Choose the wall material for the living room
The decisive role in the selection of the wall for the living room is played by the main material of the hull and facade. Its properties determine the strength of the structure, layout options, the range of design and stylistic solutions. Despite the richness of choice, in the furniture business, a small assortment of basic cabinet and finishing materials remains relevant.
The wall for the living room is a rather large product, so the material of the case is of great importance as the power part of the structure. In some products of the classic layout, additional, hidden elements of frame reinforcement may occur.
Of the materials used in the assembly of furniture walls, the most widely used are solid wood, MDF, chipboard, and chipboard. Separate, exclusive storage systems can also be glass on an aluminum frame, but this is not typical, all developments of such a plan are individual and very expensive.
Wood remains the most prestigious of cabinet materials – the massif has high strength, does not require reinforcement with a frame, and the most expensive varieties allow you to not use external finishes, they are simply tinted and treated with penetrating and protective compounds. The tree limits the possibilities in choosing the form – this is a strict classic, in which it is difficult to find any delights, except for panel elements on the doors. If the wall is made on a wooden frame with plate materials, the situation changes – the possibilities for finishing the facade expand.
MDF board is the second after wood in terms of strength and quality. In the manufacture of such a panel, the technology of extrusion bonding of layers is used, which gives the product high strength. It can be given complex carved shapes. The material is durable, durable, has a small weight, but requires external decoration, and in some cases, reinforcement with a frame. It is the MDF board that has become the basis for most modular solutions since the wall from it can be assembled and disassembled two or three times. The material goes well with elements of metal, glass, solid wood, reduces the total weight of the module.
Particleboard and chipboard are the most economical solutions. In the manufacture of a modern board, formaldehyde is not used, so it has become safe and not “odorous”, but the structure of pressed sawdust and chips is not designed for heavy loads. The material should be protected from moisture, protected from heavy loads – over time, the plate may begin to crumble at the fastening points of the fittings. Particleboard and chipboard walls confidently stand for years in their place but are sensitive to transportation and disassembly.
The difference between chipboard and chipboard is the presence of a laminated plate coating, which carries not only a protective but also an aesthetic function. This is a good selection of colors and textures. In the manufacture of large modules or classic walls, a combination of materials is used, and in most products, the manufacturer indicates the main, predominant body material with the type of finish.
Choose the facade material
The material of the facade of the wall is the actual material of the body on which the finishing and protective coatings are applied. The most common options are natural veneer, film imitations of PVC veneer, designer film coatings with a pattern and texture, laminate. Recently, acrylic coatings of bright colors that have come from kitchen furniture have spread and fit well into modern interiors, especially in high-tech style.
Classic-looking walls are finished with natural wood veneer, and only a specialist can carefully distinguish such a surface from the massif. Film imitation of PVC veneer gives good protection to the chipboard from moisture, and the chipboard can be glued with PVC coatings if the idea came up to change the style of the interior and the color of the wall.
Talking about the decisive advantage of a single material is extremely difficult, each of them is good in its place and in a certain combination with other elements of furniture.
Furniture walls and their features
Features of furniture walls for the living room – this is usually a set of additions and specific modules that are included in the product.
With or without a place for TV
The wall in the living room suggests the possibility of watching television programs – therefore, in some products, a place or block is provided for the installation of the TV. When choosing, it is worth paying attention to the size of the unit, the ability to install a TV of different screen sizes and body depths, options with speakers.
For apartments with small dimensions, a wall with a workplace is convenient – this is a module with a folding or extendable table, a recess for the computer, devices for books and documents. The choice is always individual, manufacturers offer various layout options.
Chest of drawers
A chest of drawers is an element of a classic living room that can complement a furniture wall. The built-in chest module can be smaller in height; it is placed in the middle of the kit to create a symmetrical composition.
With a mirror
The mirror in the wall is considered as an element is not required, but desirable. It can be integrated into the doors either externally or internally, mounted as the rear wall of a display case or module. You can integrate a mirror into almost any wall model, it is enough to choose the installation location and equip it with reliable mounts.