Wall finishing is a treatment process for walls, partitions and other vertical structural surfaces, intended to render required appearance and properties. Finishing can include cladding, that is the application of decorative finish materials onto the base wall surface.
A natural material, wood has its own unique tint, texture and pattern. The wall decoration method shall be selected according to the need to preserve or conceal such features, as applicable. Also, application of the premises and environment conditions shall be taken into account, as well as wood properties and specifics.
Wooden wall finishing methods
Finishing of external wooden walls (facades and individual façade surfaces of wooden buildings)
Walls made of rounded logs and laminated beams are good-looking and often require no additional cladding. If this is the case, finishing is limited to the application of protective coating (treatment agent, varnish).
The following options are available for less good-looking buildings, like those made of unshaped logs:
- Block house lining
- Decorative panels
- Clapboard lining
Finishing of internal wooden walls. No additional finishing is required, where the framework is snug. Then nothing more than polishing and protective varnishing/toning/treatment is needed, while unsightly joist joints can be concealed with decorative cord or planks.
The following options are applicable to old wood and/or where top coating is required:
- Clapboard lining
- Gypsum plasterboard
- Decorative panels of wood, cork, glass, leather, etc.
All the above materials shall be fastened onto a preassembled furring or framing. Frameless attachment is possible, too, but requires pre-levelling of the wall surface and elimination of every extending element. Besides, furring leaves a gap for air circulation and drying of the wall.
Walls in high-humidity rooms can be lined with ceramic tiles or plastered up with a special moisture resistant mortar.
Finishing materials and methods shall be selected according to the application of the premises, environment conditions and design.