Whether you want to decorate a room or just protect the walls wallpaper can be the perfect choice. You may be surprised that there are a several different types of wallpaper you can choose from. Here is an overview of some of the most popular types of wallpaper you should be able to find at a local hardware or wallpaper retail store.
Solid sheet Vinyl
This type of wallpaper is basically a paper substrate laminated onto a decorative solid surface. This is a great type of wallpaper if you’re looking for something that is durable, because the surface of the wallpaper is a solid sheet of vinyl. Although it is quite durable this type of wallpaper can’t withstand lots of physical abuse so it’s best not to use it in garages or workshops. Also known as paper backed vinyl, solid sheet vinyl is peel able and scrub able. It is also resistant to moisture and is stain resistant so it can be used in most areas of your house.
Vinyl Coated Paper
This type of wallpaper also has a paper substrate. The decorative surface of the wallpaper is then coated with vinyl or polyvinyl chloride. The ending result is a type of wallpaper that is more durable than plain paper wallpaper and can be used in most areas of your house. The moisture resistant qualities of this wallpaper make it a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms. The Vinyl coated paper are also fairly easy to remove.
This type of wallpaper is as it sounds and consists basically of a fabric substrate coated with vinyl. This type of wallpaper is more susceptible to moisture and stains so it should only be used in dry areas of the house. Avoid using coated fabric in bathrooms and kitchens as it will soak up too much moisture.
This type of wallpaper is similar to the fabric and paper substrate fabrics. It is however much more durable than the other too because the coating of vinyl is solid instead of having been applied in a liquid form. This wallpaper is great for most areas of the house, and is easy to wash.
This is the most common type that people think of when they think about wallpaper. Paper wallpaper consists of a paper substrate with a decorative pattern printed on top. There are lots of subcategories for paper wallpaper so be sure to check the attributes of the pattern you want to buy.