7 Features you should know about decorative wood panels
- 11 August, 2021
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, News
In this article we collect the seven characteristics of decorative wood panels that we believe every architect, decorator and interior designer should know about. If, after reading it, you have any doubt, please don’t hesitate to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing about your projects.
1.-Aesthetic value of decorative wood panels
Decorative wood cladding demonstrates its aesthetic capabilities on a daily basis. In a subtle way it brings a touch of elegance and warmth. It turns cold areas into comfortable, welcoming spaces. In short, it makes the final result of a project better.
2.- Acoustic value of decorative wood panels
Spigoplank offers different volumetric design options on three-dimensional surfaces made of solid wood. From an acoustic point of view, Spigoplank is, thanks to its reflective and diffusing effect, the perfect complement to Spigogroup wood acoustic panels, used for the acoustic conditioning of rooms.
3.-Different finishes to choose from
The Spigoplank wood cladding is offered in obeche wood finish, to which any wood effect stain or RAL colours can be applied. If desired, it can also be manufactured in other solid woods (oak, iroko, etc.). It also allows for the application of standard varnish, B-s1,d0 fireproof varnish or autoclave treatments combined with fireproof varnish.
4.- Wood from regulated and sustainable sources
Spigoplank decorative cladding is made of solid obeche or samba wood. Obeche wood is native to the western jungles of Central Africa and is known by different names depending on the country: wawa in Ghana, obeche in Nigeria, ayous in Cameroon and samba in the Ivory Coast. It grows naturally, but the wood used in Spigoline comes from regulated, sustainable plantations that guarantee an environmentally-friendly source.
5.- Light, stable and resistant wood
Obeche wood comes in light hues ranging from creamy whites to pale yellowish whites. It has a straight, occasionally interlacing, medium-full grain and is not very impregnable. It is also a light wood, with an apparent density of 0.38 kg/m³ at 12% humidity. With regard to dimensional stability, it has the following characteristics:
– Very stable wood with a contraction coefficient of 0.33 %.
– No tendency to cup with a 1.73% contraction ratio
– Hardness (Chalais-Meudon) 1.2 soft wood
– Static bending strength 620 kg/cm³
– Modulus of elasticity 59,500 kg/cm³
– Compressive strength 285 kg/cm³
– Parallel tensile strength 480 kg/cm³
6.- Easy to install
Installing decorative panels is easier than you might think, particularly if you use Spigoplank wood panels. Any professional or handyman can do it with common tools. In fact, we are convinced that easy assembly is one of the reasons why this type of wood panelling has been so successful among architects and decorators since it was launched on the market a few months ago.
On walls and ceilings it is installed using a system of wood battens and nails. This system consists of nailing the panels to battens that are previously fitted on the wall or ceiling. When installing the battens, make sure they are level, both vertically and horizontally. The battens should be parallel to each other and perpendicular to the panels. We recommend using battens at least 30 mm thick. Avoid low density chipboard, to ensure the nails cannot be pulled out, separating the panels from the battens. It is also advisable to fill the space between battens with some sort of insulation.
– Walls and ceilings: they are designed and have installation systems specifically for these purposes.
– Very useful when we need to hide insulation on walls and ceilings, radically transforming visually unacceptable areas into beautiful decorative spaces.
– “Hard” concrete spaces or other cold surfaces where a wood panelling provides warmth and helps to build cosy settings.
– When a quick installation without too much work is required. See “Installing decorative panels with Spigoplank“
– They can also be used out of doors as well.