When repairing inside a dwelling, wall panels are actively used. Unlike standard building materials used for wall decoration, they have better characteristics. In addition, to carry out the installation of such finishes on your own is not too difficult task with careful attention to the case.
The attractiveness of this finish is due to the following factors:
The following wall panel options are most often on sale:
MDF panels in the interior
Wooden panels are expensive and time is an elegant room finishing option. For greater safety, every detail is covered with a special wax, designed to protect the tree from various environmental influences.
Chipboard and MDF are an economical option for those who would like to use wood in their apartment or house design. Chipboard panels are much cheaper than analogs from MDF, this is easily explained by their not-too-good quality.
Plastic wall panels
Plastic has high strength properties, while their cost and reliability make them attractive to most buyers.
Before finishing, you must make a wooden crate on which the finishing material will hold. For battens, wooden slats are usually used, with a cross section of not less than 10x30 mm and not more than 25x50mm. In addition to them, you will need: plastic corners, platbands and baseboards.
Before installation, you need to prepare:
Fastening using clamps
You can do the installation in the following ways:
A work surface that needs paneling needs to be labeled crate. Using a drill and screws, you should carefully attach the crate to the wall surface.
Batten taking into account the openings
At the prepared place, you start the installation using one of the selected methods. The first panel is usually begun to be installed from the corner in such a way that it is fixed on at least two parallel rails of the batten.
For plastics, chipboard or MDF, it is necessary after the end of the finishing to use special frames, which will give such wall finishing materials a more aesthetic look.
The last plinth is fastened
The final stage of the finishing of the room will be the fastening of the plinths.
Video footage of mounting MDF panels:
Glue mounting requires a lot of attention and concentration. Therefore, operations of this kind are not recommended to do independently, if there is no experience.
Video on installation of PVC panels:
Fastening of the batten
On an even wall of plasterboard
Trimming of wall panels
Installation on a perfectly flat wall