One of the most common ways to design a hallway is its trim panels. Moreover, this is one of the budget options and at the same time beautiful, thanks to the possibility of their use as a decor. Well, you can directly use it absolutely in any hallway, in combination with the desired styling. That is an undoubted advantage for all lovers of sophisticated interior and decoration.
The process of repairing the hallway task, in itself, is not difficult. After all, its main goal is to create a good, harmonious interior, which should be easily combined with the rest of your apartment. And just due to the use of various panels in the process of hallway design, it becomes quite easy to achieve full styling, even if we are talking about MDF or fiberboard panels.
How to start repairing the corridor
Often, the process of repairing and creating an interior, of any room, pursues not only the goal of changing the situation, by using the decoration and peculiar interior, but also by a certain pastime. It is for this reason that many of us do all the repairs by hand. And for this you need not only desire, but also certain knowledge.
First of all, you need to decide on all stages of repair. After all, it is thanks to good planning that you can not only save your own time, but also create the first understanding of the whole future process. And this, in turn, is the most important factor on the road to success. The whole repair process can be divided into three main components:
- The choice of panels.
- Preparation for installation.
- Fastening panels.
Each of these points has its own characteristics, due to which it is possible not only to simplify the process of the hallway repair itself, but also to make its result more durable. A well-chosen panel will look great, as the decor of the room. In addition, with the right approach, you can easily create the desired interior in the hallway. And at the expense of the correct design and decor to give sophistication and create a special atmosphere of the room.
The first, and perhaps the most basic point in the process of repairing the hallway and creating the interior will be the choice of the panels themselves. There are quite a number of possible variants of basement siding of the hallway walls, the most basic of which we will consider today. The main thing to take into account all the features of the room and possible future styling of the hallway, by using panels as a decor.
One of the most common options is the use of plastic panels in the basement siding of the hallway walls. Due to its physical properties, the main advantage is the possibility of finishing the room with high humidity. That is, for the corridor this option is one of the most optimal, if we are aimed primarily at the durability of the created interior. The plastic surface is easy to clean and is sufficiently resistant to sunlight. And due to the artificiality of the material, there is a very large selection of both models and colors, which allows them to be used as a decor. However, it is worth noting one very serious disadvantage - due to artificial origin, such material is not recommended for use in large quantities in residential premises.
No less popular option for finishing the corridor is the use of MDF panels. In part, it is a natural wood material. Due to this and their thickness, they seriously increase the level of sound insulation and heat insulation. Moreover, MDF panels can be found with moisture-proof or refractory impregnation, which makes them also a priority when choosing materials for the finishing of the corridor. And thanks to its stylization under the tree, MDF panels are becoming one of the most common options with full styling of the room.
Well suited for finishing the corridor and panel of fiberboard. Due to its environmental cleanliness, they are most often used in apartments where small children are present. Due to its properties, fiberboard panels are easy to wash and are not afraid of moisture. And for the set of its stylization under the tree are one of the most budgetary options for creating a certain wooden interior.
Fans of natural wood can easily find the corresponding panels. However, such options are far from the most budget, but they are perfectly fulfilling the role of decoration. Classic wood panels are impregnated with special preparations that increase moisture resistance and fire resistance. Moreover, unlike MDF or MDF, a classic tree looks more noble and has high reliability.
Preparation for installation.
The next step in the process of repairing and creating the interior will be the preparation of the walls for the installation of the panels themselves, that is, the siding itself. First of all, it is necessary to create a wall crate on which we will mount the panels directly. If we fasten the panels vertically, the crate should be horizontal. And vice versa, if the panels are mounted horizontally, then we create the crate vertical.
The size of the lathing itself is usually 20 to 40 mm. The upper and lower timber obreshetki should be mounted at a distance of 3-4 cm from the floor and ceiling. The remaining bars are placed at a distance of 50 cm from each other.
You can do without crates. But it is necessary to use not only high-quality fasteners, but also fairly light panels, for example, MDF or fiberboard. Yes, and they can be fixed only if your wall is perfectly smooth.
Fix the panel in several ways. In many ways, they depend on the panels themselves, because each type has its own properties that must be considered. After all, the main purpose of the repair is not only to create a new environment, but also to give it durability.
One of the most popular solutions is to fasten the panels to the crate, using self-tapping screws. It is reliable and simple in its execution. Yes, only you can not use it in all cases. If the room is wet, and this happens often in the corridors, the screw will not allow the wood panels to expand, which will have a negative impact. So this method is best used in dry rooms without sudden changes in humidity and temperature.
A no less popular method is the use of cleats for fastening basement siding panels. Due to their physical properties and other technologies, they no less firmly hold panels on the crate and do not interfere with their compression or expansion under the influence of humidity and temperatures. Apply this method not only with classic wood panels, but also with MDF or fiberboard panels.
But on the glue panel is attached only to the wall. For sticking to the crate is a very unreliable method. Moreover, the glue itself must be sufficiently elastic and, as in previous cases, not interfere with the thermal expansion of the panels, be it MDF, fiberboard or classic wood.