A Guide To Decorative Wall Panels

- Sep 11, 2020-

Decorative wall panels are available in a variety of finishes, textures and wood grains. These panels are also available in distinctive groove patterns, decorative textures and finishes. Consumers have the choice of choosing simulated or real wood veneers in a wide-variety of species, hues and widths. Substrates are also available including plywood, medium density fiberboard, hardboard and engineered wood. Decorative wall panels can even be installed in basements and below ground level. Decorative wall panels allow the consumer to choose a look, finish, color and substrate that will perfectly match the look they are to achieve.


Decorative wall panels are available in varieties such as beadboard panels, decorative finish panels, woodgrain finish panels, Lionite tileboard, wainscot, as well as project boards and plank panels.

Beadboard panels have the distinctive groove surfaces of beaded panels. Beadboard panels are perfect for the consumer who would like to add visual interest to their walls. These panels are available in a variety of patterns in real and simulated wood. These panels, with real and simulated wood patterns, have the characteristics of natural wood, which can cause the appearance to vary from panel to panel. These panels are simulated wood installed on hardboard, simulated wood installed on medium density fiberboard, or prefinished real wood paneling. These panels are also used as accent walls and in wainscot applications.

Decorative finish panels are the perfect panels for the room that needs richness and texture added to it. These panels are available in a variety of patterns and colors and are simulated wood installed on medium density fiberboard.


Woodgrain finish panels are prominently oak and cedar woodgrains. These panels are available in prefinished real wood paneling in oak and birch hues or birch and pine. They are also simulated wood on medium density fiberboard.

Lionite tileboard panels are the toughest of the decorative wall panels. These panels, which are baked-on, water resistant melamine finished, installed on hardboard, are perfect for high-traffic as well as high moisture living areas. These panels are a perfect alternative to more expensive ceramic tiles in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, playrooms or even laundry rooms.


Wainscot panels are generally available precut to 32', with a variety of woodgrains and styles. These panels easily transform a plain room into one with more style and beauty. Wainscot panels, which are prefinished real pine wood paneling and simulated wood on medium density fiberboard. Wainscot panels also have distinctive double groove pattern and are versatile simulated wood on hardboard.

Plank panels are beautiful panels that are easy-to-install. These panels are solid pine or cedar and are as versatile as they are beautiful. These panels are perfect for installation vertically, horizontally, diagonally or even in a herringbone pattern. Plank panels are perfect for installation on walls, accent walls, wainscot and ceilings.


Project panels are also decorative wall panels. These panels include Chalk Board, which is like the old ones that were once found in schools everywhere. Chalk is used to write on these panels and they are erasable. Mark-R-Boards are another type of project panel. These panels are a dry erase surface and dry erase markers are used to write on them. The last project panel, Clutter Cutter, is used to create a clutter free zone. Perfect for the home office, garage or basement, Clutter cutter is perforated hardboard that uses standard peg hardware.