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VARIOUS TYPES OF INTERIOR WALL FINISHES MATERIALS

Your choice of wall finishes will determine how elegant your space (home, office or other property) will look. Aside from furniture, there are different types of interior wall finishes materials that you can choose to give your space the luxury feel. 

You need to know that choosing the wrong interior design will make you spend more than budgeted. We’ve therefore listed out the different types of interior wall finishes materials so you can make informed decisions when purchasing any.

Before we proceed to the types, let’s briefly explain what interior wall finishes are and why they are important.

 

WHAT ARE INTERIOR WALL FINISHES?

Wall finishes are materials used on wall surfaces for decorative and protective purposes. These wall finishes can protect surfaces from water, corrosion, frost and many other impacting factors.

Interior wall finishes are usually applied in two layers- the base and the finish layers.There are a variety of wall finish options for both the base and finish layers of an interior space. For the base layer there are such options as drywall materials, plywood, particleboard, and solid wood paneling, as well as plaster and cement board. The finish layer offers far more options – among them are paint, plaster, tile, stone, carpet, cork, laminates, reinforced plastic, wall coverings made of vinyl, textile, fibers or paper, etc

 

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IMPORTANCE OF INTERIOR WALL FINISHES

Wall finishes provide a decorative skin to conceal building components such as wires, pipes, insulation and ductwork.

Good wall finishes are plumb and straight. Surfaces may be smooth or textured and better wall finishes are durable.

Some wall finishes are versatile, taking decorative finishes such as stain, paint or wallpaper readily.

In addition, interior wall finishes adds to the overall beauty of the structure instead of leaving it plain. 

 

VARIOUS TYPES OF WALL FINISHES MATERIALS

 

Actually, there are different types of wall finishes materials in the market. Some are cheap, while some come expensive. The following types are readily available in the Nigerian market:

 

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SAND TEXTURED FINISH

Sand textured walls are commonly seen in rental or commercial buildings. It’s also a more durable surface than a smooth wall, and less affected by minor wear and tear. This type of interior finish will enhance your home by adding depth and dimension with unique texture patterns. Sand textured finish significantly hides imperfections on the wall.

 

STAINED GLASS FINISH

Stained glass finish is a highly creative interior design work. The glass used for the finish is decorated with itching, frosting, glass pasting and finally colouring with suitable colours according to the theme. The stained glass panels are  usually used on walls and ceilings.

 

CORAL FINISH

Coral finish is achieved by making use of “CORAL”, a plastering material. Its distinctive feature is its rough appearance.

 

WOOD PANELING

This involves the use of wood panels to create decorative effects on the wall. The material used can be plywood or wood covered with veneer or laminate.

 

TILE CLADDING

This is quite a common type of interior wall finishes in Nigeria. Various types of tiles are being used to cover up the walls.The selection of tiles depends on the place where it is to be applied

 

FINAL NOTE

It is good to move with the trends when setting up your space. Interior wall finishes can transform your home, office or other properties to an aesthetic site. Therefore, it is best to choose the quality finishes.

 

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