What boards are used for walls?

Plywood or strandboard sheets could be described as wallboard, along with gypsum-based drywall or formed plastic panels. The term is often used interchangeably with drywall, Sheetrock® or paneling. Some builders strictly define it as the gypsum-based drywall sheets most commonly used in home construction.

What is the board called that you put on walls?

Wainscoting is a broader term referring to decorative paneling used for centuries as: a) a wall accent; b) insulation and; c) to prevent (and cover up) damage to walls. It typically is made of wood, and covers the lower three or four feet of an interior wall.

How much do wood panel walls cost?

Architectural Wall Paneling Estimates

Square Foot Pricing Estimate Chart Paintable Wood – Unfinished Oak – Unfinished
Modern Wall Paneling System $13.00 $17.00
Classic Craftsman Wall Paneling System $7.00 $10.00
Traditional Raised Molding Paneling System $19.00 $22.00

What wood is best for wall panelling?

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF)
Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is the most common type of wood panelling used for interior walls.

How thick should wall sheathing be?

For covering existing siding, 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch thicknesses are commonly used. Standard panels are 2 by 8, 4 by 8, and 4 by 9 feet, although some can be purchased in fan-folded panels that run up to 50 feet long.

What kind of walls do old houses have?

Older homes and high-end new homes will have plaster instead of drywall. Harder and more durable, plaster is also more expensive to install. In old homes, plaster is a three-coat system applied over wood or metal lath. In new homes, it’s usually a single coat applied over blueboard, a special type of drywall.

What material is used for wall panelling?

Aluminium, steel and copper can make durable wall panels for your living room. Chipboard: This is made by hot pressing sawdust and chips. It is not as strong as wood, therefore can only be used in dry areas. However, it gives a wood-like finish.

Is wall panelling outdated?

While traditional panelling is a popular look today, if it isn’t for you, no worries: There is a popular wall panel style for every personal taste.