All You Need to Know About Vinyl Wallpaper

by | Mar 31, 2015 | Home and Garden

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If you are thinking of decorating the interior of your house, using the right wallpaper is an excellent choice. Most people think about getting the walls painted. However, wallpaper provides a better effect. Moreover, wallpaper also ensures that the walls remain protected for a longer period of time.

However, there are many types of wallpaper available. Which one should you choose? You can pick from standard lining paper, woodchip, pulps, washable wallpaper, vinyl- coated, anaglypta, blown vinyl, fabric, foil, grass cloth, hand- printed wallpaper, flocks or vinyl wallpaper. The latter has become quite popular, and is commonly referred to as the “new age decal.”  There are many reasons for this.

Why Choose Vinyl?

Vinyl wall art is significantly easier to apply and remove as compared to conventional wallpaper. It is flexible and also quite affordable. For example, while removing vinyl wallpaper, you don’t have to stream or score the wallpaper before scraping it off. Vinyl wall art can be removed directly.

Usually, vinyl wall decals are made out of a special paper that has been treated with vinyl. This is a special chemical formed out of ethylene. Ethylene is directly extracted from natural gas (methane). Since the vinyl is covered in ethylene, it is resistant to moisture. As a result, it can easily be used in places such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Conventional wallpapers cannot be used in places. This is because the level of humidity is significantly higher in locations such as the bathroom and the kitchen (due to the water flow). As a result, the wallpaper begins to mold and begins to lose its adhesive power.


Vinyl wallpaper is available in several different types. There are many different colors and patterns that you can choose from. Or, if you prefer, you can also get customized wallpapers made out of vinyl. You can opt for irregular, horizontal or vertical drop designs. You can get self- stick wallpaper that you can apply yourself. All you have to do is peel off the back cover and press the paper against the wall.

People who like decorating their house themselves will probably self- stick wallpaper. Or, you can purchase pre- pasted paper. With this, all you have to do is wet the paper from the back and paste it on the wall. You can also get your hands on conventional wallpaper made out of vinyl. However, you will have to buy a separate paste to apply on the walls in this case.

This type of wallpaper is quite easy to clean as compared to others (simply use a wet piece of cloth). Also, if you want to hide any imperfections in your walls, vinyl does an excellent job.

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