Laminate flooring is the only type of flooring that designers like and has become so massively applied not for its intended purpose. The decoration of the walls with such panels makes the room stylish and original. This helps a huge selection of different material options for color and texture. You can decorate the walls with laminate in any room, but it is best suited for finishing the hallway, which can also be seen in the photo below.
Simple and quick installation of flooring on the wall, creates a stunning effect!
Features of laminate wall decoration
Modern panels perfectly repeat the color and texture of wooden, stone, leather and other natural surfaces. You can create a fashionable design with the help of laminate on the walls of any space except for the bath, where elevated temperatures and humidity will quickly make lamellae unusable.
Decorating the walls with laminate will help to create a unique, stylish interior in the living room.
Such an original and environmentally friendly finish allows you to embody interesting ideas for the design of the walls in the hallway. Various options for stacking panels: horizontal, diagonal, vertical - add a peculiar look to the space.
Tip! Remember that horizontal installation of laminate panels will help to visually expand the space. In rooms with a small height, the lamellas are fixed vertically, this slightly “lifts” low ceilings.
The partition, finished with laminate, ideally zonifies the comfort of the living room and creates a cozy atmosphere.
Finishing laminate replaces wall panels, MDF, which require more material and physical costs. Such repairs are considered “clean” and high-quality, and as a result smooth, smooth walls are obtained. It affects the improvement of sound insulation of the room.
Laminate can be moisture resistant and water resistant. The first type has a unique composition, and its locks are exposed to waxing, which additionally protects the panels from liquid ingress. The second type, waterproof, as the developers claim, is even suitable for a bathroom. Such a laminate can not absorb moisture for several hours, even when completely filled. For the decoration of the walls such a characteristic of the material is not so relevant. But in the kitchen it is worthwhile to use a material that can not change from the effects of moisture and temperature changes.
Only waterproof laminate is suitable for kitchen premises.
Registration by a laminate of walls gained distribution thanks to a set of positive qualities of this material:
- Wear resistance: designed for large loads, such material during operation on the walls can last much longer;
- Practicality: the repair of walls with laminate is performed less frequently, as if they were plastered with wallpaper;
- Ease of installation: a non-specialist can decorate the interior with such material, but first you need to level the walls;
- Affordable cost: low-grade lamellas are suitable for walls, since with such finishing the upper layers of the panels will practically not be erased;
- Simple care: the laminate has antistatic properties, it is easy to care for, occasionally wipe with a slightly damp cloth;
- Large selection: among the many options you can choose the right one for wall decoration.
Thanks to the laminate on the walls, the interior becomes very warm and cozy.
As for the environmental friendliness of the material, it is better to trust well-known brands that carefully monitor the quality and safety of their products, minimizing the degree of concentration of harmful substances. To date, high-quality laminate must meet the generally accepted standard E1, which does not limit the use of finishes in residential areas. Such security panels are not inferior to the floorboard.
Warm shades of laminate boards help create a comfortable indoor environment.
It is worth noting the disadvantages of the laminate. First, this requirement is almost perfectly flat walls for gluing lamellae. Otherwise, you will not get a flat canvas. Secondly, do not use the material for all walls. This finish looks very active, it is better to choose it for decorating some of the surfaces.
Laminate flooring is ideal for accenting a particular wall.
Laminate for decoration of different rooms
Designers are not advised to completely fill the material with all the walls. This option is more suitable for country cottages and guest houses. Often this material is used to highlight parts of the room, for example, zoning or creating an accent canvas. Consider what looks like laminate on the walls of different rooms.
Laminate for the hallway - the choice is more practical than the original. Of course, wall decoration with such material may look stylish, but its qualities such as durability and durability are important here. Additionally, the lamellae are covered with protective compounds. This wall will be easy to wash, clean as needed.
In the hallway is better to pick laminate of different shades under the tree
This material is interesting because it has many imitations of natural wood and stone of different color shades. Here you can combine various options for the design of the walls: to trim the entire surface or just the bottom, and to glue the top of the walls to match the wallpaper. You can make one of the walls accent, completely covering it with laminate with imitation of dark stone or wood. Along the length of such a wall hang several opaque lamps with upward and downward beams. This design creates an atmosphere of a medieval castle in the hallway.
Before installation, it is worth cleaning the walls, as well as creating a special substrate or cork covering so that the laminate has good air exchange here. Look at the photo of the modern ideas of wall decoration in the hallway.
Laminate is glued on a perfectly flat surface.
In the kitchen, laminate is more often used as an apron over the work surface. Its color is selected under the facades of the kitchen. According to its properties, such a coating will not be inferior to ceramic tiles, especially since you can choose panels that imitate ceramics, marble, and granite. But it is easier to install and cheaper in cost. Caring for such a kitchen apron is simple. The wall with such panels in the dining area looks impressive. Laminate, imitating wood, fits well into the kitchen of country style.
Different methods of sticking laminate on the walls create volumetric textured drawings
In the living room laminate can become a tool for zoning. With the help of panels allocate part of the room as well as when using the combined wallpaper. For example, often this is the way the area where the TV stands, there is a fireplace, armchairs. It is interesting to consider the option when such material, laid on the floor, passes to the wall with a narrow strip.
Finishing the fireplace with a laminate in the living room, giving the spirit of the Middle Ages
Not bypassed the fashion on the wall laminate and bedroom. Such a room, decorated with wood, turns out to be rich and elegant. Partial paneling is also applied here. For example, a wall made in such a way behind the headboard and decorated with lighting will look cozy and stylish.
Bedroom with laminate walls ideal for a comfortable sleep.
Balconies and Loggias
There are such options in which the walls of balconies and loggias are finished with laminate, making their interior in the likeness of rooms cozy. Laying under the panels of additional layers of insulating material, installing radiators, you can get a little warm space. Here you will not need to worry about the effect of moisture on the boards.
Wooden balconies are very often used lately.
Types of laminate
Installation of laminate on the wall is done in several ways, depending on the type of material.
Such panels do not have special locks, and when attaching the lamella they are joined closely together by their ribs. Finishing requires smooth surfaces, because even small errors will lead to installation errors. Laminate is fixed on liquid nails or special glue. A fastener is applied with a zigzag on the back of the panel, then it is applied to the wall and pressed. Dismantling such a finish can be difficult, and the panels are not always preserved in their integrity. Sometimes the wall surface itself may suffer.
The most common laminate is flexible glue-based vinyl laminate.
For such a method is suitable laminate with the existing tongue and groove locking mechanism that connects the panel. When laying do not use glue, dry and clean joints are required. Lamellae are joined like a clapboard, where a dowel is inserted into the groove. The panels are mounted on a special previously mounted wooden crate. To do this, take small nails or staples (klyimery). The latter can hold laminate boards even on a metal base.
Sheet piling laminate is often used specifically for wall decoration.
It is a modern laminate of improved quality with an improved locking mechanism. The installation principle here is similar to the sheet piling. During installation, the panels are tilted about 20 ° somewhere, the mechanisms are aligned and snap-in. For a dense fastening of the next lamels it is worth pressing on them a little. On the wooden structure such panels are attached with glue and small nails.
This type of laminate is more modern and convenient to use.
Tip! Purchase laminate flooring with small panels and low density. Such boards will be easy to install.
Two options for installing laminate
As with floor installation, laminate walls require a smooth surface. Two ways of fixing the panels will help to achieve perfect styling.
The name speaks for itself. Lamellae are fixed with liquid nails or special glue. Pretreatment of the wall before installing the panels consists in leveling the surface: drops must be within 3 mm. Otherwise we risk getting bumps and bulging parts of the boards. Work on gluing panels starts from the bottom left corner. This method will be convenient for placing panels in different directions and creating original masonry.
Adhesive laminate glueing is ideal for creating unique patterns.
It consists in preliminary creation of a frame wooden or metal lattice on the wall. The lamellae are reliably fastened to such a base with the help of the same glue or cleats, special metal plates used during work with clapboard or wall panels. This method will allow additional sound insulation and heat insulation work.
Adhesive laminate mounting method will save some space, while the frame may “eat” 10 centimeters from the wall, which will be noticeable in a small room. But it is more convenient for installation, as well as more reliable in operation.
The frame method is considered more durable and reliable
In conclusion, I must say that you should not be afraid of finishing the wall with laminate. It helps to create an unusual and original interior design. And the manufacturers themselves offer panels for sale, which are somewhat lighter in weight and easy to mount. Look at the photo for various options for laminate wall decoration in the hallway.