Three Common Types Of Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a popular alternative to paint that can be used to decorate your interior walls. However, wallpaper comes in a wide range of different varieties, each of which comes with a distinct set of features and disadvantages. Understanding what each type of wallpaper as to offer your interior walls can help you choose the best type of wallpaper for remodeling your home.

Vinyl Wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper is the most common type of wallpaper available on the market, because it ranges in price so widely that it can fit any budget. Furthermore, because vinyl can be made into a variety of different textures and colors, it is very easy to customize the appearance of your walls to match your interior design when you choose vinyl wallpaper. The two most common types of vinyl wallpaper are solid vinyl and vinyl coated wallpaper. Solid vinyl wallpaper is the more expensive of the two options, but is made completely out of vinyl, which means that it won't show scratches or damage very easily. Furthermore, it is immune to moisture damage and can be installed in bathrooms and kitchens. Vinyl coated wallpaper is a more affordable option, but is made out of paper with a coating of vinyl over it. This means that you cannot install vinyl coated wallpaper in humid rooms, but they are able to be washed and are still highly durable.

Foil Wallpaper

Foil wallpaper is an uncommon type of wallpaper, but provides a unique appearance to your home. It is made out of a metallic foil that has an adhesive backing, and comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes (ranging from matte to shiny). As it is made out of metal, foil wallpaper is polished instead of scrubbed cleaned. However, foil wallpaper is not very durable, as the foil itself is fairly thin, and the installation process is difficult as a result, increasing the amount of work and money that you will have to spend during the installation process.

Flocked Wallpaper

Flocked wallpaper is a highly durable wallpaper that is made out of synthetic materials (like nylon or polyester) which are mixed into an adhesive, creating a single uniform appearance. Flocked wallpaper comes in either hard or soft variants, which alters how they feel. Softly textured flocked wallpaper will hold onto dirt more easily than its hard textured counterpart will, but tends to be slightly less expensive. Both variants of flocked wallpaper cannot be cleaned or washed, which means that they should not be installed in humid areas of your home, such as the kitchen or bathroom. However, flocked wallpaper is highly durable and if it does not become stained or damaged can last years without fading.