Decorative wall panels are made from a variety of materials, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages, lifetime and individual characteristics. Therefore, attach them in different ways, depending on weight, size, strength, and other parameters.

Types of decorative wall panels

Are those wood panels for the production of which, one way or another, wood was used. These include panels of wood, which for strength covered with veneer, laminated and glued. These materials are well protected from moisture, fungus, beetles, are long and very nice. Use them, usually in the living room, but if you have ventilation, you can even use in the bathroom or in the kitchen.

Cheaper options wood panels made from waste wood: particle Board and MDF. Fiberboard and particleboard are usually used as the basis, additionally covering textiles, Wallpaper or several layers of lacquer.

Be careful only in recent years in the production of this material began to use environmentally friendly methods of pressing and bonding the lignite.
Earlier in fiberboard and particleboard was added to synthetic resins, which emit harmful, formaldehit. Therefore, when buying ask the seller when and how were made these panels.

MDF is the most commonly used material, it is made from compressed wood dust, has high strength, moisture resistance and easy athleteswives. Used in any room, except in very damp and unheated.

Plastic PVC panels have many advantages: they are light, durable, moisture resistant, have good insulation, while allowing the walls to breathe. In addition, they have a huge color palette with a variety of drawings. This material is perfect for bathroom, kitchen, hallway, it can be used instead of glazed tiles.

A type of plastic panels are mirrored. They are made from polystyrene and coated with a protective film which can give the product different shades. These straps have a high elasticity, easy to cut, to make a complex shape, subjected to embossing.
Mirror panels are mostly used in the decoration of shops, cafes, bars and night clubs.

Mineral wool panels are also called acoustic because of their acoustic abilities. They often trim spaces in need of protection from noise. In addition, they are lightweight, easy to install and retain heat well.

Cork panels consist of pressed pieces of balsa wood, which for strength covered with a monolithic layer of bark or chips. They have all the advantages of wood panels are not recommended for installation in rooms with high humidity.

Sheet of drywall with a vinyl coating to meet most often. These panels are the perfect balance of price and quality, though they are intended only for living rooms but have a variety of color and texture.

Mounting of decorative panels

Regardless of the type of the wall panels, attach them in two ways: thrown on the glue or crate.

Stick only lightweight panel, such as plastic, cork, or acoustic. For this type of mounting necessary preliminary preparation of the walls, so as to glue only on a perfectly smooth surface. Clean the wall of old Wallpaper and paint, zashpaklyuyte all the cracks and bumps. Wait until the surface is completely dry before trying to mount the panels.

Adhesive pick up such to fit not only the panel material, but under Foundation. To put it should be on the reverse of the sheets into thin strips or use a special gun.

Heavy panels are attached using crates, it is the most durable and reliable method. Crate are called narrow wooden strips that are nailed to the wall at a distance of approximately 40 centimeters from each other. On this frame and attached the panel using special brackets, which are referred to as cleats, or wooden nails. Another type of lathing involves a frame made of special profiles with existing grooves for the panel sheets.
For this type of fastener does not require pre-treatment of the walls, on the contrary, in this way you can hide all the flaws and irregularities of the structure.

To attach the panels to the frame can be vertically, horizontally and in a herringbone pattern. You can also create complex structures that then bind the selected view panels.

Jobs need to produce at room temperature. If you also want to mount lights or hooks, they must be attached to the frame or the wall, but not the panels.