Installation Guide


1.Recommended cutting tools

A knife with an interchangeable blade and a T-square are recommended for the cutting process. The rough side of the panel should be used for cutting. Apply strong force on your knife to cut the fiber layer. Cut twice. Lateral pressure will help you separate the sections. This method is most effective on panels no thicker than l/2in. (l2mm).

If you are using Penda mgo board thicker than 1/2 in. (12 mm), we recommend cutting them with a thin-bladed reciprocating saw or a circular saw. However, as this method will produce sawdust, you should connect your panels to a high powered sawdust collector equipped with a proper filter. The cutting process for electrical panels should be done with a DR-1 model roto zip equipped with a thin-bladed reciprocating saw.


Make sure to always use proper tools when cutting Penda mgo board. While this product is free of any toxic materials, you should wear safety goggles and a mask to protect against sawdust at all times.

2.Wall and ceiling installation method

For wooden frames, use a variable-speed drill with a ribbed screw. For walls with metallic frames with a gauge of at least 18, use self-tapping ribbed screws, as said ribbing will facilitate countersink within panels, For installing / in. (12 mm) panels, studs may be set at every 24 in. (61 cm) for walls and every 16 in. (41 cm) for ceilings. When installing panels, avoid using screws less than 5/8 in. (16 mm) from edges and 2 in. (51 mm) from corners. Screws may be used every 12 in (30 cm) along edges and every 16 in. (4lcm) in the center area. Do not use screws in 45 o walls. Panels should always be installed horizontally to minimize stress on joints.

Warning: studding should always be doubled up along joints.

3.Floor installation method

Installation must comply with the Quebec Building Code. Panels should be installed using staples of at least 1 -1/4 in. (32 mm), set with a pneumatic stapler, or screwed at 12 in. (30 cm) centre to centre – for the installation of two 3/8 in. (32 mm) thick superimposed or intersecting panels. While this method can also be used to install floating floors, screws should be used instead of staples to obtain the best results when applying any other flooring, such as tile, ceramic, hardwood, etc. Warning: using a pneumatic nailer may lead to fragmentation or excessively deep cavities within panels.

Warning: always walk on floor frames until all intersections are secured, so as to avoid breaking panels or any other accident.

4.Recommended screw for installation

Company – Reliable #DSSG-8114 or equivalent

5.Joint finishing

When finishing joints, use a fibreglass strip at all times instead of paper to avoid cracks or mould. Penda MGO board components with outdoor and indoor non-premixed concrete joints may be used for exterior installations. These fireproof materials dry quicker and may be sanded and painted after installation.

Acrylic or paint must be applied to the panel ‘ s smooth surface, while tile or ceramic must be applied on its rough side.

Interior installations require a latex primer, while a sealant must be used for outdoor applications.

Never dry sweep any dust or debris produced during the cutting or installation of Penda Mgo Board. Make sure to spray a fine mist of water or sweeping compound before sweeping to keep all dust particles on the ground. You may also use a vacuum cleaner equipped with an adequate filter.


* For maximum protection (minimal production of breathable dust), using a knife with    interchangeable blades to cut Penda mgo board is strongly recommended.

* Never use an electrical saw while indoors.

* Always use an appropriate circular saw blade.

* Never dry sweep – Use wet suppression methods,  a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter or a sweeping compound.

* Never use grinders or diamond-tipped blades to cut panels.


**IMPORTANT** Always store panels flat and cover them if stored outside. Stack no higher than 3 panels.


Always handle panels vertically.