Face plates - dress your walls with style

Looking for modern and contemporary decorative wall coverings: opt for facing boards

The walls of a dwelling largely determine the vision of spaces. With proper cover a wall becomes more beautiful. Cladding boards are the modern and popular choice that is perfect for decorating the walls.

In reality you can offer your walls an authentic and natural decoration thanks to the cladding boards.

cement facing boards are often used

The cladding boards perfectly complement all lifestyles, whether for a trendy style or for a traditional style of living. rustic house . They give a warm side to all rooms. You can cover a chimney, put them in the kitchen between the worktop and the cupboards, in height or around the barbecue.

They also very often decorate verandas and pergolas, facades. The advantage is that one can choose between the horyzontal or vertical pose and also play with the thickness of the glue and put forward some wafers to create different shapes.

Want or need to make or remake the facades of your home?

facade covered with facing boards

What is a cladding board

A cladding board is a brick made of clay, concrete, slate or reconstituted stone that has been cut with a hacksaw so that it is only two centimeters thick. It is a bit like a tile and its decorative effects are numerous.

Thanks to their limited thickness you lose less space when laying on interior walls

for example, they are imitation wood facing boards

There are several sizes of wafers, most are the size of a brick (6.5 cm or 9 cm), and others are much thinner (4 cm or 5 cm high). They can be more or less smooth, with very different joints in color and thickness.

Wall covering which is an essentially decorative element that gives a rustic touch to a home

for example it is a stone wall covering

Face plates: materials

Natural materials - solid, heavy, natural-looking

Natural stone: Made from natural stone chips, it is resistant to frost. It can be placed on the exterior façade as well as on the inside wall.

Great choice of styles and colors, so you will certainly find the stone of your dreams

natural stone facing boards are probably a good choice

Terracotta: It exists in several shades (brown, gray, red or beige). Terracotta can be placed indoors or outdoors.

Very warm and friendly atmosphere

for example they are terracotta cladding boards

Wood: It is to be laid indoors. Thanks to its shades of brown and gold, it is very warm.

The walls of your house are aging and you want to change the atmosphere of your home?

recycled wood siding boards

Imitation materials - economic, light, fragile

Reconstituted stone: It has the same advantages as natural stone.

These small plates of 2 to 3 cm thick attached to the wall have no doubt the power to transform a room

for example it is reconstituted stone

Concrete: Heavy and resistant, it is applied on both external and internal walls.

Facing plates are the key to a decorative and lasting change for the walls of your home

for example they are concrete facing boards

Plaster: It is economical and easy to install, however it is very fragile. Its use is reserved inside.

The pads are very easy to arrange

gray plaster facing boards

Very aesthetic, the stone of facing is an original coating which adapts to all the styles of decoration

example of plasterboard

Laying of cladding boards

Determine the row size

Apply an adhesive

It is advisable to use a flexible and frost-resistant adhesive mortar (on concrete or brick supports) or a suitable adhesive mortar (on supports made of other materials, such as wood or metal) .

Also glue the back part of the facing boards

Double bonding is necessary and ensures optimal adhesion. On the other hand there are also models of plates which are provided with adhesive tapes and it is enough to press them on the wall so that they fix themselves.

Paste the pads on the support

The support must be able to withstand about 40 kg / m² depending on the type of wafer. It is also necessary that the support is flat, clean, dry and not friable. If it is covered with wallpaper, peel it off before installing the cladding boards. In case it is painted, sand it with sandpaper. For an interior lining, it is necessary to provide between 300 and 400 g of glue per m². Outside, it will be between 400 and 500 g of glue per m².

When laying on an exterior façade, the thickness preserves the details of windows and doors

actually it's a demonstration of platelet placement

Place the pads one behind the other alternately

This is to be done in order to obtain a neat apparatus and avoid an unsightly vertical joint. You must use a grinder to adjust or cut the pads to put in the corners.

A strong and durable coating

laying of facing stones


When laying the pads they should be spaced apart leaving a gap wide enough to accommodate the joints. The grouting should be done the next day when the glue is completely dry. In order to remove the excess mortar and then seal the wall with a traditional mortar.

A pretty and charming coating

in this case it is really necessary to make joints

Brush excess sand and mortar before the mortar hardens


Stores sell cleaning products for cladding boards. By cons you can clean them if you know the tricks of grandmother who still walk. Like vacuum cleaner, baking soda, black soap etc.

After installation, you can also apply surface water repellent with a brush or a sprayer. This will protect the pads with a tight barrier against stains and dust.

Change the look of your home with style and originality

for example they are anthracite concrete pads

If you are passionate about natural stone, installing wall cladding boards is a good choice. Such a wall imitates real stones and gives character and nobility to a home.

Cladding boards can be found in all hardware stores and materials stores. Prices vary depending on the finish and the material of manufacture. Of course, imitations are cheaper. And it will be cheaper to buy platelets the same size as opting for a lot with several formats.

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