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Which Woods Should be used for Wall Panelling?

In order to add warmth, texture, and character to interior spaces, wall panelling offers an equally versatile and timeless design. That said, achieving the desired functionality and aesthetic means selecting the right type of panelling. For this reason, we’ve put together the following guide to help you explore the various options for wall panelling.

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What wood to use for Panelling?

There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right wood for wall panelling. These considerations include budget, aesthetics, durability, and environmental impact.

MDF Wood Panelling

Due to the smooth and consistent finish and versatility of MDF, it’s a popular choice in modern interior design. As suggested by the name (Medium Density Fibreboard), MDF is composed of wood fibres that are bonded with resin under high pressure. From this, a uniform and stable surface is provided, which makes it ideal for wall panelling. Since MDF has no natural grain, it’s ideal for intricate designs and painted finishes.

Chipboard/MFC Wood Panelling

Like MDF, chipboard is an engineered wood product; however, the process involves combining wood chips, resin, and additives, often surfaced with melamine. Not only does chipboard provide a smooth and uniform surface, but it’s also an affordable option for wall panelling. For this reason, chipboard is ideal for situations in which budget is a significant consideration, and if you need a particular decor.

Plywood Wood Panelling

Plywood is a versatile material that’s crafted by glueing thin layers of wood veneers together. It’s renowned for its strength, durability, and resistance to warping. What sets plywood apart is its appearance of a natural wood grain, which leads to an authentic and warm appearance. Plywood can be used in any number of wall panelling applications, such as decorative features and accent walls. This is because it performs well in all manner of environmental conditions, and the aesthetics can be customised via different paints, stains, or veneers.

Wood Veneer Panels

Wood veneer panels allow you to tread the balance between the cost-effectiveness of engineered wood products and the natural beauty of solid wood. Veneer is a thin layer of real wood applied to a substrate, which tends to be MDF or plywood. From this, panels that look like solid wood can be created, all while maintaining stability and minimising environmental impact. Similarly, veneer panels can be stained or finished to highlight the natural grain patterns, resulting in an authentic and elegant appearance.

Slatted Wood Panels

Slatted wood panels, otherwise known as panelling strips or battens, have become popular due to their architectural and contemporary appeal. These panels consist of vertical or horizontal slats spaced evenly, in which a visually appealing pattern is created. This also allows for light penetration and airflow. The versatility of slatted wood panels means that they can be used to add texture to ceilings, room dividers, and accent walls. They allow for creative possibilities, wherein a modern and dynamic interior can be created.

Decorative Wood Panels

Decorative wood panels are available in a wide array of styles, patterns, and finishes, which allows for a world of possibilities in interior design. You can add a touch of uniqueness and luxury to any space using carved wood panels, geometric designs, and intricate patterns. From feature wall accents to entire surface coverings, decorative wood panels make way for creative expression and the personalisation of interior spaces.

Bathroom Wood Panelling

It goes without saying that bathroom panelling must be moisture-resistant and durable. Therefore, it’s essential to select materials that are engineered to handle wet environments.

Contact Cworkshop About Wood Panelling for Interior Walls

The above examples are just a handful of the wood types that we provide for interior wood panelling. So, if you’re on the hunt for an extensive range of wood panelling for interior walls, then look no further than Cworkshop. Simply fill out our cutting list form detailing your chosen material, thickness, length, width, and a number of other important specifications.

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