Wall paneling is a fantastic way to give any room a sophisticated and textured look, while hiding flaws in the walls. It is available in a wide variety of designs and materials, allowing you to use the materials of your choice to enhance the current interior design theme and feel of the room. Since the panels are pre-cut, ready to install and can be pre-fixed, you can make the installation effortless on any type of wall surface.
Wall panels have historically been used to provide insulation between room and stone walls and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the space. In addition, it protects the walls from potential damage, provides structural support and conceals any unwanted electrical wiring hanging from the walls.
The two methods for installing the panels are as follows:
- Mounting a metal grid frame on a wall, tilting the grid panels.
- Fastening the wall panels with screws.
Rather than referring to an ornamental wall cladding system, it refers to a type of joint. The sides of the horizontal planks of this wall cladding are recessed. This helps them fit together for a tighter seal. Today, it is fairly typical for them to be milled with a gap at the top edge of about 1/8 inch. This draws a shadow line to draw attention to the different boards. Specialists often place lauan or MDF slats with some space between them on a wall. Hence, the name shiplap.
Traditionally, beadboard is constructed of 2 1/2-inch wide wood strips with beveled edges machined on the sides. On the side facing the groove, it has a corresponding beveled or rounded edge to hide the joint. They blend seamlessly to create a continuous wall covering.
Board and batten is more of a series consisting of vertical boards that cover the joints with strips of lath. When used as sheathing, the wood is usually rough-hewn. The joints are now covered with plywood that has 1x strips laid every 8 or 10 inches. In this case, attaching the strips directly to the wall is an important DIY shortcut. After that, use molding paint to assemble evenly.
- Drop Siding
This is a traditional type of shingle, although it often has a cove at the top of the board to facilitate water drainage. Unlike other beveled shapes, such as wood slats, this type of siding has a smooth transition to the interior, as it is a flat-based siding. In addition, you can customize it to your liking, for example, by adding a bead at the bottom.
- Rustic Planking
Pallet wood, barn boards and ordinary lumber stained or finished to look antique are examples of rustic decking. Planks require little end-to-end space and are easy to nail, but you should be careful not to stagger your joints. The planks may need a little more room to stretch because their edges were not milled to cover gaps. Before installing, you can even paint the wall black to prevent other colors from showing.