FAQ - About wallpaper
There are two types of wall covering Wallpapers and Vinyl Wallpapers
Types of Wallpaper
- Machine-printed wallpaper: This is the most common type of wallpaper. The pattern is printed on the wallpaper with the help of rollers.
- Hand printed wallpaper: Manufactured with a grid or template. Hand-printed wallpaper has a sharper pattern because the production receives personal attention.
- Embossed wallpaper: The pattern is pressed into the wallpaper with the help of a metal roller, creating a relief. Leather, textile and wood grain are imitated using this process.
- Velvet paper or Velours wallpaper: Looks like velvet and is made by sticking silk, nylon or wool remnants on the wallpaper in such a way that the pattern is visible in relief.
- Rawl facer wallpaper: Looks very rough paper, because small wood chips and sawdust are added to the paper pulp during manufacture.
- Washable wallpaper: A transparent layer of synthetic resin protects this wallpaper against water.
Types of Vinyl wallpaper
- Vinyl wallpaper : Vinyl wall covering consists of a layer of paper coated with a layer of plastic with a pattern printed on it. This material is very strong and resistant to steam and can be cleaned with a soft brush and soap. Vinyl wallpaper is extremely suitable for bathrooms, kitchens or other spaces that are used intensively.
- Silk wallpaper: Silk wallpaper is made by sticking finely woven silk onto paper.
- Linoleum wallpaper: Linoleum wallpaper is very heavy and extreme resistant. It is comparable with floor linoleum.
Wall covering is available in many different styles:
- Floral wallpaper
- Geometric wallpaper
- Damask Wallpaper
- Baroque Wallpaper
- Stripes Wallpaper
- Flock Wallpaper
- Textile wallpaper
- Plain Wallpaper
- Textured Wallpapers
- Paisley Wallpaper
The periodes in Contemporary Wallpaper
1920s – 1940s Wallpapers: Wallpaper produced by block printing. Cut-out borders and decorative panels featuring geometric or floral patterns combined with lightly embossed, plain or semi-plain backgrounds.
1950s-1960s Wallpapers : The start of mass production and design movement of the 1950s featured less fussy effects. A new style was born characterized with flat, linear patterns and abstract geometric motifs, invigorated by an explosion of bright colour and fascinating Pop designs in the 1960s. Mass production and new processes led to the first pre-trimmed and ready-pasted papers appeared, quickly followed by laminated papers, metallic finishes and vinyl wallpapers.
1970s-1980s Wallpapers : The late 1970s and 1980s represented a high point for many wallpaper manufacturers when sales were strong and designs were bold and modern. But the oil crisisled to a significant reduction in the size of the industry world-wide, with many firms going out of business or being taken over by large international corporations. Faster and lower quality of production led to the end of its popularity.