Nowadays, there are many ways and materials to decorate the walls. One of the quick and easy options is choosing wall wallpaper. People choose wallpaper not just only to make the wall beautiful but also convey emotions and feelings too. At present, modern innovation can produce wallpaper from various materials. There are many patterns with a lot of feelings for different people, so HomeGuru will let’s everyone know more about wallpaper types, how to choose and buy and how to install wallpaper by your own.
• Knowing the wall wallpaper
Wallpaper isn’t made from ordinary paper, it has more ingenious manufacturing process. It was called Wallcovering. The modern innovations , make the production of paper wallpaper can mixed with other components such as PVC, foam, vinyl, gypsum, fabrics and various natural fibers. Making the wallpaper more elegant and tenacity.
Various designs of wallpaper make people always choosing them .and it’s not too difficult to install by your own. There are 9 types of wallpaper in Thailand now. Dividing by the components Taken as a mixture which has both advantages and disadvantages that users have to consider as follows
1. Duplex Wallpaper
It’s made from printed paper with thin glossy coating on the surface. Make it more beautiful. Suitable for baby room. This type is easy to find, inexpensive, but can’t withstand the humidity, short service life and patterns is very simple. For Cleaning, should careful about moisture. Which may cause the wallpaper peel off prematurely.
2. Foam Wallcovering
It use paper as a background and coat the surface with PVC. Or colored foam printed and embossed to be a pattern. Giving a beautiful and dimension of pattern. It is thick, soft but lightweight. It can smoothly hide the cracks of the walls, sound absorption properties, good heat resistance but have to careful with the humidity. Easy to clean by using a cloth with soapy water. Wipe and wipe again then make them dry .then use dry cloth wipe again for Prevent the hygroscopicity of the wallpaper. Has longer life user.
3. Vinyl Wallpaper
It’s made from color vinyl and coated paper on the surface. Then push to make a pattern. Some types are registered to add a pattern to have dimensions. Available in both glossy and matte. It has dust-free properties and can be cleaned more easily than other types without any humidity effect. The pattern can be matched with any application, but the color may fade faster than usual if placed in a sunny area or use for a long time.
4. Photo Wallpaper
It is made from paper that prints patterns from photographs, drawings, and beautiful scenery. Whether it is a portrait, city, animal pictures. The special is that you can order products according to the photos you want. It will be a big one image on the entire wall. It’s a remarkable with story of the photo. It have to measure the exact size following that photo wallpaper. Otherwise the picture will not beautiful and suit with the wall size.
5. Non-Woven Wallpaper
It’s made from textile fibers mixed with cellulose fibers. It’s durable, difficult to tear, light weight, easy to install, good at release moisture. It can be easily peeled off for a new wallpaper replacement. Without damaging the original wall surface to be damaged. It also reduces the environmental damage. Because no need to use wood pulp, but use petroleum industry technology instead. There are caution in peeling off the edges and joints.
6. Textile Wall covering
It use paper as background and use natural fibers or synthetic fibers such as cotton, silk, polyester woven as a pattern. It have a strong and elegant pattern that looks expensive, does not collect dust and moisture. But it have to look after more than other type and high price.
7. Fabric Backing Wallpaper
It’s made of textile material as background and coated the surface with PVC. Gives the feeling of real fabric so it not easy to tear off, highly durable, good protection bumping. But not good with the wet and humidity. If it has a bad cleaning, the mold problem will occur.
8. Wood Backing Wallpaper
The front surface is made of real wood. By using natural materials such as bamboo and cork, it gives a natural feeling when touching. But should be careful about the humidity and a high price.
9. Fiber Wallpaper
It’s different from normal wallpaper. It’s made from thin rolled gypsum board as background. Then coated the surface with fibers which woven into the fiber structure and then printed in colors and patterns. The special properties of the gypsum background is can prevent water seepage and the tough fiber network will hold the wall very well. Prevent the cracks on the wall. But the price is quite expensive.
There are also sticker wallpaper. It is not made from paper but a technique of printing patterns on PVC sheets (stickers) can be peeled off and stick on the wall. This type also popular. Because there are many cute patterns with a variety of sizes to choose from, Affordable price and easy to find and buy. Although we already known the type of wallpaper, but we still should consider as the following.
• room and space to install the wallpaper
For a small room, it should choose light tone color wallpaper, and dark tone color wallpaper for a big room size. This method also includes small and large patterns on the wallpaper. If choosing a large pattern with small room, the room will look too small. But if choosing small patterns in a big room, the room will look too big. And for low ceilings room, choosing a vertical pattern wallpaper will make the room look taller.
• Wallpaper Style
Choose the style by referring to the furniture in your room. For Not to cause the furniture to be swallowed up. Wallpaper styles which now available are classic pattern, vintage pattern, contemporary pattern, Oriental pattern and natural pattern. For the natural pattern is divided into many categories such as wood grain, Brick, Marble, flowers, leaves, lions, animals etc.
• Wallpaper Color
In case you choose to install the wallpaper just some parts of your walls. Choose the color suitable with the colors of various furniture and decorations in that room.
• Wallpaper Price
If you often change the wallpaper, should choose a middle price wallpaper. For you can peel off and replace them at anytime without any regret of your money. Or if you’re happy to decorate your home by moving or adding some new pieces of furniture. You can pay and buy only y new items with affordable price and easy to install.
Installation of wallpaper
1. Prepare a space for installation By survey the floor and wall whether there are stains of plaster, Flaky wall paint, nail holes, nail heads, old sticker stain or not . It should be cleaned and filled surface before installation.
2. Measure the space for installation following the wallpaper size. Should measure about 5 cm longer, for example we need 90 cm of length. We have to measure 95 cm length.
3. When finished measure the size. Prepare plastic or any paper type except newspaper. To lay the wallpaper and apply glue.
4. Mix the latex with little water together. Or use wallpaper glue. Apply them all the back side of wallpaper. It is recommended to apply one sheet per time. Because the glue is too easily dry (Nowadays, the new innovation of wallpaper has dry glue on the back Just the water rug can be placed on the wall.)
5. Apply glue along the edge of the wall. Then stick the wallpaper on the wall following the mark And use a wallpaper press device to smooth out the air Then use the cutter to cut off the excess wallpaper Do this until you have completed the entire desired area. It is the completion of the installation of wallpaper on the wall.
Lastly, to install the wallpaper by yourself suitable for people who have some skills. But if you are a beginner, having an assistant or expert technician, it would be better.
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