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WidowTwonky Sat 13-May-17 20:22:01

Has anyone done this? I'm looking at an area in the kitchen measuring approx 200cm x 100cm
Lots of nice images on google, but would appreciate any personal experiences.

sunnysouthend Sat 13-May-17 20:55:41

Why? Why not just use wallpaper? Makes me think of dreadful 70s pine clad interiors - sorry.

WidowTwonky Sat 13-May-17 21:16:32

For the texture sunny. And the choice.
Not decided on wood effect, so not necessarily the 'pine clad' look

WidowTwonky Sat 13-May-17 21:19:41

This is identical to how our kitchen will be so the space I'm looking at laminating is where this image has brick wall

PickAChew Sat 13-May-17 21:23:00

Wouldn't it be rather heavy?

PickAChew Sat 13-May-17 21:25:13

Ply might work better. Lots of inspiration online for that.

AlcoholAndIrony Sat 13-May-17 21:25:16

Wall panelling is great. Made of pvc and ours has a marble effect. Easy to clean. Nice and light.

MonkeyPoozzled76 Sat 13-May-17 21:31:00

Not sure how you'd attach laminate but how about 'wood look' tiles?

Loads about at the moment with all different finishes and colours, practical for a kitchen too.....

fannydaggerz Sat 13-May-17 21:39:45

Have you been on the diy group on Facebook?

WidowTwonky Sat 13-May-17 21:42:06

Sounds interesting monkey I'll investigate.

No fanny Ive not. What should I search for?

sunnysouthend Sat 13-May-17 21:56:21

Oh, for a splashback - ok, sorry for the rude question and comment.

WidowTwonky Sat 13-May-17 22:17:25

Not rude at all sunny. I'm welcoming all thoughts

PigletJohn Sat 13-May-17 22:23:58

I don't like the imitation wood laminate, but the imitation tile or stone look OK. It is very durable and can be washed (but not scoured or the picture will come off)

It is generally click-fit or T&G. Put it with the tongue facing upward so that any water will run out rather than sinking into a groove. Due to the fitting, you only need a couple of screws in each piece.

If you fit it before the wall cabs, you will save a lot of cutting and trimming.

Take enormous care not to screw into any pipe or cable. They should run vertically or horizontally, never diagonally, but you can't be sure....

GinGeum Sat 13-May-17 22:26:20

fanny grin

engineersthumb Sat 13-May-17 23:29:35

I don't like laminate flooring but I did use oak flooring to make a panel in the bathroom to cover the gap left when replacing the sink. I made matching top caps in oak. I placed battens on the wall to plumb it up, pinned the toungs, screwed the top board and covered with pellets.

fannydaggerz Sat 13-May-17 23:31:43

Am I allowed to name the fb group?

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