To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:
The River Rock Blank Panels can be installed indoors, or outdoors, on any reasonably flat surface that is clean and is in structurally sound condition.
It is always a good idea to temporarily lay out the panels around the project to plan which / how panels will be cut and which will not.
1.) Your particular rock wall installation may have inside corners (such as in a square room) or outside corners (see image above). Regency river rock panels have available outside corner pieces. For an inside corner you’ll need the Grouted Blank Panel and Individual Rock pieces.
We suggest when using outside corners to start by installing them temporarily with nails or screws (No Adhesive) making sure they’re perpendicular to the floor. This will help you better determine where and how the rest of your panels will fit.
2.) When you install your river rock wall panels, we recommend going from left to right. Using a chalk line to mark a horizontal line will aid in keeping your panels leveled. The horizontal lip should be positioned at the top and the horizontal notch at the bottom.
Note: If you are working with both an inside and outside corner, start your install by butting the first panel against another wall. The left side of your first panel should be trimmed to remove the protruding stones and create a straight edge.
Apply a few lines of adhesive to the back of panels and where they overlap/interlock, and then fasten the panel to your wall using screws or nails. We recommend installing screws below a stone as it will be easier to conceal them. To completely conceal screw heads you can apply colored caulk and use our Touch-up Kits to match the color.
3.) Continue with the rest of the panels of the first row. In most cases when reaching an inside or outside corner you’ll wind up with a gap between the last panel and the following corner. A full panel will be either too short or too long to fit properly. The Grouted Blank Panel and Individual Rocks were created for this purpose.
4.) Measure the spacing between your river rock stone veneer panels and the following corner. Cut a section of the Grouted Blank Panel to fit this space.
5.) Once the Grouted Panel is installed on your wall, you may start placing and installing the Individual Rocks on top of it. Some prefer to plan the layout prior to installing the panel to ensure the best arrangement and look.
If you need to install further rows of river rock wall panels, follow the steps above again as needed.
Be sure to obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
Always follow any, and all, local, state, and federal building codes. Always comply with any specified clearances set forth by the manufactures of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat sources, as well.