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Interior Cladding Ideas

Interior cladding involves adding an additional layer of material atop a different material. There are several upsides to interior cladding, including its ability to increase insulation, thus keeping the heat in and hopefully reducing heating bills and its potential to provide an aesthetic enhancement to the inside of your home.

But what are some good and popular interior cladding ideas worth considering? Here are some ideas that you may want to look into before having interior cladding introduced to your home. Let’s begin!

Wooden Wall Cladding for a Visually Striking and Eco-Friendly Solution

One of the most popular types of interior cladding is that which is timber-based. Wooden wall cladding is a great choice if you’re eager to get an aesthetically pleasing option. Along with offering natural beauty, wooden wall cladding offers a timeless appearance.

Other core advantages of wooden wall cladding include its versatility (there are many designs, styles and colours to choose from), durability, customisation and level of sustainability, making it a good option for the environment. It’s also relatively easy to paint and repair.

On average, wooden wall cladding costs around £20 to £40 per m² in supply-only costs, although material prices may reach as low as £5 per square metre or reach up to £100 per m² or more in some cases.

Stone Wall Cladding Offers a Range of Smart Possibilities

Stone wall cladding is another type of cladding known for its natural beauty. It is, as with wooden cladding, also durable, long-lasting and versatile.

Beyond that, stone wall cladding is fire and weather-resistant and often resistant to abrasion and scratches alike. Other notable benefits include its capacity to be maintained easily and its potential to look well alongside other materials (e.g. timber, concrete, etc.).

There are many ways you could use interior stone wall cladding to improve your home. Here are some ideas worth considering:

    • Entryway

Adding stone wall cladding to your hallway can be a great approach from an aesthetics perspective. It can really add a mixture of class and sublime natural beauty to your foyer, offering a nice warm welcome to visitors.

    • Kitchen splashback

While it’s common to use tiles to create a kitchen splashback, you may instead want to hire a professional to create a stone wall cladding kitchen splashback. This can prove a great visual enhancement for your kitchen and arguably offer solid value for money for this purpose.

    • Living room centrepiece

There are many ways a household might add stone wall cladding to a living room. It’s worth exploring this possibility if you want to revitalise this living space.

Beyond that, you may want to consider ideas like stone wall cladding for interior bathroom walls or/and suitably place accent wall stone cladding (perhaps for your living room or bedroom). As with any type of wall cladding, you may want to consult a professional to get a clearer idea of the viable options for your home and to help figure out what might work best for you and your home’s interior.

On average, stone wall cladding costs somewhere in the region of £30 to £80 per m² in supply-only costs. As with wooden wall cladding and other types of wall cladding in general, the cost can vary depending on the exact type of material used. In this case, limestone wall cladding costs about £30 to £50 per m² whereas Portland stone is priced at approximately £50 to £75 per m².

What About PVC Wall Cladding?

Another fairly common choice is that of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) wall cladding. This type of cladding involves the use of lightweight plastic boards.

Among the main upsides of PVC wall cladding include the many colours available, how easy it is to clean and maintain, and it being a cost-effective option with a supply-only cost of around £10 to £40 per m².

When people use PVC wall cladding, they often add it to bathrooms, kitchens, and even utility rooms and garages. As with any other type of interior cladding, you should discuss with a professional where you’d like to have cladding added and the designs you like. They can explore these ideas and bring more ideas to your attention before you splash on interior wall cladding.

Cost of Hiring a Joiner:

You’ll need to hire a joiner or another suitable professional in order to have interior cladding added.

When considering who to hire, we recommend getting quotes from 3+ joiners/professionals so that you can weigh up the pricing, experience and any online reviews/ratings (if available) of several individuals or companies before making an informed decision.

Cheryl Henson

Cheryl Henson is a passionate blogger and digital marketing professional who loves writing, reading, and sharing blogs on various topics.

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