||Need lahala mounting tips
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2004-04-13 4:58 pm  Permalink|
I have some lahala matting I want to mount onto a brick wall. What's the best way to do so and not destroy the brick's appearance (so it can be removed when we eventually move)?
I thought of mounting thin plywood or mdf to the brick and stapling the mat to that, which would provide a good backing to nail or screw stuff to. But then how to attach the wood to brick?
Joined: Sep 25, 2003
From: Cerritos, Ca.
|Posted: 2004-04-13 5:16 pm  Permalink|
I have the same problem, but with an exterior stucco wall.
Joined: Apr 07, 2004
From: North Coast/ DEAD
|Posted: 2004-04-13 5:35 pm  Permalink|
plastic anchors into the mortar(not the brick) after you move drill'm out and patch
[ This Message was edited by: TIKI DAVID on 2004-04-13 17:37 ]
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2004-04-13 6:07 pm  Permalink|
In this thread (The Rincon Room-Home Bar);
used an adhesive for attaching fiberglass insulation to sheet metal duct
I don't know how strong the bond would be to brick, though, but it may be worth a try. Drilling in brick is messy and hard to reverse, if you decide to take the matting down in the future. Swanky may have some tips too here (Added bamboo fencing to the walls):
good luck! (be sure to post pictures when it's done, because we want to see!)
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[ This Message was edited by: Polynesiac on 2004-04-13 18:13 ]
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2004-04-13 6:44 pm  Permalink|
The proper way to do it and have it be removable is to glue it on to 1/4" plywood and mount the plywood to the wall.
Use contact cement with a special glue roller (it fits on a paint roller). Glue up the plywood and a little on the lauhala and let dry.
The plywood can be mounted with 4 screws instead of dozens of staples and the only impact it will have on your wall will be screw holes which can be filled later.
Give it a try.
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2004-04-13 6:51 pm  Permalink|
Yes, you must screw into the mortar, not the brick. The brick will simply be destroyed. This was a huge problem at Hale Tiki with 200 year old brick that was extra brittle.
Since it's not much weight, it might not call for heavy duty screws, which is easier.
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