Types of Wallpapers: Modern or Classic, in fabric, plastic or cellulose. How to Choose the Best Wallpaper. Tips on laying and removing.
Wallpapers have a high decorative impact. Depending on the design chosen, it is adapted to all types of environment and style. They are very versatile and allow us to cover a whole room or just individual walls. On the market we find wallpaper to be applied on the ceiling as well as the most effective ones that are replaced by bathroom or kitchen tiles.
Wallpaper fantasies are the most varied, from classic floral motifs to abstract to the most modern motifs.
Wallpaper, main types
Wallpapers can be single-sided (for laying up using a glue brush) or two layers, a support and a superficial layer. Plus, commercially, there are easy-to-use adhesive wallpaper, just like glue- ups . We can group wallpaper in three main categories based on the material used. To get an idea of how much wallpaper, fantasies and possible effects cost, please visit the Amazon Wallpaper Template page.
Classic wallpaper, in cellulose
Paper – Paper wallpaper is made of cellulose and is characterized by different weight and thickness. They can have a smooth, rough, shiny surface … Wallpaper papers in cellulose paper are not suitable for damp environments even though commercially there are some types that can be reinforced with a protective vinyl impregnation.
Wallpaper made of plastic material
Vinyl – Vinyl wallpaper is extremely durable, robust, strong and … washable. The vinyl wallpaper is always made in two monoliths: a support and a superficial that preserves the fantasy that will decorate the wall.In the cheapest models, the support layer is made of paper while in the more expensive ones it is in non-woven fabric.On the support layer is applied the printable coating made of plastic material (namely, vinyl).They can be either smooth, embossed, or even have a three-dimensional look.For more information on prices, fantasies and models: Vinyl Wallpapers on Amazon.
Nonwoven fabric wallpaper
TNT, Nonwoven Fabric – Non-woven wallpaper is characterized by strong waterproofness and strength. This material consists of a mixture of cellulose and fabric fibers. The most expensive wallpaper sees the nonwoven fabric used as a support layer for a decorative surface monolayer in plastic (vinyl) but commercially there are also wallpaper made only with non-woven fabric. Compared to traditional wallpaper, tnt is easier to mount. Nonwoven fabric wallpaper is also easier to remove because they do not leave any residue. For more information on prices, fantasies and models: Nonwovens Wallpapers on Amazon.
The finishes of the types of wallpaper
Wallpapers can take on different motifs, colors but also different materials!The most modern wallpapers offer fabulous finishes in fabric or natural materials.The finish can be cotton, jute, linen, sisal, silk…and in almost all cases are washable.
Based on the finish we can find embossed wallpaper (three-dimensional) or with a textured texture (velvety, velvety…).
Differences in laying and removal
Classic cellulose wallpaper is more difficult to apply than nonwoven and vinyl fabric types, because glue should be laid on the sheet with strong focus on the dosage so as not to overwhelm the paper.With vinyl and non-woven wallpaper, the adhesive can be laid directly on the wall.
In addition, vinyl wallpaper with non-woven fabric covering layer, as well as tnt wallpaper, are easier to remove because they do not leave residues on the walls. For all the installation information, refer to our guide “Wallpaper as you put it”.