There are a variety of wall finish options for both the base and finish layers of an interior space. For the base layer there are such options as drywall materials, plywood, particleboard, and solid wood paneling, as well as plaster and cement board.
The finish layer offers far more options - among them are paint, plaster, tile, stone, carpet, cork, laminates, reinforced plastic, wall coverings made of vinyl, textile, fibers or paper, etc.
There are various performance categories to consider when selecting appropriate wall finishes for the finish layer such as water resistance, moisture resistance, abrasion resistance and tolerance to regular cleaning processes. It is important to select a suitable color and design for the wall finish as these elements are vital to the feeling of spaciousness and light within a given space.