Types of wallpaper

Not only is wallpaper is a dependable, beautiful, and enduring way to finish walls, it is also an excellent way to create a warm and cozy interior.

In addition to traditional paper wallpaper, today manufacturers offer non-woven, acrylic, vinyl, metallic, and cloth wallpaper, as well as wallpaper made of velour, cork, bamboo, veneer, straw, and more. Modern wallpaper simulating marble, leather, or Venetian plaster help make interiors unusually stylish and posh.

Paper wallpaper is one of the most environmentally-friendly wall coverings. It is air-permeable and absorbs and gives off humidity. Paper wallpaper is well-suited for children's rooms, bedrooms, and rooms where a lot of time is spent. Some manufacturers apply special coatings that protect the surface from water and make wet cleaning possible. All of the paper's beneficial properties are preserved. However, paper wallpaper is among the most difficult to hang. Preparing walls for hanging this type of wallpaper requires special care.

Non-woven wallpaper is the most recently developed type of wallpaper. Non-woven wallpaper is similar to paper wallpaper, but it may be made of very different fibers: cellulose, cotton, synthetic fibers. These wallpapers "breathe" and have good durability. They can be used in virtually any room. Working with non-woven wallpapers is very easy, because the adhesive is applied to the wall rather than a strip of wallpaper, as is done when working with paper wallpaper. Furthermore, removing this type of wallpaper from a wall is no trouble: it can be removed either in whole strips, leaving nothing on the wall, or in layers, leaving the substrate on the wall, over which new wallpaper may be hung.

Vinyl wallpaper is the most durable wall covering. Vinyl wallpaper is a layer of vinyl (polyvinyl chloride) on a paper- or non-woven substrate. It is well-suited for the bathroom, kitchen, hallway, or public spaces that require wall coverings to have beauty, longevity, and durability. All of these wallpapers differ in their thickness, durability, and ability to hide defects on the surface over which they are hung. All vinyl wallpaper can be washed or even cleaned with a brush. It is easy to hang thanks to the fact that the surface does not absorb the adhesive and can be washed: if you smear adhesive on the wallpaper, it can be wiped off with a wet rag.

Textile wallpaper is one of the most luxuriant ways to finish walls. Textile wallpaper is cloth or cloth fibers on a paper- or non-woven substrate. This type of wall covering is excellent for decorating the walls of your bedroom or living room. It has great sound-absorbing properties. Some wallpapers are protected with polytetrafluorethylene, so they won't fade or catch fire. Textile wallpaper is cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. There are a large variety of textile wallpapers that differ in material and appearance - from satin to velvet. Additionally, there is wallpaper available that appears to be paper, but is made on a textile foundation.Textile wallpapers are difficult to line up, especially if they were made by hand out of natural cloth.

Metallic wallpaper is rapidly growing in popularity. It combines aesthetics, style, and function.It has a paper- or non-woven substrate, but its top layer is made of aluminum foil. Metallic wallpaper requires careful preparation of wall surfaces, because any defect will stand out noticeably.

Photo wallpaper lets you diversify your interior and realize designer ideas. Photo wallpaper is usually printed on vinyl or sateen with a synthetic non-woven substrate, or on high-quality textured paper. Such photo wallpaper is durable and creates a high-quality image, but it is not moisture-resistant and thus should not be used in the kitchen or bathroom. Photo wallpaper is available as squares, strips, and panels. Before hanging photo wallpaper, it is extremely important to mark the wall and "try on" the strips of wallpaper.