Pros and Cons of Wood Wall Panelling

Pros and Cons of Wood Wall Panelling

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Wall design is an important part of home interior. Wall finish says a lot on the overall value of your home. But value aside, nice wall finish uplifts your mood as it brightens and lightens up the whole space.

If you are using wood for interior walls, there are a lot of wall finish to choose from. Wood walls can be painted or wallpapered, or in case of tiles, cladding.

However, if you want a rich legacy in interior wall treatment, you can try wood panelling. Here is a list of wood panelling pros and cons.


  • Visual Appeal
    Wood panelling for interior design speaks of elegance and rich traditions that dates back to colonial times. Wood panelling provides smooth surface that is pleasant to view and touch. Unlike cladding, there are no grout that collects dirt and grime.

  • Hide Flaws
    Wood panelling can be a great tactic to hide flaws and other unsightly elements such as wall cracks and cables.

  • Insulation
    Aside from looking warm and welcoming, wood paneling is literally warm as wood provides natural thermal and acoustic insulation.

  • Maintenance
    Wood panels are easy to maintain. Panels can be sanded down and resealed to restore its appearance when damaged.


  • Rot
    Wood is not susceptible to rot. Once water sets in, waterlogged panels must be sanded down and replaced right away before further damage.

  • Warps
    Wood is very susceptible to temperature change. Wood panels may develop warps and bulges, especially when paneling is not done properly.

  • Maintenance
    Wood loses it natural moisture and application of oil is required from time to time.

  • Antiquity
    Wood paneling ha been done since the early ages of brick and mortar houses. anyway you style it, it looks old and out of place with modern architecture.


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