Can decorative metal panels be installed over the entire surface of fire doors?

Decorative metal panels can only be attached if the panel manufacturer is UL listed in UL’s category GVUZ.

  1. All installation, sizes and hourly ratings are in accordance with that manufacturers” listing and instruction.
  2. Protection plates may be attached to one or both faces of a door. Plate, or plates must be located in the lower 48” of the door and may not exceed a total of 2304 square inches per face. Attachment of protective plates to the door faces is achieved by a variety of methods such as adhesives, screws or double faced tape.
  3. Decorative panels and protective plates may be installed at the jobsite.
  4. Decorative metal panels are not the same as plant-ons

Plant-ons can be wood, metal or other non-combustible material attachment for max 3 hour ratings.

  1. The only approved attachment method is using double faced tape (3M #969, 3M #950 or 3M #444).
  2. Mechanical fastening is not approved.
  3. Trim, molding, and plant-ons do not include wood veneer. Wood veneer may not be applied to Steelcraft fire doors. Trim and molding may have a minimum thickness of 1/8” and a maximum thickness of 1-1/4”. Trim, molding, and plant-ons may not cover more than 60% of the surface of the door.
  4. Plant-ons and decorative metal panels are not the same items

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