How do I avoid that the Troldtekt panels shrink after installation?
It is important that the Troldtekt panels are allowed to acclimatise before they are installed. Acclimatisation means that the panels must adapt to the temperature and moisture in the room where they are to be installed.
Troldtekt is a completely natural material consisting of approx. 50% wood, and the panels will therefore ‘work’ to achieve the same temperature and moisture level as their surroundings. Therefore, you should not start installing Troldtekt before the building process has been completed and the heating turned on.
The Troldtekt panels have undergone a drying process before leaving the factory at Troldhede, but during transport or storage, the panels may again absorb moisture. If you install Troldtekt panels without prior acclimatisation, you risk that the panels might shrink after they have been installed, creating small shrinkage cracks.
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