Laminate and Vinyl Cladding

vinyl flooring used on a feature wall

5 Reasons to Use Laminate or Vinyl Cladding

Laminate and vinyl boards are commonly known as a durable, easy to install, easy to maintain and hygienic floor coverings, but homeowners do not often stop to consider that their usefulness extends beyond the horizontal plane. Laminate and vinyl flooring can be successfully used as a cladding to create a beautiful feature wall in your home or office. If you’re unfamiliar with cladding, essentially cladding refers to panels that are used to cover a structural surface. Both laminate and vinyl SPC have inherent qualities that lend well to cladding.

Laminate and vinyl cladding is durable

Laminates and vinyl are resistant to everyday wear and tear owing to the hard surface layer that seals the boards to protect the photographic layer. Laminate and vinyl cladding can easily withstand minor scratches and dents, added to the fact that they are fade resistant means that they will retain their look for a lot longer. Ordinary painted walls need to be refreshed every few years, but vinyl and laminate cladding will give you years of hassle-free enjoyment. They shrug off moisture and can resist weather and temperature fluctuations making them suitable for any area of the home.

Laminate and vinyl cladding is easy to install

There are many videos online that detail how to do a cladding installation. Laminate flooring planks are an easy way to add a unique touch to your home. Remember to measure your accent wall and buy enough of your chosen cladding plus add 10% extra to account for incorrectly cut pieces. Laminate and vinyl cladding is an easy way to spruce up your environment by adding interest to a wall in any room of your home.

Laminate and vinyl cladding is easy to maintain

Compared to regular painted walls, vinyl and laminate cladding requires very little cleaning and maintenance. Owing to the non-porous surface, your cladding can be cleaned by a simple wipe with a wet microfibre cloth. For additional cleaning, you can add one-third vinegar to your cleaning solution. This makes rooms with cladding comparatively low-maintenance and easy to take care of, they need nothing more than a regular wipe down to maintain their striking appearance.

Laminate and vinyl cladding is stylish

Laminate and vinyl boards are designed with a real wood look and constructed to be durable and retain that beauty for a long time. Laminate cladding or vinyl wall panelling significantly enhance the style factor of a house, making your interior look more sophisticated and elegant while giving it a modern edge.

Laminate and vinyl cladding is hygienic

One of the greatest perks of using a laminate or vinyl as a wall surface is the fact that the impenetrable layer makes the façade impervious to dust mites and other microscopic bugs, making the surface more hygienic. The surface is anti-bacterial and will also contribute positively to the overall indoor air quality of your home. In addition to being exceptionally strong, laminate and vinyl cladding are resistant to fire so can be ideal for the kitchen area with the antibacterial properties of the cladding to help in keep household contaminants away.

Laminates and vinyl SPC are a great choice for cladding an accent wall in your home since the material is more affordable than other cladding options, with a whole host of advantages. Make sure you purchase your laminate or vinyl cladding from a reputable supplier like Finfloor which can offer you a 25-year warranty on domestic use, ensuring that you see an excellent return on your investment in the long run.

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