There’s a multitude of attractive and simple-to-install wall materials available. If you are planning to make use of the vertical plank type finish you’ll have to install 1×2 horizontal furring strips spaced 12″ to 16″ apart. Nail these strips towards the studs or joists on all wall and ceiling areas. Make sure to give a nailing surface on sides of angles and corners.
If you choose to use the large wall board materials your work is going to be simpler and faster. Right here exist several the types of materials available as well as their characteristics:
WALLBOARD (CANE AND FIBRE) – A moderately durable wall surfacing material. Particular kinds come already prefinished. They’ve good insulating characteristics and therefore are moderately soundproof.
WALLBOARD (PRESSED WOOD) – Tough surface is tough to break. Produced in various finishes and patterns, including perforated and corrugated. Easily colored and moderately priced.
WALLBOARD (PLASTER OR ASBESTOS) – Fire-resistant surfaces. Moderately durable and occasional on price. Flat dull surface needs painting or papering. Some available these days in simulated woos grains.
PLYWOOD – Strong, using the surface obtainable in different grains and wood species and coatings. Requires a permanent finish nicely and it is easily installed. Is available in both panels and planks.
PLASTIC-SURFACED HARD BOARD – These prefinished surfaces are available in every color and therefore are easily cleaned. Available too in wood grains and marble effects. Durable surface and moderately priced. Most new types fasten to wall with special hidden hardware and clips or glues.
LINOLEUM, VINYL AND RUBBER – Obtainable in rolls of numerous widths and tiles. Put on solid wall structure with assorted glues. Does apply to plasterboard and hardboard. Huge assortment of colours, designs and textures. Low maintenance and moderately priced.
CORK – Produced in tiles 12″ x 12″ or 12″ x 24″. Glued to solid walls or comes already backed on hardboard. Moderately expensive. Good insulator and seem absorber but unless of course treated, stains easily.
LUMBER – Individual boards and planks, random or selected widths, obtainable in different grains and species. Easily nailed to framing can obtain a permanent natural finish to focus on grain.
The process accustomed to use the wall surfacing is determined by the fabric you’ve selected to complete the inside. To set up the plank type finish just pointed out once you have nailed in the furring strips, regular or random width 1″ stock boards are nailed with edges butting use 8-cent finishing or casing nails to connect the planks to ceiling and floor plates, studs and braces. Make use of a nail set to sink heads of nails below surface. Fill nail holes.