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4 Types of Wood Paneling Styles Used in Interiors

Wood Paneling Styles

Wood panels add beauty and elegance to any style of d├ęcor. They enhance the dull look of the plain wall and can be laid in various styles like horizontal, vertical, wainscoting. Wood panels are available in a variety of shapes, colours, textures, sizes and shapes to suit any particular style.

In this article, we will discuss 4 types of Wood Paneling styles.

1.3D Wall Panels

3D Panels give a 3-dimensional effect to walls which will enhance the dull look of the wall

Available in a variety of shapes, themes, textures

Panels create an optical illusion/give a spacious feel to the room.

Used for both interior and exterior

PROS

  • Enhance the look and feel of a plain wall
  • Few panels are economical depending on the type of material
  • Water, thermal, fire resistance as per the type of material
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to maintain

CONS

  • As technology is growing fast, older designs fade away fast.
  • Few panels trick the human eye that the wall has different dimension/space.

2.Vertical Panels

A series of panels laid on the wall vertically from floor to ceiling. Available with different groove profiles mostly u and v groove profiles). Vertical panels create an illusion of height.

SURFACE TEXTURE: smooth and textured.

GROOVE PROFILE: U groove, V groove, channel

Thickness varies from 4mm to 30mm depending on the type of material.

3.Horizontal Panels

A series of panels laid on the wall horizontally from one to another or apart. Available with different groove profiles mostly u and v groove profiles). Horizontal panels create an illusion of width.

SURFACE TEXTURE: smooth and textured.

GROOVE PROFILE: U groove, V groove, channel

Thickness varies from 4mm to 30mm depending on the type of material.

4.Wainscoting

Wainscoting is a term referring to wooden decorative paneling applied to lower 3-4ft of an interior wall.

Consists of panel and frame

They are like repeated architectural motifs on walls

Traditionally was made of solid wood, but these days wainscoting is also made from plywood, plastic, and MDF.

PURPOSE OF WAINSCOTING

For centuries, it was used as a wall accent, insulation and to prevent damage to walls.

In modern buildings, it acts as a decorative feature.

USED IN entries, stairways, family rooms, dining spaces, kids room, baths

SURFACE FINISH commonly painted

Types/Styles of Wainscoating

  • Raised Panel Wainscoting
  • Flat Panel Wainscoting
  • Board and Batten
  • Beadboard

Raised Wall Paneling

Made up of raised and fielded panels that are glued, pinned, assembled at workshop

Has skirting boards, paneling and top trims

Board and Batten

Consists of boards/panels and thin strips of wood alternatively

The top and bottom usually has a wider rail

The width of the boards is usually 1-foot-wide and battens about 1/2-inch wide.

BeadBoard

Wooden tiles are interlocked in a tongue and groove system.

One edge of the tile is protruded and the edge has a groove.

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