There are numerous different types of wallpaper on the market and if you continue reading you will learn more about them.
Lining paper – This type of wallpapering isn’t decorative. It is used to cover minor imperfections on the walls so that they can be properly covered with decorative wallpaper or painted. They can also be used to hide the previous colour of the walls.
Washable paper – Most people make the common mistake of confusing washable wallpaper with vinyl wallpaper. The truth however is that they are two different types of paper. Washable wallpapering has a thin layer of transparent coating which protects the papers surface from damages, stains and stops. As the name suggest this type of paper can be washed which makes it very easy to maintain clean.
Woodchip paper – A budget friendly type of wallpapering and is manufacture from small chips of wood which are put together on a basic paper base. Most interior designers tend to apply a layer of paint over the woodchip wallpaper to create a more unique and playful atmosphere. The only downside of this type of wallpapering is that it can easily get damaged or stained which means that it has rather capricious maintenance requirements and will certainly need professional cleaning services on a regular basis.
Anaglypta paper – This is a type of plain embossed patterned paper which can be found in various designs. Just like the above mentioned woodchip paper they are often complimented with a layer of paint. Designers have the habit of using Anaglypta wallpaper to hide small imperfections in the walls. They also tend to require a certain amount of maintenance in order to preserve their appearance and longevity.
Vinyl paper – Reputed as the most resilient type of wallpapering on the market due to its vinyl skin, this type of paper is becoming more and more popular by the day. The main disadvantage of vinyl wallpaper is that it requires proper preparation prior of hanging which in most cases involve pasting the walls. Removing this type of wallpapering can also be quite challenging as it tend to really stick well. The upside of vinyl wallpaper is that it is water resistant which means that it can be washed and place in humid areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.
Hand-printed paper – Hand-printed wallpapering is the most expensive as it is created by hand and the patterns are one of a kind. It is also the oldest way by which wallpaper is made. They are quite hard to maintain in top condition and require professional cleaning services frequently as they cannot be treated with common sanitation products and instruments. However they will undoubtedly add a unique atmosphere to your household or office and will certainly permit you to showcase your creativity and elegant taste.
Flocks paper – This type of wallpapering is one of the oldest to be commercially produced. It mimics the appearance of velvet and is traditionally hanged in establishments such as:
- Theatres and concert halls
- Public houses and bars
- Night clubs