9 Main Types of Wallpaper

Wow I never thought that there are many types of wallpaper. I went to a shop earlier and this vendor recommend me lots of wallpaper. I only knew vinyl and paper wallpaper. So for those who are going to buy one, do your research first.

In 1785 Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf had invented the first machine for printing coloured tints on sheets of wallpaper. Since then the fabrication of wallpaper evolved and developed to become an important segment in the world of Interior Design. Nowadays there are many types, textures and applications of the wallpaper. In this article I will list the main types and talk through their characteristics.

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Lining Paper

Isn’t a decorative wallpaper as it does not have a printed or decorative finish. It’s applied to bare walls or ceilings in preparation for painting or papering with decorative wallpaper. The main purpose of lining paper is to cover minor imperfections on a surface before painting it or to hide a strong colour previously applied to walls or ceilings before a lighter colour wallpaper or paint is to be applied.

Traditional Wallpaper

One of the most popular type. Can be single (simplex) or double (duplex) layered. Cellulose is the main component of the product. They are very ecological, they let walls breathe, therefore they are widely used for bedrooms (children bedrooms especially) and dining rooms. They are very affordable and accessible, can be literary found in any design store. However, the colours fade away in the sun, and they are not washable. Some of the wallpapers are less resistant to moist, therefore it is hard to apply them to a wall without washing away some of the colour or them being stretched. Most of iconic “William Morris” and “Sanderson” wallpapers are made of cellulose.

Read more: https://medium.com/learning-about-interior-design/types-of-wallpaper-97555ed60391

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