Get To Know the Different Kinds of Wall Panel Materials
Wall panelling is trendy and has taken over the other kind of wall finishes like painting, wall painting and cladding walls with tiles. The reason behind this is many ranging from hygiene to cost and durability. In terms of price, wall panels are cheaper than traditional wall finishes.
Wall panels in UK are made from different kinds of materials, but it is good to get familiar with their advantages and disadvantages.
· Wood panels
· Fabric panels
· MDF panels
· Chipboard panels
· PVC panels
Wood chips are bonded with adhesive using heat and compression to form a stiff board. Chipboard wall panels in UK are relatively cheap and easily accessible. You get to work with three varieties — normal, medium, and thick density.
Natural wood is beautiful in addition to provide better acoustic and thermal insulation. It needs less maintenance, hardly discolours and easy to replace or repair.
These are not good for AC rooms because wood panels are not water proof and it loses natural moisture. You will need to apply seal often to maintain its moisture.
It is cheap and looks like wood, when stained. However, it is weak in comparison to natural wood and can crack under pressure. Installation of MDF wood panels is time consuming and needs a lot of effort in comparison.
Fabric panels are perfect to be installed on hard and smooth walls. It makes room look casual and cosy. However, fabric panels do not display sound-proof or thermal insulation properties.
These are perfect for bathroom, kitchen, and shower room because they are hygienic, fire-resistant, and easy to take care of.
Remember, wall panels’ help to hide the unsightly features and flaws like exposed wiring and cables, which is impossible with applying paints and wall paper.