Hiding cracks and damage to walls

Hiding cracks and damage to walls

  • Ellie Stirk

Cracks and damages to walls are something a lot of people have to deal with. Luckily, most cracks are completely normal in all sorts of houses, even new builds, and are simply a sign that the house is settling. Other causes of cracks include change in temperature or humidity levels and vibrations from traffic if you live near a busy or fast road.

In new builds and extensions, the foundations will settle under their own weight causing slight cracks in the walls. In older houses, temperature changes and variations in humidity levels will cause the structure to sink and swell over time. Newly plastered walls can often experience hairline cracks as they dry out.

However most people want them gone, so how do you get rid of them? PVC Wall Panels are a great way to hide any cracks or damages to a wall. It's Durable and strong, which means it lasts longer without the burden of pesky maintenance. Plus, because it's so simple to clean, the walls tend to last longer than tiles or paint. This is particularly welcome news for anyone who's wondered what exactly is building up in the grout of their tiles.

As is often the case with painted walls, a humid environment can cause paint to break down, and flake/peel off the wall. However, PVC panels are designed with moisture in mind: they're 100% waterproof, and safe to use even in a wet room.

PVC panels are being popularly used as a cladding material for both walls and ceilings. They are versatile and can be used as an alternative to mineral fibre materials such as gypsum or POP. They can replace wall tiles in the bathroom and can also be used as a decorative wall cladding instead of materials such as MDF or wallpaper.

PVC wall and ceiling panels are available in a variety of colours, patterns and textures. These panels are also available as 3D sheets that give a decorative look to the wall, as in this example. The PVC sheets are available in both small sizes and large sizes that give a seamless look to the overall design of the wall. Making it even more useful.

PVC wall and ceiling panels are affordable, budget friendly and are recyclable. The best part about PVC panels is that once installed, the wall or ceiling is ready to use and does not require to be finished with paint or varnish. PVC panels are fixed with a tongue-and-groove system which ensures a fast and easy installation. Hence, a single panel can get replaced if it gets damaged.

We understand that this may not be everyone's choice, a few more ways you can cover cracks is by putting a painting over them or a mirror. However, PVC panels are a lot more efficient and well suited.

Don't let cracks or damages affect your home, there are many ways you can cover up what's not wanted while keeping it cheap, aesthetically pleasing and easy to do. Whether it's normal or not, these cracks are easy to sort!


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