Laminate is undoubtedly one of the most popular
Dressing the wall with laminate does not only look modern, it is also advantageous from a practical point of view – this type of cover is durable and easy to clean. With laminate you can create fascinating accent walls and enhance the interior visually – we would like to help you with a few ideas and tips. And if you’re skilled in craftsmanship, you can save a lot of money by mounting the laminate on the wall yourself. What do you need for that? In addition to the laminate itself and all the usual floor covering materials and tools, you would need a few more things. These include:
- Folding rule, pencil and jigsaw to give the laminate the desired size;
- Hammer and bats;
- Construction slats for the substructure, dowels and screws – the substructure is very important to prevent mold formation;
- cordless screwdriver;
- Joint glue – makes the spoiling much more stable;
- Installation glue;
- If desired: one large or several small OSB panels and screw clamps for installation – the plates as a support would facilitate the installation of the laminate, because you would not put this on the wall, but would connect only horizontally.
Dress the wall with laminate – instructions and practical tips
Installing the laminate on the wall requires a little more skill than laying it on the floor. In advance, you should accurately measure the total area without forgetting the recesses for sockets or light switches. The first step is to build a stable substructure. The construction slats should be at least 40mm thick. These are mounted at a distance of at least 40cm – they help with a folding rule, angle and a spirit level, so as not to make mistakes. When the substructure is ready, you should join the laminate to it – of course, this must be cut in advance in appropriate size – depending on your dimensions. Then place the first row of laminate on the OSB board, and fix with screw clamps. Put some joint glue in each groove and continue working row by row as you lay the laminate on the floor. The joint adhesive plays a decisive role – without him, the laminate would hardly hold the plate. Once one plate is finished, start with the next one. The larger the area you want to cover, the more plates you need to make. The individual panels can be easily connected by decorative strips. When you’re done, let the glue dry out very well – preferably overnight. The assembly adhesive is used on the next day – apply this punctiform at regular intervals to the battens. You could also apply the adhesive in strands, but the individual should not be connected. Be very careful and make sure the mounting adhesive is neither too much nor too little. The adhesive must dry well for at least 24 hours before you can load the plate. And done! Now you have a magnificent accent wall, covered with laminate, which would be a real eye-catcher in your home. Review the photots above to see how attractive laminate wallcovering can look like.