Wooden wall paneling – so stylish and yet so simple to install
Iconic of the 70’s, wooden wall paneling has recently seen a massive revival in popularity, transforming the interior spaces of many homes and commercial properties.
Something that is as eye-catching as wall paneling is often complex to install. But unlike these other wall paneling solutions, wooden wall paneling is relatively simple to fit, so much so that a competent DIY-er could install it over a relatively short space of time!
It’s always best to have the necessary equipment to hand before you start fitting wooden wall paneling, but luckily enough, most households are already likely to have the majority of these tools, making wooden wall paneling a perfect wallcovering to install, even during lockdown!
Prior to installation…
The surface of the wall or ceiling that you will be installing the paneling onto must be relatively smooth, structurally sound and be clean, dry, and free from dust.
It’s essential that you leave the planks to acclimatise to the temperature and humidity of the room that they are to be installed in for a couple of days.
Installing the wooden panels…
Slatpanel, with its streamlined, contemporary looks offers the added benefit of acoustic insulating properties. To maximise this benefit, it is recommended that batons be fixed to the wall, and the Slatpanels be fixed to them.
However, if they being installed for their fabulous looks alone, the panels can be screwed directly onto the wall through their felt backing, yet still providing some sound absorption.
If installing our Reclaimed range, it may be preferential to paint the wall or ceiling in a similar colour to your chosen panels, as due to the naturally weathered surface finish of this range, miniscule gaps may be visible between the panels once installed.
Our TimberStik product is super easy to apply, enabling even a novice DIY-er to competently fit them. Supplied with a peel away adhesive backing strip, these panels can simply be presented up to the walls’ surface and stuck in place.