Stone Wall Cladding - How to Hang Something On Your Walls

Stone Wall Cladding - How to Hang Something On Your Walls

Stone Wall Cladding - How to Hang Something On Your Walls

Stone cladding can transform the look of your home and give you an interior that resembles a barn conversion or an old cottage. However, more people now choose to add ornamental pieces to their walls but if you have stone cladding, is this possible and what should you do to make sure that you don’t damage your walls?



What Makes it So Difficult to Hang Items on Stone Walls?

If you are comparing stone cladding to bricks, plaster or a drywall, then you need to forget about comparing the lot. While you might be able to hang things relatively easy on these types of walls, taking the same approach with stone cladding won’t give you the same success. This is particularly true if you have plans to hang something that is heavier than a picture frame. The main thing to consider is that you need to be careful when installing decorative pieces to your stone cladding. You will need to think about where you want to hang your items which could range from a TV to a curtain rail.

The good news is that it is possible to hang items on your wall!


Taking a Drill to Your Walls

So, let’s take a TV as an example and now you have decided that your living space will benefit from having the TV hung on the walls. It’s an exciting idea that frees up space on your floor but before you dive straight in, there are some considerations that you will have to make. 

The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the right tools available. This will include a drill, masonry bit and wall anchors while you will also need the bracket that you will use to hang your TV on the wall with. Don’t forget your safety goggles too, as stone can chip and that could find its way into your eye causing irreversible damage.

Begin by choosing a spot on your wall and where possible, try and fit it between your stone cladding. This is because it will be easier to penetrate the mortar and it can be repaired if you decide to remove your TV in the future. 

After you have drilled your hole, you will need your wall anchors, making sure that they have a snug fit. You can then fit your TV bracket and screw in your screws.


What if You Don’t Want to Drill?

If you are mounting a TV to your wall, you’re going to need to drill. But some people might be wondering whether they can install photo frames and light pieces of art without drilling and this is possible. 

You can use brick clips or command strips, depending on the type of stone you have. Where possible, you can use brick clips to clip onto the bricks and if the surface is right, you could use command strips.

Whatever you choose, it is important to make sure that you have a solid and secure finish as you won’t want your items to fall off your walls.

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