Benefits of Tongue and Groove Panelling…
If you love panelling but want to keep the look subtle and simple, tongue and groove is the perfect option. Whether you live in a historic farmhouse, a Victorian terrace or modern open-plan flat, introducing tongue and groove will instantly upgrade your interiors.
For country-style homes, tongue and groove always looks right at home, whereas in more modern properties, it will add character and charm, when this is often lacking. For contemporary interiors, consider a modern take on this classic look – opting for wider 100mm boards to create clean lines.
Introducing panelling is a great way to also add texture and a tactile finish, as well as interest, without the need for bold or fussy patterns, lots of fabrics or bright colours. Panelling can be painted in any colour, and allows you to be playful with your colour scheme.
For a modern style, panel the bottom half of the wall, but paint the walls and the panelling all the same colour. Calming and light colours look great when carried right through contemporary interiors. If you want to make more of a statement, try contrasting colours. Paint your panelling a dark shade, and the wall above in a lighter shade, to keep the focus on the panelling and ensure your room still feels bright and open. Or try a bold patterned wallpaper above your panelling, and pick out a shade within the paper to paint your panelling, for a cohesive and on-trend look.
Tongue and groove panelling is wonderfully versatile. It’s traditionally used in bathrooms, kitchens and pantries, but really, it can be used anywhere in the homes – even on ceilings, if you want to use this style in a whole new way. Think sloped ceilings, such as those in loft spaces, to add texture and interest to this often forgotten surface space.
Using MDF Wall Panels to Create Tongue and Groove Panelling…
MDF is a fantastic material to create tongue and groove panelling from. More cost effective than using wood, using MDF wall panels will help you achieve the same classic and stylish look at a fraction of the price.
Our MDF Wall Panel Strips are perfect to create tongue and groove panelling from. You can achieve the exact look you want, by selecting the exact thickness and width for your panelling strips. You can even choose to have your strips ready primed, so that all you have to do is install them on your chosen wall and paint them.
The quickest way to install wall panelling is by glueing the panels to the wall. If you use something like No Nails Adhesive, you can achieve a flush fit and a super-strong hold.
If you’re looking for a way to update your home and add impact, without having to spend a huge amount of money, adding tongue and groove panelling could be a great option. To get started, browse our MDF Panelling Srips here.