA), available in the downloads section below.