Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Neutral cure clear silicone, approved silicones can be found on our website on the installation page.

Circular saw fitted with blade consisting of minimum 40 teeth – suitable for cutting Acrylic or Aluminium, please view our installation instructions on our installation page and our installation video on our video page.

Yes, but ensure they are clean. High gloss tiles may require sanding prior to installation. Be aware that there may be slight discolouration when installing a light colour Bellessi Polymer over dark tiles.

Bellessi Polymer is only available in set sizes, please view these on our website website – it can easily be cut to size on site.

No, you cannot backlight Bellessi Polymer.

No, Bellessi Polymer is not recommended as a whiteboard. Whiteboard marker may be removed in some instances but not all. If a whiteboard marker or permanent marker is used methylated spirits will remove the ink from Bellessi Polymer without damage.

Bellessi Polymer can be used in any vertical situation where coming into contact with direct heat isn’t a consideration. Heat sources greater than 80° Celsius can cause distortion and while Bellessi Polymer has a higher heat resistance than most polymers; it is generally not suitable for applications directly behind gas cooktops. Bellessi has a range of colour matched glass and stainless-steel filler panels for use behind gas cooktops.

Bellessi Polymer requires much less energy to manufacture than equivalent glass products.

Most surface scratches can simply be polished out of Bellessi Polymers. Deeper scratches can be sanded back and then cut and polished to return the surface to its original lustre and finish. We recommend the use of the Bellessi Polish Kit to repair any scratches.

Yes, there are some chemicals found in cleaning products that may affect Bellessi Polymers. These include – Acetone, Ethyl acetate, Amyl alcohol, Amyl acetate, Benzene/toluene/xylene, Butyl alcohol, Cellosolve, Chloroform, Cresols/phenols, Chlorinated solvents/ halogenated solvents, Methyl alcohol, Sulphuric acid (10%)/ dilute acids, MEK methyl ethyl ketone (PVC pipe glue).

While Bellessi Polymers have a 10-year UV warranty, it is not recommended for exterior applications in which it is directly exposed to the weather. It is suitable for covered and protected areas such as undercover patios, barbecues and so on.

No, Bellessi Polymer is lightweight, durable and can be cut, shaped and polished on site. When worked with correctly Bellessi Polymer will not chip, crack or splinter and only requires standard tools. Following the simple process means variations to design can be easily accommodated, most of the time with standard techniques and skills. Exact specifications for sanding and adhering can be found in the Installation section.

A clear neutral cure silicone. Acetic silicone is not recommended as it is very likely to bleed through and damage the finished panel.

There are 2 ranges of Bellessi Polymer:
The Vibrant range which consists of 15 solid colours and 5 metallic colours
The Select range which has 45 creative designs and they can be printed horizontal or vertical.

Non-metallic Custom colours are also available.

About 40% more cost effective in price – but more so in terms of reduced lead times, ready availability and ease of use which means there is more project control on site than with a glass alternative.

Bellessi Polymer is available in 4mm and 6mm thicknesses in smaller sheet sizes and 6mm in larger sizes. 4mm is recommended for cupboard doors and inserts while 6mm is recommended for larger applications. For a full list of panel sizes and thicknesses, visit Bellessi range.

Yes, there’s a 10-year indoor UV warranty on Bellessi Polymer.

Yes, if applied vigorously. The Bellessi Polish Kit will easily restore Bellessi Polymers original gloss surface.

Sicaflex 11FC or it can be bedded into concreate. Please refer to the installation instructions.