Dress the wall with plastic, natural stone, wood or fiberboard


The covering of the wall is done for visual reasons, should simplify the maintenance or increase the durability. For dressing, four materials are available, which in most cases enhance a relatively inexpensive concrete or concrete stone wall.

Widely used cladding materials

If the motif for covering a wall is primarily in the optical range, façades made of natural stone or wood are often used to beautify the wall. When cladding with natural stone such as slate, the cost savings compared to massive natural stone walls may be the most important reason for the choice.

Almost exclusively optical and taste reasons is due to the cladding of the wall with wood. The cladding provides more for a higher work and care use than all other wall materials. This choice often focuses on the stability of the clad wall.

Most practical considerations lead to the decision to disguise a wall with plastic or fiberboard like Eternit. Plastic is offered in stone or wood imitations and is easy to clean, but only to a limited extent. Fiberboard is a popular design tool, especially for modern and functional architecture.

How to dress your wall

  • Natural stone facing bricks or
  • Plastic plates or
  • Fiberboard made of Eternit or Cement or
  • Wood planks or plates
  • Underbody bars or
  • Cement or cement glue and
  • Possible grout
  • screw
  • dowel
  • drilling machine
  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • Engraving or circular saw or stone saw

1. Clean the surface

Before dressing, you must ensure a clean and, above all, completely dry wall. In the case of facing with facing bricks, which are fixed with mortar or cement adhesive, the substrate must also be free of dust and grease.

2. Primer for mortar

If your wall is soaking heavily, you must first apply a primer before attaching facing bricks.

3. Build wooden substructure

For cladding with plastic, wood or fiberboard, you must attach a support structure made of wooden strips such as roof battens to the wall. Use impregnated wooden slats.

4. Fix wooden slats

Place the fastening slats at a distance of about twenty to thirty centimeters across the course of the cladding. Screw the strips into drill holes at a distance of about twenty centimeters. Use outside dowels.

5. Substructure made of metal

For cladding your wall with fiberboard a more elaborate metal substructure may be necessary to guarantee the necessary load-bearing capacity and ventilation. Inform yourself by experts.

Tips & Tricks

Make your wallet "breathable" with your disguise. This ensures a well-thought-out ventilation distance or the professional cementing of facing bricks.


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