Achieve a stunning panelled wall using Acupanel® in five simple steps
When it comes to decorating the interior of your home, the majority of us will have almost certainly painted a wall or room, whilst some will have even experienced wallpapering. Paint is the choice of so many as you really can’t go wrong, whereas with wallpapering there is definitely a skill level required!
Wood wall panelling offers an alternative to them both… Having seen a huge resurgence in popularity since the 70’s, when it first entered the world of interiors, the chances are that most of us have never tried fitting wooden wall panelling, and that’s if you’ve heard of it!
Human nature often prevents us from trying something new, as the unknown can scare us. So, rather than trying something different that takes us out of our comfort zone, we tend to stick with the tried and tested route instead!
Whilst it might be the thought of fitting of the panels that’s the issue, it could also be not knowing which range or finish to choose, or how to measure for the quantity that your room requires.
Choosing the right product range
Initially launched with acoustic properties too, it soon became apparent that not everyone needed to benefit from this soundproofing quality and as such, Acupanel® is now also available without acoustics.
Along with an extensive selection of contemporary and rustic wood finishes, the range now comprises coloured finishes, real stone finishes, an eye catching chevron and even Slat-Lite™, featuring a flexible backing which can contour around curves.
So, whether you’re after a bright and colourful wall, or a subtle, dark, or warm wood shade, our sampling service will allow you to see how the panelling looks in your home, before you commit to a purchase.
Where to put it!
Whilst most people tend to choose to clad a wall or room, or even a ceiling with wooden panels, it’s also possible to simply clad a section of a wall in Acupanel®. Fitting it in this way works on the ‘less is more’ theory and it certainly delivers in terms of stylish looks!
From back lit widths in unassuming corners, to feature TV backdrop walls, the permutations of Acupanel® are endless.
Measure the walls
Once you know where you would like to install Acupanel®, you will need to work out the surface area.
All Acupanel® finishes are available in 2400mm lengths, with the most popular finishes also being available in a 3000mm length, ideal for taller room heights.
It’s always best to allow a little extra for cuts too, rather than run out half way through fitting!
Calculating the panel quantity required
Each Acupanel® piece is 600mm wide, so it’s easy to calculate just how many panels you need. They can be easily cut on site to the width required, making it a relatively simple task to fit Acupanel® ‘wall-to-wall’.
Prepare the walls
Unlike conventional decorating, wooden wall panelling does not require the walls’ surface to be near perfect. In fact, wall panelling will disguise even the most uneven surfaces. As long as the wall is sound, and any obvious cracks and holes are filled, there’s no need to sand it back to a plaster smooth finish.
It really is that simple to fit Acupanel®, and with our ‘how to install’ video too, your walls or ceilings can be transformed in a matter of hours!