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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Wood Wall Panelling

 The Advantages and Disadvantages of Wood Wall Panelling

Wood wall panelling has been used for many years as both a decorative and practical covering for internal walls. This blog will look at the advantages and disadvantages of wood wall panelling to help you decide if they are right choice for your next panelling project.

What are Wood Wall Panels?

Wood wall panels come in a wide variety of different designs, from shiplap and slatted to wainscoting and 3D, as well as numerous types of timber, such as oak, wood pallets and MDF. But what are their advantages and disadvantages?

Advantages of Wood Wall Panelling

  • Stylish – wood panelling can look both stylish and timeless, particularly in older houses.

  • Insulating – wood panelling can add an additional layer of insulation to a room, helping to keep your home warm and potentially helping to reduce heating bills.

  • Conceals flaws – wood panelling is an effective way of covering any flaws. Its thickness and weight are perfect for creating a flawless finish.

  • Sustainable – if you choose correctly and source your wood from a reputable company, wood panelling can be one of the most sustainable panelling choices.

Disadvantages of Wood Wall Panelling

  • Splits and splinters – by its nature, wood will split and splinter, which can make wood panels unsightly and unsafe over time.

  • Requires ongoing maintenance – wood wall panels will require regular maintenance to keep them stylish and safe, which can be both time consuming and costly .

  • Dated appearance – whilst wood panelling can be stylish, it can also look dated if the wrong design is used in the wrong space, so be careful when choosing and placing your new wood panelling.

  • Expensive – wood panelling can be expensive, especially when compared to other options such as PVC.

  • Not waterproof – wood panelling is not waterproof and is therefore not recommend for use in rooms with high levels of condensation, such as kitchens or bathrooms.

If you love the look of real wood, but do not want the associated work and cost, why not consider our collection of wood effect PVC wall panels.

These panels perfectly emulate the beauty andwarmth of real wood, but are easy to install, simple to maintain – requiring only a wipe with a clean cloth to keep them looking beautiful – and extremely long lasting. To find out more about our PVC wall panels and how they can transform your home, call our friendly team today on 0800 22 77 77.

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