Verçade Double-Sided Tape Installation

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Verçade Double-Sided Tape Installation

Our Verçade Double-Sided Tape installation method is applied using strips from rolls of our custom two-sided adhesive tape. The tape is applied to the back of planks or tiles and then pressed onto a clean wall surface in your selected pattern or design. The tape is scored every 11.5” easy tear off.

The number of rolls of tape and number of strips required varies depending on whether you use planks or tiles and the dimensions of your installation wall. Generally, in terms of overall coverage, if installing planks, you will need one roll of tape for every two boxes of plank or one roll for every three boxes of tile.

However, it’s especially important to measure and cut the tiles or planks for your desired design ahead of time to ensure a smooth installation process.

Calculating How Much Tile or Plank You'll Need

TypeSizePieces per BoxSq. Ft./BoxSq. Meter/Box
Tile12” x 24”10201.86
Plank6” x “4810201.86

Calculating Material Needed

  • Multiply height by width of wall to get square footage
  • Purchase square footage + 10 percent (to account for need to cut some pieces and leave room for mistakes)
  • If using a diagonal or herringbone pattern you should add an extra 25 percent to account for cutting

Steps Before Installation

1. Make sure the room or workspace is the appropriate temperature and has proper ventilation.
  • Ideal installation temperatures are between 55˚F and 90˚F (13˚C - 32˚C)
  • Extreme hot or cold temperatures can affect quality of installation (indoor installation only)
  • Running an HVAC system to improve ventilation is recommended
2. Prepare surface of wall for installation.
  • Verçade tiles or planks are only approved for “dry” walls (Verçade is not intended for use on tub surrounds or shower walls)
  • Peel or scrape off old wallpaper, loose paint or any other residue that may interfere with bonding of the adhesive – ideal wall surfaces are smooth, dry, flat and free of dust
  • Sanding and wiping down walls that previously had wallpaper or other wall paneling may be necessary to ensure optimal smoothness
  • Any deviations or divots in the wall exceeding ¼“ or 65 mm should be filled in with spackle and allowed time to dry before application of tile or paneling
  • If installing on new dry wall, seams must be taped and any tapered portions must be filled, flush and level
  • Remove any electrical plates, vents and fixtures (Note: It may be necessary to purchase longer screws to reinstall fixtures after Verçade tile or plank hanging is complete)
  • Tape off any adjoining walls, fixtures or room features with painter’s tape
3. Choose desired pattern; measure and cut tiles.
  • Find the center of the wall by measuring the width and dividing by two
  • Draw a line down the center in chalk or pencil to balance your final design
  • When cutting pieces for length or width, use a straight edge and sharp utility knife
  • Cut through the cellular backing of the product with your knife
  • Make several passes with your knife and then snap
  • Lay cut tiles or planks out on the floor to verify or adjust your design before installing

*The use of a NIOSH or OSHA-approved dust mask is recommended during the cutting of Verçade with power tools

To Install Using the Double-Sided Tape Method

The first row is the most important row to install for a balanced appearance

  • 1. Use the center line as your guide and start your first row in the center and work your way out
  • 2. If installing planks, apply three strips of tape down the length of the plank; if installing tiles, apply four strips of tape down the length of the tile (one on each edge and one in the center for plank or one on each edge and two evenly placed towards the center for tile – watch the embedded video above for examples of tape placement) – leave cover on tape until you place on wall

Tape is scored every 11.5” for easy tearing.

  • 3. Remove tape cover, align tile or plank with your starting line and press planks or tiles into the wall
  • 4. Roll first plank or tile with Verçade roller – every plank or tile doesn’t need to be rolled immediately after placing but you should stop every 10 planks to roll all of them
  • 5. Repeat until your design is down to the final rows
  • 6. Final planks or tiles may require to cutting to fit and an end cap may be required to complete your wall – watch the above video for tips on making the necessary cuts

Care and Maintenance

  • Clean using a non-abrasive and pH-neutral all-purpose cleaner and paper towels or cloth
  • Tiles or planks can also be cleaned using a vacuum with a soft bristle brush attachment
  • Never use a vacuum with a beater bar assembly or a scouring pad (it may cause damage to tiles)
  • DO NOT use cleaning products containing bleach, abrasives, or strong chemical detergents

Cutting Verçade Tiles or Planks

When cutting tiles or planks and end pieces (the piece that ends each row):
  • Measure the piece by holding it up to the empty spot and marking where it needs to be cut with a pencil
  • Use a sharp, straight-edge utility knife to scour the piece
  • Snap the piece at the scour mark
  • Dry fit the end piece to make sure it is the right length
  • If needed, cut or sand the piece to ensure a snug fit
  • Remove tape, apply and press the last piece into the row

There is a Lifetime Limited Warranty for all Verçade products (found here). Verçade is intended for use indoors. Outdoor installation voids the warranty.