Oak wood panelling and cladding: beauty meets practicality

Oct 03, 2023

In the United Kingdom, one trend that's taking homes by storm is wood panelling and wood cladding. This versatile design choice not only infuses character and texture into your living spaces but also offers practical benefits. 

Firstly, oak wood provides excellent insulation, helping to regulate room temperatures and reduce energy consumption. Additionally, oak wood panels effectively conceal imperfections in walls, ensuring a smooth and polished appearance. Their durable nature protects walls from everyday wear and tear, prolonging the life of your interior surfaces. Furthermore, oak's natural sound-absorbing properties create a quieter, more peaceful environment, while their low maintenance requirements make them a hassle-free choice for long-lasting beauty in your home or commercial space.

Ecohardwood's engineered oak wood cladding and wood panels are made from oak trees aged 120 years or more, just like all our oak products, including double oak wood flooring. We are dedicated to being environmentally responsible by carefully sourcing our wood from sustainably managed forests, which minimizes its impact on the environment. Our wood cladding and panels are available in different sizes and finishes, allowing for creative designs in various settings.

As with all our oak products, we tailor decorative walls to individual preferences. Clients can choose from a range of products divided into four groups:

1. Solid Oak Deco Walls

Our solid oak walls come in three different widths and heights of solid planks that can be oiled or painted. We use eco-friendly SAICOS oil, which naturally dries once applied to the oak planks, allowing the boards to adapt to the future home environment's climate. Different widths can be arranged creatively to form unique wall patterns. The boards are assembled using the LEGO principle.

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Ecohardwood solid oak deco wall. Interior design: Empro.

2. Oak Veneer Panels or Slatted Oak Wood Panels

This product's distinctive feature is its height of up to 3000 mm, allowing for seamless wall appearances without additional cutting. Oak veneer panels can be oiled with SAICOS eco-friendly oil or painted. Installation is straightforward and seamlessly integrates into existing or new spaces. For easier installation, a black-painted MDF panel can be used to add decorative veneer planks. Designers recommend different mounting combinations, including mounting without gaps or leaving 1:0.5 or 1:1 gaps.

Slatted oak walls or so-called acoustic walls also absorb and disperse sound waves, creating a calmer, acoustically balanced environment. Due to this added functionality, oak veneer wall panels are the choice of customers looking to enhance their interior design while improving their space's overall functionality and comfort.


Ecohardwood slatted oak wood panels.

3. Solid Oak Wood Partition Wall

Oak partitions can be used to create visually exciting and practical solutions, such as separating a part of a space, serving as a decoration, or holding paintings and houseplants. The possibilities are limitless! Our engineered oak partition walls ensure structural stability and durability, resisting deformation or shrinkage. They can be designed with integrated storage options like shelves or cupboards, making them particularly practical for offices or commercial areas.


Ecohardwood solid oak wood partition wall. Interior design: Dovile Sakevice. Photo: Benas Sileika.

4. Engineered Oak Wood Cladding

Engineered oak wood cladding offers a world of design possibilities that go beyond traditional wall treatments. With a diverse palette of over 30 colour options and an array of design patterns, it allows you to transform your space in truly creative ways. For those seeking unique aesthetics, the option to blend different colours opens the door to visually striking wall art. The design choices are boundless, allowing you to replicate classic chevron or herringbone patterns typically seen in wood flooring applications. Moreover, innovative patterns such as diamond, art deco, and arrow have recently been introduced by Ecohardwood, expanding the repertoire of possibilities for those looking functionality and also to make a bold statement with their interiors.

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Ecohardwood engineered oak wood cladding at the Lakes by YOO spa and welness centre in Cotswolds. Installation: Ecohardwood Contractors.

At Ecohardwood you can find more than just oak wood flooring. We offer a range of high-quality customizable interior products, including oak doors, stairs, windowsills, wall cladding, skirting boards in various colours and finishes – all from one trusted source. 

Hamilford Design have used Ecohardwood floors across multiple projects. The product is incredible and the team are extremely professional and efficient. We look forward to working with them in the future!
The product was of excellent quality and very well finished. Beautiful solid light oak, planed on all faces and accurate. Speedy responses to queries before I placed my order, and then a completely smooth experience of ordering and receiving goods. Arrived well packed - really excellent experience - highly recommend Ecohardwood Ltd
Highly motivated approach to customer service, exceptionally high quality flooring, delivered exactly on the day that was first estimated, extremely pleased and satisfied with the whole experience and will be placing another order in the next month or two for phase 2 of my flooring project.
We used Dune brushed throughout our new house renovation. Absolutely love it. Beautiful tone, interesting details, hard wearing. I did wax the floors after installation as recommended which takes some time but makes all the difference. Highly recommend.
We recently collaborated with Ecohardwoods for our project in Ealing, and I must say, the experience was outstanding. A special thanks to Irmantas for his invaluable assistance. His expertise in engineered wood was evident in the quality of materials we received. The precision and quality of their engineered wood contributed immensely to the aesthetic and durability of our project. Our clients were extremely pleased with the results. Kudos to Irmantas and the Ecohardwoods team for their exemplary service and top-tier products. Highly recommend them for anyone in need of premium engineered wood supplies.
Ecohardwood Ltd - Hardwood Oak Flooring & Engineered Wood Floors London
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