Before deciding to apply wainscoting panels, it is really important to know its functions since applying things without knowing the function is like nonsense. Well, since the first time wainscoting applied, it is mainly aimed to prevent the coldness of the wall especially in European countries like England. That’s why wainscoting commonly refers to those panels installed at the lower part of the wall to the rail chairs. This main function also influences the materials used for wainscoting. They must be such a solid material that can function as what wainscoting purposed, avoiding the humid. And one very popular material is solid wood such as oak and teak. The application of these wood panels for wainscoting is continued until now. We can see lots styles of wood as wainscoting panels. One example is classic recessed. This style is quite popular in America. There is also raised style. It has two types. Those are classic and beaded raised types which are popular in Europe. Except solid wood, wainscotings are also commonly made from hardwood veneer.
This material is cheaper than solid wood, but not as strong as solid wood made. However, it can be an alternative for wainscoting in affordable price. Wainscotings are also common made from pressed board, plastic, wall paper, to imaginary wainscoting created by applying different colors for the upper and lower parts of the wall. Besides applying to prevent from humid, wainscoting is also aimed as decorative elements for the wall. Wainscoting, whatever made from, is usually set decoratively to enhance the beautiful view of the wall. Thus, wainscoting is also a good alternative for decorating the wall. And to function as decoration, the last three materials stated above will be much helpful since they’re quiet affordable yet decorative in look. Last common purpose of wainscoting panels installation at home is to easily keep the wall clean. In short, wainscoting installation is so much multi-functional from avoiding the cold, enhancing lovely look of the wall and easing homeowners to clean the wall whenever it gets any dirt.
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