Easy to install the Fibo Kitchen Board
Fibo Kitchen Board is a simple and smart solution to protect the wall between the kitchen counter top and cupboards from water and food scraps. But it is also the fastest way to satisfaction and leaving your personal touch in the kitchen. See how easy it is!
Step 1 | Installing Fibo Kitchen Board
- Measure and make sure to define a distance of 2-3 mm from worktop up to the bottom of the panel.
- Predrill wholes through laminat, and fasten with a screw in the panel edge (not necessary if gluing)
- All panels must be screwed in screw lip, before clicking it in place, if you choose to glue the panels, the screws are not necessary.
Step 2 | Fibo Kitchen Board behind sink
- It is recommended to use sealant between the panels behind the sink. Fibo Seal is applied on the left side of the panel before the panels are clicked together.
- Clean and remove excess sealant with Fibo Clean, Fibo Sealing Tools and Fibo Wipes.
Step 3 | Install the final panel
- After pre-drilling and countersinking, screw the last panel (if gluing, not necessary)
- Hide the screw (if used) with L-profile at the end of the panel.
- Use sealant between the panel and the worktop to get a smooth and correct finish
Download our installation instruction as a PDF.
Frequently asked questions
For installation on masonry/concrete walls above ground, use the following solution: Make sure the concrete is dried out and has a maximum moisture level of 85% when mounting. The substrate must be level and provide good attachment possibilities for nails and screws where the panels meet. Remember, where you hang up washbasins or other heavy objects, there must be extra reinforcement.
Forget about the vapor barrier, primer, fix and joints. Fibo panels have an integrated vapor barrier and you can mount the panels directly on the wall framework.
Fibo cannot easily be mounted directly on tiles. If there is an outer wall or wall against cold rooms, there must not be a double-vapor barrier according to Norwegian research institute SINTEF’s building studies results. Because Fibo panels are approved as a vapor barrier, the old vapor barrier must be removed behind the panels.
You can mount Fibo on drywall. With two layers of 0.5-inch drywall, you don’t need horizontal cross sections between the studs. Remember to use screws long enough to go through the drywall and into the studs for secure attachment.
Fibo must be stored lying on a flat surface at room temperature for three days before installation. In addition, Fibo must always be stored lying on a flat surface so that the packaging remains unbroken. The material must be acclimated to the new environment for three days.
Everything you need to know is in our installation instructions. It pays to prepare well in advance!
Fibo is both easier and faster to install than laying tiles. It’s also cheaper. You can either assemble yourself or get help from a craftsman. Proceed carefully, follow our installation instructions, take a picture showing where the joints are, overlap the membrane and use the checklist we provide to help document the installation. This way you get a great result with limited lifetime warranty for residential installations and 25 years for commercial installations. If you are unsure on how to install Fibo, please contact our customer service
If you plan to mount bathroom fittings, a washbasin, faucet, wall-mounted toilet or other bathroom furniture on the panel, you need to install, for example, a 0.5-inch thick sheet of plywood behind it. You can, of course, attach the decor to studs behind the wall.
Fibo Seal is specially developed for our panels and is ETAG 022 approved. Fibo Seal is also supplied in the same colors as the joints on the panels. Do not use silicone, only MS polymer sealant approved according to SINTEF TG 2289.
You should use about 14 screws per sheet (installed at approx. 8-inch intervals) and approx. 4-6 screws per inner corner. The rule of thumb is one package of screws for ten 24″ panels. The rule of thumb is one tube of Fibo Seal for 6 panels.
It is easy to keep Fibo clean – and you avoid all the dirt that tends to stick to tile grout. Use a clean cloth and warm water. For stubborn dirt, you can use a non-abrasive cleaner. You will find more information in our maintenance instructions.
Measure the total length (inch) of the walls, including windows and doors. Then divide the total length of the walls by 24,5 inch. Round up to the nearest whole number. The sum is the number of panels you need. Each package contains two panels. Remember accessories!
You can use Fibo behind normal electric ovens and induction units that do not radiate more than 80 °C (176 °F) towards the back wall. If you have a gas oven or woodstove that produces higher temperatures, do not use Fibo without a flame-resistant material on the back wall.
Fibo can be used in most rooms, but there are exceptions. Like swimming pools and saunas. On the other hand, Fibo is excellent for changing rooms, showers and other spaces adjacent to saunas and swimming pools.
Yes, Fibo is approved for all wet room zones, for example, in the bathroom shower. This is due to the membrane in the sealing layer. Our panels are excellent in all wet rooms, but also where extra-durable walls are needed, like in hallways, garages or laundry rooms. Fibo Kitchen Board is built the same way and also waterproof.
Many of our panel models are delivered in 10-foot heights. If the model you choose cannot be found in the desired height, we have a list you can use to add the wanted height to Fibo.
Yes! Our panels are tested and approved for wet rooms. The panels also obtain a Greenguard certification
The Product will not delaminate, stain, fade or crack during the Warranty period as a result of defects in materials and manufacture of the Product, when properly installed in accordance with Fibo’s installation instructions and cared for in accordance with Fibo’s instructions for Cleaning and Maintenance or Product Guide, more details in Technical Data
What they say!
The Fibo system has been very well received by our customers. We are very optimistic about using Fibo in future projects.ESTEC GmbH & Co
Our three criterias for kitchen panels: Rapid assembly, easy cleaning and that they can withstand a blow or two.Trondheim Student Housing
The possibility to choose among colours from Fibo’s Colour Collection gave life to the rooms in the project.Faber Bygg AS