How IT WORKS: M|R Walls

Design Phase

 

We walk you through the planning process, whether you would like to create a custom pattern or use one of our standard designs. 

Architectural Product

 

M|R Walls surface ‘puzzle pieces’ are delivered to the construction site. 

Puzzle Pieces

 

The subcontractor lays out the puzzle pieces. Perfectly cut CNC puzzle pieces enable edges to connect without visible seams.

Installation

 

In this case a 60 foot high wall is prepped for surface installation with taped drywall and scaffolding.

Stack

 

30 unique MR | Walls puzzle pieces stack on top of each other creating an iconic 3D textured wall surface.

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INSTALLATION MATERIALS

Provided Materials

Panels ✓

Installation Map ✓

Levelers ✓

Corian Plugs ✓

Available for Purchase

Adhesive, Gun, Tips

Not Provided

100% Clear Silicone

Screws

Countersink Drill Bit

Provided Materials

Included standard installation materials ✓

LED Strips ✓

RGBW Wire ✓

Pigtails Driver ✓

Receiver ✓

Cable Nuts ✓

RGBW Controller ✓

Acrylic Stiffeners ✓

Not Provided

Framing Wood

Low Voltage Wire

BACKLIGHT

STANDARD

 

INSTALLATION

With our ‘puzzle piece’ assembly logic, M|R Walls can be installed by general contractors, carpenters, or tile and stone setters. CNC joints are built into the design so the seams interlock and are concealed.

There are multiple attachment methods depending on application. These techniques include silicone, plug and screw, exposed fastener, and French cleat.

FAQs

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What are M|R Walls surfaces made of?


We use Corian® Solid Surface primarily in white, and other colors are available on request.




Are M|R Walls surfaces waterproof?


Yes, M|R Walls are made with solid surface, which is non-porous and hygienic.




What is the thickness of milled M|R Walls surfaces?


The etched and multi-dimensional texture varies in thickness from 1/2" to 1/8" inches or 12mm to 3.2mm.




What sizes do the Corian sheets come in?


Standard sheets are 12’ x 2.5’ and are 0.5” thick before milling. DuPont also offers 12’ x 4’ sheets but have a longer lead time.




How resilient is the Corian material?


Corian was chosen precisely because of how durable and versatile it is. It has a 10-year warranty and will never fade or discolor. It was originally designed as a countertop surface so it can easily withstand impacts, scratches, and liquids.




Are M|R Walls surfaces easy to clean?


Yes. Solid surface looks new for a long time and is easily maintained by using a mild abrasive liquid cleanser with a damp sponge or cloth. This gentle washing visibly removes low-level scratches. Acid drain cleaners may cause surface damage and should not be used on solid surface. Unlike other surface materials, stains or marks caused by cigarettes, alcohol, food, lipstick, hair dye, shoe polish, iodine, marking pens, etc. can be removed.




Where can I find out more technical information about Corian?


Extensive documentation can be found here: https://www.corian.com/-documentation-




Who can install M|R Walls surfaces?


Our assembly logic allows our puzzled pieces to be installed by a general contractor, tile and stone setters, finished carpenters or certified fabricators.




Is installation particularly difficult?


Not at all! Most contractors will have no problem following our installation guide. We also like to have an install consult before you dive in. If there are ever any questions, we have a vast network of certified installers to help or take over for you.




Can M|R Walls surfaces be used on a ceiling?


Yes, M|R Walls are a versatile finishing material and can be installed on a ceiling, floor, indoors or outdoors, and even on furniture like desks. You can take it one step further and thermoform it to bend and curve around pillars or other shapes.




Are M|R Walls surfaces compatible with termination edges?


M|R Walls are compatible with all disciplines. Our edges come finished so can be left as is, transition into other surfaces, or be capped and framed. That means any look and function you want is possible whether that is to protect the corners of your wall from impact damage in high traffic areas, or to make edges more comfortable for desks and counter tops.




How much can I alter and fit the finished panels on-site?


The best practice is to have all your precise measurements and requirements ahead of time to incorporate them into the design. This allows us to seamlessly blend the pattern with your cut-outs using fades and other edge treatments. In some cases, we do deliver pieces for on-site cuts. Minor fitting adjustments are anticipated.




Can adhesive and silicone be used interchangeably on the Corian?


No, the adhesive matches the sheet color and is used to hide plugs and bond seams. Silicone is used for non-backlit installation and when a seam or plug needs to be less permanent for access later.




What limitations do these surfaces have?


Virtually none! The only factor we recommend staying away from is butt joints. The seams will be slightly visible and to minimize them it requires more time and finesse during installation.




Which way are the sheets oriented for installation?


Sheets can be installed vertically or horizontally. During the planning process we will make a recommendation so your installer can be adequately prepared. Typically, patterns run in parallel with the long edge of the sheet.




Can you rotate the standard designs?


Yes, but keep in mind the puzzle piece logic works best when patterns flow in the same direction as the length of the sheet. This means some patterns work better horizontal and some vertical. However, you can technically run patterns any direction you want, and it will only affect installation.




Can I add my logo to a standard design?


Absolutely! There will be a minor customization fee but the whole wall does not count as a custom design if there are panels that are unchanged.




Can the surfaces be curved?


Yes! First, we precisely mill your chosen pattern, and then use thermoforming and a mold to curve the surface to your liking.




What exactly makes a project ‘Custom’?


While every project we do is technically custom the ‘custom price’ refers to the development of a completely new 3D pattern. Complex requirements like thermoforming or an unusual installation scenario do require a consultation, but it is not as time consuming as starting from scratch.




What is the price per square foot?


It is difficult to quote accurately without full project specifications. We can give you an estimated range, but pricing is determined by how much we can maximize the Corian yield based on your parameters.




How long do the backlights last?


Our lights have been optimized to dissipate heat and increase durability. They have a 5-year warranty and are rated above 50,000 hours. Used for 12 hours every day, they will likely last over 11 years!




Are the lights built into the surface?


No, our lights are separate. This means you can customize them or have a completely unlit surface. When the lights are incorporated, they are put behind the surface about 3” to allow heat and light dissipation, as well as the ability to replace them in the future.




How do you replace the lights?


For our backlit walls, we recommend leaving a gap at the top and bottom that can be capped and removed. This allows a weighted LED replacement strip to be fed through. Removable panels are another option to access the light source. We will talk you through the best choice for your space.




How far are light strips spaced from one another?


On page 23 of our Installation Guide, we have a helpful diagram showing how to place the lights 3” apart for maximum lumen output.




Can colored Corian be backlit?


You’re welcome to use any color of Corian you would like. We recommend white because it diffuses light the best—especially RGBW light. The darker the surface, the less vivid and bright the lights will shine through.




Should I use LED strips or full LED sheets for backlighting?


Both options provide the same quality of visual aesthetics. The main difference is the Strip Lights need a 3” space between the back of the Corian and the under-surface where the lights sit. This allows the 120° beam angle to spread evenly. The LED Sheets can achieve even light distribution from a shorter distance but is not recommended for large scale projects.





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