Wall parquet – a practical novelty made of wood

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Wall parquet – one of the varieties of well-known wooden lining – allows you to quickly, easily and relatively inexpensively give an original design to the interior of any room. In our article we will talk about the features of the material itself and its installation..

Wall parquet

What is wall parquet

Wall parquet is a piece of varietal wood pieces or assembled into panels. The most common material for the manufacture of this coating is hardwood – linden, alder, aspen. Coniferous wood – spruce, pine, larch – is used in production much less often due to increased resinousness and knotty.

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The peculiarity of parquet dies – beveled ends along the entire perimeter – helps to hide laying defects and small irregularities in the base. Bevels level out small gaps formed during installation and operation.

Let’s compare parquet flooring with classic wall cladding materials:

Lining Block house Wall parquet
Appearance Standard tongue-and-groove dies Simulates a rounded log Can be stacked like “bricks” or form various patterns
Grade Standard sorting into classes A, B, C Mainly mixed AB grade Does not apply to a specific grade, since smooth parts of the blanks without knots are selected for the dies
Mounting Requires the adjustment of each board relative to the others and additional leveling of the walls using a lathing Most often, a six-meter material is used, which requires a certain professionalism during installation. It is mainly produced in the form of shields, which are fastened several times faster than the classic lining
Wood Needles, hardwood In the bulk – pine and spruce Most often – linden
Environmental friendliness, useful properties Environmentally friendly materials Environmentally friendly materials, preference is given to northern timber Linden wood is loaded with essential oils for health
Applications For interior and exterior use For interior and exterior use For interior and exterior use
The cost From 145 rubles per pack of 10 pcs (grade C needles) to 780 rubles (grade A coniferous) From 490 rubles per sq. m From 1000 rub. per sq. m

When choosing wall parquet, pay attention to the quality packaging and storage conditions. Excessive moisture can cause unwanted expansion or shrinkage of panels.

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Features of wall parquet installation

Installation of a panel board does not require special skills, the main thing is to take into account some of the nuances of a living tree:

  1. Choose shields by shades and texture.
  2. Allow the panels to stand indoors for 72 hours before laying – unpacked and laid out horizontally.

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Stage 1 – lathing

We examined the installation of the lathing in detail in the article “Do-it-yourself block house installation”. The only caveat is that the slats for fixing wall parquet are attached in increments of no more than 40 cm.

Stage 2 – installation

The safest and easiest way to install panelboard parquet using clamps of a suitable size. A special strip is inserted into the groove of the die and fixed with nails or self-tapping screws. This technology has several undoubted advantages:

  1. Free fastening allows the boards to expand with temperature and humidity changes and return to their original state.
  2. Improves appearance – no need to mask the nail heads.
  3. Galvanized fasteners prevent rusty streaks.

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Stage 3 – wood processing

Due to the content of essential oils, linden wood does not require special care and processing, it is enough to varnish the wall panels:

  1. In baths and saunas – with special impregnations marked “for baths” (“Neomid”, “Prosept”, “Senezh”).
  2. Indoors – parquet varnish based on alkyd resins or water impregnations (lazes).
  3. Exterior decoration – yacht varnish at least in two layers.

Small defects that have arisen during operation (chips, roughness) can be easily removed with fine sandpaper or a grinder. Large chips and cracks can be masked with wood putties of a suitable color.

Wall parquet

Wall parquet can be used for finishing residential and non-residential premises. The original pattern of wooden bricks will decorate terraces, loggias, balconies and attics, and linden wood panels will be an excellent alternative to the clapboard in the cladding of baths and saunas.

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