DecoForme - Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS DECOFORME
DecoForme is a pre-finished decorative batten and offers consistency of toning and the warmth of a timber look. It is a lightweight product and very simple to cut and install. Due to the construction of DecoForme it is a very stable product and does not have the typical issues associated with solid timber such as warp, twist, cracking and fading. The ease of installation and the many methods of install available saves time and labour on site, and in addition does not require maintenance over time (such as re-painting) which results in further savings.
WHAT IS THE SUBSTRATE
All DecoForme profiles have a moisture resistant medium density fibreboard substrate (MR MDF)
WHAT IS THE SURFACE
All DecoForme profiles have a melamine foil wrap on all 4 sides. The is essentially the same product that you would find on a standard kitchen cupboard front
HOW THICK IS THE SURFACE LAYER
The melamine foil surface layer is 0.2mm thick
IS THERE A JOIN IN THE SURFACE
Yes, all DecoForme profiles have a join. This is always located in 1 of the short sides. We recommend installing DecoForme so the join is placed against a backing board or wall, or in the case of a screen or stairwell, place the join to the less visible side.
IS DECOFORME REAL TIMBER VENEER
No, DecoForme is an imitation product
IS DECOFORME CONSISTANT IN COLOUR
Yes, DecoForme provides a natural wood grain look whilst maintaining colour consistency
Supply & Availability
WHAT ARE THE SIZES
There are 7 different profiles available: -
- 31 x 31 x 3600
- 17 x 38 x 3600
- 17 x 65 x 3600
- 31 x 65 x 3600
- 50 x 70 x 3600
- 40 x 100 x 3600
- 50 x 100 x 3600
CAN WE GET SPECIAL PROFILES RUN
No, DecoForme is only available in the standard lengths and profiles
WHAT ARE THE COLOURS
There are 12 colours available, Snowfall, Honey Oak, Fossil, Eclipse, Wildwood, Savanna, Sahara, Storm, Tussock, Driftwood, Woodland, Cinnamon
WHAT LENGTHS ARE AVAILABLE
DecoForme is supplied in 3600mm individual lengths
WHAT IS THE LEADTIME
For stock colours please allow 3-5 days including delivery. For non-stock colours please allow 6 weeks due to shipping from Australia. Air-freight options are available for smaller projects provided the required length is no longer than 2700mm. Allow 2-3 weeks for air freight.
DOES DECOFORME HAVE MATCHING EDGE TAPE
Yes, all colours come with a 55x1mm matching edge tape
CAN YOU GET MATCHING BACKING BOARDS
Yes all colours are available with matching back boards 3115 x 1220 x 16mm
WHERE IS DECOFORME MADE
Hallmark Group gets our DecoForme battens wrapped in Australia
IS DECOFORME IN STOCK
Honey Oak, Snowfall, Eclipse, Sahara, Driftwood and Woodland are all in stock in 50 x 100, 50 x 70, 31 x 65 and 17 x 38mm profiles. All 3600mm long. All other colours and profiles are MTO
WHERE CAN I BUY DECOFORM
You can buy DecoForme at Placemakers and Carters stores nationwide. Visit the storelist here.
Pricing & Route to Market
DOES HALLMARK GROUP OFFER INSTALL
No, Hallmark Groups supplies DecoForme in batten lengths only
WHO INSTALLS THIS PRODUCT
DecoForme has been designed to be an easy to use DIY friendly product. Any joiner, builder or weekend warrior can install DecoForme. For commercial applications we recommend using a certified builder, joiner or fitout company
DOES HALLMARK GROUP OFFER PRE-FABRICATION OF PANELS
No, this is can be done by your local joiner. Hallmark Group can provide recommendations of local joiners if required.
WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR INSTALL
This depends on application, for smaller profiles such as 31 x 31 or 17 x 35 direct sticking using Gorilla FixALL High Tack Adhesive. You can also use Scotch Extremely Strong Mounting Tape to hold the profiles in place while the glue sets. In some ceiling applications concealed clip systems such as the Hafele Striplox or Lincoln Sentry Flush Button systems may be required. For suspended ceilings please refer to our DecoForme product release document. In all applications it is critical the installer ensures the DecoForme battens are fit for purpose.
HOW DO I SPECIFY DECOFORME
Very simple, all we need to know is profile size, colour and quantity. Please refer to our ‘How to Specify’ document for further information. DecoForme is also available on Masterspec.
WHAT IS THE COST
We have a set price list which is a piece rate and based on smaller volume of 1 – 30 lengths as a general rule. For larger volumes we price per project
CAN YOU JUST PROVIDE ME WITH AN INDICATIVE M2 RATE
To do this we need to know required batten size, batten spacing and estimated area size/volume
WHO CAN PURCHASE DECOFORME
We distribute through PlaceMakers, Carters, joiners and direct to construction companies for commercial projects
WHO CAN’T PURCHASE
We do not deal direct with end users or residential builders. These customers need to go through a merchant such as PlaceMakers or Carters
WHO CAN USE DECOFORME
Anyone who requires a decorative batten look for interior uses in any commercial or residential project
WHAT TOOLS ARE REQUIRED FOR INSTALL
A drop saw with a very sharp fine finishing blade is the key component. Depending on your installation method you may also require a drill, screws, Gorilla FixALL High Tack Adhesive and Scotch Extremely Strong Mounting Tape. In some ceiling applications concealed clip systems such as the Hafele Striplox or Lincoln Sentry Flush Button systems may be required.
WHO APPLIES THE EDGE TAPE
Edge tape is applied by a local joiner in most instances. It can also be direct fixed on site by a qualified tradesman
Uses & Limitations
WHAT ARE THE USES
Interior decorative applications such as wall features, screens, kitchen bar fronts, ceilings, headboards, stairwells etc
CAN DECOFORME BE USED OUTSIDE
IS IT OKAY IN WET AREAS SUCH AS A BATHROOM
IS DECOFORME FIRE RATED
DecoForme comes with a group 3 fire rating. Please see our product release document for further information
DOES DECOFORME BOW
Due to the moisture resistant MDF substrate, DecoForme is inherently very stable. Some bowing may occur if lengths are left unsupported or incorrectly stored. Some slight bowing may also occur in applications where DecoForme has been installed with only top and bottom support and the span is greater than 3.0m.
IS DECOFORME STRUCTURAL
No. DecoForme is a decorative product only
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY PERIOD
For residential DecoForme carries a 5 year warranty. For commercial the warranty period is 12 months. Please refer to full warranty document.
HOW SHOULD WE STORE DECOFORME
DecoForme must be stored in a dry environment and on a flat surface, supported at 600mm centres as a minimum. DecoForme must be protected on a sides and ends using suitable cover sheets.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS
For screens where DecoForme is only fixed top and bottom, only the 50 x 70, 50 x 100 and 40 x 100 profiles must be used.
Strictly no exterior use and not recommended in wet areas or environments of high humidity.
Not suitable for structural purposes
Cannot be cut in a lineal direction. It is recommended to seal off all cut surfaces to prevent moisture ingress.
Not recommended for areas where high traffic may cause damage, or applications where DecoForme may sit on the floor and be susceptible to damage from vacuum cleaners or mopping.