Planning to Use Fibo 

 

Where is Fibo displayed? 

Fibo is very new to Australia and we are looking for new places to display the Fibo System.  The Fibo System can be inspected at Sourcecorp’s Collingwood office.   

New Fibo displays will soon be established with details published on this website. 

Is it possible to receive product samples and décor swatches? 

Yes, Sourcecorp holds décor swatches and samples of the aluminium profiles.  These can be sent by Australia Post or collected from Sourcecorp’s office.  Sourcecorp may request a small packaging and postage fee for sending samples.  If a package and postal fee have been charged this will always be credited to a client’s next order. 

Where can Fibo panels be used? 

In households, Fibo panels are primarily used in bathrooms, laundries, kitchens, powder rooms, garages and sometimes in high traffic areas where a robust wall finish is beneficial. 

Fibo also has been used in many commercial applications such as shop fit outs including as a display prop, in public wash rooms, schools, aged care and other health service buildings where cleanliness and hygiene are paramount. 

The panels are ideal in transportable and pre-fabricated modular buildings or bathroom PODs, because they are light and handle transportation well. 

Can the Fibo System be used in areas of extreme heat and/or humidity? 

Fibo is not suitable for saunas, steam rooms or as a surround for an indoor pool.  The heat and presence of harsh chemicals like chlorine mean that installations in these areas cannot be warranted. 

Can Fibo be used outdoors? 

Although constructed from marine grade plywood, which is designed for external use, Fibo panels are intended for use in-doors.  The 15 year warranty explicitly excludes outdoor use. 

Can Fibo be use as a splashback? 

Fibo do offer a splash back product, however this is not currently stocked by Sourcecorp in Australia.  Several Australian clients have used the panels as a splashback, particularly in laundries.  In some projects Fibo has been used as a splashback from panel off-cuts. 

In the kitchen, Fibo can be used as a splashback, however it is important to check  building codes if installing behind a cooktop.  Generally, Fibo can be installed behind electric cooktops (standard type and induction) provided the latent heat does not exceed 80oC.  With gas cooktops, Fibo can be used if installed with a fire rated backing sheet. 

Can different decors be mixed? 

Yes, any combination of the panels can be mix n’ matched.  That’s the beauty of the Aqualock.  All panels connect in the same way and are the same thickness. 

Fibo is often used to create contrasting feature walls or to create a unique visual dynamic in a room by mixing colours and textures.  Different tile designs can also be joined together to break up different parts of a room, such as the shower recess from the main bathroom area.  We have many clients who have done this. 

Can the panels be extended for very high ceilings? 

If your ceiling is more than 3m high or the decor you wish to use is only available in the standard 2400 length then there are two easy ways to install these Fibo panels floor to ceiling: 

  1. The Fibo system has an optional ‘Stacking Profile’, which is a two-part aluminium extrusion.  The extrusion forms a ‘H’ shaped lock between the top of the lower panel and the bottom of the extension panel.  Watch YouTube video (USA version)  showing how to use the Stacking Profile. 

  2. The alternative method involves leaving a gap between the lower and extension panel.  Once both the lower and top panels are fixed in place the gap between the panels can be filled with sealant.  This works particularly well with panels that have a tile design; use a spacer to create a gap the same size as the panel grout line.  The gap can be filled with a sealant colour matched to the grout line creating a uniform aesthetic.  The following YouTube video shows how this works. 

How do I calculate the correct quantities of Fibo product? 

The Fibo Australian Price List includes a page specifically to help select the correct quantities of Fibo product; review page here.   

For a rough estimate the quickest and easiest way is to first measure the lineal meterage of walls that are to be covered with Fibo panels and divide this by 0.6.  The actual number of panels will depend on the length of each wall, size of door opening and any windows, whether the panels are to be extended and the number of different décor types.  This may require a little bit of planning to calculate correctly. 

Quantities of other products will dependent on the room shape.  Again, as a rough guide: 

  • For profiles, again calculate based on the lineal meterage for the base and any cap profile then divide by 2.3m and add the number of internal and external corners. 

  • Sealant, allow one tube for every six panels. 

  • Allow one of each Fibo Clean and Wipes for every 20 panels. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Collingwood, VIC 3066
1800 4 72635
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