In the world of interior design, wallpaper became an important part and its fabrication increased a lot. In 1785 Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf had invented the first machine for printing colored tints on sheets of wallpaper. Nowadays there are many types, textures and applications of the wallpaper. Let us discuss those main types:
Lining wallpaper is not a decorative wallpaper because of not having a printed or decorative finish. This type of wallpaper is applied to bare walls or ceilings that are in preparation for painting or papering with decorative wallpaper. The main use of lining wallpaper is to cover some minor imperfections over the wall or ceiling before painting it to hide the strong color previously applied to walls.
This is one of the most popular type. This type of wallpaper available as simplex or duplex layered. Cellulose is the main component of the product. This component let walls breathe, and therefore they are widely used for bedrooms and dining rooms. Wallpapers available in most of the design stores and hence, can be easily accessed. They are affordable too. Traditional wallpaper Singapore price is also cheap. Most of iconic “William Morris” and “Sanderson” wallpapers are made of cellulose.
Vinyl wallpaper is another popular type. They consist of a backing layer, paper or fiber, and a plastic upper coating. This type of wallpaper can be changed every 10-20 years only and hence, becomes the best choice for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms. They are washable, light- resistant, relatively cheap and extremely durable. Wallpapers available in different colors and patterns and they can even imitate wood, stone, concrete, etc. However, they do not allow the walls to breathe, they might extract toxic fumes, so they should not be used in bedrooms and badly ventilated spaces.
If your walls are plain, then embossed wallpapers add an interesting contrast to such walls. The textures can range from delicate and soft fabrics to dramatic geometries. The most popular colors are cream, stone and taupe as these create a wonderful natural palette which can co-ordinate with most other accent and feature colors. Embossed wallpapers can hide defects of your walls such as scratches, cracks and wall roughness.
Disadvantage of using such wallpaper are hard to peel them off the wall, with time maty start to bend at edges of wallpaper, removing such wallpaper increase your risk to damage the plastering.