The essential guide to installing wooden wall panelling
There’s no denying that wooden wall panelling looks eye-catching, whether on a wall or a ceiling. Unlike many luxurious interior products, which come with an expensive price tag or equally expensive fitting costs, wood wall panelling is easy to install, making it a relatively cost-effective way to transform a wall or room in your home!
Most of WVH®’s wall panelling ranges are so easy to install they can even be fitted by a DIY novice.
Wood wall panels can be attached to the wall with either glue or screws, so the most important thing is to ensure that the underlying material is in good condition. Before starting any work, check that there isn’t any damaged plaster, loose tiles or similar. If there is, you must repair the surface to ensure the surface can accept the panels.
It may seem like wood wall panels can only be installed onto flat surfaces. However, the versatility of the product means they can be attached to almost any surface, including:
- Wood panels
- Lath and plaster
- Cement board
The installation process for wood wall panels is usually very straightforward, so you don’t have to spend much extra time, money and effort to get the desired look. Simply decide whether you will use glue or screws for the installation, and then you can get to work.
Whilst each of our ranges has its specific way of fitting, fundamentally, there are several pieces of equipment that you’re likely to need, including:
- Tape measure
- Spirit level
- ‘No nails’ construction adhesive and adhesive gun (dependent on product)
- Precision drill
- Hammer and 2" finish nails OR air nail gun
- Screwdriver and 2" finish screws
- Electric saw or jigsaw
It is essential that you leave the wood panelling in the format that it is supplied. Upon delivery, move it into the room that it is to be installed in, either strapped together or laid flat in loose sheets, so that the product can acclimatise to the temperature and humidity of the room before installation.