1. Lacquer square box, $36, from Lims Legacy.
2. Blue Fargrik plate, $3.90, from Ikea.
3. Navy blue Strimmig plate, $3.90, from Ikea.
4. Peranakan soup spoon, $7.80, from LimsLegacy.
5. Lacquer round plate, $45, from Lims Legacy.
6. Lacquer bowl, $16.90, from Lims Legacy.
7. Batik napkin, $30.90, from Lims Legacy.
8. Blue Strimmig bowl $3.90, from Ikea.
9. Decor ball, $6.90, from Lims Legacy.
10. Parrot ashtray, $49, from Lims Legacy.
11. Green Fargrik bowl, $2.90, from Ikea.
12. Embossed art tile, $35, from Lims Legacy.
13. Wood plate, $11.90, from Lims Legacy.
14. CNY decor, from Egg3.
CREATE INVITING AND SOULFUL SPACES
Give your home a uniquely warm and cosy look with the addition of Burmese teak wood walls and ceiling.
Most of us would be familiar with wood flooring, also known as parquet, which is a popular choice of flooring material amongst Singaporeans. But did you know you can clad your walls and ceilings with wood as well?
Just as how a beautifully-laid parquet floor brings warmth and elegance to a space, so can wooden walls and ceilings serve to heighten that effect. There are many wood species in the market to choose from, but we especially like the naturally golden grains of Burmese teak. Ask Teak, a local specialist in Burmese teak flooring shares more.
ON PATTERNS AND SHADE PALETTES
While most customers generally prefer a straight wood strip or rafters look for their wall and ceilings, patterns like herringbone and mosaic, which are more commonly used for flooring can also be applied to clad walls and ceilings. In terms of the shades available the matte teak look has proved to be a popular choice. Other palette choices like glossy, neutral and medium or light brown teak looks are also available.
For wall and ceiling applications, it is ideal that the wood pieces feature a locking joint for seamless installation. For instance, Ask Teak’s wood installation formats are available in modified Tongue & Groove (T&G) cuts specially profiled for easy cladding installation, ensuring the pieces are securely held in place.
ON FINISHING OPTIONS
We recommend oil-based finishes for claddings, as they are able to penetrate wood grains and give your teak walls and ceilings an earthier look.
Unlike flooring which requires the added protection of spray-based varnish, teak cladding on walls and ceiling can simply be polished with the use of natural oils. The properties of natural oils magnify the natural grains of teak and enhance the beauty of the tropical hardwood. Since wall and ceiling claddings encounter little friction against it, this handsome finish is maintained for a longer period of time than the finishes of indoor flooring.
Visit Ask Teak’s showroom at #01-20 Proxima @ Gambas, or contact them at teak.sg@ askteak.com
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