Different Types of Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a magnificent interior design piece you can add to make any room pop. What is great about wallpaper is that there are tons of different styles, patterns and textures. Wallpaper is one of the most popular interior design tools to add character to any room in a home. Below are nine different types of wallpaper and the benefits they bring to your interior design plan.

  1. Lining Paper – Lining paper is more so used as preparation for the final wallpaper to be applied. They come in handy when covering minor imperfections on a surface before applying paint or desired wallpaper.
  2. Traditional Wallpaper – Whether it is single or double layered, traditional wallpaper is the most popular and widely used types of wallpaper in the market. Mostly used for bedrooms and dining rooms, this type of wallpaper is ecological as it lets walls breathe, affordable, accessible and can be found in most design stores.
  3. Vinyl Wallpaper – This type of wallpaper is popular among interior designers because of the many benefits that come with this wallpaper. The wallpaper comes with a backing layer, the actual paper or fiber and then a plastic upper coating. With these layers, vinyl wallpaper are washable, light-resistant, cheap and durable. This makes them the perfect choice for frequently used rooms such as kitchens, bathroom and dining rooms.
  4. Embossed Wallpaper – These types of wallpaper add texture and contrast to walls. The range of textures go from soft imprints to dramatic geometric shapes and patterns. In addition the wide range of textures and colors these types of wallpaper can have, they serve a functional purpose as well. Embossed wallpaper can hide wall defects such as scratches, cracks and rough patches. With these types of wallpaper however, if you decide to get rid of them it is easier to just paint over them as removing them could cause damage to your plaster.
  5. Liquid Wallpaper – This wall paper is great to use in rooms with uneven walls, defects or cracks as it is an ecological type of wallpaper. The wallpaper must be in liquid form to apply it using a special pallet which is why you can use it for uneven walls. This wallpaper is very adaptable.What makes this an exciting option is that after apply to a wall, you can draw patterns or images on the wall. If you ever want to remove this wallpaper, you just need to rinse off with water.
  6. Non-Woven Wallpaper – This type of wallpaper has been the latest trend in the interior design and wallpaper world as of recent. Made from different natural and synthetic fibers, they are easily washable and breathable. They are among the most user friendly wallpapers on the market as installation is easy and they are tear-resistant. With so many good qualities, expect to pay a good amount of money for non-woven wallpaper.
  7. Fiberglass Wallpaper – Fiberglass wallpaper are great functional wallpaper types because they are extremely strong and provide great reinforcement to walls and ceilings. These are also fire resistant and prevent flames from spreading which is perfect for fire safety in your home. In addition, fiberglass wallpaper is lightweight, strong and prevents mold.
  8. Bamboo Wallpaper – This type of wallpaper is a environmentally friendly home product that does not change color for a long period of time. These wallpapers are best used in living rooms as they cannot be cleaning easily so avoid kitchens or rooms where food may come into contact. This wallpaper is great for preventing moss and killing germs in the room because of its antiseptic characteristics.
  9. Textile Wallpaper – Out of all the types of wallpaper, textile wallpaper comes as an elite product. They are breathable, flame resistant, stain resistant, and provide amazing insulation. The only down side is that installation may be hard to do and they do not come cheap

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