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Carpentry  /  August 30, 2021

What You Need to Know About Wall Paneling

A wall panel is a single piece of material, traditionally wood, that is flat and cut into a rectangular shape. It serves as the visible and exposed millwork covering for a wall. With interior paneling, you can enhance the look of your less-than-appealing walls and breathe new life into your living space. Keep on reading to learn more about wall paneling.

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Purpose

While walls provide support to a structure and are used to enclose an area, wall panels provide a level of insulation and soundproofing combined with uniformity of appearance. Wall paneling can also be used in the replacement of tiles or wallpapers to conceal minor flaws in the walls, such as dents, cracks and exposed wiring, as well as add visual interest to the dull interior.

Benefits

Most modern and on-trend wall panels on the market are coated and sealed to resist moisture that can form mold and rot. With the correct wall panels, you will not only be able to furnish and enrich your personal sanctuary, but also prevent your walls from sustaining water-related damage. Wall paneling also contributes to your home’s resale value and durability. If you lead a hectic life and often overlook much-needed maintenance around the house, wall paneling comes as an easy solution.

Types

  • Commonly assembled from beadboard panels, wainscoting is any style of wood paneling that is installed on the lower one-half to one-third of a wall.

  • Beadboard is characterized by long, continuous vertical grooves and raised beads.

  • A style of interior paneling, shiplap panels are long, horizontal boards that overlap each other.

  • Tongue and groove is a mode of attaching two panels with a tongue inserted into a grove.

  • Board and batten is distinguished by its pattern of wide vertical molding boards.

  • Deep V-shaped bevels form raised panels, a style of paneling that is often found in expensive older homes.

  • Sleek and smooth, flat paneling is a signature of contemporary design.

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