Putting panels in requires more than just a good level of design knowledge. For most panels, some kind of tool or adhesive will be required to get the item into place, and many of them will need a little work to get them straight and secured. The biggest thing to check when installing panels is what preparatory work is needed on the space. This will include using sealants to fill in uneven gaps, sanding down lumps on the wall and measuring and marking where the panels will sit. For some materials, such as bamboo tambour panels, it will be less of a problem if the slats do not match up completely, but there will also be those that will need every fraction of an inch measured perfectly.
Some coverings, such as raised wood panels, will need to be very carefully planned out. These panels are very wide, meaning that the wrong planning could result in having to cut one down to size to fit. This will reduce the overall effect of the wall completely, and will turn the panels from looking impressive to looking uneven. The same goes for wood logs, which may look slightly uneven and irregular when finished, but are actually a fine art to get to this point. For all of these products, the right tape measures, rulers, spirit levels and drilling and screwing tools are crucial in getting the item in place and looking good. Any serious interior designer will have all of the tools prepared for when the installation takes place. People who are unsure as to what they need can easily find this information online or by asking their panel supplier.