Texture, warmth and natural appeal – there’s much to love about timber cladding or lining boards as a design feature in your home. And designers and architects can’t seem to get enough of them right now, using them on everything from walls and curved ceilings to bedrooms and kitchen islands. Here’s exactly what you need to know if you’ve got your eye on tantalising timber for an upcoming build.
Timber interior lining boards lend a tactile warmth to a space, they can be used to form a focal point in a larger space and to connect your indoor and outdoor spaces. There are various products available, including solid timber, MDF and composite timber. Timber alternatives such as MDF are usually used for a painted finish.
Raw timber species such as Tasmanian oak and pine with a natural patina are popular, as well as stains such as Black Japan, teak and white wash. We are also seeing coated and painted lining boards being used to add pops of colour. When it comes to profiles, plank formats (such as VJ lining boards), textured profiles (such as the curves of Porta Contours Riverine) or lineal profiles (such as Porta Contours Strata) are popular. Boral VJ boards are increasingly being used horizontally to line walls and pitched ceilings, adding warmth and character to a space.The feature-grade timber highlights the black gum veins and knots to create a sense of uniqueness. Observing the natural variations in the timber is like looking at clouds and makes a space more cosy.
Apart From Walls, Where Else Can You Use Timber Lining Boards?
Try drawing attention to a design feature, such as a fireplace or a large window, by fringing them with lining boards or lay boards vertically in a room to create the illusion of height and grandeur.
How Much Can I Expect To Pay?
There are a variety of lining boards on the market, each with their own pros and cons, so it’s important to do your research before selecting what works for your look and budget. MDF is an entry-level option, primed-pine is middle range, while solid timber hardwoods are the more luxurious, durable and sustainable option.
Can I Install Them In A Bathroom Or Laundry?
Yes, so long as they are away from direct exposure to running or pooling water and you use appropriate finishes to seal and protect the timber surface from atmospheric moisture.
It’s important to consider the colour of a timber lining board as part of the overall design. Like painted walls, a lighter timber lining board will help make a space feel light-filled, whereas a darker board will darken a room. However, the use of a darker timber lining board can be applied to an element or a single wall to create a focal point or lend a sense enclosure to a room – for example, cladding around a fireplace area or in a room that is used for quieter pursuits, such as a library or sitting room.
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