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When ordering a HardStop™ sample, you will receive a standard laminate sample for color selection. HardStop™ product samples are available in limited colors and can be ordered through 1-800-Formica (367-6422).

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What is the warranty on HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels?

The warranty for HardStop™ Panels is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

Please refer to our Technical Data sheet for warranty details.

Do HardStop™ Panels match exactly with Formica® Laminate?
HardStop™ Panels are a commercial match to our standard HPL and is available in the full-range of Formica® laminate designs.
What are some common applications for HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels?
HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels were designed for building interiors, such as health care, education, office, hospitality, and more. Formica® recommends selling this product to professionals in the commercial market. HardStop™ Panels can be used vertically or horizontally for commercial applications, such as walls, columns, backsplashes, doors or cabinet fronts, desk fronts, counters or table tops.
Is there risk that HardStop™ Panels will delaminate?
What is the exact sizing of each sheet?
HardStop™ Panels will be available in the following exact sizes:
Sheet width: 48” (1219mm)
Sheet lengths: 96” (2,438mm) or 120” (3,048mm)
Can HardStop™ Panels bend or be post-formed?
No, HardStop™ panels will not bend to any radius nor will they postform. 
Are HardStop™ Panels water resistant?
How are HardStop™ Panels and aluminum trims cleaned?
HardStop™ Panels are very easy to clean.

• In most cases, you only need to use a clean, damp, nonabrasive cotton cloth and a mild liquid detergent or household cleaner.
• Rinse with clean water, using a clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth.
• Dry the surface with a soft, clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth.
• HardStop™ Aluminum Trim may not be cleaned with high pH cleaners, such as 409®, Simple Green®, or Fantastik®, as this could dull the coloration.
Is this product UV resistant?
The product is intended for indoor use and has the same UV resistance as standard laminate.
What kind of substrates will HardStop™ Panels be installed on?
• Painted Drywall and Gypsum
• Non-Painted Drywall and Gypsum
• Plywood
• Brick & concrete block that is above-grade (with special instructions)
• Poured concrete that is above-grade (with special instructions)
• MDF or Particleboard
• Inorganic reinforced cement board
• Non-porous material such as tile, metal
How do you install HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels?
When installing HardStop™ Panels, follow all safety and personal protection guidelines. Please refer to the HardStop™ Technical & Installation Guide for more details.  The HardStop™ Panels installation video using trowel adhesive and HardStop™ Panels installation using HardStop™ Spray Adhesive video (drywall applications only) can be viewed here.
What type of adhesive is used for HardStop™ Panels?
Please refer to the Installation Guide for the approved adhesives for installing HardStop™ Panels to various substrates.
Has HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels been third party tested?

Yes, HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels has undergone different third-party tests in order to support its' performance properties: 

* NEMA LD3: Passes
* Fire E84 Class A
* GreenGuard Gold
* ISO 5650 California Cone Calorimeter
* SEFA 8.1
* ASTM-G22 Bacterial Growth Resistance
* IMO Certification

Has HardStop™ Panels received IMO certification?
Yes! HardStop™ Panels are IMO certified.
Who can install HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels?
HardStop™ Panels must be installed by a qualified professional. When installing HardStop™ Panels, follow all safety and personal protection guidelines. Please refer to the HardStop™ Technical & Installation Guide for more details.
What trim molding can be used for HardStop™ Panels?
Please refer to the HardStop™ Seam Treatments product page for all your trim options.
Is a slight variation in color expected with the color anodized aluminum trim expected?
Yes, a slight variation in color may be experienced due to variances in the metal alloy from batch to batch.

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