We all have an idea of wooden lining, but few people know about wall parquet. This material is essentially a kind of lining made of wood. Wall parquet is relatively inexpensive and makes it possible to decorate any room in an original way.
Types of wall parquet
Parquet for walls is available both in single dies and assembled into panels made of high-quality wood. Linden, alder or aspen are often used for the production of this material. Coniferous tree varieties are used much less often due to their increased resinousness. In addition, there are always a lot of knots on coniferous wood.
A special feature of a parquet board is the beveled ends, which hide installation flaws and minor irregularities in the base. Thanks to such bevels, small gaps are obtained during the installation process.
Pros and cons of wall parquet
Wall parquet is in many respects preferable to other cladding materials. Such parquet can be laid out like bricks or a pattern. The material does not have a grade, because exclusively smooth wood is used for its production.
For the most part, it is made in the form of shields, which significantly speeds up its installation. This material also has health benefits, as the linden used to make it is saturated with essential oils.
Wall parquet can be used for both interior and exterior cladding. The price of such material is quite acceptable and amounts to about a thousand rubles per square meter.
When choosing parquet flooring, carefully examine the packaging and storage location. You should not buy material if it has been stored in high humidity conditions.
Installation of wall parquet
Installation of a shield covering requires certain knowledge about wood. First, the shields should be of the same shade and texture. Secondly, it is necessary to hold the panels in the room where they will be mounted for at least 4 days. Before that, they must be freed from the packaging and laid out horizontally.
The first stage of work will be the installation of the lathing with the distance between the rails for fastening no more than forty centimeters. The second stage will be the installation itself, and it is desirable to carry out it with clamps of the required size.
The bar, specially designed for this, is inserted into the groove of the die and fixed with screws or nails. This method has the following advantages:
- Free fastening will not hold back the material in case of temperature or humidity changes. Thanks to this, the boards will expand and return to their previous state.
- The look from the nail heads does not deteriorate.
- Galvanizing on the fasteners prevents rust stains.
The third stage will be wood processing, which consists in covering the wall panels with varnish. If this is a bathing room or sauna, then a special varnish should be taken. Its labeling indicates that it is intended for use in baths.
Parquet varnish is used indoors, and yacht varnish is used outside, applying it in two layers. If during the period of use there are minor defects in the form of chips or roughness, sand the surface with sandpaper.
Seal larger chips or cracks with a filler similar in color to the wall parquet.