Small office building is fitted out with metal studs and that "cardboard
panel" (1/2"? thick) wall material. Ceilings are all 2x4 acoustic tiles.
The bathroom in a small office building uses some kind of thin (3/16"?)
plastic material for the walls.
Can you help me identify this material? Is there such a material commonly
used for this purpose?
This is in USA.
FRP should be available at any commercial drywall supply house,
good lumber yards, and some box stores. Typically stocked in
limited colors (white and almond) and stocked as 4x8 and 4x10.
Trim pieces include cap strip, H mold, and inside and outside
There are many more colors available, but take some time to get.
It is also available bonded to plywood, wafer board, drywall,
rigid foam, etc.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
FRP panels are generally glued to a substrate like moisture resistant
drywall or tile backer board. It is possible to find plywood with an FRP
overlay, but this type of product is not generally available.
Bob Morrison, PE, SE
R L Morrison Engineering Co
It's glued on. I helped install a bunch of that stuff in a gigantic pie
freezer at a Sara Lee factory and we backed up the adhesive with little
white plastic anchors (the type where the installer needs to pre-drill the
holes and then tap in the little pin to get the anchor to grab).
This stuff is about $10 a sheet at Home Depot, and they usually stock the
glue right by the paneling-in-question.
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