Not too long ago, almost every home featured what we now call “tacky wallpaper.” Soon after that, shag carpets were all the rage. Fast-forward a few more years, and the vast majority of homeowners were covering their furniture with a strange plastic coating. These various fads have come and gone with the passage of time, with bigger and better solutions taking their place every few years. Thus, homeowners are often faced with a bit of trepidation and consternation with regard to enacting home improvement projects, primarily due to a financial concern. They often wonder, “What will I have to buy next to keep up with the times?”
Fortunately, modern technological advancements and engineering innovations have allowed home design manufacturers to create a stunning new product: internal and external three-dimensional wall panels. This brief article will detail the benefits of this new wall solution and how it can help take your home or business to the next level from an aesthetic standpoint.
What are 3D Wall Panels?
Three-dimensional wall panels, as the name suggests, are essentially highly textured boards that feature distinct pattern-carved surfaces. For a relatively low cost, these panels can transform a traditional wall into a lively, decorative, embellished partition, lending a sense of architectural modernity to the space in question. It’s important to note that these 3D wall panels are not merely an adornment or trimming, as they essentially adhere over the drywall, cob, plaster, or wood boards that currently make up the room’s walls.
How Does the Installation Process Work?
The installation process can be facilitated as a DIY project, which speaks to the intuitive nature of these modern panels. To get started, all you really need is a workspace, grinder, simple rotary saw, tape measure, adhesive (such as megapoxy), and a pencil.
The panels are extremely lightweight and exceedingly easy to install, which means that you’ll only need one person for the job. As you prepare the room, be sure to store the 3D panels back-to-back so as to avoid any scratches or mishaps prior to facilitating the application process. After you’ve organised your workspace, you should ascertain the dimensions of windows and fixtures around the room, as it will help you create precise cuts into the raw panels. As you create the incisions with the rotary saw, keep in mind that the slow-drying megapoxy allows you to make changes and additional cuts for up to thirty minutes after applying the adhesive, so start out with minor cuts and work your way towards the exact size.
To create a perfectly level panel, it is recommended to use a laser leveller and wood moulds for temporary support. The megapoxy will provide fantastic manoeuvrability as you attempt to apply the panels to the wall, so don’t be alarmed if the panel slides across the surface very easily. Six dabs of megapoxy across the back of the board will be more than enough to create a permanent adherence.
Regardless of whether the wall in question features a curve, a protrusion, or jagged sections, the modern 3D profile panels can be attached with structural integrity and flexibility. However, you should place the majority of your focus on creating a flush fit with the other panels, so take your time during the project.