The ALGOCEM® panel can be used to refurbish ruined plaster or apply heat insulation on humid walls. The renovation of humid rooms consists in improving the thermal insulation of the walls while reducing or eliminating the forming of surface condensate. Increasing the thermal insulation increases the surface temperature on the inner side. In case of walls that are to be covered with tiling, in order to cut costs and laying time, a panel capable of being used as both thermal insulation and a surface ready to be laid and tiled is very useful. ALGOCEM® is applied directly on the walls that need to be renovated with adhesives commonly used in building. If the wall is not planar, wood or metal strips are to be applied so that the panels can be mounted with screws or dowels that are 20 or 30 mm longer than the panel's thickness. Once ALGOCEM® is firmly mounted on the wall, you apply the adhesive and lay the tiling. Any surfaces without tiling are to be smoothed and painted.
- Light, stable, lasting and rot-resistant.
- Extremely resistant to compression.
- It is a sandwich panel with low bending values.
- Does not absorb water.
- Does not require special tools for handling.
- "Clean" working without producing any dust.
- Excellent heat insulation.
- Extremely fast laying.
- Perfect base for tiles applied with a thin layer of glue or for mosaics.
- Ready for plaster finishing.
The bathroom: shower stall
ALGOCEM® can be used as a base for a shower tray, for partition walls or build a masonry shower stall. We recommend 40 or 50-mm-thick panels for this purpose. The panels are mounted on the wall or together using special fastening plates supplied on request with the panel. The joints between the panels and wall are to be finished with waterproof tape, while those between the panels and shower floor are to be filled with silicone and waterproofed.
ALGOCEM® also comes in the “bathroom panel" format, which is fit for standard bathtub sizes (long and short sides). After positioning the bathtub, we recommend that you apply two small wood strips on each side to fasten the panel. The joints between the panels and bathtub and between the panels are to be filled with silicone, while the panels are to be fastened to the wall using special plates and sealed with waterproof tape. Then lay the tiles.
Bathroom vanity and masonry kitchens
ALGOCEM® is also a fast and convenient way to create a recessed cabinets for sinks or to build solid structures made to measure formasonry kitchens. In addition, using 20 or 30-mm-thick panels you can even easily make curved surfaces. Using an angle grinder, you can make incisions running parallel to the 600-mm side, curve the panel and fill the incisions with mortar or tile adhesive. Then lay the tiling.
In order to join the panels together or fasten them to the wall or floor, use the special plates that can be adapted to various thicknesses and specific needs.Entire plate: to join 40-mm and 50-mm panels by the edge. Half plate: split a plate lengthwise to obtain two plates for the fastening of 20-mm and 30-mm panels. Square plate: bend a plate by 90° to fasten the panel to the wall or fall or to fasten panels together in a square. By bending the plates repeatedly along the grooves, you can make up to four small plates from an entire one so that you can fasten small panels. The 150x40-mm fastening plates come in packages of 50 pieces.