Today, the industry produces a wide range of finishing materials used in the interior design of our home. But special care must be taken in the choice of materials to decorate the bathroom walls.
The microclimate of the bathroom is characterized by high temperature and humidity. Therefore, higher requirements are imposed on finishing materials: they must be resistant to moisture, heat and chemical detergents.
The most popular in bathroom wall decoration today are PVC paneling, tile, moisture-resistant paint, and some types of wallpaper.
But, in order to tile the walls of the bathroom, you need to have experience. This is a very laborious process that requires specific skills. While decorating the walls with panels won’t be a big deal for anyone looking to do DIY repairs. Therefore, finishing with moisture resistant panels is very popular today.
Advantages of paneled wall decoration
The undoubted advantages of the panels include the following characteristics:
- are not afraid of high temperatures in the room
- do not require careful alignment of the walls
- do not fade or peel off
- it is not compatible with the spread of mold, fungi and other microorganisms.
Disadvantages of panels
Although panels have many advantages when choosing a finishing material, they also have their disadvantages include:
- not very high mechanical resistance (panels can be scratched);
- they require more careful maintenance than tiles (washing with powdered products such as “Pemolux” is not allowed).
- As you can see, there are very few shortcomings and they are significantly overcome by professionals.
Wall decoration under a tree.
Decorating the bathroom walls with tiles or PVC panels no longer surprises anyone and does not attract attention, being something common, generally accepted and cannot give the interior any special individuality.
But not everyone can afford to decorate the walls with valuable species of wood that can maintain their beautiful appearance for a long time under the influence of high temperatures and humidity.
So, if you want the interior to be more elegant and sophisticated, take a closer look at the wood-like panels offered for sale, which can be a great substitute for natural wood. These panels are much cheaper and have better performance properties.
Types of wood-like panels
In stores you can find plastic panels and laminate panels covered with a protective layer of laminate.
The choice of pattern can be very different – there are panels for oak, beech, pine, larch and other valuable varieties of wood that mimic the characteristic color and texture.
The main thing is to decide in advance in what style the room will be decorated and to think in advance not only about the material for decorating the walls, but also about the lighting that will most harmoniously fit into such an interior, as well as accessories and furniture in accordance with the chosen concept.
It is good if you have the opportunity to consult with the designer by contacting the interior design studio or see examples of possible room decoration on the Internet.
So that you can decide in advance about the next job and the consumption of materials that will be required to complete it.
- Wood-like panels inside.
- Wood-like paneled wallcovering looks very aesthetically pleasing and gives the room an indescribable charm of aristocracy, elegance and comfort.
The textures of the panels, reminiscent of natural wood, contribute to the creation of an atmosphere of sober sobriety and special quality.
You can see what the interior wood paneling walls look like in the photo below (click on the image to enlarge):
To install such panels and give the room a luxurious appearance, you will need the following tool:
- a hammer
- wooden slats (or metal profiles) for turning under the panels
- construction stapler for attaching panels to the box
- level and plumb line to control horizontal and vertical installation
- tape measure or folding ruler
First of all, you need to mark the walls for lathing and fix the profile or wooden slats to the walls, to which the panels will be attached.
The turning pitch is 50-60 cm. The slats or profile are mounted taking into account the location of the panels. If they are parallel to the floor, then the box is nailed vertically. If the panels are mounted vertically, the box is nailed horizontally.