I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, announced that CFL Flooring has signed a new license agreement for i4F’s patented click-to-lock wall installation system. This new license agreement enables CFL to expand its successful range of bathroom as well as other wall tiles and panels. The patented innovation was developed by i4F and belongs to the group’s Wall & Ceiling Technologies cluster.

CFL will introduce the wall installation technology into several of its Vertical Solution ranges as from Q2 2023.  Each panel will feature a variety of different i4F technologies:  i4F’s click-to-lock wall system as well as i4F’s low gloss surface finishing delivering a homogeneous and consistent matt appearance with superior performance.

i4F’s highly flexible installation system delivers an innovative click-to-lock system that works with screws or nails on slats or with glue-down panels. This makes wall panel installation easier than ever before by giving end-users the option to either screw, nail or glue wall panels before clicking them into each other. Obstructions caused by protruding screws are eliminated as the wall system enables screws, including screwheads, to be fully inserted and fastened into the locking. As a result, protrusions hindering the installation of the next panel are removed. The new system works on all materials and is moisture as well as heat-resistant.

“End consumers want their floors and walls to seamlessly entwine," said CFL CEO Thomas Baert. "This was previously a ‘professionals only’ job, but now i4F’s easy system allows both installers and keen DIYers to build spectacular results on any wall in the house.”